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Monday’s Hearing May Foreshadow Epic v. Apple Outcome

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Monday’s hearing in the ongoing battle of Epic Games v. Apple gives the court a second opportunity to consider Apple’s request to block App Store access to Epic’s Unreal Engine…

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Risks, Issues, and Concerns Related to Digital Ownership

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The increasing popularity of cryptocurrencies and blockchain has created a virtual Wild West within the digital economy. While many view the rise of cryptocurrencies as a digital-money revolution, regulators and…

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Microsoft Buys Bethesda in Massive Deal Worth $7.5 Billion

1000 648 David Hoppe

In one of the biggest gaming acquisitions of all time, Microsoft is acquiring ZeniMax Media, Bethesda’s parent company, for $7.5 billion. Bethesda is the studio behind several of gaming’s best-selling…

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Sony Announces PlayStation 5 Release Date and Prices

1000 648 David Hoppe

On Wednesday, Sony announced that both models of its PlayStation 5 (PS5) will launch in North America on November 12. The standard edition will retail for $499.99, while the all-digital…

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Apple Countersues “Cold-Blooded” Epic Games

1000 648 David Hoppe

In the latest development in the Epic Games v. Apple battle, Apple has slapped Epic with a counterclaim. Apple is now suing Epic for its “open, admitted, and deliberate breach…

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In a Deal with Oracle, “TikTok Global” to Become US Company

1000 648 David Hoppe

The Treasury Department is reviewing a deal between TikTok’s Chinese owner ByteDance and Oracle that would avoid a US ban on the popular video-sharing app. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said…

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Judge Issues Split-Decision in Latest Round of Epic v. Apple

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Epic has filed another motion for a preliminary injunction requesting that Fortnite be placed back on the App Store and that its developer account be reinstated. The motion, filed September…

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Ninja Signs Deal to Return to Twitch

1000 648 David Hoppe

Tyler “Ninja” Blevins has signed a deal to return to Twitch, the platform that originally earned him his massive following. The multi-year deal is likely worth tens of millions of…

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Stolen Fornite Accounts are a $1 Billion Business

1000 648 David Hoppe

A new report from cybersecurity firm Data Viper values the black market for stolen and hacked video games at over $1 billion. The free report describes the supply chain hackers…

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Fall Guys Raises $1 Million for Charity Through Costume Bidding War

1000 648 David Hoppe

As one of 2020’s most popular games, Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout has generated numerous requests to add in-game skins to promote various consumer and esports brands. Companies use these in-game…

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