Whatsapp Co-Founder Jan Koum Is Leaving Facebook

Whatsapp co-founder Jan Koum confirmed Monday that he is leaving the company. The confirmation came after the Washington Post reported earlier Monday that Koum was getting ready to leave over disagreements over the company’s direction and issues like encryption. Koum didn’t make any mention of those disagreements when announcing his departure, and instead simply said that it ws time to […]

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Maplin's tragic FAQ sign about its closure goes viral

If the news that electronics chain Maplin will be closing all of its stores and even its website makes you feel a little sad, then don’t worry, the staff have just the tonic. After the closures were announced, one team at a Maplin store took matters into their own hands to tell customers why they’re going, what the closing down […]

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Richard Plepler, Don Lemon To Keynote Variety’s Entertainment and Technology NYC Summit

HBO chairman and CEO Richard Plepler and “CNN Tonight” anchor Don Lemon will be keynote speakers at Variety’s Entertainment & Technology NYC Summit. Held on Friday, the conference will explore how film, TV, gaming, music and digital media is being transformed by new technologies. The Ent and Tech Summit will also include a keynote conversation with Chris Carey, head of sales for strategy […]

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Twitter Shares Pop on Disney/ESPN Live Content and Advertising Pact

ESPN and other Disney divisions are developing live shows for Twitter, under a wide-ranging pact announced between the Walt Disney Co. and the social-networking player. Details on the new deal were scant, but the announcement Monday sent Twitter’s stock up more than 5%. The deal with Twitter spans live content and advertising from across the entire Disney portfolio. In addition […]

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NBCUniversal, Google Partner Partner on 10 Multi-Episode VR Productions (EXCLUSIVE)

NBCUniversal has partnered with Google to produce and distribute original 360-degree video and 180VR video content for properties like “Saturday Night Live,” Bravo’s “Vanderpump Rules” and SYFY Wire. Altogether, the partnership will result in at least 10 multi-episode VR productions. “We are constantly looking for opportunities to bring consumers new ways to experience content from across the NBCUniversal portfolio,” said NBCUniversal Digital […]

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‘Stardew Valley’ Multiplayer Beta Launches on PC, Mac and Linux

Popular farming simulator/RPG “Stardew Valley” finally launched its multiplayer beta on PC, Mac, and Linux Monday. Publisher Chucklefish first announced the new feature in August 2017. At the time, it expected to start the beta test at the end of the year, then release a patch in early 2018. Obviously, getting multiplayer up and running is taking longer than expected, […]

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Facebook wants you to get notifications through your skin

It means Facebook fans will never miss a message or alert even at times when they can’t check a phone, such as during a meeting or even in church. The device could also come in handy if a user is driving or carrying bags in each hand. Research published by Facebook claims the invention is needed because it can be […]

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Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery game criticised for forcing player to "pay or wait" to save your character from being strangled

Another week, another controversy about video game microtransactions. Last year’s Star Wars: Battlefront II had everyone talking about how egregious it was that progress in unlocking anything was so slow and random that you were pressured into paying real-world money on top of the game’s original price, and in a product based on the biggest family-friendly brand in the world. […]

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‘Nintendo Labo’ First Week Sales Sluggish in Japan, U.K.

It appears “Nintendo Labo” is struggling to find an audience. It sold through only 30% of its initial shipment in Japan its first week, according to sales tracker Media Create (translated by Siliconera). The educational cardboard construction kits are peripherals for the Nintendo Switch. The Toy-Con 01: Variety Kit costs $69.99 and comes with a physical version of the “Labo” […]

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