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Jamie Foxx says he's not interested in being married
Jamie Foxx knows his family dynamic is a little untraditional and that's the way he likes it. 
© 2021 CNN 4:53am 

Travis Barker was 'hands on' with Kourtney Kardashian's engagement ring
According to celebrity jeweler Lorraine Schwartz, Travis Barker did more than just present Kourtney Kardashian with a massive engagement ring. 
© 2021 CNN 4:53am 

Forget Kanye West. He's now officially just Ye
Kanye West is no more. After filing paperwork to change his name, the rapper, born Kanye Omari West, finally got what he asked for, and will be legally known as "Ye." 
© 2021 CNN 4:53am 

-The top tech deals in Best Buy's early Black Friday sale
-Raspberry Pi's Build HAT helps students build LEGO robots
-Let’s See What’s New: 3 Legged Thing Corey 2.0 Tripod Review
-Locale puts $2M to work helping people discover local cuisine
-Overwatch Research closes $3.5 million seed round to tackle a foundational preclinical research problem
-Cockroach Labs announces serverless version of SQL database
-Patron, a new fund from former Riot Games colleagues, locks down $90 million
-Artiphon's quirky Orba now lets you create musical 'selfies'
-Mage aims to be the ‘Stripe for AI;’ raises $6.3M for developer tools to build AI into apps
-Figma continues expansion beyond design with updates to FigJam white board tool
-Revolut increases fair usage caps on free accounts in the US
-Samsung's Galaxy Watch 4 drops to new low of $220 at Amazon

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-Electric, the IT platform for SMBs, raises $90 million Series D
-Amazon Music Unlimited users can now stream spatial audio on any pair of headphones
-Instagram will finally let you create posts on the desktop

Berwick visually-impaired artist Amy Izat on new exhibition
Amy Izat hopes her work will show people what it is like to live with sight loss. 
© 2021 BBCWorld 4:32am 

Octavian: BBC Sound of 2019 winner announces he's quitting music
The rapper, who won BBC Music's Sound of 2019, was accused of abusive behaviour by an ex in 2020. 
© 2021 BBCWorld 3:52am 

-Russia hits another record of daily coronavirus deaths
-China-linked hacking group accessing calling records worldwide, CrowdStrike says
-UK investment summit draws ire of environmentalists
-North Korea tests possible submarine missile amid tensions
-IMF sees economic growth with higher inflation for Mideast

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Zac Brown talks new album and recovering from Covid-19
Zac Brown's new album is aptly called, "The Comeback." 
© 2021 CNN 4:53am 

Angelina Jolie makes rare appearance with kids on 'Eternals' red carpet
Angelina Jolie and most of her children recycled some old looks for a new movie premiere. 
© 2021 CNN 4:53am 

-UK's antitrust regulator to probe music streaming market
-SoftBank, Amazon, Accel and others put $108M in Brazilian banking and payments infra provider Pismo
-Collaboration platform CoLab raises $17M in Series A funding led by Insight Partners
-Zoba wants to help micromobility companies get more rides, increase profitability
-Sony test lets some PS5 owners quickly share screenshots and clips via mobile

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-Variant debuts a new $110M fund for crypto startups, announces Li Jin has joined as a general partner
-Skyflow's data privacy API business raises $45M Series B
-Caffeinated, Coatue, Gradient back RevOps to build modern sales stack for startups
-Valence raises $7M to secure the business application mesh
-Wonolo raises $140M for its staffing platform used by 1M laborers and front-line workers
-SOC Prime lands $11M Series A to become 'Spotify for cyber threats'
-Orbacam adds music video-making tools to its palm-size musical sequencer
-iMovie for macOS Monterey can edit iPhone 13 Cinematic Mode videos
-'Several People Are Typing' is the Slack workspace of your worst nightmares
-Resistant AI scores $16.6M for its anti-fraud fintech tools
-MagniLearn uses AI to help students learn new languages, raises $2.8M
-Facebook Portal Go review: Blurring the line between tablet and smart display
-Instacart acquires Caper AI, a smart cart and instant checkout startup, for $350M, as it moves deeper into physical retail tech
-Amazon Music's spatial audio now works on any headphones
-Facebook scales back its crypto ambitions once again

Pornhub owner settles with Girls Do Porn victims over videos
A group of 50 women sued MindGeek over a sex-trafficking operation by Girls Do Porn. 
© 2021 BBCWorld 4:42am 

Building Fire reignites safety concerns about abandoned Palmerston North landmark
The once proud building in the heart of Palmerston North has become notorious for its smashed windows, graffiti and antisocial behaviour. 
© 2021 4:32am 

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-Japan's PM interrupts campaign as N Korea test fires missile
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