Friday News February 3rd 2017
A machete attack was foiled in Paris at the Louvre museum when a French soldier shot the terrorist after he lunged at soldiers.
President Donald Trump tells Israel that building new settlements may not be helpful to peace in the Middle East. Simultaneously, he warns North Korea of an overwhelming response if the country uses nuclear arms. The White House is also expected to put additional sanctions on Iran through more executive orders. President Trump also plans to rollback regulations on Wall Street today.
Uber’s CEO steps down from advising the President, no doubt because of his company’s time in the press this week and many calling for a boycott of his app. Meanwhile, Tesla’s Elon Musk reaffirms why he thinks it’s important for him to remain on the advisory board.
In a tit for tat response to the ban on Iranians traveling to the US, Iran imposed a ban on US wrestlers from entering their country for the Freestyle World Cup competition later this month.
Snap Inc, the company of the app Snapchat, is planning an IPO soon and rumor has it that the CEO will get paid as much as Mark Zuckerberg did after Facebook’s IPO.
Amazon lost value after its holiday season sales fell short of expectations. As they develop their own distribution hub for aircraft it may be a good value to pick up.
Apple is planning to start manufacturing the iPhone in Bangalore, Taiwan as early as April.
Nintendo has sold 1.5 million NES Classics cashing in on the nostalgia of many video game enthusiasts.
Pokemon GO crossed the threshold of 1 billion dollars in revenue, an incredible achievement for a mobile app video game. This is double the revenue of it’s closest competitor.
The world gets a taste of the new open world video game from Ubisoft: Ghost Recon Wildlands during their closed BETA this weekend.
Other gamers are enjoying Conan Exiles and the free weekend of another Ubisoft game, Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege.