‘Fresh Prince’ actor Alfonso Ribeiro and Instagram’s Backpack Kid are the latest artists to sue the creators of ‘Fortnite’ for allegedly copying dance moves to make money

Alfonso Ribeiro of “The Fresh Prince of Bel Air,” Instagram star Ryan “Backpack Kid” Huggins, and rapper 2 Milly will sue the creators of “Fortnite” for allegedly copying their dances and selling them in the game. While 2 Milly has been the most vocal about the similarities between “Fortnite” dances and existing work, several artists […]

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Crowdfunding platform Patreon defends itself from protests by ‘intellectual dark web,’ publishes slur-filled posts from banned YouTuber

Crowdfunding website Patreon published a transcript from a YouTube conversation with banned member Carl Benjamin showing him using hate speech. The revelation allowed the company to defend itself from a brewing boycott of the platform from members who have accused it of booting Benjamin based on political bias. The new evidence puts the boycotts from […]

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Chipmaker Graphcore is now worth $1.7 billion after raising $200 million from Microsoft and BMW

Britain has a new unicorn startup worth more than $1 billion. Graphcore makes computer chips for artificial intelligence applications, and has raised $200 million at a $1.7 billion valuation. Microsoft and BMW’s venture arm have invested in Graphcore, joining a roster of top-tier backers. There’s a war to dominate AI chips as data-hungry artificial intelligence […]

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Facebook’s catastrophic year means Mark Zuckerberg lost more money than any of the world’s 500 richest billionaires

Mark Zuckerberg’s net worth took a major hit this year after scandals plagued Facebook. Zuckerberg’s wealth took its biggest nose-dive after Facebook’s disastrous Q2 earnings were announced in July. Time magazine’s Money reports that he is set to lose the most money out of any of the world’s 500 richest people in 2018. A disastrous […]

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