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In Japan, pet fish playing Nintendo Switch run up bill on owner’s

CNN  —  Here’s something you don’t see everyday. Pet fish playing a video game in Japan managed to log on to the Nintendo Switch store, change their owner’s avatar, set up a Pay Pal account and rack up a credit card bill. And it was all seemingly livestreamed, in real time, on the internet. The […]

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Science

Blatstein Bader plans include school, a ‘clean and safe’ middle

ATLANTIC CITY — A $3 billion 10,000-unit housing proposal for Bader Field would give people a middle class community and keep successful people from leaving the city, according to developer Bart Blatstein. Blatstein’s proposed “Casa Mar” would also include a new K-12 private or charter school and a 100-room hotel, he said during an editorial […]

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US

Metaverse Interest Increases But At-Scale Adoption Could Be 8-10

Last Updated: January 25, 2023, 12:38 IST A survey conducted by McKinsey and Company found that 57 per cent CXOs in 2022 have Metaverse initiatives underway. (Image: Meta) Metaverse technology is seeing a strong early pickup, although atscale adoption is likely to be 810 years away, according to a report by the industry association Nasscom. […]

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Finance

Brussels takes aim at crypto in sweeping new banking overhaul

This article is an on-site version of our Europe Express newsletter. Sign up here to get the newsletter sent straight to your inbox every weekday and Saturday morning Good morning. Germany’s tanks-for-Ukraine mess rumbled on through a meeting of EU foreign affairs ministers yesterday, with uncertainty over whether Poland and others would be able to […]

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World

Russia’s war in Ukraine sparked a historic food crisis. It’s not

London CNN  —  Grain is once again leaving Ukrainian ports. The price of fertilizer is falling sharply. Billions of dollars in aid has been mobilized. Yet the world is still in the grips of the worst food crisis in modern history, as Russia’s war in Ukraine shakes global agricultural systems already grappling with the effects […]

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Science

6 developments affecting the future of green banking

Sustainability and climate change continue to have a significant impact on the business decisions of financial companies, from large banks coming under pressure to report on and reduce financed emissions, to fintechs introducing green features on their mobile apps to help customers live more sustainable lives.  Read more about these developments and other initiatives in […]

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US

Mastercard launches Web3-based accelerator for musicians

Mastercard is launching a Web3-based accelerator programme designed to help connect music artists with mentors and fans through things like NFTs and virtual world events. The Mastercard Artist Accelerator will harness Web3 technologies on the Polygon blockchain to help five emerging artists — such as musicians, DJs, producers — get the tools, skills, and access […]

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US

Jack Ma to relinquish control of Ant group | CNN Business

CNN  —  Chinese billionaire Jack Ma will no longer control Ant Group after the fintech giant’s shareholders agreed to reshape its shareholding structure, according to a statement released by the company on Saturday. After the adjustment, Ma’s voting rights will fall to 6.2%, according to the statement and CNN calculations. Before the restructure, Ma held […]

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PR

2023 Open Banking and Finance Prediction from Sensedia

MIAMI–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sensedia, a global leader in delivering API solutions for companies adopting a more digital, connected, and open strategy, today presented Thinking Outside the Vault – Why Open Finance Opens Doors to Opportunity. This expert panel discusses how open banking, open finance, and secure data sharing are transforming financial service delivery for businesses and customers […]

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These three big unknowns will drive markets in 2023 | CNN

A version of this story first appeared in CNN Business’ Before the Bell newsletter. Not a subscriber? You can sign up right here. You can listen to an audio version of the newsletter by clicking the same link. New York CNN  —  We’re in the salad days of the New Year — that period where many […]