Activision Blizzard lays off nearly 800 employees after ‘record’ 2018

Activision Blizzard has begun laying off some of its 9,600 employees, mostly in non-development sectors, even as it reported a record net revenue of $ 7.50 billion in 2018, up from $ 7.02 billion in 2017. Activision expects to lose 8 percent of its staff, or nearly 800 employees. The company plans to restructure its […]

How to Get Away With Murder Recap: Good Grief — Plus: Who Nearly Died?

The next time you’re having a terrible day, here’s something to keep in mind: You’ve probably got it better than How to Get Away With Murder‘s Bonnie Winterbottom. In Thursday’s episode of the ABC drama, poor Bonnie was left to grapple with the fact that Miller may have had nothing to do with Nate Sr.’s […]

How much money is ‘Fortnite’ making? Nearly $2.5 billion in 2018 alone, according to the latest report

Epic Games “Fortnite” continues to be the biggest game in the world, with tens of millions of monthly players across seven different platforms. Even though the game is free, it managed to pull in nearly $ 2.5 billion in 2018, according to Nielsen’s SuperData tracking arm. “Fortnite” offers a seasonal Battle Pass, which costs $ […]

Migration Nearly Killed This Radio Star. And He's Warning Gambians

It’s 11am at 100.4 Capital FM, self-described as “Gambia’s most powerful FM radio station.” Alieu, a regular caller, is on the line again to have his usual debate with host Mustapha Sallah about why men in their 20s like himself have no future in Gambia. There’s no way Alieu is staying; he’s saved for months […]

Bill Gates says a deadly flu epidemic is one of the biggest threats to humanity. It could kill nearly 33 million people in 6 months.

JP Yim / Getty Bill Gates released his annual “What I learned at work this year” letter, which reflects on the issues of the past year and predicts what may happen in the upcoming 12 months.  In his 2018 edition, the Microsoft founder shared what he believes will be the next epidemic: the flu.  “If […]

Israel advances plans for nearly 2,200 settler homes in West Bank – NGO

Israeli authorities have advanced plans for nearly 2,200 settlement homes in the occupied West Bank, the Peace Now NGO said on Wednesday. The plans would be the first such approvals since snap polls were called earlier this week. A Defense Ministry committee with responsibility for such projects on Tuesday and Wednesday approved the plans, which […]

43 people are dead and nearly 600 are injured in Indonesia after a tsunami triggered by a volcano

Antara Foto/Muhammad Bagus Khoirunas via Reuters At least 43 people are dead and another 584 injured after a tsunami struck areas around the Indonesia islands of Java and Sumatra. Hundreds of homes and other buildings were “heavily damaged” in the tsunami which struck late on Saturday. The tsunami was triggered by a volcanic eruption that […]

Pokémon Go creators launch AR-game contest that (nearly) resembles American Idol

Enlarge (credit: Niantic) How could Niantic, the leading developers of Pokémon Go, possibly top its augmented-reality (AR) gaming sensation? Today’s announcement from the studio hints at its future strategy: find someone else to do it. The Niantic Beyond Reality Developer Contest talks up a prize pool of more than $ 1 million, but the real […]

Dow Jones plunges nearly 500 points as govt shutdown looms over border wall money

The Dow Jones fell almost 500 points to more than a year’s lows as concerns grew over a partial government shutdown after US President Donald Trump signaled he would not sign a spending bill without funds for a border wall. Shares had already been plunging since the Federal Reserve raised its benchmark lending rate on […]