Bloomberg’s 2020 aides got an unwelcome surprise in their tax forms

Bloomberg’s 2020 aides got an unwelcome surprise in their tax forms

In some instances, Bloomberg representatives have assured the aides that the additional taxes they now owe the government were taken care of by the campaign. A Bloomberg campaign spokesman told POLITICO that the aides were paid more during the campaign to account for the higher tax burden, though not all of the ex-aides said they […]

Roblox raises $520 million at $29.5 billion valuation, will go public through direct listing

Roblox plans to list shares on March 10, reports 82% revenue growth to $923 million for 2020

Roblox, the platform for user-generated games, will go public through a direct listing of its shares on March 10. The company also reported that it lost $253.3 million on revenues of $923.9 million for the year ended December 31. The San Mateo, California-based company original planned for an initial public offering last fall, but it […]

Cam Newton says time away due to COVID-19 set him back with Patriots in 2020 season

Cam Newton says time away due to COVID-19 set him back with Patriots in 2020 season

USA Today Images Cam Newton’s first season with the New England Patriots didn’t go according to plan, for either party involved. Newton struggled throughout the 2020 campaign with the Patriots, as New England finished with a losing record for the first time since 2000 (Bill Belichick’s first season) and missed the playoffs for the first […]

Nvidia acquires Arm from SoftBank for $40 billion

U.S. gamers spent $4.5 billion on PC hardware and accessories in 2020

PC gaming hardware and accessories saw a huge leap in sales in 2020, according to industry-tracking firm The NPD Group. This is something that PC-gaming fans are well aware of as video cards and processors remain difficult to find. Hardware and accessories for the PC gaming space reached $4.5 billion in the United States last […]

Simones Biles tells '60 Minutes' 2020 Summer Olympics postponement gave her doubts about competing again

Simones Biles tells ’60 Minutes’ 2020 Summer Olympics postponement gave her doubts about competing again

In 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic spread throughout the world and ultimately forced the postponement of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics that were scheduled to be held last summer. As a result of the 2020 Olympics being pushed back a full calendar year, four-time Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles had her doubts as to whether she’d be […]

Quantum venture funding dipped 12% in 2020, but quantum investments rose 46%

Quantum venture funding dipped 12% in 2020, but quantum investments rose 46%

Sorting through the hype surrounding quantum computing these days isn’t easy for enterprises trying to figure out the right time to jump in. Skeptics say any real impact is still years away, and yet quantum startups continue to seduce venture capitalists in search of the next big thing. A new report from CB Insights may […]

Matthew Stafford reveals laundry list of injuries he played through in 2020: 'This past year was bad'

Matthew Stafford reveals laundry list of injuries he played through in 2020: ‘This past year was bad’

Eric Hartline / USA TODAY Sports Matthew Stafford is as tough as they come, from his competitive nature to his high pain tolerance. Throughout his 12 seasons with the Detroit Lions, there were many instances where Stafford would suit up and play when he was not expected to due to a serious injury — and […]

Hearthstone Battlegrounds adds Elemental tribe and new rating system

Hearthstone had over 23.5 million active players in 2020

Blizzard Entertainment has released a new infographic showing Hearthstone‘s big numbers for 2020. That digital card game attracted over 23.5 million players during year. Above: Hearthstone 2020 data. Image Credit: Blizzard “With Battlegrounds launching late in 2019, we saw growth year-over-year and we continually see interest across all our game modes,” Hearthstone production director Nathan […]

Redrafting the 2020 NFL Draft: Justin Herbert picked by Bengals, Justin Jefferson lands with Lions

Redrafting the 2020 NFL Draft: Justin Herbert picked by Bengals, Justin Jefferson lands with Lions

NFL Draft • 6’6″ / 236 lbs The Offensive Rookie of the Year lands in Cincinnati. His All-Pro upside is too enticing for him not to be the top pick. NFL Draft • 6’5″ / 264 lbs Even with some quarterbacks on the board, the Football Team is completely content selecting Young again. NFL Draft […]

Zynga's acquisitions push it to record bookings of $628 million for Q3 2020

Zynga beats Q4 2020 expectations with bookings of $699 million, up 61%

Zynga beat analysts’ expectations today, reporting its highest-ever bookings and revenues in the fourth quarter ended December 31 thanks to the strong performance of its existing games and the newly launched Harry Potter: Puzzles & Spells. The social mobile game company’s revenue was $616 million, up 52% year-over-year, and bookings of $699 million, up 61% […]