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Engadget

Impossible Burger continues its rapid expansion with Publix


Impossible Foods announced today that its plant-based Impossible Burger will now be available at more than 1,200 Publix stores. Publix is primarily located in Florida, Georgia and much of the Southeast.

This continues the company’s aggressive grocery store rollout of the Impossible Burger this year. It expanded its retail presence to Safeway, Vons, Albertsons and Kroger a few months ago, and more recently, it made its biggest rollout yet with Walmart. It also recently started being available at Trader Joe’s. Read More

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VentureBeat

Niko Partners: Esports generated $519 million in Asia in 2019, growth continues in pandemic


Esports generated $519 million in revenue in 2019 in Asia, making it the No. 1 region in the world for such revenue, according to a report by market researcher Niko Partners. The growth continues in 2020 despite the pandemic, though Niko does not have a specific forecast for this year.

Overall, Niko found that Asia generated nearly half of all global esports revenue in 2019, hosting big events like Riot Games’ League of Legends Championships. Niko said that there are 510 million esports fans (defined as those who watch at least once a month) in Asia, with 595 million esports players. Mobile esports games in Asia generated $13.3 billion in 2019, 68% of global mobile esports games revenue. Read More

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VentureBeat

Diversity continues to grow at Transform 2020 


As our writers here at VentureBeat have emphasized, diversity is a long game. We recognize there’s no instant fix to the long-standing barriers people of color as well as women face, which include important challenges to those working in tech. At the same time, change will only happen with a committed focus on these issues, which is why at VentureBeat we continue to ensure they’re a prominent pillar of our events.

At Transform 2020, we’re building on the gains we made last year, and are thrilled again to offer several opportunities to dive into these issues, give ample opportunity for provocative discussion, as well as celebrate some outstanding successes. Read More

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The Next Web

Microsoft Azure continues its explosive growth. Accelerate your tech career with this $30 course bundle

TLDR: The training in The Complete Microsoft Azure eBook and Video Course Bundle explains everything it takes to keep a cloud-based network running in tip-top shape.

Career change is never easy. Especially in the midst of economic uncertainty, societal upheaval and a worldwide medical emergency. But if you want to help hedge your bets when making this big professional leap at this particular moment in history, take a close look at businesses that are thriving regardless of the chaos.

The fact is that cloud operations were already booming before 2020. Now, further emboldened by all the destabilizing factors of the current year, major cloud providers like Microsoft Azure are seeing their ranks swell at a hyperadrenalized rate. Read More

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TechCrunch

India bans Chinese apps, Apple freezes game updates in China, iOS developer backlash continues – TechCrunch


Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the Extra Crunch series that recaps the latest OS news, the applications they support and the money that flows through it all.

The app industry is as hot as ever, with a record 204 billion downloads and $120 billion in consumer spending in 2019. People are now spending three hours and 40 minutes per day using apps, rivaling TV. Apps aren’t just a way to pass idle hours — they’re a big business. In 2019, mobile-first companies had a combined $544 billion valuation, 6.5x higher than those without a mobile focus. Read More