The world of "World of Warcraft" is shrinking
That’s about how many homeless people are living in Los Angeles, up 12 percent over the past two years. Shelters aren’t able to keep up, and more tent cities are cropping up in more public areas. We visited one man, new to the encampments, and looked at the state of homelessness in L.A., beyond Skid Row.
The average taxes collected per person nationwide last year, according to new census data. But as FiveThirtyEight breaks it down, there’s huge variation between the states in how much they collect overall and where the lion’s share of their tax revenue comes from.
That’s how much in venture capital has been raised specifically for drones in 2015 thus far. That’s as much as the last five years combined. We take a closer look at what’s behind the sudden outpouring of funding.
That’s how many people subscribe to the massively multiplayer online game “World of Warcraft.” At 11 years, it’s had a remarkably long life for a video game, but the rise of smartphones means “Warcrack” isn’t quite as addictive as it used to be. The game has lost millions of subscribers in the past few months.
With his opponent conceding on Friday, Joseph “Sepp” Blatter won his 5th term as president of the Fédération Internationale de Football Association. His re-election comes amid this week’s scandal in the organization, as several officials were arrested for alleged federal corruption.
That’s how many GOP presidential candidates and likely candidates attended the South Carolina Freedom Summit earlier this month. There was a lot of applause and also a lot of media scrums — the tight, chaotic gaggles of reporters that engulf candidates as they walk. It’s a strange, oft-overlooked indignity most political reporters have to deal with all the time, and Bloomberg examines it in “The ScrumZone.”
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