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Recent articles by Ben:

GameStop nearly died in 2019. Now hedge funds are scrambling to deal with the company's exploding stock. Here's what's going on.

The largest video-game retailer, GameStop, has gone from barely hanging on to wildly valuable — and it's all because of a Reddit forum. → Read More

Amazon is officially America's favorite grocery store, thanks to a pandemic-driven boost to online shopping

Amazon edged out fan-favorite chains like H-E-B and Trader Joe's to take the top spot in the latest Retailer Preference Index. → Read More

Bernie Sanders' meme-friendly mittens are sold out: 'Sadly, I have no more mittens for sale'

"Sadly, I have no more mittens for sale," said Jen Ellis, the teacher who created the mittens worn by Sen. Bernie Sanders at the inauguration. → Read More

Bumble just filed for its IPO and it revealed a list of risk factors that investors should be aware of — from debt to competition

The company behind the dating app Bumble filed to go public — and we just learned a ton of previously unknown details. → Read More

Forget about 'Animal Crossing' and the PlayStation 5: 2020's biggest sellers in gaming were 'Call of Duty' and the Nintendo Switch

Despite headlines being dominated by sold out PlayStation 5 consoles, Nintendo's Switch was actually the best-selling system of 2020. → Read More

Banning Trump from Twitter sets a 'dangerous' precedent, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey says

Twitter banned President Trump from its platform after the attempted coup on January 6. CEO Jack Dorsey believes that sets a "dangerous" precedent. → Read More

In the wake of the 'Cyberpunk 2077' debacle, the studio's CEO apologizes: 'I and the entire leadership team are deeply sorry.'

After the messy launch of "Cyberpunk 2077," the studio's co-founder is apologizing to fans: "I and the entire leadership team are deeply sorry." → Read More

It's official: Disney's long-standing exclusivity deal on 'Star Wars' games just ended

After eight years of exclusivity, Disney is ending its contract with EA and working with multiple companies on "Star Wars" games. → Read More

Parler — a social media app that was used to organize the attack on the US Capitol — needs to step up moderation to get back on the iPhone, Apple CEO Tim Cook says

Apple CEO Tim Cook said Parler has "some issues with moderation" and "they need to step it" if the company wants to get the app back on iPhones. → Read More

Over 2.4 million people watched a Spanish 'Fortnite' streamer reveal his in-game skin, and it smashed through Twitch records for concurrent viewers

Spanish Twitch streamer "The Grefg," David Cánovas Martínez, smashed through Twitch records on Monday with over 2.4 million concurrent viewers. → Read More

The world's largest video game retailer was poised to fail before it was buoyed by the pandemic — and now GameStop has the backing of one of Wall Street's darlings

After selling Chewy for $3.35 billion, the man who proved to Wall Street that pets are profitable is stepping into gaming with a GameStop board seat. → Read More

Amazon, Walmart, and Target are all taking a new approach to returns by telling customers to keep what they bought, even after issuing refunds

Your next return at Amazon, Walmart, or Target could result in a refund without having to send back whatever you bought. → Read More

Apple's 'Tesla killer' self-driving car is at least 5 years away, according to a new report

For years, rumors of Apple's self-driving car have swirled — but the latest report says it's still at least five years from its big debut. → Read More

Amazon-owned Twitch has blocked Trump from streaming after the 'shocking attack on the Capitol'

Following Facebook's lead, Twitch announced that President Trump's account will be suspended from streaming until the end of his presidency. → Read More

After breaking into the US Capitol and storming the floors of Congress, pro-Trump rioters took a lot of selfies

On Wednesday afternoon, as Congress attempted to certify the presidential election, pro-Trump rioters broke in – and took a lot of selfies. → Read More

Twitter limited Trump's tweets for 'risk of violence' as pro-Trump rioters stormed the Capitol

A Trump tweet attacking VP Mike Pence, sent during a siege on the US Capitol by pro-Trump protestors, was censored due to "risk of violence." → Read More

From a new 'God of War' to the long-awaited 'Horizon Zero Dawn' sequel, these are the 18 biggest PlayStation 5 games scheduled to launch in 2021

In 2020, Sony's PlayStation 5 finally launched. In 2021, the first round of major games intended to take advantage of the new hardware arrives. → Read More

Nintendo is buying the North American studio behind 'Luigi's Mansion 3,' a rare move for the 132-year-old Japanese company

Nintendo plans to acquire the Canadian game studio behind "Luigi's Mansion 3," Next Level Games. Nintendo rarely acquires third-party studios. → Read More

A UK judge specifically cited 'extreme' US prison conditions in ruling that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange won't be extradited to the US

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange won't be extradited to the US due to, "extreme conditions" in the US prison system. → Read More

Amazon will acquire Wondery, the startup behind popular podcasts like 'Dr. Death' and 'Dirty John,' in a deal reportedly worth $300 million

"Together with Wondery, we hope to accelerate the growth and evolution of podcasts," Amazon said in its announcement of the acquisition. → Read More