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Mother says 'I booked a first-class plane seat for my child and was shouted at by furious passengers'

A mother who booked a first-class aircraft ticket for her toddler claims she provoked fury from fellow passengers despite her child behaving well on the journey. The mother's choice to fly with her toddler followed heated online arguments about whether parents should travel with children at all, let alone in first class. The unnamed mom booked the ticket, sure that her three-year-old would be OK.
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VentureBeat

The Mirror raises $2.3M pre-seed to fund indie game dev platform

The Mirror, an all-in-one game platform for indie game developers and 3D modelers, has raised $2.3 million in pre-seed funding. Founders Fund led the round while Konvoy Ventures, Abstract Ventures, Florida Funders and Palm Tree Crew participated. The Mirror wants to simplify the game development process for indie studios and...
FLORIDA STATE

How Royals Are Reacting To Netflix's Harry & Meghan

This is a developing story. More information will be added as it becomes available. It's no secret that the Netflix documentary "Harry & Meghan" is controversial. Shortly following its release, the trailer for the Netflix docu-series started making waves, with claims that the royal family refused to protect Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, from the press. At one point in the trailer, Prince Harry even went as far as to allege, "There's a hierarchy of the family. You know, there's leaking but there's also planting of stories." During the documentary itself, the duchess opens up about paparazzi harassment, her struggles with her mixed-race identity, and the royals' lukewarm reaction to welcoming a biracial American actress into the family.
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Florida Funders invests in gaming platform

December 7, 2022 - Tampa-based venture capital firm Florida Funders has invested in a $2.3 million pre-seed round for Miami-based gaming company, The Mirror. The round was led by Founders Fund with participation from Konvoy Ventures, Abstract Ventures and Palm Tree Crew. The Mirror, founded this year, provides game developers and 3D creators with out-of-the-box multiplayer networking, real-time collaboration, a physics sandbox and community-based user-generated content. "The Mirror is evolving web3 into the next interaction of the internet—building an immersive digital environment to empower creators and developers with a ‘megaverse engine’, and we couldn’t be more excited to support their mission. Jared is a web3 community builder and with the limitless experiences and creativity the company is offering to users, we believe The Mirror will be at the forefront of the metaverse," Tom Wallace, managing partner at Florida Funders, said in a news release.
FLORIDA STATE
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Web3 Indie Game Developer Platform The Mirror Closes $2.3M Pre-Seed Round

The Mirror has announced a $2.3 million pre-seed round led by Founders Fund. The fundraising also attracted participation from Konvoy Ventures, Abstract Ventures, Florida Funders and Palm Tree Crew. The company wants to make it easier for independent studios and individual creators to build on web3. The Mirror has completed...
Entrepreneur

Will a Professional Mermaid's Business Idea Sink or Swim?

You never know who will walk (or swim) through the doors of Entrepreneur Elevator Pitch. Check out episode six for some true surprises!. As regular viewers know, on our show entrepreneurs are challenged to step into an elevator and pitch their business on camera to a board of investors in 60 seconds or less. If the investors like what they hear, the elevator doors open to reveal the boardroom, and contestants have the chance to walk away with life-changing funding, mentorship from the smartest minds in business and a personal and brand-defining moment.
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Boris Becker to leave British prison, be deported to Germany next week

Boris Becker appears set to be returned to Germany next week, having secured a reduction in his British prison sentence. Having been convicted of fraud for hiding assets during bankruptcy, the six-time Grand Slam winner is eight months into a two-and-a-half year sentence. According to the Mirror, Becker was eligible...
aiexpress.io

The Mirror Raises $2.3M in Pre-Seed Funding

The Mirror, a Miami, FL-based supplier of a gaming and improvement platform, raised $2.3M in Pre Seed funding. The spherical was led by Founders Fund with participation from Konvoy Ventures, Summary Ventures, Florida Funders, and Palm Tree Crew. The corporate intends to make use of the funds to develop its...
MIAMI, FL
Tribal Football

Everton fans turn on Kenwright: Time to go

Everton fans have demanded the removal of chairman Bill Kenwright in an open letter to Farhad Moshiri. The club are hoping that owner Moshiri can enact significant changes at the Toffees in the coming months. The protest group, named the 27 Years Campaign, also wants chief executive Denise Barrett-Baxendale removed...
bizjournals

Founders Fund leads Miami game developer's $2.3M investment round

A Miami startup that is simplifying game development for independent creators is growing its global team after securing $2.3 million in pre-seed funding. Led by venture capital firm Founders Fund, the capital will help The Mirror expand its team of engineers and strengthen the brand within the video game industry. The all-in-one gaming and development platform makes it possible for developers of any skill level to build virtual worlds and multiplayer games with collaborators, said founder and CEO Jared McCluskey.
MIAMI, FL
theannapurnaexpress.com

‘Lonely Castle in the Mirror’ book review: A coming-of-age fantasy novel

First, a shoutout to all translators around the world. Thanks to them, those who primarily read in English get to enjoy all sorts of stories from across cultures and countries. Philip Gabriel is an American translator mostly known for his translations of Haruki Murakami’s books (‘Kafka on the Shore’, ‘Sputnik Sweetheart’, ‘What I Talk About When I Talk About Running’, among others) and of works by Nobel Prize-winner Kenzaburō Ōe (‘Somersault’). He also translated one of my absolute favorite books, ‘The Traveling Cat Chronicles’ by Hiro Arikawa—a story about a man and his adopted cat traveling across Japan, as narrated by the cat.
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