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Latest presidential polls ring alarm bells for Joe Biden/Donald Trump

newsweek.com New polls show Donald Trump leading Joe Biden in key states that could ultimately decide the 2024 presidential election. Trump faces off against former South Carolina…

UMass Memorial Health Integrates LanguageLine App into Epic EHR

benzinga.com Implementation increases operational efficiency, accuracy, and compliance with on-demand interpretation capabilities to support caregiver and patient experience WORCESTER,…

Epic Games Disputes Apple’s Demand for Legal Fees

pymnts.com Epic Games has reportedly criticized Apple for demanding more than $73 million in legal fees following their antitrust dispute. The company told a U.S. judge in a Friday…

Healthcare startups are rushing to sell AI to hospital systems. But a new survey suggests many simply aren't ready for it

businessinsider.com As startups seek to bring AI to the healthcare industry, many health systems don't have clear policies in place to govern the tech. Getty Images Investors and startups are…

Epic says it “will start developing the Epic Games Store on iOS soon thanks to the new Digital Markets Act”, after Apple approved its developer account

appleinsider.com 'Fortnite' will return to the iPhone — but only in the EU If you buy through our links, we may get a commission. Read our ethics policy Three years after Apple kicked Epic…

Fortnite will return to iOS in Europe thanks to DMA

techcrunch.com Epic Games is preparing to return to iOS in Europe, as a result of the EU regulation, the Digital Markets Act (DMA), the company has now confirmed. The Fortnite maker says…

Game studio Overworld raises $10M to create new RPG realm

cryptobriefing.com Overworld, the multiplayer RPG game studio, has successfully closed a seed funding round of $10 million. The investment was led by Hashed, with contributions from The…

Meta was supposed to bring the metaverse to life. Epic is actually doing it

aol.com Mark Zuckerberg’s Meta (META) was supposed to bring the metaverse into billions of users’ homes via the company’s Quest AR/VR headsets. Heck, Zuckerberg even changed the…

Choreographer Ends Copyright Case Against ‘Fortnite’ Maker Epic Games Over Dance Moves

billboard.com Fortnite owner Epic Games has reached an agreement with a celebrity choreographer to resolve his lawsuit claiming the company stole copyrighted dance moves, three months…

Nelson Peltz Rips Disney’s Spree Of Earnings-Timed News As “Spaghetti Against The Wall”, Guarantees Victory In Proxy Fight

deadline.com Activist Disney investor Nelson Peltz, whose Trian Capital is at war with CEO Bob Iger, blasted the company’s spree of announcements timed to its earnings report last week…

Disney Finally Has Good News. Will the Stock Keep Gaining?

finance.yahoo.com Walt Disney's (NYSE: DIS) turnaround seems to be finally gaining some traction. The House of Mouse delighted investors on Thursday with its latest quarterly report and the…

Interviews with 40+ developers detail reasons for layoffs in gaming, including an environment fraught with high costs and execs having little regard for staff

ign.com In August of last year, Ascendant Studios developer Aaron (name changed for anonymity) was ready to take a well-deserved victory lap. He had crunched hard with many of his…

Why Disney’s $1.5 Billion Stake In Epic Games Is A Smart Play

forbes.com The media giant’s hot drop into the realm of Fortnite could be a game-changer for the metaverse, movies and theme parks. It’s an IP world, after all. fter returning to his…

High-Stakes World Of NYC Christmas Tree Vendors Explored In Feature Doc From Celia Aniskovich & Boat Rocker

deadline.com The Christmas tree trade in New York City is big business. Every holiday season, hundreds of thousands of trees are sold on the sidewalks of New York; but competition is…

Why Disney’s $1.5 billion stake in Epic Games has implications far beyond gaming

digiday.com Disney’s $1.5 billion stake in Epic Games is not just a play to make video games. It’s Disney’s first step towards a potentially transformative future media business: the…

What Google’s antitrust defeat means for the app economy

economist.com IT TOOK less than four hours for nine jurors to reach a verdict. On December 11th in a San Francisco courthouse they unanimously agreed that Google’s app store was a…

With Disney’s magic, Fortnite is poised to win the metaverse

techcrunch.com We may not be using the M word much these days, but the race to build an interconnected avatar-driven virtual world didn’t take the last year off. The metaverse, a tech…

Why Super Micro Computer, Applied Materials, and C3.ai Rallied Today

finance.yahoo.com Shares of artificial intelligence (AI)-related stocks Super Micro Computer (NASDAQ: SMCI), Applied Materials (NASDAQ: AMAT), and C3.ai (NYSE: AI) were rallying on Friday, up…

Tech News Now: FCC tackling AI robocalls, Sam Altman seeking trillions, and more

thestreet.com Good morning and welcome to Tech News Now, TheStreet's daily tech rundown. In today's edition, we're covering Open AI’s Sam Altman's latest funding quest, the FCC taking a…

Disney has a plan for winning over younger generations: video games

foxbusiness.com Disney is looking to capitalize on the love that younger generations have for video games with its newly-announced Epic Games deal. The entertainment giant has found…

Earnings wrap-up: The gaming business is booming

digiday.com It’s earnings season, and gaming has once again taken center stage. But as tech and media giants take advantage of gaming’s pandemic-fueled rise, they are shaking up the…

Source: Disney's $1.5B investment in Epic Games will give Disney a 9% stake in Epic at a valuation of $22.5B, down ~29% from its 2022 valuation of $31.5B

theinformation.com Disney’s $1.5 billion investment in Epic Games values the Fortnite maker at $22.5 billion, a person familiar with the matter said. The price is about a 29% drop from where…

The Disney-Epic team-up is the first metaverse deal that actually matters

polygon.com If you were under any illusion that Disney’s new partnership with Epic Games on a Fortnite-connected “games and entertainment universe” was a traditional video game, that…

Disney gets stock bump after talking Fortnite, Taylor Swift, Moana

npr.org Disney's stock got an early boost Thursday morning following the company's announcement in an earnings call late Wednesday that it will invest $1.5 billion in a partnership…

Tech News Now: Meta and TikTok lawsuits, Disney's big move, and more

thestreet.com Good morning and welcome to Tech News Now, TheStreet's daily tech rundown. In today's edition, we're covering new lawsuits filed against the European Union by Meta and the…

Could Fortnite come to Disneyland now that Disneyland is heading to Fortnite?

siliconvalley.com Now that Disneyland and Disney World are heading to the Fortnite video game universe, it’s not too soon to start wondering if and when characters and stories from the battle…

Apple Wants Rules on Side-Loaded Apps

thedailyupside.com Apple is side-stepping the new side-loading rules. The European Union is set to blow the doors off the tech giant’s single-app store dominance by demanding “side-loading”…

Disney shares pop 7% in premarket trade after earnings beat and Epic Games, Eras Tour news

cnbc.com Disney shares were 7% higher in premarket trade early Thursday, after the company's first-quarter earnings beat estimates and it announced a slew of major deals and upcoming…

Disney acquires $1.5bn stake in Epic to bring Fortnite into the fold

siliconrepublic.com Last September, Epic CEO Tim Sweeney said the company was laying off 16pc of its workforce after spending ‘more than we earn’ on Fortnite. Disney is acquiring a $1.5bn…

Disney leans into ‘Moana,’ Taylor Swift and ‘Fortnite’ for future growth

marketwatch.com The Walt Disney Co. is banking on a trio of pop-culture juggernauts to help juice its bottom line in the near future. Disney DIS, revealed a slew of coming attractions in…

Disney invests $1.5bn in Fortnite maker Epic Games to create new ‘universe’

theguardian.com Disney has announced a $1.5bn move into video games, striking a partnership with Epic Games, the publisher of Fortnite, and agreeing to take a minority stake in the…

Bob Iger’s pitch for a virtual Disney World sounds a lot like Mark Zuckerberg’s metaverse

aol.com A virtual world where users can play games, shop, and interact with each other—sound familiar? And no, it’s not the metaverse. Disney on Wednesday announced a $1.5 billion…

Disney Has ‘Turned the Corner’ After a Strong Quarter, Iger Says

nytimes.com Robert A. Iger has insisted for months that his turnaround plan for Disney was working. But distinct proof has been elusive, and investors, as evidenced by the company’s…

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