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Apple antitrust trial kicks off with Tim Sweeney’s metaverse dreams
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Apple antitrust trial kicks off with Tim Sweeney’s metaverse dreams

Epic Games launched its courtroom war against Apple in an extremely on-brand way: with CEO Tim Sweeney describing the metaverse from Neal Stephenson’s novel Snow Crash. It’s “a real-time, computer-powered 3D entertainment and social medium in which real people would go into a 3D simulation together and have experiences of all sorts,” Sweeney explained to...

Florida bill would fine social media platforms for banning politicians— with exemption for Disney
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Florida bill would fine social media platforms for banning politicians— with exemption for Disney

Florida is on the verge of passing legislation that would fine social media companies like Twitter and Facebook that “knowingly de-platform” political candidates. The bill was first proposed in February by Gov. Ron DeSantis, a supporter of former President Trump, although Florida Republicans insist the bill has nothing to do with the former president, a...

Myspace Tom got it right
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Myspace Tom got it right

Two days after the DC insurrection, as the country was still processing the aftermath, MySpace co-founder Tom Anderson posted his second tweet of the past three years. Anderson attached the thinking emoji to an amateurish Photoshop render of Donald Trump, sitting in one of his typically garish offices, with his browser opened to Myspace. “‘MYSPACE...

SiriusXM acquires Roman Mars’ 99% Invisible and a bigger stake in the podcasting world
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SiriusXM acquires Roman Mars’ 99% Invisible and a bigger stake in the podcasting world

SiriusXM, a company still best known for its satellite radio stations, is acquiring podcaster Roman Mars’ company 99% Invisible Inc. for an undisclosed sum. Mars and his team will join the company under Stitcher, the podcasting company Sirius acquired last summer. Mars and the team will continue to host and produce the popular 99% Invisible...

Roku’s Quibi content has a new, original name
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Roku’s Quibi content has a new, original name

Roku is officially getting into original content. The set-top box maker announced Roku Originals, a new brand, in a press release today. Roku says it will debut over 75 original series and films this year on its free, ad-supported network, The Roku Channel. Quite a few of these original new shows will come from the...

MSI Stealth 15M review: thin doesn’t always win
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MSI Stealth 15M review: thin doesn’t always win

MSI’s Stealth 15M is a gaming laptop for people who’d prefer to keep their gaming habit a secret. The metal design looks striking, and, aside from the single-zone RGB backlit keyboard, there isn’t much else about the 15M that’ll give away what you’re probably using it for — aside from its loud fans. Unless you’re...