Why some investors are excited about Ryan Cohen as GameStop’s next chairman

Enlarge / Ryan Cohen in 2019, probably contemplating ways to turn around struggling brick-and-mortar retailers… Struggling video game retailer GameStop announced Thursday that it intends to name co-founder Ryan Cohen as chairman of its board of directors following its next stockholder meeting on June 9. The move seems likely to further encourage some investors who […]

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Scientists said claims about China creating the coronavirus were misleading. They went viral anyway.

Scientists from Johns Hopkins, Columbia and other leading American universities moved with rare speed when a Chinese virologist, Li-Meng Yan, published an explosive paper in September claiming that China had created the deadly coronavirus in a research lab. The paper, the American scientists concluded, was deeply flawed. And a new online journal from MIT Press […]

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Nvidia wants to buy CPU designer Arm—Qualcomm is not happy about it

Enlarge / Some current Arm licensees view the proposed acquisition as highly toxic. Aurich Lawson / Nvidia In September 2020, Nvidia announced its intention to buy Arm, the license holder for the CPU technology that powers the vast majority of mobile and high-powered embedded systems around the world. Nvidia’s proposed deal would acquire Arm from Japanese conglomerate SoftBank for […]

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Apple TV+ acquires a “sci-fi courtroom drama” about a murderous robot doll

Enlarge / A shot from For All Mankind‘s second season. Apple+ More science fiction is headed to Apple TV+, according to a new video and report. Apple has published a “first look featurette” video and related augmented reality app for its alternate-history space-program drama For All Mankind‘s second season, and the report claims that a drama about […]