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11 PlayStation exclusive games that make the PS5 worth buying

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. "Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart" is one of the few games that requires a PS5 to play. "Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart" / Sony Sony is publishing dozens of exclusive games to maintain the popularity of the PlayStation 5. While future games will be designed to make the most of the PS5, many will work on PS4 too. We've compiled a list of new and upcoming PS5 games, excluding ones you can also play on PC or ...
Tags: Reviews, Gaming, Video Games, New York City, Trends, Tech, Features, Playstation, United States, Sony, Gran Turismo, Miles, Ratchet, Yosemite Valley, Astro, Miles Morales

Meet Barbara Hepworth, her art and life with Google Arts & Culture

Barbara Hepworth was one of the most important artists of the 20th century,and on this day in 1964 she unveiled her iconic sculpture Single Form at the United Nations in New York City. The piece is a dedication to her friend, UN Secretary General, Dag Hammarskjöld. To mark the decade since the opening of her namesake gallery — the Hepworth Wakefield — Google Arts & Culture’s latest collaboration brings thelargest retrospective of Hepworth’s work online, for audiences everywhere to explore. ...
Tags: Google, New York City, United Nations, Yorkshire, Un, Dag Hammarskjöld, Barbara Hepworth, Tacita Dean, Hepworth, David Chipperfield, Hepworth Wakefield, Arts & Culture, Google Arts amp, Luisella Mazza, Veronica Ryan, Barbara Hepworth Born

Senate To Probe Whether Legislation Needed To Combat Cyber Attacks

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer on Thursday said he is initiating a review of recent high-profile cyber attacks on governments and businesses to find out whether a legislative response is needed. From a report: "Today I am asking Chairman Gary Peters of our Homeland Security Committee and our other relevant committee chairs to begin a government-wide review of these attacks and determine what legislation may be needed to counter the threat of cyber crime and bring the fight to the cybe...
Tags: Senate, New York City, Tech, U S Senate, Gary Peters, Schumer, Chuck Schumer, U S Southeast, Homeland Security Committee, Colonial Pipeline

The wealthy were fleeing for low-tax states long before the pandemic slammed on the gas

Florida is seeing its wealth increase at the expense of other states. Cliff Hawkins/Getty Images High-tax state residents were migrating to low-tax states pre-pandemic, per IRS data. Low-tax states, especially Florida, are getting wealthier as a result. BofA says 'tax migration' is far from a settled area but evidence of it is adding up. See more stories on Insider's business page. Tax-induced migration was a key part of the narrative of 2020, but the story actually began long ...
Tags: Florida, New York, Texas, New York City, Trends, Tech, Usps, Silicon Valley, East Coast, Agi, Irs, Trump, Big Apple, BofA, Hillary Hoffower, Bank of America Research

Can payday loans be made obsolete? With $15M more, Clair wants to find out

The world seems to move faster every year, and yet, nothing feels slower than the speed by which paychecks get distributed. In the United States, work conducted the day after a pay period will take two weeks just to process, with a check or direct deposit coming another week or two later. For the tens of millions of employees who live paycheck-to-paycheck, that multi-week delay can be the difference of making a rent check — or not. A variety of startups have approached this problem with differen...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, Uber, Europe, New York, Finance, China, Funding, New York City, Tech, Walmart, Dave, Harvard, Brooklyn, United States, Brazil

Lin-Manuel Miranda's 'In the Heights' is now available on HBO Max, but you need the ad-free plan to stream it

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. It's impossible to not tap your feet to the infectious beats of "In the Heights." Macall Polay/Warner Bros. "In the Heights" follows a New York City bodega owner on a journey for a better life. The film stars "Hamilton" actor Anthony Ramos, "Vida" actress Melissa Barrera, and more. You can stream the movie with HBO Max's ad-free plan ($15/month) from June 10 through July 11. Max (ad-free) (small...
Tags: Reviews, Hbo, Hollywood, Movies, Entertainment, New York City, Trends, Tech, Broadway, Streaming, Espn, Warner Bros, Hulu, Miranda, Hamilton, Max

Kafene raises $14M to offer buy now, pay later to the subprime consumer

The buy now, pay later frenzy isn’t going anywhere as more consumers seek alternatives to credit cards to fund purchases. And those purchases aren’t exclusive to luxuries such as Pelotons (ahem, Affirm) or jewelry someone might be treating themselves to online. A new fintech company is out to help consumers finance big-ticket items that are considered more “must have” than “nice to have.” And it’s just raised $14 million in Series A funding to help it advance on that goal. Neal Desai (former CFO...
Tags: New York City, Tech, Barton, Desai, Neal Desai, BNPL, Klarna Afterpay, Kafene, James Schuler, Desai Global Founders Capital, Wes Barton, October Kafene

Mint House claims top NYC hotel after COVID changed its hospitality business

What’s the top-rated hotel in New York City? According to Tripadvisor users, it’s Mint House at 70 Pine, and it’s easy to see why as you click through the photos. Throughout NYC, hotel rooms are essentially bento boxes, carefully constructed to contain all the necessary bits. But not Mint House rooms. Mint House rooms are virtually complete apartments, and travelers have taken notice. The COVID-19 pandemic changed the way Mint House operates, and as the world starts to reopen, the company is wel...
Tags: TC, London, New York City, Tech, House, Hilton, Marriott, Starwood, South America, Airbnb, States, Tripadvisor, Lucas, Thompson, Marriott Hotels, Paul Sacco

Apple's secret keynote formula, explained

Before every new iPhone and Apple product comes a keynote presentation. Apple's keynotes have been an essential part of its brand for over 20 years. Apple's presenters use techniques that may not be immediately obvious, but they are effective, and they create enormous anticipation prior to Apple's multiple product launches. See more stories on Insider's business page. Following is a transcript of the video.Narrator: Before we get a new iPhone, we get an Apple keynote.Tim Cook:...
Tags: Apple, Google, New York, Cook, New York City, Samsung, Trends, Tim Cook, MacBook Air, Jeff Williams, Phil Schiller, Schiller, Tom Boger, Blackard, Laura Legros, Max Retina

12 of the richest LGBTQ people in the world

Tim Cook and Giorgio Armani are billionaires. Getty Images Some famous LGBTQ figures are worth billions after inheriting empires or building companies. In 2020, Apple CEO Tim Cook officially became a billionaire. Giorgio Armani's is worth $8.1 billion, while Domenico Dolce is worth $1.6 billion. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. David Geffen, the co-founder of DreamWorks, is worth $9.9 billion, according to Forbes. David Geffen. Stephen Lovekin/Getty ...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, England, Hollywood, Cook, Money, Steve Jobs, Ebay, Life, Lgbt, New York City, Los Angeles, Trends, Paypal, Palo Alto, Billionaires

The US Justice Department under Trump fought to get emails belonging to 4 New York Times reporters

The New York Times Building is seen in New York City on February 4, 2021. DANIEL SLIM/AFP via Getty Images The US Justice Department under Trump sought the email records of four New York Times reporters. The effort continued with the Biden administration, and was subject to a gag order. The bid reflected the Trump administration's effort to discover the reporters' sources. See more stories on Insider's business page. President Joe Biden's administration kept moving forwa...
Tags: Google, Politics, Washington Post, New York City, US, Trends, Joe Biden, New York Times, The Times, Biden, Times, Donald Trump, Justice Department, James Comey, Trump, Daniel

New York Democrats Once More Prove No Gun Laws Will Ever Be ‘Enough’

New York Democrats announce new controls for everyone but those among their constituents who refuse to control themselves. (Diana C. Richardson/Facebook) U.S.A. – -( “Democrats in New York are making a new push for stronger gun control laws in the remaining days of this year’s legislative session, including a provision that would allow individuals to sue gun manufacturers in the aftermath of a crime,” New York Now reported Tuesday. Lawmakers rallied in Albany Tuesday to support ...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, New York, Guns, California, New York City, Democrats, San Jose, Resistance, Albany, Gavin Newsom, Golden State, People 's Republic of China, David Codrea, Giffords, Laurie Smith

Lin-Manuel Miranda's 'In the Heights' is coming to HBO Max on June 10, but you'll need the ad-free plan to stream it

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. It's impossible to not tap your feet to the infectious beats of "In the Heights." Macall Polay/Warner Bros. "In the Heights" follows a New York City bodega owner on a journey for a better life. The film stars "Hamilton" actor Anthony Ramos, "Vida" actress Melissa Barrera, and more. You can stream the movie with HBO Max's ad-free plan ($15/month) starting June 10. Max (ad-free) (small) Warner Bro...
Tags: Reviews, Hbo, Hollywood, Movies, Entertainment, New York City, Trends, Tech, Broadway, Streaming, Espn, Warner Bros, Hulu, Miranda, Hamilton, Max

Ford-owned Spin shakes up scooter business with new CEO, e-bikes and city strategy

Spin, the Ford-owned micromobility operator, has added a new CEO, launched a new strategy to capture market share and announced a plan to get back into bike share, although this time with an electric twist.  The flurry of moves suggest that Spin is still trying to figure out the best path forward to push past its rivals and become profitable. Under the changes announced Thursday, co-founder and CEO Derrick Ko is moving to a strategic advisory role, along with the other two co-founders Zaizhua...
Tags: Transportation, Lyft, Europe, Washington, Milwaukee, New York City, Tech, Atlanta, Ireland, Ford, Paris, Portugal, Bird, Bear, Seattle, Citi Bike

In-person work is back, and New Stand just raised $40M to help ease the transition

As more people return to the office over the next few months, companies will have to work harder than ever to make sure the environment is comfortable and inviting. One company that is out to ease the pain of millions of employees leaving the comfy confines of their homes and losing the convenience of conducting meetings in nice tops and sweatpants has just raised new funding to help it advance on its goals. New York-based New Stand announced it has raised $40 million in a Series B fund...
Tags: New York, New York City, Tech, United States, Brookfield, New Stand, Ben Brown, Brown, Union Square, Brookfield Properties, Andrew Deitchman, Brookfield Place New York, Brookfield Property Group, Maywic Fantail Ventures, Raga Partners, Deitchman

Coatue direct deposits $20M into Pinwheel, a payroll API for neobanks

One of the most strategically important financial relationships for neobanks is becoming the account destination for a user’s paycheck. If you’re a bank and you own that specific relationship, users will increasingly use that account for everything from daily spending to saving (after all, that’s where their money is going). That activity in turn leads to expansive opportunities to upsell users to other financial products and generate the kinds of fees that banks love to make. It just so happens...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, Finance, Funding, New York City, Tech, Payroll, Flatiron District, Lee, Gilroy, Canaan, Coatue, Michael Gilroy, Melio, Curtis Lee, Quovo

Yieldstreet raises $100M as it mulls going public via SPAC, eyes acquisitions

These days, investing goes way beyond the stock market. And in recent years there’s been a growing number of startups which aim to give more people access to a wider array of investment opportunities. Today, one of those startups has raised a significant round of funding to help it achieve its goals. Yieldstreet — which provides a platform for making alternative investments in areas like real estate, marine/shipping, legal finance, commercial loans and other opportunities that were previous...
Tags: Asia, Europe, New York City, Tech, Malta, SPAC, Caplan, Athena, Alex Brown, Tarsadia Investments, YieldStreet, Michael Weisz, Milind Mehere, Mehere, Robinhood IPO, Mitch Caplan

Handicapping Hollywood's new power players

Hi and welcome to the Insider Advertising newsletter. I'm Lucia Moses, and this week in advertising and media news:Hollywood's next power players;Adtech's next deal?Ad agencies' return to normal.First, if you got this newsletter forwarded, sign up for your own here. David Zaslav, chief executive officer of Discovery Communications. Drew Angerer/Getty Images Hollywood's new power players The planned Discovery-WarnerMedia merger now has a name ("Warner Bros. Discovery")...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Hollywood, Ge, New York City, Samsung, Newsletter, Trends, Discovery, Netflix, Warner Bros, Jason Kilar, Ad Tech, WPP, Adtech, Lucia Moses

The real-life story of a teen turned insider who worked with Bob Dylan, George Harrison and Rolling Stones

Jonathan Taplin had just graduated from high school in 1965 when fate delivered him backstage at the Newport Folk Festival on the weekend Bob Dylan plugged in his electric guitar and turned the worlds of folk music and rock ‘n’ roll upside down. Taplin didn’t know it, but his life would change as well, as his new memoir, “The Magic Years: Scenes From a Rock-and-Roll Life,” describes. In time, Taplin would work as road manager for Dylan, the Band and Judy Collins among others. He produced George ...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Books, Hollywood, Texas, Boston, New York City, George Harrison, San Francisco, Sport, Harvard, Things To Do, Soccer, Bob Dylan, Nicole Kidman, Harvey Weinstein

By working with home entrepreneurs, Jakarta-based DishServe is creating an even more asset-light version of cloud kitchens

Cloud kitchens are already meant to reduce the burden of infrastructure on food and beverage brands by providing them with centralized facilities to prepare meals for delivery. This means the responsibility falls on cloud kitchen operators to make sure they have enough locations to meet demand from F&B clients, while ensuring fast deliveries to end customers. Indonesian network DishServe has figured out a way to make running cloud kitchen networks even more asset-light. Launched by budget hotel ...
Tags: Food, Startups, TC, New York, Indonesia, Southeast Asia, New York City, Tech, Philippines, Jakarta, Soho House, McDonald, FB, Cloud Kitchen, DishServe, Insignia Ventures Partners RedDoorz

What it's like to visit Little Island, NYC's newest public park built as an artificial island off Manhattan

Brittany Chang/Insider Little Island, New York City's newest public park, opened on May 21. The park was primarily funded by the Diller-von Furstenberg Family Foundation. "What I've heard Mr. Diller say often is that the park just transports you to Oz," Celine Armstrong, Little Island's project executive, told Insider. See more stories on Insider's business page. New York City is already known for its landmark attractions like the Empire State Building, Statue of Liber...
Tags: Google, Real Estate, New York, New York City, Trends, New York Times, Hurricane Sandy, Manhattan, Bill De Blasio, Diane Von Furstenberg, IAC, Andrew Cuomo, West Side Highway, Wall Street Journal, Expedia, Central Park

Current and former Oracle employees say there's a 'culture of fear' at its flagship cloud unit

Hello!Welcome to this weekly roundup of stories from Insider's Business co-Editor in Chief Matt Turner. Subscribe here to get this newsletter in your inbox every Sunday.What we're going over today:Oracle insiders say there's a "culture of fear" at its flagship cloud unit. The inside story of the man accused of murdering and decapitating his boss in NYC.Bank of America has lost dozens of salespeople from its mortgage unit."Reallocation friction" may explain why a full economic recover...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Business, Microsoft, Satya Nadella, New York City, US, Newsletter, Trends, Tech, Bank Of America, Intel, Marine, Larry Ellison, Ryanair

Harvey Schlossberg, Cop With a PhD in Defusing a Crisis, Dies at 85

Harvey Schlossberg, a former New York City traffic cop with a doctorate in psychology who choreographed what became a model law enforcement strategy for safely ending standoffs with hostage takers, died on May 21 in Brooklyn. He was 85. From a report: His death, at a hospital, was caused by cardiopulmonary arrest, said his wife, Dr. Antoinette Collarini Schlossberg. The need for a standard protocol for hostage situations became more pressing in 1971 after the botched rescue of guards during the ...
Tags: Hollywood, New York City, Tech, Munich, Brooklyn, New York Police Department, Harvey, Upstate New York, Attica, Police Executive Research Forum, Chuck Wexler, Harvey Schlossberg, Antoinette Collarini Schlossberg

Cities Have Their Own Distinct Microbial Fingerprints

sciencehabit shares a report from Science Magazine: When Chris Mason's daughter was a toddler, he watched, intrigued, as she touched surfaces on the New York City subway. Then, one day, she licked a pole. "There was a clear microbial exchange," says Mason, a geneticist at Weill Cornell Medicine. "I desperately wanted to know what had happened." So he started swabbing the subway, sampling the microbial world that coexists with people in our transit systems. After his 2015 study revealed a wealth ...
Tags: New York City, Tech, Baltimore, Seoul South Korea, Mason, Bogota Colombia, University of Colorado Boulder, Chris Mason, Science magazine, Weill Cornell Medicine, Noah Fierer

Next-gen Bird Three scooter comes with bigger battery and better software

Bird is rolling out a next-generation scooter with a bigger, longer-range battery and a diagnostic monitoring system to New York and Berlin this summer, as the micromobility startup seeks out ways to improve its margins and ultimately become profitable. The Bird Three, which is already available in Tel Aviv, is designed to last longer and require less maintenance as well as improve comfort and safety for customers, according to the company. The launch comes just a week after Bird announced a mer...
Tags: TC, Transportation, New York, Germany, Berlin, New York City, Tel Aviv, Tech, Bird, Lime, iTap, Lime Bird, Bird Lime, Rushforth, Scott Rushforth Bird, Europe Micromobility

Indoor farming company Bowery raises $300M

New York City-based vertical farming startup Bowery Farming this week has announced a $300 million Series C. The round, which brings its total funding north of $472 million, values the company at $2.3 billion. Fidelity Management & Research Company led the beefy round, with participation from existing investors GV (formerly Google Ventures), General Catalyst, GGV Capital, Temasek and Groupe Artémis. Amplo and Gaingels participated, as well, along with some celebrity individual investors, includi...
Tags: Food, Startups, Softbank, Funding, New York City, Tech, United States, Farming, Fidelity, Indoor Farming, Vertical Farming, Safeway, Bowery, Albertsons, Bethlehem Pennsylvania, GV

These green tech companies are planning to capitalize on President Biden's infrastructure plan - here's how

Inside Virgin Hyperloop's new test facility in West Virginia. Virgin Hyperloop Biden's infrastructure plan could create growth opportunities for many sustainable tech companies. The proposal calls for a $2 trillion commitment to clean energy, roads, bridges, transit, and more. Virgin Hyperloop, Sealed, and CityZenith stand to benefit, but Depcom Power isn't quite convinced. See more stories on Insider's business page. When Virgin Hyperloop cofounder Josh Giegel saw the Bide...
Tags: California, Opinion, Senate, New York City, US, America, Los Angeles, West Virginia, Trends, Tech, Sustainability, Chicago, Infrastructure, House, Portland, Richard Branson

The first electric Popemobile will be a Fisker Ocean SUV

Fisker Inc., the EV startup-turned publicly traded company, is working on a modified version of its all-electric Ocean SUV for Pope Francis. The company said Friday that it plans to deliver to the Vatican late next year a Popemobile based on its upcoming Fisker Ocean SUV. An initial agreement was reached during a private meeting Thursday between Pope Francis and Fisker co-founders Henrik Fisker and Dr. Geeta Gupta-Fisker. Henrik Fisker showed a number of sketches, including one that Pope Francis...
Tags: New York City, Tech, Automotive, Ocean, Electric Vehicles, Pope Francis, Vatican, Vatican City, Henrik Fisker, Renault, Fisker, Mercedes Benz, John Paul II, Popemobile, Pope Paul VI, Fisker Inc

Morning Docket: 05.21.21

* Hershey has a new general counsel. Hope his compensation package is "sweet"... [ ] * A celebrity lawyer, who represented the late DMX, has listed his New York City duplex for sale. [New York Post] * A Texas judge has refused to move a lawsuit against Google from Texas to California. Should be fine, a lot of tech companies are moving to Texas these days anyways... [Reuters] * A Brooklyn lawyer has pled guilty to running a $6 million real estate scam. [ ] * Bacardi has won a lawsuit again...
Tags: Google, New York Post, Texas, Law, California, New York City, Brooklyn, Candy, Reuters, Bacardi, Hershey, DMX, Morning Docket

Byron Allen sues McDonald's and Snapchat opens up shopping to more brands: Friday Wake-Up Call

Welcome to Ad Age’s Wake-Up Call, our daily roundup of advertising, marketing, media and digital news. If you're reading this online or in a forwarded email, here's the link to sign up for our Wake-Up Call newsletters. McDonald’s sued over racial discrimination Media mogul Byron Allen is suing McDonald’s for $10 billion in damages, alleging that the fast food restaurant discriminated against his companies, Entertainment Studios and Weather Group, through racial stereotyping and contract ...
Tags: Google, Verizon, Facebook, New York City, Advertising, Walmart, Lego, Chelsea, American Eagle, Black, Facebook Live, Snap, William White, McDonald, Crain, Alison Brown

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