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Nintendo Switch earns $271.8 million in USA alone

While the much heavier promotion that Nintendo did for the Switch was certainly part of the reason for the big sales, they also have to thank the extraordinary response that The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild received. By contrast, Microsoft sold more than 2 million Xbox One units during its first 18 days of availability, while Sony sold 2.1 million PlayStation 4 units during the console's first 14 days, according to reports .



Blackstone's first-quarter earnings more than double

LLC raised its position in shares of Blackstone Group by 22.4% in the third quarter. State of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D raised its position in shares of Blackstone Group by 27.3% in the third quarter. That topped the highest of 12 analysts' estimates compiled by Bloomberg, who on average expected earnings of 68 cents a share. The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, February 13th.


Naked mole-rats turn into plants when oxygen is low

Naked mole-rats turn into plants when oxygen is low

The scientists think that the naked mole-rats' unusual metabolism is an adaptation for living in their oxygen-poor burrows. ResearchGate: What motivated this study? In the future, by tweaking some genes, it theoretically might be possible for humans to gain the "back-up" plan already employed by the naked mole-rat in periods when oxygen runs low, Lewin said.


Apple Launches New Watch With Nike

Apple Launches New Watch With Nike

This model sports the "NikeLab Innovation x Innovators" logo on the back. It offers deep integration with the Nike+ Run Club app as well as exclusive Siri commands. The Apple Watch NikeLab will likely be priced at $369 for the 38mm model and $399 for the 42mm model, the same price as the rest of the Apple Watch Nike+ lineup.


Yahoo reports 22.1% revenue increase ahead of Internet deal with Verizon

Yahoo reports 22.1% revenue increase ahead of Internet deal with Verizon

Yahoo's stock has tripled during Mayer's reign, but the run-up was driven by the company's stake in Alibaba , which is China's e-commerce leader and boasts a market value of $278 billion. On average, equities analysts expect that Yahoo! Its GAAP net earnings were $0.10 per share compared with a net loss of -$0.10 a year ago. This article first appeared on GuruFocus .


Samsung Galaxy S8 brings more biometric security features than you can handle

Samsung Galaxy S8 brings more biometric security features than you can handle

Details as to exactly what "Microsoft Edition" means are scarce. "This customization ensures customers a best-in-class productivity experience with Microsoft applications such as Office, OneDrive, Cortana , Outlook and more". This is the reason why the batteries of the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus have been reduced. It's able to achieve this by scanning 200 points of an iris during setup.