Day: April 15, 2019

Starz apologizes for pushing Twitter to remove tweets on online piracy

Peter Willert / EyeEm via Getty Images How about this for a comedy of errors. Last week, Twitter removed a tweet posted by TorrentFreak, for an article about how Starz shows were being pirated. The TV service Starz compounded matters over the weekend after issuing a DMCA takedown to remove other users’ tweets that shared …

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Why the Future of Esports Is Tied to Cryptocurrency

<strong>At the League of Legends World Championship Finals in South Korea last year, 100 million viewers tuned in to watch Invictus Gaming defeat Fnatic 3-0 and collect $2.4M in prize money. With its young, passionate and tech-savvy global audience, esports shares evident similarities with cryptocurrency. Not surprisingly, many predict great things for the twin industries …

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Germany’s first criminal indictment in VW emissions scandal is ex-CEO Winterkorn

Enlarge / Martin Winterkorn, former Volkswagen Group CEO. Matthias Balk/picture alliance via Getty Images On Monday, German prosecutors filed a criminal indictment against former Volkswagen Group CEO Martin Winterkorn for participating in the fraud that led to the diesel-emissions scandal that rocked the company in 2015. Four other managers were also indicted today, but their …

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Report: Blockchain Startup ConsenSys Seeks $200 Million From Outside Investors

New York-based blockchain company ConsenSys is reportedly seeking investors to raise $200 million, technology media outlet The Information reported on April 15. According to sources familiar with the matter, ConsenSys is trying to attract outside investors to raise $200 million. The company’s executives reportedly talked to investors in Hong Kong and South Korea, however as …

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Get destroyed by OpenAI’s masterful Dota 2 bots this weekend

OpenAI achieved a historic milestone in the world of artificial intelligence this weekend when its Dota 2 system, called OpenAI Five, handily bested the strategy game’s world champion e-sports team, OG, in a best-of-three contest. Now, the AI research organization wants to let the public get a taste of what it’s like to play against …

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The First $35K Tesla Model 3 Has Been Delivered!

The $35,000 standard range Tesla Model 3 sedans are being delivered to customers based on multiple reports, but can you still order one? Let’s talk about it as I take your questions and comments during the LIVE stream! Get on our VIP list at https://eforelectric.com/vip OUR SPONSOR: ❤️ Reserve your all electric BYTON SUV at: …

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AT&T sells back stake in Hulu, leaving Disney and Comcast as remaining owners – CNET

Hulu has been adding subscribers but remains much smaller than rival Netflix.   Sarah Tew/CNET AT&T has sold its stake in Hulu back to the streaming service, leaving the joint venture’s ownership to Disney and Comcast in a deal that values Hulu at $15 billion.  < p class=”speakableTextP2″>”We thank AT&T for their support and investment over the …

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Tesla Semi competitor Nikola set to unveil battery-only semi-trucks at launch event

By Dacia J. Ferris Posted on April 15, 2019 Tesla Semi Truck competitor Nikola Motor Company will unveil battery-only versions of the Nikola Two and Nikola Tre semi-trucks at its two-day Nikola World 2019 event in Scottsdale, Arizona this week. Previously, hydrogen-electric versions were announced, including the Nikola One, unveiled in 2016. A track demonstration …

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