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‘I Just Became a DOGE Coin Millionaire’ Meet The 33-Year-Old Glauber Who Followed Elon Musk Footsteps and Invested His Life Savings on DOGE


My1sttoday: ‘I just became a DOGE coin millionaire’ meet the 33-year-old Glauber who followed Elon Musk footsteps and invested his life savings on DOGE.

Glauber Contessoto says that on April 15 at 6:00 p.m. PDT, he became a ‘Dogecoin millionaire’.

“I was up all night staring at my screen,” Contessoto, 33, said.

After learning about the meme cryptocurrency on Reddit, Contessoto says he invested over $180,000 in Dogecoin on Feb. 5, when it was priced at about 4.5 cents.

Contessoto was intrigued by Dogecoin for a few reasons.

For one, he loved the Reddit community surrounding the digital coin, as its base had grown substantially since Dogecoin’s creation as a joke in 2013. He also appreciated that it was inspired by the Shiba Inu “Doge” meme, he says.

And like many holders of Dogecoin, “a reason why I put my life savings into Dogecoin is Elon Musk,” who has repeatedly tweeted about the cryptocurrency. Though it’s unclear if Musk’s tweets in support of the coin have been serious, “I think the guy is a genius,” Contessoto says.

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Although, Contessoto is very bullish on Dogecoin’s growth, and thought that it could help him build “generational wealth” to pass on to his future family. “I grew up really poor,” he says, “so this is a huge deal for me.”

Contessoto (who works at a music company in Los Angeles) says he didn’t have disposable income to buy Dogecoin, so he took a huge risk. Contessoto not only used all his savings, but he also sold all the stock he owned, including shares of Tesla and Uber, and invested on margin by borrowing money from Robinhood via the app, he says.

'I Just Became a DOGE Coin Millionaire' Meet The 33-Year-Old Glauber Who Followed Elon Musk Footsteps and Invested His Life Savings on DOGE
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His friends were critical of the meme cryptocurrency and warned him to be careful.

“Dude, it’s a pump-and-dump [scheme],” one of his friends said in a text message. “It’s going to zero, eventually.”

Furthermore..Dogecoin does not have a supply cap like bitcoin does, all of this making it a much more risky investment, according to experts.

Still, Contessoto stuck with his investment plans and then continued to hold the cryptocurrency.

About two months later, on the night of April 15, the price of Dogecoin began to surge. That week, Dogecoin spiked 400%, and on April 16, it defied odds as it hit a market capitalization of $49 billion, according to CoinGecko. Dogecoin ultimately reached a record high of around 45 cents.

Some speculate that the rally was a result of cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase going public on April 14, which also drove an increase in the prices of bitcoin and ether. Others attribute Dogecoin’s spike in price to tweets by Musk that nod to the popular crypto-slang phrase “to the moon.”

Whatever the case, Contessoto realized that meant his Dogecoin investment had grown to be worth over $1 million.

“I was excited about it. I was very new to Reddit, so I wanted to make a post,” he says.

The next day, under his username iUsedToCallDogeDodge, Contessoto posted on subreddit r/dogecoin. He wrote, “Hey guys I just became a Dogecoin millionaire,” and attached a screenshot of his Dogecoin holdings on Robinhood, showing a balance of $1,081,441.29.

“It went viral,” he says.

Though this was an unusual surge for the cryptocurrency, Contessoto doesn’t intend to sell anytime soon.

“My plan is, once I hit $10 million, then I’ll take out 10%,” he says. In his opinion, “this stuff is going to continue to grow.”

Dogecoin began to lose steam on Tuesday, and now, the cryptocurrency is trading at about 28 cents, according to CoinGecko, with a market value of about $36 billion.

Despite the decline, Contessoto is still “hovering over $1 million,” he says.

Eight years ago, Dogecoin was created as a parody faster and “fun” alternative to bitcoin by software engineers Billy Markus and Jackson Palmer.

Though some retail investors have profited from its recent surge, experts warn that people should only invest what they can afford to lose.

President Biden: U.S Troops Will Leave Afghanistan By September 11: ‘It’s Time to End America’s Longest War’

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My1sttoday — President Biden: U.S troops will leave Afghanistan by September 11: ‘It’s time to end America’s longest war’.

President Joe Biden formally announced his decision to end America’s longest war on Wednesday, deeming the prolonged and intractable conflict in Afghanistan no longer aligned with American priorities.

Biden said he would withdraw US troops from Afghanistan before September 11, the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon that launched the war in the first place.

Those origins had long given way to other objectives, and Biden declared Wednesday that no amount of time or money could solve the problems his three predecessors had tried and failed to fix.

“War in Afghanistan was never meant to be a multigenerational undertaking,” Biden said during his remarks from the White House Treaty Room, the same location from which President George W. Bush had announced the war was beginning in October 2001.

“We were attacked. We went to war with clear goals. We achieved those objectives,” Biden went on. “Bin Laden is dead and al Qaeda is degraded in Afghanistan and it’s time to end the forever war.”

It was a decisive moment for a President not yet 100 days into the job. Biden has spent months weighing his decision, and he determined a war in Afghanistan that has killed some 2,300 US troops and cost more than $2 trillion no longer fit within the pressing foreign policy concerns of 2021.

The deadline Biden has set is absolute, with no potential for extension based on worsening conditions on the ground. Officials said that after two decades of war, it was clear to the President that throwing more time and money at Afghanistan’s problems wasn’t going to work, even as senior military and national security advisers cautioned against a full withdrawal.

“We cannot continue the cycle of extending or expanding our military presence in Afghanistan hoping to create the ideal conditions for our withdrawal, expecting a different result,” Biden said.

“I am now the fourth American president to preside over an American troop presence in Afghanistan. Two Republicans. Two Democrats,” he went on. “I will not pass this responsibility to a fifth.”

Biden said the withdrawal will begin on May 1, in line with an agreement President Donald Trump’s administration made with the Taliban. Some US troops will remain to protect American diplomats, though officials have declined to provide a precise number.

Biden said American diplomatic and humanitarian efforts would continue in Afghanistan and that the US would support peace efforts between the Afghan government and the Taliban. But he was unequivocal that two decades after it began, the Afghanistan War is ending.

“It is time to end America’s longest war. It is time for American troops to come home,” he said in his speech”.

Afterward, as he was visiting the section of Arlington National Cemetery where war dead from Afghanistan are buried, Biden was asked whether his decision had been hard to make.

“No, it wasn’t,” he said. “To me it was absolutely clear.”

Both of Biden’s most recent predecessors sought to end the war in Afghanistan, only to be drawn back in by devolving security and attempts to prop up the government. Biden made a different calculation that the US and the world must simply move on.

The White House selected the Treaty Room specifically to provide a bookend to the two-decade-long conflict, which began before some of the Americans currently deployed in Afghanistan were born. Biden said he had spoken with Bush on Tuesday ahead of announcing his decision to withdraw troops.

“While he and I have had many disagreements over policy throughout the years, we are absolutely united in our respect and support for the valor, courage and integrity of the women and men of the United States forces who’ve served,” Biden said.

He also spoke with Obama, with whom he sometimes disagreed over Afghanistan policy when serving as vice president. In a statement, Obama said Biden had made the right decision.

“After nearly two decades of putting our troops in harm’s way, it is time to recognize that we have accomplished all that we can militarily, and that it’s time to bring our remaining troops home,” he wrote.

After decades of Afghanistan-focused national security meetings and decisions, Biden’s foreign policy priorities now lie elsewhere: in Asia, where he hopes to compete with China, and in Russia, whose President he spoke with Tuesday and proposed an upcoming summit.

“We went to Afghanistan because of a horrific attack that happened 20 years ago. That cannot explain why we should remain there in 2021,” Biden said. “Rather than return to war with the Taliban, we have to focus on the challenges that are in front of us.”

‘iPhone User’ Mysteriously Lost $600,000 Life Saving From Scam ‘Bitcoin App’ On Apple’s Store

iPhone User Lost $600,000 Life Saving From Scam Bitcoin App On Apple's Store

My1sttoday: ‘iPhone User’ mysteriously lost $600,000 life saving from scam ‘Bitcoin app’ On Apple’s store.

An iPhone user has lost over $600,000 after a scamming cryptocurrency app was cleared by Apple’s stringent App Store policies.

Philippe Christodoulou wanted to check the value of his 17.1 bitcoins, and instead came to a disastrous realization of having to deal with losing his life savings.

As reported by The Washington Post, to access the wallet, he decided to download the Trezor app (a company that’s known for its hardware wallets) on the iOS App Store. The app looked just like the original with the green background and the padlock logo, so without hesitating, he downloaded the app. However, later he found out that would be one of the worst mistakes of his life.

The app was fake and it was designed to look legit and fool innocent people into entering their confidential details and within no time, Christodoulou found out that his bitcoins were stolen from him. According to the report, he had hoped his bitcoins would have helped in saving his dry-cleaning business which was affected by the pandemic.

Apple has had a reputation for being the most secure when it comes to its app on its App Store, at least when compared to Google’s Play Store. Apps on the App Store are known to go through a stringent process of verifications before they go live on the store.

iPhone User Lost $600,000 Life Saving From Scam Bitcoin App On Apple's Store
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Apple claims that at the time of signing up, the app posed to be a cryptography app used to encrypt iPhone files and passwords and at the time the app developer had highlighted that the app has nothing to do with cryptocurrency. But after the app got submitted, it soon turned into a crypto wallet and slipped right under Apple’s radar.

Oddly enough, Trezor’s App is only available on Android and the original report highlights that the company had notified Apple and Google about fake apps for a few years now. The fake Trezor app is no longer available on the App Store.

Apple spokesperson Fred Sainz has said in a statement to Washington Post, “User trust is at the foundation of why we created the ‌App Store‌, and we have only deepened that commitment in the years since.”

He added, “Study after study has shown that the ‌App Store‌ is the most secure app marketplace in the world, and we are constantly at work to maintain that standard and to further strengthen the ‌App Store‌’s protections. In the limited instances when criminals defraud our users, we take swift action against these actors as well as to prevent similar violations in the future.”

It is important to note that Apple has not revealed how often scam apps are found in the store. However, Apple has admitted to removing 6,500 apps last year due to ‘hidden or undocumented features.

Pirates of The Caribbean Returning To The Screen Again? Here’s Everything We know

Pirates of The Caribbean Returning To The Screen Again? Here's Everything We know

My1sttoday Entertainment — Pirates of The Caribbean returning to the screen again? here’s everything we know.

Director Joachim Rønning hinted in March 2017 that “Dead Men Tell No Tales” marked the start of a potential final adventure, suggesting room for a sixth film in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise.

Pirates of The Caribbean Returning To The Screen Again? Here's Everything We know
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A post-credits scene teased the return of Davy Jones, fueling speculation about the next plot. Producer Jerry Bruckheimer later expressed openness to a sequel, contingent on the success of the film’s home release.

By October 2017, the confirmation of a sixth film surfaced, with actress Kaya Scodelario under contract to reprise her role. Rønning was reportedly considered to direct the sequel. However, by August 2018, the sixth installment was still in the development phase.

Pirates of The Caribbean Returning To The Screen Again? Here's Everything We know
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Keira Knightley, expressing doubts about her return due to the time-consuming nature of the shoots, indicated her unlikelihood in rejoining the franchise as she focused on motherhood.

In October 2018, discussions about rebooting the series arose, engaging writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, while Jerry Bruckheimer was expected to remain as a producer. Yet, in February 2019, Reese and Wernick left the project, leading to the cancellation of the proposed reboot.

Subsequently, in May 2020, Jerry Bruckheimer mentioned progress on the screenplay for the sixth film but remained uncertain about Johnny Depp’s involvement.

However, in April 2022, amidst Depp’s legal battles, he stated his disinterest in returning, citing a strained relationship with Disney.

In February 2023, Orlando Bloom expressed enthusiasm for a potential return to the franchise, while Keira Knightley humorously pointed out her character’s elegant exit when asked about rejoining the crew.

Pirates of The Caribbean Returning To The Screen Again? Here's Everything We know
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Bruckheimer continued to express interest in involving Depp in the sequel.

By July 2023, reports indicated Depp’s softened stance, showing willingness to return “If it’s the right project.”

Brooklyn Shooter, Jason Pass, Killed in Confrontation with Police In New York

Brooklyn Shooter, Jason Pass, Killed in Confrontation with Police In New York

My1sttoday News — Brooklyn shooter, Jason Pass, killed in confrontation with police in New York.

A disturbing incident unfolded in Brooklyn as the suspect involved in a double shooting, Jason Pass, met a fatal end during a confrontation with law enforcement.

Pass, implicated in a double shooting that left two individuals injured, was located by authorities, leading to a harrowing encounter.

According to reports, law enforcement officers engaged with Pass in a confrontation in Brooklyn. The circumstances leading to the confrontation remain under investigation.

A tragic incident unfolded in Brooklyn when the suspect, Jason Pass, alleged to be responsible for a double murder in a Brooklyn apartment, died after being shot by police during an attempted arrest, the NYPD reported.

Brooklyn Shooter, Jason Pass, Killed in Confrontation with Police In New York
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The confrontation occurred as officers tried to apprehend Pass, who they claimed was armed with a knife. Upon a car stop on Bay 44th Street early Wednesday, Pass, wielding a knife, attempted to flee. In the ensuing chase, Pass engaged in a confrontation with officers, ultimately charging at them with the knife, prompting the police to open fire, resulting in Pass being shot multiple times.

NYPD Chief of Patrol John Chell stated that the officers were left with no choice but to defend themselves as Pass charged at them with the knife. Pass sustained multiple gunshot wounds and, despite being rushed to NYU Langone Hospital, succumbed to his injuries. Several officers sought medical attention for ringing in the ears following the shooting.

Chell mentioned that the police made efforts to negotiate with Pass before resorting to the use of lethal force.

The tragic chain of events began when officers responded to a dispute at a building on Brooklyn Avenue in East Flatbush late Sunday evening. Surveillance footage revealed Pass engaged in an altercation with upstairs neighbors over noise. The situation escalated when Bladimy Muthurin, 47, his wife, and his 27-year-old stepson confronted Pass in the hallway after he knocked on their door. Pass, armed with a gun, shot and killed Muthurin and his stepson following an initial confrontation where Muthurin brandished scissors.

In the aftermath of the shooting, Pass calmly exited the building through an elevator. The suspect’s vehicle was identified through a license-plate reader, leading to the police attempting to apprehend Pass on Wednesday.

The police are investigating a theory suggesting that Pass may have had a past affiliation as a former corrections officer. The entire incident has been described by Chell as a “double horrific homicide.”

Marvel’s Ambitious Plan On Reviving Original Cast for Another Avengers Movie

Marvel's Ambitious Plan On Reviving Original Cast for Another Avengers Movie

My1sttoday Entertainment — Marvel’s ambitious plan on reviving original cast for another Avengers movie.

Marvel Studios has once again set the internet abuzz with rumors suggesting a spectacular comeback for the original Avengers cast in a potential new movie. Reports indicate a tantalizing plan that involves bringing back iconic characters, including the beloved Iron Man and Black Widow, for an Avengers reprise.

Marvel's Ambitious Plan On Reviving Original Cast for Another Avengers Movie
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The potential return of these central characters, played by Robert Downey Jr. and Scarlett Johansson, has sent shockwaves through the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) fanbase. The characters’ poignant departures in previous films—Iron Man heroically sacrificing himself in “Avengers: Endgame” and Black Widow’s emotional sacrifice in “Avengers: Infinity War”—left indelible marks on audiences, making their potential return an exhilarating prospect.

While specific details remain shrouded in secrecy, Marvel’s visionary Kevin Feige has not dismissed the idea of revisiting these iconic roles. The studio’s ability to blend technology, storytelling, and audience expectations might pave the way for an unprecedented reunion, possibly through flashback sequences, alternate timelines, or unforeseen plot twists.

Marvel's Ambitious Plan On Reviving Original Cast for Another Avengers Movie
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If realized, this ambitious concept could chart a new narrative trajectory for the MCU, weaving the original Avengers’ legacy into the expansive web of Marvel stories, providing closure or new arcs for characters whose tales appeared concluded.

However, such a daring move comes with its share of challenges and responsibilities. Marvel must navigate carefully to honor the emotional weight of the characters’ previous exits while introducing a narrative that complements the existing MCU storylines.

Marvel's Ambitious Plan On Reviving Original Cast for Another Avengers Movie
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As fans eagerly anticipate more news, the mere prospect of witnessing the return of Iron Man, Black Widow, and possibly other beloved heroes in a grand ensemble once again raises both excitement and curiosity within the ever-expanding MCU landscape.

Marvel’s potential strategy to bring back the original cast for another Avengers movie stands as a testament to their commitment to delivering captivating storytelling and keeping the fanbase on the edge of their seats, eagerly anticipating what lies ahead in the continuously evolving cinematic universe.

Football Manager 2024 Mobile to Debut as Exclusive Content on Netflix, November 6th


My1sttoday Gaming — Football manager 2024 mobile to debut as exclusive content on Netflix, November 6th.

In a surprising and groundbreaking move, Netflix is set to add a whole new dimension to its content library by exclusively premiering “Football Manager 2024 Mobile” on November 6th, 2023. This exciting development will delight both football fans and gaming enthusiasts, as it merges the world of sports and entertainment in an unprecedented manner.

Netflix has become synonymous with streaming top-quality movies, TV shows, and documentaries. However, their latest venture into the world of mobile gaming is taking things to the next level. “Football Manager 2024 Mobile” is a highly anticipated game that lets players assume the role of a football club manager, making strategic decisions to lead their team to victory.

With this exclusive release on Netflix, subscribers will be able to access the game as part of their subscription package, without any additional costs. This move not only enhances the value of a Netflix subscription but also broadens the platform’s appeal to a wider audience. Football enthusiasts and gamers alike can now enjoy the game on their mobile devices, making it more accessible than ever.

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This partnership between Netflix and “Football Manager 2024 Mobile” is a prime example of how streaming platforms are expanding beyond traditional video content. It also marks a significant step for the gaming industry, as major titles become available through alternative distribution channels.

The game’s release date of November 6th, 2023, is eagerly anticipated, and it’s sure to create a buzz among Netflix subscribers and gamers worldwide. As the lines between entertainment and gaming continue to blur, this collaboration opens up exciting possibilities for the future of entertainment platforms.

Stay tuned for “Football Manager 2024 Mobile” on Netflix, and get ready to lead your favorite football team to victory, right from the palm of your hand!

The World’s Oldest Dog And a Guinness World Record Holder, Bobi, Has Passed Away At The Age of 31

The World's Oldest Dog And a Guinness World Record Holder, Bobi, Has Passed Away At The Age of 31

My1sttoday Science — The world’s oldest dog and a Guinness World Record holder, Bobi, has passed away at the age of 31.

Pet enthusiasts around the world mourned the passing of Bobi, the world’s oldest dog, just months after celebrating his 31st birthday. Dr. Karen Becker, a veterinarian who had the privilege of meeting Bobi on several occasions, confirmed the beloved canine’s death in a heartfelt Facebook tribute.

Bobi, a purebred Rafeiro do Alentejo, passed away on October 21 at his lifelong home in Conqueiros, Portugal.

The World's Oldest Dog And a Guinness World Record Holder, Bobi, Has Passed Away At The Age of 31
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Born on May 11, 1992, Bobi’s remarkable journey on this planet came to an end at the age of 31 years and 165 days, a striking contrast to the average dog’s lifespan of 10 to 13 years. Guinness World Records had officially recognized him as the world’s oldest living and oldest-ever dog on February 2, 2023.

Bobi’s remarkable longevity was corroborated not only by Guinness but also by the Veterinary Medical Service of the Municipality of Leiria and the SIAC, a pet database managed by Portugal’s national union of veterinarians. He shattered the previous record set by an Australian cattle dog named Bluey, who lived to be 29 years and 5 months old.

The World's Oldest Dog And a Guinness World Record Holder, Bobi, Has Passed Away At The Age of 31
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Bobi’s journey through time was truly extraordinary, as he witnessed events such as the World Trade Center attacks in 1993 and on September 11, 2001, six U.S. presidencies, and the ascension of King Charles III to the British throne.

Bobi’s extraordinary life was even more remarkable considering that he was fortunate to survive his first birthday.

He was born into a litter of four puppies, which the Costa family initially considered giving away due to their existing menagerie of animals. Tragically, it was customary at the time to bury unwanted animals. However, Bobi’s destiny took a different path.

When his parents took the other puppies away, they accidentally left Bobi hidden in a woodpile. Discovered by Leonel and his brother, they kept Bobi’s existence a secret from their parents. By the time Bobi was found, it was too late to part with him, so he became a cherished member of the Costa family.

The World's Oldest Dog And a Guinness World Record Holder, Bobi, Has Passed Away At The Age of 31
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Leonel Costa, Bobi’s owner, attributed his dog’s long and healthy life to factors such as good nutrition, constant contact with nature, the freedom to explore his surroundings, regular veterinary care, and, above all, love.

According to Dr. Becker’s Facebook post, Bobi was never tethered or leashed and enjoyed a diet of exclusively human food, as the Costas shared their meals with him, making sure to rinse off any seasonings.

Bobi’s genes might have also played a role in his longevity, as his mother, Gira, lived to the age of 18, and another family dog, Chicote, reached the impressive age of 22.

The World's Oldest Dog And a Guinness World Record Holder, Bobi, Has Passed Away At The Age of 31
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Nonetheless, Leonel described Bobi as a truly unique companion, expressing gratitude for the 30 years they were fortunate to share together. In his words, Bobi had been a “warrior” throughout his life, defying the odds in a way only he could explain if he could speak.

The SEC Has Decided To Drop Its Lawsuit Against The Executives of Ripple XRP

The SEC Has Decided to Drop Its Lawsuit Against The Executives of Ripple XRP

My1sttoday Tech — The SEC has decided to drop its lawsuit against the executives of Ripple XRP.

The SEC announced on Thursday that it will drop its lawsuit against Ripple XRP executives. In a document sent to New York district judge Analisa Torres, Jorge Tenreiro, an SEC enforcement councilman, stated that the regulator is “voluntarily dismissing the case.”

In response to this development, Ripple’s Chief Legal Officer, Stuart Alderoty, emphasized that the SEC’s decision to drop the lawsuit is not a settlement but a surrender. He expressed that pursuing Brad and Chris personally was a mistake by the SEC.

The SEC’s representative mentioned in the letter that both the regulator and Ripple officials plan to discuss a potential briefing schedule. The SEC is seeking until November 9 to propose a meeting date to the court.

The SEC Has Decided to Drop Its Lawsuit Against The Executives of Ripple XRP
The Dismissal Letter.

Ripple’s CEO, Brad Garlinghouse, viewed the SEC’s decision as a win for Ripple. He highlighted that the case lacked claims of fraud or misrepresentations and accused the SEC of targeting them ruthlessly. He also criticized the SEC’s use of taxpayer funds.

It’s worth noting that a federal court previously ruled on July 13 that XRP is not a security. Another decision on October 3 denied the SEC’s appeal. The dismissal of the lawsuit against Ripple’s executives is seen as a significant victory for Ripple and the crypto industry as a whole.

The SEC Has Decided to Drop Its Lawsuit Against The Executives of Ripple XRP
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As of now, there has been no public response from other SEC representatives regarding the lawsuit’s dismissal.

The Release of The Xbox Mobile Store is Said to Be Scheduled For 2024, According to Reports

The release of the Xbox Mobile Store is said to be scheduled for 2024, according to reports

My1sttoday Gaming — The release of the Xbox Mobile Store is said to be scheduled for 2024, according to reports. Tom Warren, a journalist from The Verge, recently appeared as a guest on the latest Iron Lords Podcast episode.

He delved into the repercussions of Microsoft’s successful $68.7 billion merger with Activision Blizzard. Warren emphasized the significance of the mobile gaming market within this deal, underscoring Microsoft’s intention to introduce an Xbox mobile store in the near future.

For Microsoft, it’s all about control when it comes to these games, particularly having them available on Game Pass. While discussions have largely focused on the CMA and cloud aspects of the merger, mobile gaming has been somewhat overshadowed. However, the mobile sector is substantial.

Although players on consoles and PCs might not prioritize it as much, the mobile gaming market is more lucrative than traditional consoles. This is where Microsoft’s plans for an Xbox mobile store, potentially launching next year, come into play. The launch depends on various EU regulations, which could open up opportunities for mobile stores. If all these elements align, it could lead to a significant collection of mobile games published by Microsoft.

The release of the Xbox Mobile Store is said to be scheduled for 2024, according to reports
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We’ve witnessed Apple introducing games like Resident Evil Village to the iPhone 15 Pro. We’re at the brink of a phase where mobile gaming becomes even more captivating with native games, not solely reliant on cloud-based services.

It appears that the Xbox mobile store is still on schedule for a 2024 launch. As a reminder, Phil Spencer, Microsoft Gaming CEO, initially hinted at this possibility upon sealing the Activision Blizzard deal:

“We want to be able to provide Xbox and content from both our third-party partners and ourselves on any screen where players want to game. Presently, this isn’t possible on mobile devices, but we are working towards a future where these devices are more accessible. The upcoming Digital Markets Act is a part of our planning. We see it as a massive opportunity.”

Spencer had previously emphasized that the mobile gaming strength of Activision Blizzard King was a pivotal aspect of the acquisition. Microsoft believed that establishing a solid foothold in the rapidly expanding mobile market was crucial for the gaming business’s sustainability.

Indeed, the Candy Crush/King franchise is just the tip of the iceberg. Titles like Call of Duty: Mobile and Diablo mobile, which belong to Activision and Blizzard, are significant players in the mobile gaming sphere.

This merger positions Activision/Blizzard/King as a force with great PC, console, and mobile franchises. Their mobile capabilities are the key differentiator they bring to Microsoft. Are you looking forward to the Xbox mobile store, expected to arrive in 2024?

The Story of Oscar A Mysterious Therapy Cat That Detects Death In Nursing Home

The Story of Oscar A Mysterious Therapy Cat That Detects Death In Nursing Home

My1sttoday Science — The story of Oscar a mysterious therapy cat that detects death in nursing home.

In 2005, a nursing home in the United States welcomed a six-month-old kitten named Oscar with the intention of raising him as a therapy cat.

However, the staff soon observed a rather unusual behavior in Oscar. While he typically enjoyed his solitude, there were moments when he would spontaneously climb into a resident’s bed and snuggle beside them.

The Story of Oscar A Mysterious Therapy Cat That Detects Death In Nursing Home
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What made this behavior unsettling was that the residents Oscar chose to cuddle with often passed away within hours. Initially, the nursing home staff didn’t pay much attention to this phenomenon, but after it occurred 20 times, they couldn’t ignore it any longer.

They began to suspect that Oscar had an uncanny ability to sense when someone was nearing the end of their life. When they noticed Oscar by a resident’s side, they would swiftly reach out to their loved ones to prepare them.

Researchers postulated that Oscar might have been able to detect the distinct biochemical signals released by dying cells, prompting him to provide solace to those who needed it most during their final hours.

There was a particularly notable incident when the staff believed that a resident was close to passing away, but Oscar defied their expectations by not sitting with them. Instead, he chose another resident who appeared healthier, and that individual passed away first.

The Story of Oscar A Mysterious Therapy Cat That Detects Death In Nursing Home
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Oscar’s remarkable gift continued until he passed away in 2022, having accurately foreseen the passing of over 100 residents throughout his life.

Beyond Oscar’s remarkable talent, there exists a lesser-known aspect of his role as an “empathic early warning system” at the nursing home. Oscar’s intuitive actions extended beyond bringing solace to the residents; they also offered emotional support to the dedicated staff.

His mere presence would trigger the staff to reach out to families when they observed him nestled beside a resident. Oscar developed a distinct bond not only with those he comforted but also with the entire staff, making him a cherished and dependable member of the community.

Oscar’s influence extended even further, becoming a catalyst for communication among families. His unusual behavior prompted phone calls to the residents’ loved ones, encouraging them to be with their family members during their final moments.

The connections and sense of closure facilitated by Oscar were invaluable to families, granting them the opportunity to be present during these challenging times. Oscar transcended his feline nature, evolving into a messenger of love and support, nurturing unity and collective strength among families who shared in his extraordinary presence.

The Story of Oscar A Mysterious Therapy Cat That Detects Death In Nursing Home
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However, beyond his unique ability, Oscar served as more than just a solemn presence. He functioned as a companion, offering solace to residents who often grappled with loneliness in the nursing home.

His regular visits to those in need of a friend made him a treasured member of the community. Oscar’s uncanny awareness of when someone required a comforting presence and his willingness to provide snuggles cultivated an environment of warmth and empathy in the nursing home.

His legacy doesn’t just rest in his talent as a predictor of life’s end but also as a symbol of unwavering companionship, reminding us of the profound impact that animals can have on our lives.

Oscar, the therapy cat, was an extraordinary being whose distinctive abilities brought comfort, unity, and enduring companionship to the residents and staff of the nursing home.

His story serves as a testament to the love and support that animals can provide, which often extends far beyond our understanding.

Microsoft’s Game-Changing Move: Acquiring Activision Blizzard for $69 Billion

Microsoft's Game-Changing Move: Acquiring Activision Blizzard for $69 Billion

My1sttoday Gaming — Microsoft’s game-changing move: acquiring Activision Blizzard for $69 Billion.

In a stunning development that has sent shockwaves throughout the gaming industry, Microsoft has officially acquired Activision Blizzard for a whopping $69 billion. This landmark acquisition, announced in a joint statement by the two companies, marks a significant step for Microsoft’s growing presence in the gaming world. The tech giant completed the acquisition on 13th October, 2023.

Microsoft's Game-Changing Move: Acquiring Activision Blizzard for $69 Billion
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The deal, which is one of the largest in the history of the gaming industry, has far-reaching implications for both Microsoft and Activision Blizzard. Here are some key points to consider:

1. A Gaming Powerhouse: Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision Blizzard solidifies the company’s position as a major player in the gaming industry. With renowned franchises like “Call of Duty,” “World of Warcraft,” “Diablo,” and “Overwatch” under their umbrella, Microsoft’s Xbox Game Studios is poised to expand its portfolio significantly.

2. Growth and Expansion: This acquisition is not just about the acquisition of popular game titles but also about expanding Microsoft’s reach. It is a strategic move aimed at enhancing Microsoft’s cloud gaming service, Xbox Game Pass, which has been gaining immense popularity among gamers. The acquisition is expected to boost the Game Pass catalog and provide a more comprehensive gaming experience for subscribers.

3. Exclusive Titles: Microsoft is now in a prime position to secure exclusive titles from the Activision Blizzard library for its Xbox consoles and PC gaming platform. This could be a game-changer for attracting gamers to the Xbox ecosystem.

4. Impact on the Gaming Landscape: The acquisition will undoubtedly influence the competitive dynamics of the gaming industry. Rival gaming companies like Sony and Nintendo will be watching closely to see how Microsoft leverages its new assets to compete in the console market and beyond.

5. Challenges Ahead: As with any major acquisition, there will be challenges in integrating the two companies and ensuring a smooth transition for employees and gamers. It’s essential for Microsoft to maintain the quality and integrity of the beloved franchises from Activision Blizzard.

6. Regulatory Scrutiny: Such a colossal acquisition is sure to draw regulatory attention. Microsoft will need to navigate potential regulatory hurdles and antitrust concerns to see this deal to its conclusion.

Microsoft's Game-Changing Move: Acquiring Activision Blizzard for $69 Billion
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While this acquisition is undoubtedly a game-changing move for Microsoft, it is essential to remember that the true impact on the gaming community will be seen in the coming years.

Gamers can look forward to exciting developments, new exclusive titles, and a broader gaming ecosystem under the Microsoft umbrella. This merger showcases the ever-evolving landscape of the gaming industry and hints at a future where major tech giants continue to shape the future of gaming.

Spider-Man 2 Game Video Leaked Ignites Anticipation Among Gamers

Spider-Man 2 Game Video Leak Ignites Anticipation Among Gamers

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A leaked video from what appears to be the upcoming “Spider-Man 2” video game has set the gaming world abuzz. The leak, which surfaced recently, has fans of the Spider-Man gaming franchise eagerly anticipating what’s in store for the highly anticipated sequel.

The leaked video showcases impressive gameplay footage, featuring the iconic wall-crawling, web-swinging, and combat sequences that have made the Spider-Man game series so popular. While the source of the leak and the game’s release details remain uncertain, this sneak peek into the game’s mechanics and graphics has left fans eager for more.

Spider-Man 2 Leaked Gameplay 

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Insomniac Games, the developer behind the successful “Spider-Man” and “Spider-Man: Miles Morales” titles, has yet to make any official statement regarding the leaked footage. As with any leak, it’s important to exercise caution and recognize that the authenticity of such materials can vary.

Despite the lack of an official response from the developer, the leak has sparked discussions and speculations about potential new features, characters, and the storyline that “Spider-Man 2” may offer. Gamers and Spider-Man fans alike are excited about the prospect of stepping into the shoes of their favorite web-slinger once again.

While the leak has certainly stoked excitement within the gaming community, it’s important to keep in mind that official information about the game will likely be revealed by Insomniac Games and the publishers when they are ready. Until then, fans can continue to speculate and anticipate what’s in store for the next chapter of Spider-Man’s digital adventures.