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AMD blows minds with a 16-core 7nm gaming CPU that works like any other Ryzen
The Verge

AMD is about to release a wave of 3rd gen Ryzen desktop CPUs that — on paper — sound like they might trounce Intel. At AMD’s Next Horizon Gaming Event, AMD just announced the 16-core, 32-thread Ryzen 9 3950X processor, and detailed the rest of the Ryzen 3000… more…

China opens Nasdaq-style board to lure tech firms back home
TechCrunch

China’s much-anticipated Science and Technology Innovation board officially launched in Shanghai today, marking Beijing’s major step in drawing high-potential tech companies to list at home. The new Star Market, first announced by President Xi Jinping in Nove… more…

Tyson Foods launches its take on alternative proteins with new “Raised & Rooted” brand
TechCrunch

Earlier today, Tyson Foods announced the launch of its first foray into the meat replacement market with the unveiling of its Raised and Rooted brand. While the company’s plant-based nuggets present a direct challenge to companies like Beyond Meat, Tyson Food… more…

Against Gravity is building a VR world that won’t stop growing
TechCrunch

The quest to create a social auditorium in virtual reality has eaten many VC dollars over the years. While plenty of contenders have emerged, it’s likely Against Gravity’s Rec Room that has been the most creative in its approach to capturing a niche market wh… more…

The Moto Z4 Is a Solid Mid-Range Contender, But It Might Be Time for a Reboot
Gizmodo.com

While Samsung, Apple, Huawei, and others continue to push out $1,000 phones, Motorola has run in the other direction and completely abandoned the flagship market. That’s a pretty serious about-face from just two years ago when Motorola released the $750 Moto … more…

Tyson Launches Its First Plant-Based Protein Brand to Compete With Beyond Meat
Gizmodo.com

Tyson Foods is launching the company’s first plant-based protein brand, called Raised & Rooted, that will feature vegetarian nuggets that taste like chicken and vegetarian burgers that taste like beef. Tyson’s new brand will compete with Beyond Meat, one … more…

Get an extra 10% off everything on Lovehoney to celebrate National Sex Day in the UK
Mashable

TL;DR: There's 10 percent off absolutely everything on Lovehoney, to mark National Sex Day in the UK. (But hurry, the offer is just for June 9.) June 9 is National Sex Day in the UK, but of course you already knew that, didn't you? We can't think of a better … more…

Late-Night Hosts Ponder Trump’s Secret Deal With Mexico
The New York Times

Stephen Colbert and others mocked President Trump’s claim that Mexico had agreed to new actions in the immigration deal and that some of them had not yet been revealed. more…

How to cope with email overload
BBC News

It might be inefficient but we still use email, despite the emergence of rival systems. more…

Uber chief executive laments U.S. trade policy for lackluster IPO
Reuters

Uber Technologies Chief Executive Dara Khosrowshahi said on Tuesday the company's initial public offering last month was hurt by U.S. trade tensions even as he downplayed recent volatility in the stock price. more…

Hong Kong protests send stocks lower, spark scramble for cash
Reuters

Hong Kong's financial markets came under pressure on Wednesday, with stocks falling and demand for cash surging, as protests against the territory's controversial extradition shut down key parts of the city. more…

Is bitcoin growing up? Regulated futures boom as investors seek a safer ride
Reuters

When bitcoin was born it was a symbol of counterculture, a rebel currency with near-anonymity and a lack of regulation. A decade later, there are growing signs it's entering the establishment its creators sought to subvert. more…

How much does lithium cost? The industry can't seem to agree
Reuters

Opaque pricing for lithium, the powerhouse metal fueling the electric vehicle revolution, is expected to be top of mind this week as the industry's leaders gather in Santiago, with calls rising for more transparency to attract much-needed expansion funding. more…

Exclusive: American banker and Putin ally dealt in access and assets, emails reveal
Reuters

A senior American banker once secretly awarded a shareholding in powerful Moscow investment bank Renaissance Capital to one of Vladimir Putin's closest friends and brokered meetings for the friend with top U.S. foreign policy officials a decade ago, emails sh… more…

This is what the DOJ will look for in its antitrust claims against Google
Androidcentral.com

The DOJ will be investigating exclusivity, coordination, and privacy concerns. What you need to know Makan Delrahim detailed some ways that the DOJ will look into tech giants at an antitrust conference. The investigation will cover several aspects, including … more…

Calls to break up Amazon, Google, Facebook and Apple get louder - CNET
Cnet.com

Regulators are gearing up to investigate Big Tech. But are breakups of these companies on the horizon? more…

No one on Wall Street is saying to buy Beyond Meat (BYND)
Business Insider

Beyond Meat bulls are a thing of the past — no Wall Street analyst has a rating above "market perform." Shares plunged 25% Tuesday after JPMorgan downgraded the stock to "neutral" from "overweight." Shares are rebounding on Wednesday morning, trading up about… more…

Investors focused on stock market fundamentals have developed 'quant envy,' and some executives say they're making a critical mistake
Business Insider

Barry Hurewitz, global head of UBS Evidence Labs Innovation, told Business Insider some fundamental investors are making a critical mistake as they chase the returns quant funds have enjoyed over the years. Some fundamental investors attempt to use quantitati… more…

The world’s biggest stock bear blasts a glaring investor mistake that could lead to years of losses — and explains why even the Fed will be powerless to stop a crash
Business Insider

Investors are gearing up for an interest rate cut that the Federal Reserve appears willing to deliver. The prospect of further monetary easing pushed major US indices to their best week of 2019. John Hussman — the outspoken investor and former professor who's… more…

PetSmart's Chewy raises $1 billion in its upsized IPO, becoming the latest money-losing company to go public (CHWY)
Business Insider

Chewy, the online pet products retailer controlled by PetSmart, is set to begin trading Friday on the New York Stock Exchange after pricing its initial public offering at $22 a share the prior evening. That pricing was above the company's intended target, a s… more…