In mid-2014, Satya Nadella, who had just become Microsoft's CEO, led the company's gaming heads to his fifth-floor office in Redmond, Washington.Executives wanted Mr. Nadella to write a check for $ 2.5 billion to buy Mojang, a Swedish company...
There will be “Lupine” pillows and boxer shorts from Netflix.There will be caps, necklaces, charms and hoodies, all of which will be available on Netflix.shop, a website that goes live on Thursday when the world's largest streaming company raises...
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When Bitcoin hit the market in 2009, fans touted the cryptocurrency as a secure, decentralized, and anonymous way to conduct transactions outside of the traditional financial system.Criminals, often operating in hidden areas of the internet, flocked to Bitcoin to...
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Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost filed a lawsuit Tuesday in a novel attempt to declare Google a public utility and subject it to state regulation.The lawsuit, which was filed in a Delaware County, Ohio court, aims to use a...
A few years ago, while on a work trip in Los Angeles, I called an Uber for a rush-hour ride around town. I knew it was going to be a long journey and I steeled myself to pay...
Apple on Monday again targeted the huge digital advertising industry and unveiled a number of changes to protect iPhone users' privacy and strengthen its position as the gatekeeper between consumers and the rest of the digital industry.Apple said the...
And then of course there are the inevitable privacy concerns. Kinsa emphasizes that all data made available to the city is aggregated and anonymized. "None of the individual data goes to anyone other than that person," said...
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