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Microsoft buying Activision Blizzard in all-time record deal

Microsoft revealed it will purchase Activision Blizzard, the game studio behind several popular franchises, in a record-breaking $68.7 billion all-cash deal. Activision Blizzard has recently been engulfed in controversy. The deal shatters the previous industry record set just last week when Take Two offered Zynga $12.7 billion for their acquisition. …

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Video smashes all-time record on YouTube

Catchy kids’ song ‘Baby Shark’, which was already the most-viewed clip on YouTube, has conquered another milestone by becoming the first video on the platform to garner 10 billion views. The South Korean educational company behind the viral sensation, Pinkfong, celebrated the record on Thursday, calling on kids worldwide to …

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Assets of world’s largest investment manager hit record $10trn

BlackRock has become the first public asset manager with assets reaching the $10 trillion milestone, reinforcing the company’s position at the top of the entire sector. Assets under management stood at $10.01 trillion at the end of the quarter, up from $8.68 trillion recorded a year earlier. The surge is …

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US sets new record for Covid-19 hospitalizations

The US has broken its previous record for Covid-19 hospitalizations, counting 145,982 patients currently in the hospital with the virus as of Tuesday, according to the Department of Health and Human Services. Tuesday’s figure outstrips the previous peak of 142,000 hospitalizations set last January – before the widespread rollout of …

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Russia & China set new historical record – Moscow

Despite personal relations and logistics being disrupted by Covid-19, Russia and China’s joint commercial turnover in 2021 exceeded pre-pandemic levels and has broken records, Moscow’s trade representative to Beijing has revealed. In an interview with RIA Novosti, published on Monday, the, Aleksey Dakhnovsky, said that according to Chinese statistics, the …

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Americans quit their jobs at record pace

Americans are quitting their jobs at the fastest pace ever, exacerbating staffing shortages for restaurants, hotels, and other businesses that were already struggling to fill empty slots amid fierce competition for workers. About 4.53 million workers voluntarily left their jobs in November, exceeding the previous record of 4.36 million that …

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US sets world record with one million daily Covid cases

The US has recorded more than one million Covid-19 cases in a single day, as the Omicron variant continues to spread rapidly. The figure is the highest recorded anywhere in the world since the pandemic began in 2019. According to data from Johns Hopkins University (JHU), more than one million …

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‘Artificial Sun’ hits record temperature

A clean energy experiment known as the ‘Artificial Sun’ reached a temperature of 70,000,000C, and held it for more than 17 minutes, during trials in China. The program aims to mimic natural reactions occurring within stars. On Thursday, Chinese scientists set a new record, as their Experimental Advanced Superconducting Tokamak …

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Apple sets new global record

The new year started with a fresh highwater mark for Apple, which became the first company to hit a market value of $3 trillion as investors poured new money into stocks on the first day of regular trading. Apple’s shares traded as high as $182.88 on Monday, up 3% from …

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Philadelphia sets all-time murder record

The city of Philadelphia has set a record in 2021 with 559 murders committed, the most in its history since records began. It has outstripped more populous cities that have also seen rates spike, like New York and Los Angeles. The rate surged from last year’s 499 murders and represented …

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