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The best stuff of the week.
Twitch users watched 18.3 million hours of chess content in January, nearly as much as they consumed throughout 2019. Last week, chess even surpassed League of Legends, Fortnite and Valorant as the…
Xbox chief Phil Spencer made headlines this week by laying out his company’s position on cloud gaming, subscriptions, and the fraught acquisition of Activision Blizzard.
New technology — plus the pandemic remote work trend — is helping fraudsters use someone else’s identity to get a job.
«It’s unlikely that a cybercriminal would get a job using deepfake audio clone, but attackers can (and do) use cloned human voices for workplace phishing attacks.»
Hundreds of tech employees are getting laid off amid the coronavirus outbreak — but now it's all happening over Zoom.
Discord's founders just wanted to create a way to talk to their gamer friends. They created something much bigger.
It can be “a flex” for startup founders to take no salary. Be careful about that.
Elon Musk promised an “ecological paradise,” but his newest Gigafactory is anything but so far for those living in its shadow.
Twitter's META team is made up of some of tech's most notorious critics, and two more will soon be joining them: Sarah Roberts and Kristian Lum.
«She'd always felt that algorithmic accountability and ethics should shape not just how Twitter used algorithms, but all practical AI applications.»
Notion COO Akshay Kothari says there’s room to grow, aided by a new CFO who knows how to take a company public.
«That concept of public company readiness is just a framework,” Katkar said. “But in reality, I think even large private companies benefit from operating that way.”»
He's turning Automattic into a different kind of tech giant. But can he take on the trillion-dollar walled gardens and give the internet back to the people?
«“The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion.”»
Cloud computing isn’t going anywhere, but some companies are shifting their machine learning data and models to their own machines they manage in-house. Adopters are spending less money and getting…
I wasn't proud of it, and neither were my coworkers. But that's life in today's China.
Most people just want to play games. The brands are moving in anyway.
With synthetic derivatives, hedge funds can bet against a startup’s price and VCs can de-risk an aging portfolio.
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