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Roblox hit with $200 million lawsuit over creators" use of unlicensed music

Variety reports that NMPA president/CEO David Israelite announced the lawsuit at the trade group's 2021 annual meeting, highlighting Roblox's millions of daily active players and alleging that it goes to great lengths to avoid paying artists for usin.....»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailJun 10th, 2021

GTA V ships over 150 million copies, pushing the franchise to over 350 million sold in total

It seems that GTA V remains the second best-selling video game in history, with over 150 million copies sold, and about 50 million shy from the first place currently held by Minecraft. GTA V sales have significantly pushed the GTA franchise to cross.....»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated News4 hr. 10 min. ago

Blizzard president J. Allen Brack steps down amid sexual harassment lawsuit against parent company

A statement from Blizzard, which you can read below, explains that Brack is "stepping down" from his position as leader of the studio from today and being replaced by Jen Oneal and Mike Ybarra, who will co-lead the company......»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated News5 hr. 9 min. ago

T-Mobile vanishes from Call of Duty and Overwatch websites as Activision Blizzard lawsuit draws controversy

Dexerto reports that the T-Mobile logo no longer appears on the Call of Duty League (CDL) website, despite being visible on July 21. The Overwatch League website is also missing the company's name, though it was there as recently as July 27, and T-Mo.....»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated News5 hr. 9 min. ago

Samsung loses top European phone vendor crown to Xiaomi

According to Strategy Analytics, Xiaomi shipped a record 12.7 million smartphone units in Europe during the second quarter, giving it a market share of 25.3%. Second-place Samsung, meanwhile, managed 12 million shipments for a 24% share......»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated News5 hr. 9 min. ago

India’s BharatPe valued at $2.85 billion in Tiger Global-led $370 million funding

Indian fintech startup BharatPe has raised $370 million in a new round of financing as it looks to aggressively scale its business in the next two years. It’s the nineteenth Indian startup to become a unicorn this year (up from 11 last year) as.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated News5 hr. 9 min. ago

A Silicon Valley VC firm with $1.8B in assets was hit by ransomware

Advanced Technology Ventures, a Silicon Valley venture capital firm with more than $1.8 billion in assets under its management, was hit by a ransomware attack in July that saw cybercriminals steal personal information on the company’s private i.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated News5 hr. 9 min. ago

Anonymous Snapchat-connected app Sendit surges with 3.5M installs after Snap suspends YOLO and LMK

In May of this year, Snap suspended two Snapchat-integrated apps that allowed users to send anonymous messages, Yolo and LMK, following a lawsuit filed on behalf of a mother whose son died by suicide after being bullied through messages on the apps f.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated News5 hr. 9 min. ago

Edtech startup bina raises $1.4M to teach 4- to 12-year-olds, launch School-as-a-Service

With the pandemic wreaking havoc amongst early years education amid school lockdowns, it’s no wonder edtech startups have piled into the space. But it has also served to highlight the abysmal nature of early years teaching: Some 40 million teachers.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated News5 hr. 9 min. ago

YouTube’s $100 million Shorts Fund to challenge TikTok goes live

YouTube earlier this year announced its plans to significantly invest in original creator content for its TikTok competitor, YouTube Shorts, with the introduction of a $100 million YouTube Shorts Fund. The fund will reward creators for their most en.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated News5 hr. 9 min. ago

Substack doubles down on uncensored ‘free speech’ with acquisition of Letter

Substack announced last week that it acquired Letter, a platform that encourages written dialogue and debate. The financials of the deal weren’t disclosed, but this acquisition follows Substack’s recent $65 million raise. Newsletters are.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated News5 hr. 9 min. ago

We can’t believe how cheap this Garmin GPS watch is today – save over $200!

Amazon is offering Garmin's Forerunner 935 smartwatch with GPS for a super low price. It's an excellent health and fitness wearable with smart notifications!.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News5 hr. 10 min. ago

Activision Blizzard quarterly revenue jumps to $2.3 billion as it faces harassment allegations

Activision Blizzard is raking in the cash even as the fallout over a harassment and discrimination lawsuit threatens its enormous business......»»

Category: topSource:  cnnRelated News6 hr. 42 min. ago

Fortnite: When is Ariana Grande’s virtual concert and how to attend

Ariana Grande is bringing her music to Fortnite in its latest virtual concert. Here's how to get in on it......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News9 hr. 42 min. ago

Blizzard president J. Allen Brack steps down amid lawsuit

Former Blizzard President J. Allen Brack will be replaced by two co-leaders, Jen Oneal and Mike Ybarra......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News9 hr. 42 min. ago

Awful transaction and timing: AT&T finally ditches DirecTV

AT&T owns 70% of DirecTV spinoff but won't be managing it anymore. Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | Ronald Martinez) AT&T has completed its spinoff of DirecTV after six years of mismanagement in which nearly 10 million customers ditched the com.....»»

Category: topSource:  marketingvoxRelated News10 hr. 42 min. ago

The Activision Blizzard lawsuit could be a watershed moment for the business world. Here"s why

Even if you're not an avid gamer, there's a good chance you've heard of "Call of Duty," "World of Warcraft" or "Candy Crush." Those games, which are played by hundreds of millions of people around the world and have in some cases attained the status.....»»

Category: topSource:  cnnRelated News11 hr. 10 min. ago

Blizzard president ends 16-year tenure amid lawsuit fallout

Two recent Blizzard execs will serve as co-leads for the studio. Enlarge / Brack promoting World of Warcraft onstage at Blizzcon 2017. (credit: Blizzard) Blizzard President J. Allen Brack, who was recently named in a California state discrimin.....»»

Category: topSource:  informationweekRelated News12 hr. 10 min. ago

Dell is practically giving away XPS 13 laptops as back-to-school deals

Students and parents preparing for the upcoming school year might want to invest in a new laptop such as the Dell XPS 13, which is on sale with a $200 discount......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News13 hr. 42 min. ago

China PCB maker DSBJ to step into IC substrate market

China's PCB maker Dongshan Precision Manufacturing (DSBJ) has disclosed plans to invest CNY1.5 billion (US$232.1 million) in establishing a new wholly-owned subsidiary that will be dedicated to production and sale of IC substrates......»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated News19 hr. 10 min. ago

China smartphone AP shipments to grow 7% in 3Q21

About 218 million smartphone application processors (APs) were shipped to China-based handset vendors in the second quarter of 2021, up about 3% sequentially, according to Digitimes Research. Shipments are forecast to register another sequential grow.....»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated News19 hr. 10 min. ago