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  • CD Projekt Ransomware Hack Severely Disrupts Work on Cyberpunk Updates
    CD Projekt SA said Wednesday it will delay a promised update to the much-criticized role-playing game Cyberpunk 2077, pinning the blame for its slow progress on a recent security breach. From a report: What the Polish publisher didn't say is that mos…
    - 2 hours ago, 25 Feb 21, 9:00am -
  • LG Says It Will License webOS To Other TV Makers
    LG will make its webOS software available to other companies. From a report: The proprietary software on LG's own sets will be able to be licensed by outside TV brands, the company announced Wednesday. Notably, TV brands that choose to bring LG's sof…
    - 5 hours ago, 25 Feb 21, 5:45am -
  • Biden Signs Executive Order To Address Chip Shortage Through a Review To Strengthen Supply Chains
    President Joe Biden signed an executive order Wednesday meant to address a global chip shortage impacting industries ranging from medical supplies to electric vehicles. From a report: The order includes a 100-day review of key products including semi…
    - 9 hours ago, 25 Feb 21, 1:43am -
  • Verizon Leads 5G Airwave Bidding With Record $45 Billion Splurge
    Verizon Communications committed $45 billion for 5G wireless airwaves in a government auction that attracted record bidding as the largest U.S. mobile carriers race to build faster networks. From a report: At $23 billion, AT&T was the second-highest…
    - 12 hours ago, 24 Feb 21, 10:52pm -
  • Why Discord Is Switching From Go To Rust
    RoccamOccam writes: The developers at Discord have seen success with Rust on their video encoding pipeline for Go Live and on their Elixir NIFs' server. Recently, they penned a post explaining how they have drastically improved the performance of a s…
    - 13 hours ago, 24 Feb 21, 10:00pm -
  • Google Sponsors 2 Full-Time Devs To Improve Linux Security
    Worried about the security of Linux and open-source code, Google is sponsoring a pair of full-time developers to work on the kernel's security. From a report: The internet giant builds code from its own repositories rather than downloading outside bi…
    - 14 hours ago, 24 Feb 21, 9:00pm -
  • The Fed's System That Allows Banks To Send Money Back and Forth is Down
    The Federal Reserve's system that allows financial institutions to send money back and forth electronically went down Wednesday morning. From a report: The "operational error," as the Fed described it, impacted multiple services, including its pivota…
    - 15 hours ago, 24 Feb 21, 7:36pm -
  • Apache Software Foundation Ousts TinkerPop Creator
    Frosty P writes: The Apache Software Foundation (ASF) has removed Marko Rodriguez from the TinkerPop project he co-founded because his provocative Twitter posts were said to have violated the ASF Code of Conduct. "I was removed from the project I sta…
    - 15 hours ago, 24 Feb 21, 7:11pm -
  • Amazon Prime Video Direct and the Dystopian Decision To Stop Accepting Documentaries
    When Amazon made a unilateral decision in early February to stop accepting documentaries and short films via Prime Video Direct (a policy that also covers "slide shows, vlogs, podcasts, tutorials, filmed conferences, monologues, toy play, music video…
    - 16 hours ago, 24 Feb 21, 6:14pm -
  • Starlink Will Hit 300Mbps and Expand To 'Most of Earth' This Year
    Starlink broadband speeds will double to 300Mbps "later this year," SpaceX CEO Elon Musk wrote on Twitter this week. SpaceX has been telling users to expect speeds of 50Mbps to 150Mbps since the beta began a few months ago. From a report: Musk also w…
    - 17 hours ago, 24 Feb 21, 5:11pm -
  • Fry's Electronics Going Out of Business, Shutting Down All Stores
    UnknowingFool and scores of other readers have shared this report: Fry's Electronics, the decades-old superstore chain with locations in nine American states, appears to have gone defunct. Bay Area TV station KRON-4 was the first press outlet to conf…
    - 18 hours ago, 24 Feb 21, 4:09pm -
  • HP is Buying Gaming Accessory Brand HyperX for $425 Million
    HP has announced that it is acquiring gaming peripheral company HyperX for $425 million. The purchase will give HP a major foothold in the gaming accessory market. From a report: This transaction will result in HP buying the HyperX brand from Kingsto…
    - 20 hours ago, 24 Feb 21, 3:00pm -


  • India unveils more stringent rules for social media, streaming services
    India announced sweeping changes to its guidelines for social media, on-demand video streaming services, and digital news outlets on Thursday, posing new challenges for small firms as well as giants such as Facebook and Google that count the nation a…
    - 56 mins ago, 25 Feb 21, 9:41am -
  • Maze raises another $15 million for its user testing platform
    Maze has closed a $15 million Series A funding round led by Emergence Capital. The company lets you run user tests at scale so that you can get feedback before rolling out a design update or test copy. When you have a lot of users, you don’t want t…
    - 1 hour ago, 25 Feb 21, 9:30am -
  • TreeCard raises $5.1M seed to plant trees as you spend
    TreeCard, a U.K. yet-to-launch fintech offering a spending card made out of wood and the promise to fund reforesting via the interchange fees generated, has raised $5.1 million in seed funding. The round is led by EQT Ventures, with participation fro…
    - 2 hours ago, 25 Feb 21, 9:00am -
  • Infra.Market becomes India’s newest unicorn with $100 million fundraise
    The newest unicorn in India is a startup that is helping construction and real estate companies in the world’s second most populated nation procure materials and handle logistics for their projects. Four year-old Infra.Market said on Thursday it ha…
    - 2 hours ago, 25 Feb 21, 8:12am -
  • Rainmaking launches Motion Ventures to boost innovation in the maritime industry
    A new fund has launched, with backing from the Singaporean government, to support tech innovation for the maritime industry. Called Motion Ventures, it is targeting $30 million SGD (about $22.8 million USD) and has completed its first close, with Wil…
    - 4 hours ago, 25 Feb 21, 6:45am -
  • Stitch emerges from stealth with $4M for its API fintech play in Africa
    Over the years, there has been a growing trend of fintech infrastructure players around the world. In Africa, a handful of startups have launched in the past three years to provide such services. Stitch, a South African fintech startup, is one of the…
    - 5 hours ago, 25 Feb 21, 6:00am -
  • Plant-based food startup Next Gen lands $10M seed round from investors including Temasek
    Singapore is quickly turning into a hub for food-tech startups, partly because of government initiatives supporting the development of meat alternatives. One of the newest entrants is Next Gen, which will launch its plant-based “chicken” brand, c…
    - 10 hours ago, 25 Feb 21, 12:30am -
  • Paramount+ will cost $4.99 per month with ads
    ViacomCBS executives held a virtual investor event today where they outlined the strategy for Paramount+, the streaming service set to launch on March 4 that’s basically a rebranded, expanded version of CBS All Access. In addition to launching in t…
    - 11 hours ago, 25 Feb 21, 12:05am -

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  • Australian Parliament passes law that requires Google, Facebook to pay for news
    The Australian law that makes it mandatory for companies like Google and Facebook to pay for news they use is ready to be enforced. Australia's Parliament has passed the final amendments to the News Media Bargaining Code, and according to AP, the…
    - 4 hours ago, 25 Feb 21, 6:21am -
  • 'Cyberpunk 2077' patch delayed as developers reportedly can't access their VPN
    Earlier today, CD Projekt Red announced that the second major patch for Cyberpunk 2077 will be delayed until late March, and it cited a recent ransomware attack as well as the patch's extensive scope as reasons why. The company didn't go into…
    - 7 hours ago, 25 Feb 21, 3:47am -
  • Nickelodeon builds on Aang's adventures with Avatar Studios project
    Fans of award-winning animated series Avatar: The Last Airbender and its sequel, The Legend of Korra, are in for a treat. ViacomCBS execs announced on Wednesday that its subsidiary, Nickelodeon, will launch a new production studio dedicated to expand…
    - 11 hours ago, 25 Feb 21, 12:06am -
  • 'Star Trek: Prodigy' will debut on Paramount+ before airing on Nickelodeon
    When CBS first shared details on Star Trek: Prodigy last year, it should it would premiere on Nickelodeon. That’s no longer the case. The computer-animated series for kids will now instead debut on Paramount+ later this year. Only once it completes…
    - 11 hours ago, 24 Feb 21, 11:34pm -
  • Paramount+ snags long-awaited 'Halo' TV series from Showtime
    First announced all the way back in 2013, the highly anticipated Halo television series, based on the megahit Xbox game franchise is finally set to premiere in the first quarter of 2022. But don't go signing up for a Showtime subscription just ye…
    - 12 hours ago, 24 Feb 21, 11:06pm -
  • Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile spent $78 billion on C-band spectrum for 5G
    The Federal Communications Commission has shared the results of its long-awaited C-band spectrum auction. A company called Cellco Partnership, better known as Verizon (Engadget's parent company), came away from the proceedings the clear winner. I…
    - 12 hours ago, 24 Feb 21, 10:55pm -
  • Paramount+ will cost $5 per month with ads, or $10 without
    On March 4th, ViacomCBS will transform CBS All Access into Paramount+, but first it's telling investors all the details about its new streaming plans, similar to events we saw before Disney, HBO and Comcast all launched their respective internet.…
    - 12 hours ago, 24 Feb 21, 10:42pm -
  • AMD will announce its next Radeon RX 6000 GPU on March 3rd
    Excited to learn about more GPUs you probably won’t be able to buy anytime soon? Us too. And thankfully AMD is about to oblige. After promising at CES it had more desktop GPUs on the way for the first half of the year, the company announced today i…
    - 14 hours ago, 24 Feb 21, 8:51pm -