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Meta CEO The Metaverse By 2030

In a recent interview with Jim Cramer of Mad Money fame, Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg opined on various metaverse-related topics. As we all know, the metaverse is seen by the company as the next big thing in computing. So big, in fact, that it changed its name from Facebook to …

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DuckDuckGo 100 Billion Searches

Processing… Please wait. Search Engine Land » Channel » SEO » DuckDuckGo passes 100 billion searches DuckDuckGo, the privacy focused search engine, announced it has surpassed 100 billion searches – all time. It posted this announcement on Twitter. 100 billion searches. Here is the announcement on Twitter: Thanks to you, …

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Twitter’s MoPub AppLovin For $1.05 Billion

Twitter announced today it has completed the sale of its mobile ad platform, MoPub, to the mobile game maker and marketing software provider AppLovin for $1.05 billion in cash. The deal was first announced in October 2021, following Twitter’s reveal of its plan to double its revenue by 2023 to …

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Semiconductor Market

  South Korea has announced it will spend $450 billion over the next nine years to take the lead in the global semiconductor market. This is an aggressive move by South Korea to boost its semiconductor businesses. For comparison, President Biden recently called on Congress to invest $50 billion over …

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Evolution of Cyanobacteria

A team of biologists from the United States, Canada, Panama and Taiwan has isolated a new species of cyanobacteria from a tropical hornwort plant found in Panama. The discovery, reported in a paper in the Current Biology, opens a new window to further illuminate the dawn of oxygenic photosynthesis. Anthocerotibacter …

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Microbial Life

A team of geobiologists from Germany has found biologically-relevant primordial organic molecules and gases in fluid inclusions trapped in 3.5-billion-year-old barites from the Dresser mine, Marble Bar, Australia. Location of the Dresser mine in Western Australia (a) and black barite associated with originally sulfidic stromatolites at the sampling site (b) …

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1 Billion Downloads

  Getting data from one place to another is easy when you’ve got reliable internet connectivity, but that’s not the case everywhere. That’s why an Android app called SHAREit has more than a billion downloads. Unfortunately, Trend Micro says the app is also a security nightmare that could allow intruders …

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Color Raises $167 Million

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Healthcare startup Color has raised a sizable $167 million in Series D funding round, at a valuation of $1.5 billion post-money, the company announced today. This brings the total raised by Color to $278 million, with its latest large round intended to help it build on a record year of …

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Boston Dynamics For $1 Billion

  If you’ve ever seen a video of an unsettlingly lifelike robot, it was probably a Boston Dynamics machine. The company just started selling its first product, the Spot quadruped robot. Owner SoftBank apparently feels this is the best time to unload the company, which it purchased from Google in …

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$3.5 Billion Semiconductor

  Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co, known more commonly as TSMC, has announced a major expansion in an unexpected place: the USA. TSMC says it will build a new semiconductor fab in Arizona. The project should get off the ground next year with funding from TSMC, the state of Arizona, and …

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