Beto O’Rourke receives state invites as buzz surrounding his 2020 presidential campaign grows

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images The New Hampshire Young Democrats have invited Rep. Beto O’Rourke to the home of the nation’s first presidential primary. The invitation comes amid heightened buzz that Beto could run for the White House. Some Democratic donors are clamoring for the three-term lawmaker from El Paso to run for president in 2020. AUSTIN, […]

Pound to euro exchange rate: Sterling holds onto ‘previous gains’ as Brexit optimism grows

The pound has retained the high levels its been trading at all week and creeped up even further. The growth comes despite new UK construction and manufacturing production data proving disappointing. Optimism regarding a Brexit deal should serve to keep the pound buoyant, said experts. The pound is currently trading at €1.144 against the euro, […]

SoftBank’s Q1 profit grows 49 percent as it monetizes investments

(Reuters) — Japan’s SoftBank Group on Monday reported a 49 percent rise in first-quarter operating profit, boosted by the sale of its stake in Indian e-commerce firm Flipkart – the first public divestment by its Vision Fund. The sale of the stakes are early signs that SoftBank is able to monetize its investments – a […]

Trade war to accelerate decline of US empire as China & India dominance grows – Dr. Doom Marc Faber

US influence on the global economy has been gradually falling, and emerging economies like China and India can overtake the US as global leaders, according to Marc Faber, editor and publisher of The Gloom, Boom & Doom Report. Read more “The US as an empire against the rest of the world peaked in 1950s or […]

As inequality grows, so does the political influence of the rich

SQUEEZING the top 1% ought to be the most natural thing in the world for politicians seeking to please the masses. Yet, with few exceptions, today’s populist insurgents are more concerned with immigration and sovereignty than with the top rate of income tax. This disconnect may be more than an oddity. It may be a […]

Tesla’s Employee Lawsuit Saga Grows Weirder by the Minute

Tesla CEO Elon Musk appears to be on the hunt for potential saboteurs and thieves. However, as the company doubles down on Model 3 assembly both inside its Fremont, California plant and the tent erected outside, a murky sideshow has emerged. On Sunday night, Musk emailed employees to alert them to the actions of a […]

Keywords acquired 11 game services firms in 2017 as external development grows

You may not have heard about Keywords before, but it has become a big player behind the scenes in external game development. Headed by CEO Andrew Day, the company acquired 11 game development services companies in 2017. It has amassed more than 5,000 employees Keywords was founded as a game localization company in 1998 in […]

‘Fortnite’ hot streak grows with a record-breaking YouTube stream

Fortnite‘s Battle Royale mode continues to be a cultural phenomenon, and YouTube just provided some stats to back that up. To begin with, the company’s Ryan Wyatt has revealed that a Battle Royale event set a record for the largest single live game stream, with 1.1 million simultaneous viewers watching ElrubiusOMG in action. Drake and […]

Paul Pogba hints at Jose Mourinho problems as tension grows at Manchester United

Pogba was in Sweden with Zlatan Ibrahimovic to open a Padel centre in Stockholm yesterday. And he was asked about his situation with the Manchester United boss after weeks of tension at Old Trafford. Pogba has been substituted, dropped and called in sick in recent weeks with his form in question. But Pogba refused to […]

Silicon Valley Trailer: Pied Piper Grows (Too?) Fast in the Post-T.J. Miller Era

Five seasons in, Pied Piper is finally taking off… and CEO Richard Hendricks is still a nervous wreck. HBO has released the official trailer for Silicon Valley‘s fifth season — which debuts Sunday, March 25 at 10/9c — and even though Richard’s tech start-up is clearly thriving and hiring 50 new engineers, he’s a mess: […]