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Tensions Rise in Silicon Valley Over Sales of Start-Up Stocks – Generic English
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Tensions Rise in Silicon Valley Over Sales of Start-Up Stocks – Generic English

Linked media - Connected media Hiive bought $50 million of Anthropic stock and is letting investors buy chunks as small as $25,000, said Sim Desai, the company’s chief executive. The site oversees an average of around $20 million in deals a week. At Augment, which opened last year, investors interested in owning shares in Stripe can peruse four “sell orders,” or people trying to sell Stripe shares. Augment did more than $20 million of transactions in March, Mr. Moldvai said. Some investment funds — including Stack Capital, Fundrise, Private Shares Fund and ARK Invest’s ARK Venture Fund — are also pitching the ability to own a piece of private start-ups. Destiny, which trades on the New York Stock Exchange and contains shares in 23 start-ups worth around $53 million, is one of a few o...
China Is Buying Gold, Sending Prices to Record Highs – Generic English
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China Is Buying Gold, Sending Prices to Record Highs – Generic English

Linked media - Associated media Beijing is buying up gold to diversify its reserve funds and reduce its dependence on the U.S. dollar, long considered the most important currency to hold in reserve. China has been reducing its U.S. Treasury holdings for more than a decade. As of March, China had about $775 billion worth of U.S. debt, down from about $1.1 trillion in 2021. When China increased its gold holdings in the past, it bought domestically using renminbi, said Guan Tao, global chief economist at BOC International in Beijing. But this time, he said, the bank is using foreign currencies to buy gold — effectively reducing its exposure to the U.S. dollar and other currencies. Many central banks, including China, starting acquiring gold after the U.S. Treasury Department took the ra...
When a Bunch of Bloody Yanks Came for English Soccer – Generic English
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When a Bunch of Bloody Yanks Came for English Soccer – Generic English

Connected media - Connected media Edens isn’t daunted. Over dinner one night, he told me about a hotel that he recently built in Jackson Hole, Wyo. The project included a club where members could store skis and have their cars parked by valets. Everyone, including partners, told him it wouldn’t work. “A lot of the locals said, ‘That’s not Jackson Hole, that’s not true to our heritage,’” Edens said. “ ‘We’re not Vail. We carry our own stuff.’” He disagreed. “Who thinks carrying your three young kids’ ski stuff through a parking lot is a good idea?” Edens proceeded with the ski club. “And people love it,” he said. “It’s completely sold out. And that’s how I feel about some of the other things that we’re doing now.” While he said that he is respectful of the club’s long history, he adde...
Edward Dwight, Once Picked to Be the First Black Astronaut in Space, Aims for Space at Last – Generic English
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Edward Dwight, Once Picked to Be the First Black Astronaut in Space, Aims for Space at Last – Generic English

Linked media - Connected media Edward Dwight is going to space, finally. In the coming weeks, as conditions allow, Mr. Dwight is expected to be part of a six-person crew heading into space on the latest mission of Blue Origin, the space company founded by Jeff Bezos. Blue Origin’s seventh human flight will carry an array of adventurers including a venture capitalist, a craft-beer entrepreneur from France, a retired accountant who has been told by doctors that she is going blind, and Mr. Dwight, a retired Air Force captain who 60 years ago was chosen, and then passed over, to be the first Black man to orbit Earth. Mr. Dwight wound up in the astronaut training program at Edwards Air Force Base in California in the early 1960s under the command of Chuck Yeager. (In 1947 General Yeager b...
Europe’s Economic Laggards Have Become Its Leaders – Generic English
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Europe’s Economic Laggards Have Become Its Leaders – Generic English

Linked media - Linked media That was clear on Tuesday, when new data showed that economic output of the euro currency bloc grew 0.3 percent in the first quarter this year from the previous quarter, according to the European Union’s statistics agency, Eurostat. The eurozone economy shrank by 0.1 percent in both the third and fourth quarters of last year, a technical recession. Germany, which accounts for one-quarter of the bloc’s economy, barely avoided a recession in the first quarter of 2024, growing 0.2 percent. Spain and Portugal expanded more than three times that pace, showing that Europe’s economy continues to grow at two speeds. How have Greece, Spain and Portugal pulled ahead? After years of international bailouts and harsh austerity programs, southern European countries made...
TikTok’s Future in U.S. Depends on Bet on First Amendment
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TikTok’s Future in U.S. Depends on Bet on First Amendment

Associated media - Associated media TikTok takes its fight to court TikTok fired the latest broadside in its battle with Washington, suing to block a law that could force the company to split from ByteDance, its Chinese owner, or face a ban in the U.S. The company argues that the law violates the First Amendment by effectively killing an app in the U.S. that millions of Americans use to share their views. Another problem: a divestiture within 270 days is practically impossible, Sapna Maheshwari and David McCabe report for The Times. DealBook spoke with Maheshwari about the lawsuit filed yesterday and what happens next. Do legal experts think TikTok has a chance at winning? It could go either way. Alan Rozenshtein, an associate professor at the University of Minnesota Law School, say...
In a Surprise, Disney+ Becomes Profitable
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In a Surprise, Disney+ Becomes Profitable

Related media - Linked media When Disney reported robust earnings in February, the activist investors then circling the company essentially called it a stunt — a temporary, heat-of-battle effort to fend them off and not, as Robert A. Iger maintained, proof that a struggling Disney had finally “turned the corner.” The Disney chief’s argument just got a lot stronger. Disney blew past Wall Street’s expectations for a second consecutive quarter on Tuesday, in part because its flagship streaming service made money — a first. Disney+ had been expected to lose more than $100 million in the most recent quarter, widening losses since its 2019 arrival to roughly $12 billion. Instead, it swung to a $47 million profit. “Two quarters earlier than expected,” Hugh Johnston, Disney’s chief financia...
Teen Who Ate Spicy ‘One Chip Challenge’ Product Died of Cardiopulmonary Arrest – Generic English
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Teen Who Ate Spicy ‘One Chip Challenge’ Product Died of Cardiopulmonary Arrest – Generic English

Related media - Associated media Lois Wolobah, Harris’s mother, declined to comment on the report on Thursday. She has said previously that she believed that the single Paqui brand tortilla chip that her son ate hours before he died jeopardized his health. The chip, dusted with two very hot peppers, the Carolina Reaper and the Naga Viper, had a label on the box that read, “One Chip Challenge” and carried a warning — “Inside: One Extremely Hot Chip.” It came in a coffin-shaped box that bore an image of a skull with a snake coiled around it. Marketing materials for the chip dared customers to wait as long as possible after eating the chip before eating or drinking anything, and then to post their reactions on social media. In an interview in September, Ms. Wolobah said that her son’s s...
‘The Boys’ regresa el próximo 13 de junio con su temporada 4 y quieres sumarte a una de las series del momento, repleta de su celebrado cómic
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‘The Boys’ regresa el próximo 13 de junio con su temporada 4 y quieres sumarte a una de las series del momento, repleta de su celebrado cómic

Connected media - Associated media Hace tan solo unos días pudimos conocer la fecha de estreno de su nueva temporada en Prime y disfrutar del tráiler de la misma. Primer video Los chicos se ha coronado en los últimos años como la gran serie de la plataforma de streaming de Amazon, Prime Video y como referente del entretenimiento de superhéroes. O más bien de antihéroes, porque la serie es la protagonista Carlos Urbano Sí Antonio Starr ha encontrado un gran hilo conductor en su dinámica bajo el pedestal de los superhéroes mezclándolo con toda la incorrección política que una serie enfocada al gran público puede permitir. Queremos profundizar más en la serie EL. Integral 1 de su cómic. tiene precio en Amazon de 43,70 euros mes el precio que el integrales 2. el Integrales 3 este 45,60€. ...
Achraf: “En la vuelta la pelota va a entrar”
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Achraf: “En la vuelta la pelota va a entrar”

Related media - Connected media Achraf Hakimi, defensa del París Saint-Germain, lamentó este miércoles que su equipo no transformara las ocasiones que tuvo ante el Borussia Dortmund en la ida de las semifinales de la Liga de Campeones de fútbol (1-0) y declaró que en la vuelta seguro que el cuadro parisino marcará. «Hemos creado bastantes ocasiones. No ha querido entrar hoy. A la vuelta la pelota va a entrar. Estamos contentos de haber generado esas ocasiones», dijo el internacional marroquí a Movistar Plus. También habló del gol de Füllkrug y lamentó no haberlo evitado después de haber estudiado durante varios días cómo ataca el conjunto alemán: «Hemos trabajado toda esta semana, hemos visto vídeos de lo que el Dortmund suele hacer. Es una de sus virtudes el balón en ...