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Razer Inc. (stylized as R Λ Z Ξ R) is a Singaporean-American multinational technology company that designs, develops and sells consumer electronics, financial services, and gaming hardware. The company was founded in 2005 by Min-Liang Tan and Robert "RazerGuy" Krakoff, although the brand originated in 1998 in the United States. It is dual headquartered in the one-north subzone of Queenstown, Singapore, and Irvine, California, US. History Razer began as a San Diego, California-based subsidiary of kärna LLC in 1998, which was created to develop and market a high-end computer gaming mouse, the Boomslang, targeted to computer gamers. Kärna ceased operations in 2000 due to financial issues. The current iteration of Razer was founded in 2005 by Min-Liang Tan, a Singaporean NUS graduate, and Robert Krakoff after they procured the rights to the Razer brand following a large investment from Hong Kong tycoon Li Ka-shing and Singaporean holding company Temasek Holdings. Razer bought the software assets of the Android-based microconsole Ouya from its parent company Ouya Inc. on 27 July 2015, while the hardware was discontinued. Ouya's technical team joined Razer's team in developing their own microconsole, which was called the Forge TV. It was discontinued in 2016. According to THX CEO Ty Ahmad-Taylor, Razer purchased THX from Creative Technology in October 2016. In January 2017, Razer bought manufacturer Nextbit, the startup behind the Robin smartphone. Shortly after in November that, Razer unveiled the Razer Phone, its first smartphone whose design is based on that of the Robin. In July 2017, Razer filed to go public through an IPO in Hong Kong. In October, it was confirmed that Razer plans to offer 1,063,600,000 shares at a range of $0.38–$0.51. On 14 November, Razer was officially listed on Hong Kong stock exchange under the stock code 1337, a reference to leet speak commonly used by gamers. Razer's IPO closed 18% up on the first day of trading and was the 2nd most successful IPO of 2017 in Hong Kong. In April 2018, Razer announced that it was planning to fully acquire the e-payments platform MOL for about $61 million. In July, Razer made its debut in Malaysia by launching an e-wallet service called Razer Pay. They also announced the Razer Phone 2 in October. On 21 December 2018, Razer announced its new seven-storey South-east Asia headquarters in the one-north subzone of Queenstown, Singapore. The building was expected to be ready by 2020, with Boustead Projects' joint venture firm constructing it. The exterior would be lit with LED strips representing a central processing unit in operation. Razer held its ground-breaking ceremony on 22 February 2019, with a new digital real estate start-up called Echo Base launched the same day. 600 more staff were planned over the next few years, adding to the 400 staff based then. The first smart city project in the region would be developed soon. In February 2019, Razer announced it was closing its Razer Game Store as part of the company's realignment plans. On 21 May 2019, Razer released a statement that announced that Ouya online accounts and services would be discontinued on 25 June 2019. According to Razer, most apps will become unusable on the platform, many relying on the user accounts to work. Razer suggests that users may be able to transfer purchases to other storefront platforms like Google Play if developers and publishers agree to such. In May 2020, Razer announced the Razer Health initiative, sponsoring high-quality certified surgical masks to governments, healthcare organizations, and individuals around the world. In October 2020, Razer announced it was launching a new virtual prepaid debit card starting with Singapore in January 2021. In 2021, Razer announced the shutting down of Razer Pay (Beta) e-wallet in Malaysia and Singapore. In February 2021, CEO Tan Min-Liang announced that Razer will move its Singapore headquarters to a much larger building that would open in the second quarter of 2021. Razer planned to hire up to 1,000 positions for the new headquarters. The headquarters officially opened on 26 October 2021, which was officiated by Deputy Prime Minister of Singapore Heng Swee Keat at the ceremony. The building consisted of a "RazerStore" and a "RazerCafe". On 26 April 2022, cofounder Robert Krakoff died; as of 12 May 2022, no cause of death has been confirmed from the company or his family. In May 2022, Razer delisted from the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Products Razer's products are generally targeted at gamers and include gaming laptops, gaming tablets, and PC peripherals such as mice (e.g. Razer Naga), audio devices, keyboards, mouse mats, and gamepads. Most Razer products are named after predatory or venomous animals, ranging from snakes (mice), insects (mouse mats), arachnids (keyboards), marine creatures (audio), and felines (console peripherals). The exceptions to this are the Razer Blade series of laptops and Razer Edge, which are instead named after bladed objects. Razer has also released a VOIP software called Razer Comms. The Razer DeathAdder gaming mouse is the company's most popular product by sales numbers. Razer mice are used by around 8% of professional first-person-shooter gamers. In 2021, Razer introduces new 8 kHz "HyperPolling" technology to power the Razer Viper 8K. Razer announced its first gaming smartphone, the Razer Phone, in November 2017, which marked the company's first steps into the smartphone business. In 2020, it launched the Razer Book, its first "mainstream" non-gaming laptop. In April 2022, Razer partnered with the deep learning company Lambda to launch its first Linux oriented laptop, Tensorbook, which targeted machine learning engineers. In January 2021, Razer launched a range of high-grade designer masks as part of the company's initiative, Project Hazel, in a move to encourage more people to wear masks due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The mask is designed to allow lip-reading by seeing facial cues when people talk, with LED lights to illuminate the wearer's face in dark environments. Project Hazel was later launched, renamed as the Zephyr in October 2021 as an N95 rated mask. However, it was discovered later in that year that it wasn't N95 rated; this caused them to update the language used in the page to saying that they are not N95 certified. In 2021, it also entered the gaming chair market with the Iskur, an in-house designed chair for gaming. Subsequently, they introduced the Enki, a chair marketed for "all day gaming" and comfort. In 2024, Razer introduced a new Razer Blade gaming laptop, which is the first gaming laptop to use Thunderbolt 5, an interface faster than it's predecessor, Thunderbolt 4. See also Keyboard technology List of financial services companies List of mechanical keyboards Open Source Virtual Reality (OSVR) References External links Official website. Discover the Anne R Tan popular books. Find the top 100 most popular Anne R Tan books.

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  • Gusty Lovers and Cadavers synopsis, comments

    Gusty Lovers and Cadavers

    Anne R. Tan

    Gusty winds...and a trail of destruction.Graduate student Raina Sun thought she knew what she was getting herself into when she volunteered to take the new foreign exchange student...

  • Fair Cronies and Felonies synopsis, comments

    Fair Cronies and Felonies

    Anne R. Tan

    A new director. Budget cuts. And a fire. The senior center will never be the same again.As the new director for the senior center, Raina Sun thought organizing a few events for the...

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    Arrest the Alibi

    Anne R. Tan

    Love my family, but they are nuts.Newly divorced and penniless, I'm cleaning my friends' McMansions to pay the bills and birddogging the financial audit on my exhusband's tech comp...

  • Breezy Friends and Bodies synopsis, comments

    Breezy Friends and Bodies

    Anne R. Tan

    A chilly breeze...and another dead body.Raina Sun thought cleaning her grandma's house in San Francisco to prepare for Chinese New Year would be a breeze. Instead, she finds her de...

  • Raining Men and Corpses synopsis, comments

    Raining Men and Corpses

    Anne R. Tan

    When it rains, it pours … and this amateur sleuth may be in over her head.Graduate student Raina Sun is trying to keep her head above water as the bills roll in when her dashing co...

  • Chilly Comforts and Disasters synopsis, comments

    Chilly Comforts and Disasters

    Anne R. Tan

    Raina Sun is newly married and enjoying her role as the police station's unofficial pastry chef. When her husband bought a dilapidated old house on a steal, they are thrown into a ...

  • Bag the Body synopsis, comments

    Bag the Body

    Anne R. Tan

    My name is Cedar Woods, and I am a recovering ostrich. I have the unfortunate habit of burying my head in the sand. I'm helping my aunt run her tea shop when I found out my brother...

  • Balmy Darlings and Deaths synopsis, comments

    Balmy Darlings and Deaths

    Anne R. Tan

    Balmy weather in store… with a chance of death. Raina Sun is cashing in a gift certificate for a free hairstyle from the town's premier beauty salon and day spa. No more walki...

  • Murky Passions and Scandals synopsis, comments

    Murky Passions and Scandals

    Anne R. Tan

    Murky weather in store… with a chance of fatal storms.After private investigator in training, Raina Sun witnesses a kidnapping, the victim shows up unharmed and claims nothing happ...

  • Airy Allies and Enemies synopsis, comments

    Airy Allies and Enemies

    Anne R. Tan

    A free honeymoon, an old ally, and a kidnapping.Raina Sun is enjoying her belated honeymoon with her husband, far away from her nosy family. When her grandma shows up to help a fri...

  • Smoldering Flames and Secrets synopsis, comments

    Smoldering Flames and Secrets

    Anne R. Tan

    Smoldering flames are still deadly.Raina Sun is in San Francisco, preparing for her cousin's upcoming wedding…to her exboyfriend. Even though she is a reluctant bridesmaid, she und...

  • Just A Lucky Break-In synopsis, comments

    Just A Lucky Break-In

    Anne R. Tan

    A dead body. A crazy chicken. And a Chinese artifact. Morro Cliff Village will never be the same again.Lucy Fong is keeping the family's private investigation firm afloat while her...

  • Sunny Mates and Murders synopsis, comments

    Sunny Mates and Murders

    Anne R. Tan

    Sunny days ahead…but this amateur sleuth may get burned.Graduate student Raina Sun thought being a fake fiancée to an acquaintance would get her closer to her deceased grandfather'...

  • Just Lost and Found synopsis, comments

    Just Lost and Found

    Anne R. Tan

    Meet Raspberry. He is one fierce kitty. And Lucy Fong gets to pet sit him for a weekend. Will she win him over or forever be known as a feline fatale? 

  • Just Shoot Me Dead synopsis, comments

    Just Shoot Me Dead

    Anne R. Tan

    While on a blind date with a doctor and his mama, Lucy Fong gets a call that her estranged mom is found shot in the stomach in her private investigation office. She returns to Morr...

  • Hazy Grooms and Homicides synopsis, comments

    Hazy Grooms and Homicides

    Anne R. Tan

    Raina Sun arrives in Las Vegas to elope and ends up with a missing groom. With an overbooked hotelcasino and a rock and roll conference, Raina thought her fiancé was helping the ho...

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    Bill Bryson

    Bill Bryson’s bestselling biography of William Shakespeare takes the reader on an enthralling tour through Elizabethan England and the eccentricities of Shakespearean scholarshipup...