Apple Unveils Vision Pro Headset at WWDC23 Event
Tim Cook and Apple hosted the much-anticipated annual Worldwide Developers Conference. Prior to the event, Apple stock price soared to a record of $184.95. The Apple boss unveiled the Vision Pro headset and its price tag of $3,499. As a result, the stock dropped in the immediate aftermath, as the price was 20% higher than early reports signaled. In addition to the marquee product, its first new offering since 2014, Cook also highlighted upcoming changes to OS software, which will allow users to leave a video voicemail, and a new 15-inch MacBook option.
Nike Prepares for Women’s World Cup with Official Kit & Collection Drops
The countdown to the FIFA Women’s World Cup is on. In preparation for the global event, Nike revealed its kits for the company’s 13 Federation partners. The unveiling came as part of a global soccer campaign that features everyone from Alex Morgan to Debinha, Megan Rapinoe to Asisat Oshoala.The clubs include the United States, Australia, Brazil, and many more.
Antetokounmpo Brothers Build Off-court Ventures with Ante, Inc.
Giannis Antetokounmpo had a disappointing end to his 2022-23 NBA season. However, he has a whole lot to keep him busy this off season. Antetokounmpo announced that he is teaming with his brothers, Thanasis, Kostas, and Alex, to launch Ante, Inc. According to a release, Ante, Inc. will “oversee the Family’s brand holdings, organizations for social impact and their global portfolio of businesses.” Recently, the brothers have jointly invested in the MLS’ Nashville SC and the Milwaukee Brewers. Of the new venture, Giannis said, “My Family is building a business that we can be proud of. I have had the privilege of learning from professionals who understand what it means to build success off the court, and it’s time me and my Family begin to build that.”
LeBron James Will Serve as Starter for 24 Hours of Le Mans Endurance Motorsport Race
LeBron James will take a new role as a starter this weekend. The four-time NBA MVP will serve as the official starter at the 100th 24 Hours of Le Mans. The international endurance motorsport event is scheduled to take place in France. It marks the most recent collab between the European nation and the NBA following the Bulls and Pistons match up that took place earlier this year. James joins the rare air of ceremonial starters, which has previously included Brad Pitt and Rafael Nadal.
Binance and CEO Changpeng Zhao Subject to New Lawsuit by the SEC
The Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating a familiar target. The regulatory body unveiled on Monday that it has filed a lawsuit against Binance and its CEO Changpeng Zhao. The lengthy filing reveals that the SEC is investigating a number of Binance’s practices, including the redirection of consumer funds to alternate business endeavors, placing customer’s cash at high risk, and misleading its customers. This is not the first time that Binance has been subject to scrutiny from the SEC, as earlier this year an investigation dove into suspicions that the company had been involved in money-laundering.
Buffalo Bills Break Ground on $1.54B Stadium
A change is coming for Bills Mafia. After much anticipation, construction has begun at last on the $1.54 billion stadium in Orchard Park. It is expected to be ready in advance of the 2026 season. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and the CEO and owner of the Bills Terry Pegula each attended the groundbreaking ceremony on Monday. In his remarks, Goodell said, “This is an extraordinary community. They deserve an extraordinary stadium, and you’re gonna get it.” In addition to the start of construction, the team also revealed that it has reached a multiyear naming rights sponsorship deal with Highmark.