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Microsoft confirmed to Motherboard that it no longer listens to the Xbox audio recordings. Read more
"Mortal Kombat 11" just revealed the next four downloadable characters coming to the game via the "Kombat Pack." The list includes three guest characters: Spawn, the Joker, and the T-800 Terminator played by Arnold Schwarzenegger. "Mortal Kombat 11" is the best-selling game of the year so far, and is on pace to become the best-selling game in the series' history. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. "Mortal Kombat 11" is about to get even more brutal with the addition of four new downloadable characters in the next few months. The "Kombat Pack" will bring back Sindel and add three guest characters: Spawn, the Joker, and the T-800 Terminator played by Arnold Schwarzenegger. "Mortal Kombat" is best known for its over-the-top violence and all three guest characters will be right at home alongside the game's cast of killers. Previous "Mortal Kombat" games have also included multiple guest characters from horror and sci-fi movies, including Jason Voorhees from "Friday the 13th," Freddy Krueger from "Nightmare on Elm Street," and the xenomorph from the "Alien" franchise. Read more
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Microsoft has hired Bill Stasior, the former Apple VP of AI and head of Siri team. Stasior, as of August 2019, is Microsoft's Chief VP of technology. Read more
As of February 2019, President Donald Trump 's net worth is estimated to be $3.1 billion, according to Forbes . Combine that with the reported individual net worths of the Trump children , and the entire Trump family could be worth more than $4 billion. They spend their money lavishly, from a hefty real estate portfolio and an aviation fleet to designer clothes. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories . Donald Trump 's net worth is currently estimated to be $3.1 billion — down an estimated $400 million since he took office in January 2017, Forbes reported in March 2018 . And that's not to mention the individual net worths of his adult children: a reported $150 to $300 million for Eric Trump; a reported $200 million for Donald Trump Jr.; and a reported $600,000 for Tiffany Trump , according to Cheat Sheet . Ivanka Trump , who runs her own business, has the largest net worth of all the children. She and her husband Jared Kushner are estimated to be worth up to $762 million, CNN reported in July 2017 , citing financial documents released by the White House. Read more
US investors ploughed $5.3 billion into European tech firms in the first seven months of 2019 — up 40% on the same period last year, according to TechNation research. Major deals have included Amazon's investment in UK food delivery service Deliveroo and Sequoia's investment in Europe's most valuable private fintech, Klarna. Mark Tluszcz, CEO and managing partner of Mangrove Capital Partners, said it could be a sign that American investors are getting priced out of Silicon Valley "Valuations are lower in Europe because the market is not as mature as the US," Tluszcz told Business Insider. Click here for more BI Prime stories . US venture capitalists are on course to plough a record amount of funding into European tech startups this year. American VCs have invested $5.3 billion in Europeans startups including Deliveroo, Checkout.com, and Klarna in the seven months to the end of July, according to figures from Dealroom in conjunction with TechNation. This was a 40% increase on the $3.8 billion invested over the same period last year. Read more
Credit Suisse has upgraded Reliance Industries’ share rating and increased the target price after company’s chief Mukesh Ambani announced plans to be net debtfree in 18 months at the company’s annual general meeting, in a complete reversal of the brokerage’s stance before the event.The international brokerage upgraded the share rating to ‘neutral’ from the previous rating of ‘underperform’ and increased its target price to Rs 1,210 from Rs 1,028. The brokerage said that the upgrade factors in a stronger balance sheet with debt reduction of $22 billion till FY21 from Saudi Aramco and BP deals, low capex intensity guidance, and higher Jio valuation.“The guidance of net debt reduction is better than our expectations as we were earlier building in higher capex intensity related to Jio (spectrum auctions, FTTH (fiber to the home) rollout, Jio app and content development capex), real estate capex, oil and gas capex (shale oil in the US and KG-D6 field in India), and maintenance capex on refinery and petrochemical divisions. Read more
Viking helped data-backup startup Druva Technologies push into unicorn status by leading a $130 million funding round earlier this summer. The $30 billion hedge fund firm is opening its Viking Opportunities Fund to new commitments next year and making hires on its private investment team, according to an investor letter. Viking put in $107 million of the funding round for Druva. The hedge fund firm, which also holds stakes in Microsoft and Amazon, calls the startup a "first mover." Click here for more BI Prime stories. Count Druva Technologies as one company that's benefiting from hedge funds' push into the private markets. The 10-year-old cloud company reached unicorn status in June after a $130 million funding round led by O. Andreas Halvorsen's Viking Global Investors. The firm's Global Opportunities Fund accounted for $107 million of that round, according to an investor letter sent by Halvorsen on July 16. The $30 billion hedge fund firm said it believes that Druva, which has locations in six different countries, is positioned to grow quickly. Read more
NVIDIA's (NVDA) Ray tracing technology, RTX GPUs, will enhance the PC gaming experience on Microsoft's video game, Minecraft. Read more
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This is an excerpt from a story delivered exclusively to Business Insider Intelligence Fintech Briefing subscribers. To receive the full story plus other insights each morning, click here. The company has announced that it will launch Bitcoin futures on September 23, bringing to end months of delays, per The Block Crypto. Bakkt, which is owned by Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), which also operates the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), had originally planned to launch its physical Bitcoin futures as well as Bakkt Warehouse, its in-house custody solution to store Bitcoins for investors, at the end of 2018. However, that launch was delayed, as was another one mooted in January 2019, as the company failed to secure the necessary regulatory approval. Bakkt, which raised $182.5 million from backers including Microsoft earlier this year, has now received authorization from the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) for the futures contracts, as well as approval from the New York State Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) to act as a trusted custodian of physical Bitcoins. Read more
Microsoft's (MSFT) jClarity acquisition, in order to gain monitoring and performance analysis tools, is expected to bolster Azure customer base with companies running database on Java platform. Read more
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Microsoft initially started pushing users to upgrade to Windows 10 by offering free upgrades. Although the company now charges $139 for Windows Home and $200 for Windows Pro, there are still some free options available. Not every option to install […] The post How To Download And Install Windows 10 For Free appeared first on ValueWalk . Read more

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