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Amazon reveals ‘ambitious’ net zero carbon shipments goal

Amazon reveals ‘ambitious’ net zero carbon shipments goal

Amazon has announced Shipment Zero, a new project that aims to make half of the company's shipments net zero carbon by 2030. The retailer calls its goal 'ambitious,' acknowledging that it won't be easy, but that it is committed to achieving the results by its self-imposed deadline. This joins Amazon's larger sustainability goal of powering its worldwide infrastructure using entirely renewable energy.

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Netflix cans The Punisher and Jessica Jones, surprising no one

Netflix cans The Punisher and Jessica Jones, surprising no one

Hopefully all of you fans of The Punisher enjoyed its second season, because that's the last one you're getting out of Netflix. The streaming service cancelled both The Punisher and Jessica Jones today, which means that its Marvel purge is now complete. Of course, we all had a feeling this was going to happen, as Netflix's previous cancellations of other Marvel shows - Luke Cage, Iron Fist, and most notably Daredevil - didn't bode well for The Punisher and Jessica Jones.

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Razer Game Store closing up shop after less than a year

Razer Game Store closing up shop after less than a year

The PC gaming market is undergoing some rather tumultuous changes. For years, it was just Steam and everyone else. Epic Games, however, is now challenging the status quo, testing loyalties, and potentially making smaller stores pointless. Whether that's what prompted Razer to shut down its Game Store in less than a year, we might never know. Then again, that Razer Game Store may not have been profitable in the first place.

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Amazon just led a $700m investment in Tesla-rival Rivian

Amazon just led a $700m investment in Tesla-rival Rivian

Electric vehicle startup Rivian has received some big-name backing, with Amazon leading a $700m investment round into the Tesla rival. The automaker came out of stealth back in November 2018, bringing not one but two visions of its electric future to the LA Auto Show, each tapping into big selling categories in the US.

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JPMorgan unveils new JPM ‘digital coin’ that uses blockchain tech

JPMorgan unveils new JPM ‘digital coin’ that uses blockchain tech

Major US bank JPMorgan has taken the wraps off 'JPM Coin,' a blockchain-based "digital coin" that customers can receive by depositing US currency into their bank accounts. The digital currency can be redeemed at JPMorgan banks for US dollars, as well, offering those customers an alternative to existing cryptocurrencies. JPM Coin differs from bitcoin, however, in multiple important ways.

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Amazon just canceled HQ2 in New York, and everywhere else too

Amazon just canceled HQ2 in New York, and everywhere else too

This morning Amazon made public their cancelled plans to create a headquarters in Long Island City, Queens, New York. They appear to blame this cancelled move on "a number of state and local politicians" and their opposition to Amazon's NY-based presence. They suggested in a document released today that these politicians "will not work with us to build the type of relationships that are required to go forward with the project we and many others envisioned in Long Island City."

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Ford and VW’s huge deal hits EV and self-driving hurdles

Ford and VW’s huge deal hits EV and self-driving hurdles

Ford and Volkswagen's deal to collaborate on cars still needs some work, with insiders suggesting it's yet to be the cost, tech, and time-saving savior that the automakers first promised. The two firms announced their collaboration in January, first on pickup trucks and commercial vans, though with electrification and autonomous driving also set to be added to the deal.

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iPhone hackers are using Apple’s own developer certificates against it

iPhone hackers are using Apple’s own developer certificates against it

Apple's once-innocuous enterprise certificates have been in the news a lot lately. First it was revealed that both Facebook and Google were using enterprise certificates to deliver data-collecting apps to iPhone users. Apple offers those enterprise certificates so businesses can test apps internally without having to publish them to the App Store first, so obviously, the way Facebook and Google were using them doesn't really line up with their intended purpose.

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Airbus A380 aircraft deliveries to end in 2021

Airbus A380 aircraft deliveries to end in 2021

Airbus is one of the biggest manufacturers of aircraft for commercial aviation in the world. The company has announced that it will be ending production of the A380 aircraft in 2021. The end of production for the aircraft comes as Emirates airlines decide to reduce the number of A380 aircraft it had ordered by 39 units.

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After Kingdon Come: Deliverance success THQ Nordic grabs Warhorse Studios

After Kingdon Come: Deliverance success THQ Nordic grabs Warhorse Studios

In recent months, THQ Nordic has been snatching up a lot of games studios and IP, a spree that continues today with the company's purchase of Warhorse Studios. Though Warhorse has been around since 2011, it's just getting started in a lot of ways, as it only has one released game to its name. That game is Kingdom Come: Deliverance, which released last year to pretty solid success.

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Blizzard will make more WarCraft, Diablo games in the face of layoffs

Blizzard will make more WarCraft, Diablo games in the face of layoffs

If Activision Blizzard manages to pull off this near-impossible challenge, it will be a miracle. Not that it will do anything to repair the company's tarnished image. After announcing a record-breaking 2018 revenue, the game developer announced it would be laying off around 800 people. That's because it expects Blizzard to have disappointing sales this year due to the lack of new major content for existing games. And its strategy to make ends meet? Make new games instead.

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Activision Blizzard lays off 800 employees after record revenue in 2018

Activision Blizzard lays off 800 employees after record revenue in 2018

In a call with investors today, Activision Blizzard revealed that it has laid off 8-percent of its employees, which works out to around 800 jobs. Company president Collister Johnson cited "weaker than anticipated retail demand," and it was also revealed that Blizzard doesn't have any major game releases planned for this year fiscal year. The business decision is despite a record net revenue in 2018.

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