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The world's most popular video game chat app is now worth more than $2 billion, as it gears up to take on the makers of 'Fortnite'

DiscordDiscord offers a variety of text and voice chat channels, along with a shop for digital video games. Discord is the world’s largest chat platform for gaming, with more than 200 million users. The company is now valued at more than $ 2 billion after raising $ 150 million in a new round of funding. […]

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One of Amazon's most powerful tools is putting a target on its back, and it could turn into a problem for the company

Jonathan Ernst/ReutersSen. Elizabeth Warren cheers on protestors engaging in a sit-in. Regulators in Europe have zeroed in on a specific part of Amazon‘s business that they say could be anti-competitive. The scrutiny involves the company’s dual role as both a direct retailer – buying goods wholesale and selling them to consumers – and as a […]

Gears & Gadgets

Microsoft (briefly) passed Apple to become the most valuable US company today

Enlarge / Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella. Microsoft For a brief period today, Microsoft achieved greater market value than Apple, which is often called the world’s most valuable company. The temporary shift recalls a long, up-and-down history of a rivalry between the two companies—though they are partners in many areas today. Microsoft reached a market capitalization […]

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These are the screen sizes for next year's iPhone lineup, according to the most accurate Apple analyst

Hollis Johnson/Business Insider Apple could release three new iPhones with the same screen sizes as this year’s models, TF International Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicted in a note for investors. Apple is also likely to use a new kind of antenna part in next year’s models, according to the note seen by Business Insider. Kuo […]

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Which landmarks are searched for most by creatives? This list has some surprises

[embedded content] From the Eiffel Tower to the Statue of Liberty, some landmarks are instantly recognizable even for the infrequent traveler — but what landmarks are most often featured in creative works? That’s the question stock video and photography agency Storyblocks asked in a recent study. In sharing the results on October 22, the company […]