Apex Legends revenue falls down by 74% in two months

Apex Legends revenue falls down by 74% in two months

Apex Legends has dropped out of the top 10 highest grossing games on PC for the first time since its launch, according to Nielsen-owned market research firm SuperData. The firm estimates Apex Legends earned $24m in April, down nearly three quarters from its February launch month earnings of $92m. Mighty fall of grace, particularly considering SuperData believes Apex Legends had the strongest start for a free-to-play title of all time.

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Retro PC Ads – 1975 Sphere 1

Retro PC Ads - 1975 Sphere 1

The Sphere 1 was a personal computer from 1975 built around the Motorola 6800 CPU. It was built by Sphere Corporation, located in Bountiful, Utah. Marketed as the first real computer (due to having a built in keyboard and monitor) targeted at consumers, it ran PDS (program development system) and included an editor, assembler and an edition of BASIC. The first few editions came as a kit, later on fully assembled units were available.

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Beyond Meat’s shares jump 8% after European production deal is signed

Beyond Meat's shares jump 8% after European production deal is signed

Shares of Beyond Meat jumped 8% in morning trading Tuesday after the company said it has signed a deal to start producing its plant-based meat substitutes in Europe next year. Beyond’s stock, which has a market value of $5 billion, has surged 241% since it went public at the beginning of May. The company has expanded its partnership with Zandbergen World’s Finest Meat to make its vegan meat alternatives in the Netherlands at a new manufacturing facility.

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Japan Then, China Now by Stephen S. Roach

Japan Then, China Now by Stephen S. Roach

Back in the 1980s, Japan was portrayed as the greatest economic threat to the United States, and allegations of intellectual property theft were only part of Americans' vilification. Thirty years later, Americans have made China the villain, when, just like three decades ago, they should be looking squarely in the mirror.

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Cable companies might have a secret weapon to deal with cord-cutting

Cable companies might have a secret weapon to deal with cord-cutting

Cable companies like Altice USA Inc. are starting to gravitate toward a business move that might — might — help them staunch the mounting losses on the cable side of their business. The solution? Offering cut-rate cellphone service, which no one wants to be without, and try to use it to retain customers who’d otherwise dump a cable company altogether.

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