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Brandon Sanderson Kickstarter is biggest ever

Portrait of American fantasy author Brandon Sanderson taken on June 3, 2011. Sfx Magazine | Future | Getty Images Prolific fantasy writer Brandon Sanderson’s publishing campaign is now the most funded project in Kickstarter’s history. Sanderson, who initially sought $1 million to self-publish four novels he wrote during the pandemic, …

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Brandon Sanderson Kickstarter tops $19 million in two days

Portrait of American fantasy author Brandon Sanderson taken on June 3, 2011. Sfx Magazine | Future | Getty Images Brandon Sanderson asked folks on Kickstarter for $1 million to self-publish four novels he wrote during the pandemic. They funded him in 35 minutes. Two days later, Sanderson’s campaign has topped …

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Amazon closing 68 stores, ending Amazon Books, 4-star, Pop Up shops

People shop in the newly opened Amazon Books on May 25, 2017 in New York City. Getty Images Amazon is shutting down all its Amazon Books physical bookstores, as well as its Amazon 4-star and Amazon Pop Up shops, which sold a variety of electronics and other hot items. The …

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SoftBank under pressure to dual list Arm in London and New York

SoftBank Group Chairman and CEO Masayoshi Son at a press conference on Nov. 6, 2019, in Tokyo, Japan. Tomohiro Ohsumi | Getty Images Pressure is mounting on SoftBank to dual-list U.K. chip designer Arm now that the deal with Nvidia is off. Arm is widely seen as the jewel in …

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Amazon makes masks optional for U.S. warehouse workers

Amazon fulfillment center warehouse. Getty Images Amazon is rolling back its mask requirement for warehouse workers as Covid-19 cases and hospitalizations continue to drop nationwide. Starting Tuesday, face masks will be optional for workers across all U.S. operations facilities, regardless of their vaccination status, unless mandated by state or local …

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Why the future of the Oscars and Emmys might be in jeopardy

From the glamor of celebrities strolling down the red carpet to the memorable speeches to the surprising wins, award shows have attracted massive attention throughout the decades. That storyline proved true for the Oscars and Emmys through much of the late 1980s and 1990s. But that entertainment award-show zeitgeist isn’t …

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Owners could delay Opening Day if no labor deal by Monday

An official MLB baseball sits on top of an MLB game-used base with a lock and chain around it to represent the lockout between Major League Baseball (MLB) and the Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA) on January 28, 2022 in Lincroft, New Jersey. Rich Graessle | Icon Sportswire | …

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Hip-hop star Jim Jones talks equity, opportunity for his software firm

Hip-hop entertainer Jim Jones says he has a $1 billion idea — and now he’s seeking investors for his software company, Quarantine Studios. Jones spoke with CNBC sports business reporter Jabari Young about equity and opportunity for his new metaverse music-recording platform. During Black History Month, CNBC is promoting equity …

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Walmart kicks off exclusive sales event for Walmart+ members

The Walmart+ home screen on a laptop computer in Brooklyn, New York on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020. Gabby Jones | Bloomberg | Getty Images Walmart is giving customers a new reason to sign up and stick with the subscription service Walmart+: exclusive deals on items from air fryers to exercise …

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