Play Your Video Games
Oh great, you can finally do something useful with all those bitcoins laying around: leave this god forsaken planet. Sir Richard Branson announced today that his space airline Virgin Galactic will accept the virtual current when it launches next August.
When video games aren’t precipitating violent acts IRL or dangerously cutting into study time, they’re also keeping young men from nailing chicks. The future is terrible, isn’t it?
In a segment for CNBC’s The Kudlow Report, two experts–one an online matchmaker named Lori Zaslow and the other CNBC contributor Carrol Roth–attempted to parse just what first person shooter games like Call of Duty are doing to the young men of America.
Naturally, obsessive gamers who opt for virtual worlds instead of reality are being deprived of important rites of passages like feverishly making out in parked cars then running home to brag about it on Reddit.
This is just your regularly scheduled friendly reminder that every free service you love will eventually by deluged with ads. Today, Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel stopped by CNBC, an appearance that no doubt means many teens across America will soon be receiving a flurry of unwanted messages from their parents.
Guess what Mr. Spiegel is, like, totally psyched about these days? Advertising. Aren’t you excited about advertising? Everybody loves advertising:
American treasure John McAfee has officially returned to U.S. soil following his dramatic escape from Belize, and has immediately begun doing what he does best: messin’ with tech reporters.
In an interview on CNBC’s Squawk Box this morning, Mr. McAfee appeared grizzled in a navy blue blazer, swirling a piece of candy–perhaps a Nicorette product?–haphazardly around in his mouth as he deigned to answer questions from Andrew Ross Sorkin.
His responses were as delightfully insane as they usually are. Come, journey with us through the mind of brainy paranoiac and ephebophilia enthusiast John McAfee.
The hosts of CNBC’s “Squawk Box” could barely contain their glee over the fact that litigious twins Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss agreed to appear on their show this morning. “I need an autograph… for my daughter!” squee’d one of the show’s hosts. Right.
The Winklevi appeared in a segment called “The Disruptors” that highlights some of tech’s biggest heavy-hitters. Apparently the duo are now running a VC firm aptly titled Winklevoss Capital. When reached via email, Cameron Winklevoss confirmed to Betabeat that it’s the first time the two have officially announced the company.