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US Navy Plans Archive At Least 350 Billion Social Media Posts

The US Navy want to create an archive of at least 350 billion social media posts from around the world, in order to study how people talk online. The Navy  did specify which social media platform(s) plans to collect the data from. The posts must be publicly available, come from at least 100 different countries […]

Senator Josh Hawley’s Anti-Loot Box Bill Gains Bipartisan Support

Two Democratic Senators have signed on to Republican Senator Josh Hawley’s anti-loot box bill, providing bipartisan support for the proposed legislation that would fine publishers and game distributors over both blind loot boxes and “pay to win” mechanics. The US Senator from Missouri, released the full text of the The Protecting Children from Abusive Games […]

Leak Has The DoJ Wanting To Block Sprint, T-Mobile Merger

Internally, the US Justice Department‘s antitrust division has recommended the agency file a lawsuit to block the proposed merger of T-Mobile and Sprint, according to a Reuters reports citing two sources familiar with the matter. The final decision on whether to allow the merger now lies with political appointees at the department. That decision is expected in […]

US Senate Bill Would Protect Electronic Devices From Warrantless Search At The Border

A proposed bipartisan law in the Senate would require a warrant for border agents to search electronic devices such as phones, or demand access to online accounts such as social media. The law protects all digital content of devices, and requires a warrant for passwords, PINs, and biometric authentication such as a fingerprint or face. […]

Ford Plans To Cut 7,000 White-Collar Jobs World Wide

Ford revealed details of long-in-the-works restructuring  today. A major part of the plan is cutting 7,000 white-collar workers worldwide – around 10% of its global salaried workforce. Ford says the plan will save about $600 million per year by eliminating bureaucracy and increasing the number of workers reporting to each manager. In the U.S. about […]

Trump’s Executive Order Cuts Huawei Off From Google, Intel And Other US Firms

The Trump administration issued an executive order last week preventing “foreign adversaries” from doing telecommunication business in the US. While the order’s wording was vague, the implementation includes preventing Huawei from doing business with any US software or hardware supplier, including Google, Intel, Qualcomm, and Broadcom. This means Huawei will no longer be able to ship […]

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai Supports T-Mobile / Sprint Merger

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai announced that he will recommend the agency approve the proposed merger between T-Mobile and Sprint. To secure the recommendation, the companies have promised to divest the Boost prepaid brand and not raise prices for three years. With Commissioner Brendan Carr also announcing his support, the deal seems close to FCC approval. […]

HP Enterprise Plans To Acquire Cray – Will Be A Supercomputer Powerhouse

Hewlett Packard Enterprise announced Friday that it would buy the supercomputer pioneer Cray, based in Seattle. HPE Will pay around $1.4 to buy cray, which designs some of the most powerful systems in use. Cray’s customers include national laboratories, the military and intelligence agencies in the United States. The core of Cray was founded in […]

AOC Joins Forces With Red Bull – AOC Now A Backer Of 2019 Red Bull Player One Events

AOC today announces a long-term partnership with Red Bull. As of now, teams and gamers competing at prominent esports events powered by Red Bull will be provided with AOC’s cutting-edge gaming monitors. In addition, ten Red Bull Player One events taking place across Europe will be sponsored by AOC over the entire course of 2019. […]

Disney Takes Control Of Hulu – Will Buy The Streaming Service From Comcast At Later Date

Today Comcast has agreed to sell its ownership stake in Hulu to Disney. While sale won’t happen for at least another five years, Disney will take full operational control of Hulu going forward now. Hulu was at one time a joint venture between Disney, 21st Century Fox (Which both Comcast and Disney tried to acquire) […]

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