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Company made to change name that could be used for website hacks

Companies have jokingly given themselves code-based names in the past (you can thank XKCD for that), but one of them was just forced to mend its ways. The Guardian reports that UK business registrar Companies House has forced a software … Read the rest of this entry

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Uber CEO says his company can’t hire all of its drivers in California

Whatever the outcome of its ongoing legal spat with the state of California, Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi doesn’t believe his company can employ all the people who drive for the platform in California, at least not without a fundamental rethinking … Read the rest of this entry

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An Alphabet company is designing a road for autonomous cars in Michigan

The state of Michigan wants to build the autonomous roadway of the future. Normally that in itself would be interesting enough, but there’s also the company it’s partnering with to make the project a reality. The state will work with … Read the rest of this entry

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Amazon VP quits over company firing COVID-19 whistleblowers

Amazon’s recent firings of labor critics have prompted dissent among its upper ranks. AWS vice president Tim Bray has quit the company (via The Verge) over what he sees as an attempt to punish whistleblowers worried about inadequate COVID-19 protecti… … Read the rest of this entry

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Charter is the first cable company with a deal for HBO Max

WarnerMedia didn’t initially say how TV providers besides AT&T would offer HBO Max, but that’s now becoming clear through a first-ever deal. Cable provider Charter has landed a multi-year agreement that will make HBO Max available to all of its … Read the rest of this entry

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Elon Musk’s Boring Company is done excavating first Las Vegas tunnel

The Boring Company has finished excavating the first of the two tunnels planned for Las Vegas Convention Center's underground loop transportation system. If you'll recall, the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) tapped Elon Musk's com… Engadget RSS Feed

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Facebook buys Spanish cloud gaming company PlayGiga

Facebook is expanding its gaming efforts and has acquired PlayGiga, a startup that ran a cloud gaming service in Europe and some parts of the Middle East. The social network has confirmed the acquisition to Engadget after a report about … Read the rest of this entry

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Facebook accused of ‘empowering’ a racist company culture

Almost a year ago, former Facebook manager Mark Luckie accused the social network of "failing its black employees and its black users." According to a group of black, Latinx and female Asian employees, not much has changed since then. An … Read the rest of this entry

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Government hackers reportedly broke into Russian search company Yandex

According to a Reuters report, hackers working for Western intelligence agencies reportedly broke into Yandex, the company often referred to as "Russia's Google." The hackers were allegedly looking for technical information that would indicate how Ya… Engadget RSS Feed

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The company behind TikTok is reportedly launching a Spotify rival

ByteDance, the owner of the Vine-like social media app TikTok, might challenge Spotify with a paid streaming service in emerging markets, according to Bloomberg. It could introduce an app (not named after TikTok), in several non-first-world countries… Engadget RSS Feed

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