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Paypal founder and early Facebook investor Peter Thiel bets big on Bitcoins

Bitcoin has gained global fame in the past year, but it’s been popular at Peter Thiel’s venture firm since at least 2012. Founders Fund, Thiel’s San Francisco-based firm known for early bets on SpaceX and Airbnb, has been purchasing small amounts of bitcoin in recent years, totaling no more than $20 million, to establish a “toehold” in the space, according to a person with ... Read More »

Google Pixel 2 and iPhone 7 at Rs. 39,999, ‘Biggest Ever’ iPhone X Sale, and More Mobile Deals in Flipkart Sale

HIGHLIGHTS Pixel 2 offer includes a flat discount, apart from a card-based discount Flipkart’s Big Shopping Days sale will be held from Thursday There will also be discounts on iPhone 7 and Xiaomi Mi A1 The Google Pixel 2 is the company’s latest offering in the premium smartphone segment but the steep pricing has been putting off a lot of prospective buyers, ... Read More »

Dalai Lama Launches iOS App That Provides Updates on His Travels and Teachings

He already has millions of Twitter followers and has spoken of the wonders of new technology. Now the Dalai Lama has launched a new iPhone app so devotees can keep track of his travels and teachings. The 82-year-old Buddhist monk announced the new app, which will allow users to watch live video of his teachings, to his 16.6 million Twitter followers on Thursday. It promises official news, ... Read More »

Saudi’s $19 Billion Stimulus Will Prioritize Housing and Small Business

Saudi Arabia on Thursday unveiled a 72 billion-riyal ($19.2 billion) program to bolster private-sector growth, with money to support housing construction as well as fee waivers for small businesses, Commerce and Investment Minister Majid Al-Qasabi said. The package, part of a four-year, 200 billion-riyal stimulus program announced last year, contains 17 separate initiatives the government hopes will result in direct and ... Read More »

Black Friday 2017: Sony India Discounts PS4 Slim, PS VR, Uncharted 4, and More

Not content with leaving Black Friday deals for digital games alone, Sony India has announced a host of discounts for the PS4 Slim, PS VR, Uncharted 4, and other games at specialist game stores like Games The Shop, Sony’s own Sony Centre stores, and online retailers like Amazon. At the time of filing this story these discounts have not gone live just yet, but this is what you ... Read More »

Martin McDonagh Plays Pool and Talks Movies

artin McDonagh, the filmmaker and playwright, sank into a ratty couch at Fat Cat, the game-filled dive bar on Christopher Street. It was late afternoon, with scattered customers playing Foosball and Ping-Pong. McDonagh, who is forty-seven, silver-haired, and less foulmouthed than his scripts, was a regular at Fat Cat in the late nineties, when his play “The Beauty Queen of ... Read More »

Want to keep anxiety away? Keep your brain busy with memory games and math puzzles

Researchers have found that boosting activity in the brain’s areas related to thinking and problem-solving may also buffer against worsening anxiety. Using non-invasive brain imaging, the researchers found that people at risk of anxiety were less likely to develop the disorder if they had higher activity in a brain region responsible for complex mental operations. “These findings help reinforce a ... Read More »

Why organic and vegan diets are trending among to-be brides

Ahead of their wedding day, young women are opting for preservative-free products for a long-lasting glow and balanced health. The Indian wedding sector is reportedly estimated to be around $40-50 billion in size. So, it turns out to be an important market for many brands. Sheena Jain, founder of the fresh almond milk brand SAIN, says the uptrend of going organic ... Read More »

Verizon’s Tim Armstrong and analyst Michael Nathanson are coming to Code Media

Just in case you needed a reminder about the enormous change the media business is undergoing, you got a couple this week: Disney has considered buying parts of 21st Century Fox. Or, to put it another way: 21st Century Fox, which wanted to buy Time Warner just a few years ago, is now up for sale itself. The Department of Justice may ... Read More »

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp for Android and iOS Announced, Out Late November

HIGHLIGHTS Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp is Nintendo’s next smartphone game Pre-registrations are open now India is not getting the game at launch Nintendo revealed Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp for iOS and Android during Animal Crossing Mobile Direct — one of the many video presentations Nintendo has during the year. If you were expecting information on an Animal Crossing game for Nintendo ... Read More »