Day: June 10, 2021

Disney and Starz are in a slap fight over the launch of Star+

Disney is set to launch its standalone Star+ streaming service in Latin America in August, but Starz has filed complaints in Mexico, Brazil, and Argentina alleging Disney is infringing on its brand identity and that the soon-to-launch service will only confuse consumers. In an English language translation of the complaints seen by The Verge and …

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Financial Giant State Street Launches Digital Finance Division – Unit’s Focus Aimed at Crypto and Defi

<div class=”featured_image_container”> </div> <strong>On Thursday, the Boston-based financial services and bank holding company State Street Corporation announced the launch of a division dedicated to cryptocurrencies, the digital economy, and decentralized finance (defi).</strong> State Street Invokes New Division Dedicated to Crypto, Blockchain, and Defi The financial services company State Street (NYSE: STT) offers a wide array …

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Voice-Driven VR Film ‘Kusunda’ Teaches You A Dying Language

Nowhere Media’s breath-taking volumetric VR film makes its world debut at the 2021 Tribeca Film Festival. Described by expert linguists as a “language isolate,” the Kusunda language is completely unique to that of other dialects. Unfortunately, there are only about 150 individuals in Nepal who still identify as Kusunda. As a result, this historic language …

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Apple hires former BMW and Faraday Future exec to EV team

Apple has hired former BMW executive Ulrich Kranz to join its automotive team. Bloomberg confirmed the news on Thursday, noting he joined the tech giant in recent weeks. Kranz spent 30 years at BMW, eventually leading the team that developed the i3, the automaker’s first fully electric vehicle. After leaving BMW in 2017, Kranz went on …

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SpaceX VP says Starlink is almost ready to revolutionize in-flight internet

By Eric Ralph Posted on June 10, 2021 Speaking on a panel at an aviation conference, a senior SpaceX sales executive says that the company is in talks with “several…airlines” to provide in-flight internet to passengers with its Starlink satellite constellation. Unlike all current in-flight connectivity (IFC) providers, which rely on a handful of satellites …

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IMF plans to meet with El Salvador’s president, potentially discussing move to adopt Bitcoin

The International Monetary Fund has said El Salvador’s recent decision to make Bitcoin legal tender in the country may raise legal and financial concerns. In a Thursday press briefing from the International Monetary Fund, or IMF, spokesperson Gerry Rice said the group was already in discussions with lawmakers in El Salvador over a loan to …

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Some people can’t get FCC subsidy because “Street” isn’t the same as “St.”

Enlarge Getty Images | acilo Some broadband users who qualify for the government’s new $50-per-month subsidies haven’t been able to obtain the discounts because of technical problems in the Federal Communications Commission’s rollout of the program. The problems appear to stem from the FCC’s National Verifier and how the broadband providers’ systems interact with the …

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Elden Ring shows off first gameplay footage, confirmed for Jan. 2022

No, this isn’t a Zelda game. This is Elden Ring. Bandai Namco Over half of the Elden Ring reveal trailer had a horse in it. Bandai Namco Ghost-like foes recall online battles in many Souls-like games, but we don’t yet know how these will work. Bandai Namco Here be dragons. Bandai Namco A man-wolf hybrid …

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Senator Warren Calls Out Bitcoin’s Energy Consumption — Bitcoiners Bite Back

<div class=”featured_image_container”> </div> <strong>U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren criticized Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies yesterday in a Banking Senate Subcommittee hearing. In the hearing, Warren criticized the energy consumption that Bitcoin and other proof-of-work (PoW) cryptocurrencies need to operate. Warren also thinks cryptocurrencies are the “wild west” of investments and called for a regulatory crackdown on the industry. …

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