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Activision shows PC some love, plans “significant” resources for Call of Duty
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Enlarge Ever since Activision removed dedicated server support from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 back in 2009 (leading to a largely ineffectual attempted boycott from PC players), the popular series has had something of a reputation as a franchise focused first on console players and second on afterthought PC ports. That’s especially true when […]

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AT&T chief reveals plans for new streaming service — in court     – CNET
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The revelation of a new $15-a-month Watch service comes during antitrust fight over the Time Warner merger.

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VW confirms 16 EV plants by 2022, plans to build Sedric pod concept     – Roadshow
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German automaker has signed $25 billion in battery contracts and will shortly launch a new EV model “virtually every month.”

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Elon Musk's Boring Company tunnel plans put buses in fast lane     – CNET
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The Boring Company founder says his plans for digging under traffic will be centered around a futuristic new electric bus.

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Spotify plays the long game with Family and Student Plans even as revenue per user drops
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 Spotify’s “Family Plan,” a variation of which launched in 2014, as well as its “Student Plan” appear to be driving a significant portion of the company’s growth and improving retention, as the company points to it multiple times in its filing for a direct listing on public markets today. Read More

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Fitbit plans a 'family' of smartwatches in 2018
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Fitbit knows it can't lean on activity trackers forever, and it's going to shake things up in 2018. As part of a call discussing its latest earnings, the company said it would produce a "family" of smartwatches this year — it's not just going to ho…

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Hong Kong plans TV ad campaign to warn against ICO and crypto investments
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 Most financial authorities worldwide have warned their citizens on the risks of buying bitcoin or investing in ICOs, but Hong Kong is going a step further. Concern is such in the country that authorities are taking to TV and other media to warn of the risks of investment. Today the Financial Services and the Treasury Bureau […]

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SEC cools traders’ hot plans for cryptocurrency-based exchange traded funds
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 The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has serious concerns about the securities industry’s plans to create exchange traded funds around cryptocurrency. In a strongly worded letter to the heads of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association and the Investment Company Institute, the director of the division of investment management, Dalia Blass said that there […]

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Iced tea company scraps plans to raise millions for blockchain pivot
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Enlarge (credit: Lipton / Timothy B. Lee) Last month we covered the story of the Long Island Iced Tea Company rebranding itself as Long Blockchain as part of a broader shift in corporate strategy. The company’s stock price tripled over night. On Friday, we got the first concrete details of the company’s new blockchain strategy. […]

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