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ProBeat: RIP YouTube TV, you'll make a great case study

PROBEAT: RIP YOUTUBE TV, YOU'LL MAKE A GREAT CASE STUDY

At $65 per month, YouTube TV is simply another cable TV service masquerading as an over-the-top streaming service. I'll stick with...

9 deals you can save extra on for the 4th of July

9 DEALS YOU CAN SAVE EXTRA ON FOR THE 4TH OF JULY

SPONSORED DEALS: As odd as 2020 has been, we're more than halfway through and quickly approaching the Fourth of July if you can believe...

 
 
 
The DeanBeat: How the rest of 2020 looks for the game industry

THE DEANBEAT: HOW THE REST OF 2020 LOOKS FOR THE GAME INDUSTRY

The second half of 2020 will bring us lots of big games, online game events, and the launch of two major video game consoles.

Genies creates an investment arm for companies using its digital avatars

GENIES CREATES AN INVESTMENT ARM FOR COMPANIES USING ITS DIGITAL AVATARS

Genies has raised $40 million to date from celebrities like Pokimane. Now it is investing money into startups that use its digital...

 
 
 
Google-backed digital ad groups criticize Apple's new user-tracking warning

GOOGLE-BACKED DIGITAL AD GROUPS CRITICIZE APPLE'S NEW USER-TRACKING WARNING

A Google-backed group of European digital ad associations criticized Apple's plans to require apps to seek more permission from users...

Ubisoft CEO details plan to address workplace sexual misconduct and toxicity

UBISOFT CEO DETAILS PLAN TO ADDRESS WORKPLACE SEXUAL MISCONDUCT AND TOXICITY

French video game giant Ubisoft said detailed how it will address toxic behavior and sexual misconduct in the workplace after multiple...

 
 
 
Best CBD oil for anxiety and depression: Top 3 brands for 2020

BEST CBD OIL FOR ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION: TOP 3 BRANDS FOR 2020

CBD has a powerful effect on our neurological systems - helping to keep us calm, boost our mood, and restore our ability to resist...

Goldman explains Apple Card algorithmic rejections, including bankruptcies

GOLDMAN EXPLAINS APPLE CARD ALGORITHMIC REJECTIONS, INCLUDING BANKRUPTCIES

The system Apple uses to approve or deny Apple Card applicants is a black box, so we reached out to learn how Goldman's algorithm works...

 
 
 
Ubisoft's Hyper Scape is a sci-fi battle royale with audience participation

UBISOFT'S HYPER SCAPE IS A SCI-FI BATTLE ROYALE WITH AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION

Ubisoft is unveiling its new science fiction battle royale game Hyper Scape, where 100 players battle each other to be the last one...

Fallout TV project coming from the creators of HBO's ‘West World'

FALLOUT TV PROJECT COMING FROM THE CREATORS OF HBO'S ‘WEST WORLD'

Fallout is getting a TV adaptation from Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy. The show will end up on Amazon's Prime Video service.

 
 
 
COVID-KG uses AI to scan thousands of studies to answer doctors' coronavirus questions

COVID-KG USES AI TO SCAN THOUSANDS OF STUDIES TO ANSWER DOCTORS' CORONAVIRUS QUESTIONS

In a new paper, researchers from Columbia, Brandeis, Darpa, UCLA, UIUC, and elsewhere describe an AI framework that answers questions...

Save nearly 40% on 12 bottles of wine delivered right to your door

SAVE NEARLY 40% ON 12 BOTTLES OF WINE DELIVERED RIGHT TO YOUR DOOR

SPONSORED DEALS: Whether you're a wine connoisseur or just someone who likes to kick back with a glass of vino at the end of the day,...

 
 
 
‘Breaking Bad' star Giancarlo Esposito has to be the next Far Cry villain, right?

‘BREAKING BAD' STAR GIANCARLO ESPOSITO HAS TO BE THE NEXT FAR CRY VILLAIN, RIGHT?

Giancarlo Esposito is in a "huge" upcoming video game, and what else could it be but the next Far Cry game from Ubisoft?

With $5.7 million, One More Game comes out of the shadows

WITH $5.7 MILLION, ONE MORE GAME COMES OUT OF THE SHADOWS

One More Game raised $5.7 million for a new game studio in Seattle last fall, and one of its investors is Andreessen Horowitz.

 
 
 
PlayStation pulls ads from Facebook and Instagram for boycott

PLAYSTATION PULLS ADS FROM FACEBOOK AND INSTAGRAM FOR BOYCOTT

PlayStation is pulling its ads and content from Facebook and Instagram through the end of July. This is part of the StopHateForProfit...

How technology is helping dine-in restaurants reopen

HOW TECHNOLOGY IS HELPING DINE-IN RESTAURANTS REOPEN

Restaurants have had to rapidly embrace delivery and pickups, but as lockdown measures ease, technology is playing a big role in enabling...

 
 
 

CONTROLZEE RAISES $3 MILLION FOR ‘MASSIVELY INTERACTIVE SWARM GAMES'

ControlZee has raised $3 million to bring to life multiplayer worlds, or "massively-interactive swarm games," where viewers control...

CrazyLabs invests $500,000 in Indian hypercasual game accelerator

CRAZYLABS INVESTS $500,000 IN INDIAN HYPERCASUAL GAME ACCELERATOR

CrazyLabs has made a big business out of hypercasual games, and now it is investing $500,000 in CrazyHub, a new accelerator for hypercasual...

 
 
 
Advocacy groups raise concerns over Google's $2.1 billion Fitbit bid

ADVOCACY GROUPS RAISE CONCERNS OVER GOOGLE'S $2.1 BILLION FITBIT BID

Twenty advocacy groups signed a statement urging regulators to be wary of Google's $2.1 billion bid for fitness tracker company Fitbit.

MIT takes down 80 Million Tiny Images data set due to racist and offensive content

MIT TAKES DOWN 80 MILLION TINY IMAGES DATA SET DUE TO RACIST AND OFFENSIVE CONTENT

The 80 Million Tiny Images data set was taken offline following an audit that found images labelled with racist, sexist, or otherwise...

 
 
 



California enters July 4 weekend with many beaches closed

California enters July 4 weekend with many beaches closed

LOS ANGELES - California headed into the Fourth of July weekend Friday under classic sunny summer skies and new health orders that temporarily put many popular beaches... Read more ...

Correction: Venezuela-Oil Cargo Seizure story

Correction: Venezuela-Oil Cargo Seizure story

MIAMI - In a story on June 30, 2020, The Associated Press erroneously reported that prosecutors in Greece opened a preliminary criminal investigation against ship owner... Read more ...

Kansas sees worst 2-week COVID-19 spike since pandemic began

Kansas sees worst 2-week COVID-19 spike since pandemic began

TOPEKA, Kan. - Kansas reported another big increase in confirmed coronavirus cases Friday, capping its worst two-week spike since the pandemic began and coming as a statewide... Read more ...

EU diplomats say they barely considered letting Americans in for Europe's...

EU diplomats say they barely considered letting Americans in for Europe's reopening: 'The US was never going to make it'

The US was left off the European Union's list of countries allowed to enter the bloc when it reopened borders on Wednesday. Three EU diplomats told NBC News on Thursday that US... Read more ...

`Huge bummer': July Fourth will test Americans' discipline

`Huge bummer': July Fourth will test Americans' discipline

The U.S. headed into the Fourth of July weekend with many parades and fireworks displays canceled, beaches and bars closed, and health authorities warning that this will be a... Read more ...

If you barbecue on July 4th, you're building on a Black American legacy

If you barbecue on July 4th, you're building on a Black American legacy

Dearly beloved, we are gathered in this moment to celebrate the culinary union of barbecue (a.k.a. barbeque, bar-b-que, bar-b-q, and BBQ) and Independence Day (a.k.a. July 4 or... Read more ...

How Businesses Can Support Customers During COVID-19 with Content

How Businesses Can Support Customers During COVID-19 with Content

We're all feeling the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic as individuals and business owners. In this unusual time, communication is more important than ever before. You have to... Read more ...

R&D Roundup: Tech giants unveil breakthroughs at computer vision summit

R&D Roundup: Tech giants unveil breakthroughs at computer vision summit

Computer vision summit CVPR has just taken place, and like other CV-focused conferences, there are quite a few interesting papers. More than I could possibly write up... Read more ...

What to watch this July Fourth weekend on Disney+, Netflix, and more

What to watch this July Fourth weekend on Disney+, Netflix, and more

Our mission to help you navigate the new normal is fueled by subscribers. To enjoy unlimited access to our journalism, subscribe today . Between traditional television... Read more ...

We got an exclusive look at the pitch deck AI transport firm CitySwift used...

We got an exclusive look at the pitch deck AI transport firm CitySwift used to raise $2 million in seed funding

AI transport logistics firm CitySwift has raised more than $2 million in a funding round backed by Irelandia Investments and Ace Venture Capital. The Irish firm's transport... Read more ...