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Johnson & Johnson is buying a surgical robotics startup for $3.4 billion

Auris Health Pharmaceutical giant Johnson and Johnson is buying surgical robotics company Auris Health for $ 3.4 billion. “In this new era of health care, we’re aiming to simplify surgery, drive efficiency, reduce complications and improve outcomes for patients, ultimately making surgery safer,” Ashley McEvoy, the executive vice president of medical devices at J&J, said […]

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Alphabet revenue grows to $39.28 billion, beating expectations

(Reuters) — Alphabet Inc’s fourth-quarter revenue and profit beat Wall Street’s expectations on Monday but sharply higher spending, as it added data centers and marketed its services heavily during the holidays, worried investors. The company’s shares, which have risen almost 17 percent over the past six weeks, fell 2.3 percent to $ 1,114.60 in after-hours trading. […]

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Free games like 'Fortnite' earned more than $87 billion last year, and the rest of the gaming industry is starting to take note

Epic Games Free-to-play video games generated $ 87.7 billion in revenue during 2018, according to a new report from research firm SuperData. Asian players account for 62% of spending on free games, and seven of the top 10 grossing free-to-play games belong to Asian publishers. “Fortnite” was the top grossing game of 2018, free or […]

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A homework app in China that instantly solves problems for students with the snap of a photo is now worth $3 billion

Getty A homework app in China that instantly solves problems for students when they take a picture, Yuanfudao, has raised $ 300 million, according to a TechCrunch report. The six-year-old startup has capitalized on the immense importance of academic exams for Chinese students. Yuanfudao is now valued at $ 3 billion. A homework app in […]

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The world's most popular video game chat app is now worth more than $2 billion, as it gears up to take on the makers of 'Fortnite'

DiscordDiscord offers a variety of text and voice chat channels, along with a shop for digital video games. Discord is the world’s largest chat platform for gaming, with more than 200 million users. The company is now valued at more than $ 2 billion after raising $ 150 million in a new round of funding. […]

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Tinder fired its VP of communications and a 'number' of other employees who participated in a $2 billion lawsuit against the dating app's owners

GettyRosette Pambakian. Tinder has fired its vice president of marketing and communications, Rosette Pambakian, and a “number” of other employees who participated in a $ 2 billion lawsuit against the dating app’s owners, according to a report by The Verge. Tinder employees involved in the lawsuit, including Pambakian, had been put on leave back in […]