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Biden signs CHIPS bill in bid to supercharge US semiconductor production

Aug 9, 2022

After initial setbacks with its earlier iteration, the CHIPS and Science Act of 2022 sailed through both chambers of Congress, early this week. The bill, which held uncharacteristically broad bipartisan support, hit some unexpected roadblocks in its last 24 hours in Congress, but still managed a wide margin of victory at 64-33 in the Senate and 243-187 in the House. The bill was signed into law during an event on the White House’s South Lawn. The President was joined by Speaker of the House ...read more

Spin Technology raises $16M to protect SaaS apps against attacks

Aug 9, 2022

Spin Technology, a data protection software vendor catering to enterprise clientele, today announced that it raised $16 million in a Series A round led by Blueprint Equity with participation from Santa Barbara Venture Partners and Blu Venture Investors. CEO Dmitry Dontov said that fresh capital — which values Spin at $55 million post-money — will be put toward supporting growth, expanding Spin’s software-as-a-service (SaaS) offerings, and growing the startup’s marketing, sales an ...read more

Rockstar wants GTA 6 to set creative benchmarks for the series, the industry, and all entertainment

Aug 9, 2022

What just happened? It's never easy for developers to follow a wildly successful game with one that's just as well-received. But the task is likely to be especially difficult for Rockstar, who, with the future release of GTA 6, will face comparisons with the second best-selling game of all time: GTA V. However, the company says it is up for the challenge and wants the next Grand Theft Auto title to set a benchmark for "the series, our industry, and for all entertainment." Rockstar confirmed a ...read more

Gepek leverages the power of the sharing economy for same-day deliveries

Aug 9, 2022

The idea for Gepek, a Croatian startup that aims to tap the sharing economy for same-day deliveries, came about because a brother and sister wanted to help their mother access her medication quickly. One Friday afternoon, Carla and Dario Ferreri’s mother had arrived at a seaside village for a holiday when she realized she forgot her blood pressure medication. Because it was a weekend and she was in a rural area, their mom was looking at a three-day delivery window for her meds. So her kids ca ...read more

Two Dozen Texas Cities Latest To Try And Push A Netflix Tax

Aug 9, 2022

from the you-owe-me-money-just-because dept Tue, Aug 9th 2022 05:27am - Karl Bode Hungry to boost municipal budgets, a growing roster of states and cities have spent the last five years or so trying to implement a tax on Netflix, Hulu, and other streaming services. Sometimes (like in Chicago) this has involved expanding an existing amusement tax (traditionally covering book stores, music stores, ball games and other brick and mortar entertainment) to online streaming. Other times this ...read more

Spotify’s Soundtrap app for musicians introduces live collaboration and auto save

Aug 9, 2022

Spotify’s digital audio workstation (DAW) platform Soundtrap is introducing new features for musicians, including live collaboration, auto-save and comments. The firm said the first two features are under an opt-in beta so artists will have to manually enable these features. The company is rolling out the comments feature to all users starting today. This will allow people working on a project to leave notes on different parts of the track for remote collaborates. It’s a bit like the ...read more

SNK announces the first new Fatal Fury game in well over 20 years

Aug 9, 2022

What just happened? Japanese video game maker SNK Corporation has confirmed rumors that it is developing a new entry in the long-dormant Fatal Fury fighting game franchise. SNK announced the new project on Twitter and published a teaser trailer on YouTube. The 30-second clip doesn't feature any gameplay but that is to be expected considering the title has just been greenlit. The first game in the series, Fatal Fury: King of Fighters, debuted way back in 1991 for the Neo Geo. It was designed b ...read more

WhatsApp extends time limit to delete a message to 60 hours

Aug 9, 2022

WhatsApp now allows you to delete a message for up to two days and 12 hours (60 hours in total), so you can remove an accidentally sent chat even after hours. Previously, this limit was 1 hour, 8 minutes, and 16 seconds — yep, there were seconds involved. The company’s tweet about this feature just mentioned “little over two days,” but didn’t specify the 12-hour part. 💭 Rethinking your message? Now you’ll have a little over 2 days to delete your messages from your chats a ...read more

Project Veritas Not Only Loses Its Vexatious SLAPP Suit Against Stanford, It Has To Pay The University’s Legal Fees

Aug 9, 2022

from the thank-you-anti-slapp-laws dept Project Veritas, the faux conservative group of pranksters pretending to be journalists likes to pretend that they’re “free speech” supporters. But they’re not. They appear to really only support their own free speech, and have a much more flexible view of free speech when it includes speech critical of themselves. Over the past few years, Project Veritas (PV) has gotten fairly aggressive in suing organizations that are critical of PV. That’s ...read more

WhatsApp is adding new privacy options, including screenshot blocking and a stealth mode

Aug 9, 2022

WhatsApp is introducing a small flurry of privacy-minded tweaks into the messaging app, the company announced on Tuesday. The Meta-owned globally ubiquitous messaging service says the changes aim to give users more control over their experience while introducing “added layers” to protect their private communications. WhatsApp will introduce an option for users to privately use the app without being visibly online, something it calls “online presence control.” The feature, which r ...read more