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The Lex Newsletter: Nadella wants Activision sales more than metaverse

The Lex Newsletter: Nadella wants Activision sales more than metaverse | Financial Times Accessibility helpSkip to navigationSkip to contentSkip to footer Make the most of 2022 Lead your own way in business and beyond with our unrivalled journalism. With 390m monthly active users, it is easy to see why the video game publisher’s numbers have…
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19 January 2022 0

Tesla investors urge judge to order Musk repay $13 bln for SolarCity deal

  REUTERS/Mike Blake/File Photo Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) shareholders on Tuesday asked a judge  to find that Elon Musk forced the company’s board of directors into a  deal for SolarCity in 2016 and wanted the CEO convicted, the electric vehicle maker one of the largest judgments in history paid $13 billion. “This case was always  about…
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19 January 2022 0

Stablecoin News for the week ending Wednesday 19th January.

To CBDC or not, that is the question! Here is our pick of the 3 most important Stablecoin news stories during the week. This week we saw arguments for and against the implementation by Central Banks of a state backed stablecoin or CBDC.   Firstly, the BIS published a study on the rise and power of digital…
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19 January 2022 0

SoftBank faces test of new China strategy

This article is an on-site version of our #techAsia newsletter. Sign up here to get the newsletter sent straight to your inbox every Wednesday Hi everyone, James here. We have a rare change to our line-up this week. We are delighted to welcome Nian Liu, who is taking over from the wonderful Mercedes, a founding…
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19 January 2022 0

Social media sites should not ban misleading content, UK scientists say

Calls for social media sites to remove misleading content — for example about vaccines, climate change and 5G technology — should be rejected, according to the UK’s senior scientific academy. After investigating the sources and impact of online misinformation, the Royal Society concluded that removing false claims and offending accounts would do little to limit…
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19 January 2022 0

AT&T and Verizon limit 5G service near US airports after airlines’ outcry

AT&T and Verizon have agreed to scale back or postpone the launch of 5G wireless service near airport runways after an eleventh-hour outcry from the aviation industry. Airlines had warned that the debut of high-speed 5G technology, scheduled for Wednesday, could interfere with aircraft safety and navigation systems. United Airlines and American Airlines said earlier…
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18 January 2022 0

Apple confirms that the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro do not support noise cancellation during phone calls

Photo credit: Gadgets Now  Apple has confirmed that  iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro do not cancel noise  during phone calls, including  iPhone 13 mini and iPhone 13 Pro Max. Apple included the feature in the iPhone 12 series and earlier models to improve call quality in noise environment.  No reason was given to remove…
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18 January 2022 0

Samsung unveils Exynos 2200 with Xclipse GPU, based on AMD RDNA2 architecture

Samsung  today unveiled the Exynos 2200, its latest flagship chipset that will power  Galaxy S22 smartphones in certain regions. The new platform is based on  4nm EUV process technology and comes with a custom GPU called Xclipse.  It is based on the AMD RDNA2 architecture and as such is a “single hybrid graphics processor” that…
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18 January 2022 0

Microsoft to buy video game maker Activision Blizzard in $68.7bn deal

Microsoft has agreed to buy Activision Blizzard, the video game maker, for about $68.7bn, including net cash, in the biggest deal ever for the tech company founded by Bill Gates. Under the terms of the deal, Microsoft would pay shareholders of the company behind gaming franchises such as Call of Duty, Warcraft and Candy Crush…
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18 January 2022 0

There Are So Many Details From Marvel’s ‘Eternals’ You Probably Missed

Photo credit: Marvel Studios Marvel’s Eternals is a very different beast to many other MCU movies; directed by autheor Chloe Zhao,  is a slow-paced, meditative story that explores the emotional toll of immortality on a group of extraterrestrials who have lived on the fringes of human society for millennia. This departure from the familiar house…
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