Singularity6 is coming out of stealth as an online game developer, and the Los Angeles studio has raised $16.5 million in a round led by Netscape founder Marc Andreessen‘s venture capital firm.

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Apple's iPhone 12 lineup could come with modest price tags relative to past years despite being 5G-enabled, according to one prominent Apple analyst. TF International Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who's built up a strong track record of predicting Apple's moves, wrote in a note that Apple won't s

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Facebook is rebuffing efforts by U.S. Attorney General William Barr to give authorities a way to read encrypted messages. The heads of Facebook-owned WhatsApp and Messenger services told Barr and his U.K. and Australian counterparts that Facebook is moving forward with plans to enable end-to-end enc

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While there are many true-and-tried best practices in search marketing, the devil is in the details when it comes to achieving the best results. For example, it’s hard to argue with the merits of automated bidding but it’s not that hard to get bad results if you deploy it incorrectly. Say you read t

Last Chance To Snag This Free PC Game
The Epic Games Store's free games program is really the gift that keeps on giving. Not only does Epic hand out one or two free games every week, but they are usually pretty darn good games, too. On the heels of offering the brilliant platformer Rayman Legends, Epic is giving PC gamers Jotun: Valhall   GameSpot  
Facebook is no longer one of the 10 best places to work, according to Glassdoor
As calls for a Facebook breakup gain support, the social media company's ranking on Glassdoor's list of best places to work slid for a second year in a row, tumbling 16 spots to 23rd. Facebook's award score fell from a 4.5 to 4.4 out of a perfect 5. Google and Apple also fell in the ranking. Amazon   CNBC  
Amazon's massive investment in food delivery startup Deliveroo hits a major roadblock as UK regulator decides it could harm competition
The Competition and Markets Authority launched a preliminary investigation into the investment in June, and has now announced a more in-depth probe.   Business Insider  
Self-driving car firms rooted in U.S. government competition
(Reuters) - Bryan Salesky had little way of knowing in 2007 that his teammates and rivals in a U.S. Defense Department-sponsored competition were laying the foundations for future self-driving businesses now valued at billions of dollars. Twelve years later, even some of his former Carnegie Mellon U   Reuters  
Audi experiments with a ride share service in Southern Germany using an EV and gasoline fleet
Audi Business Innovation is testing out a ride sharing service in Southern Germany called BITS that uses both gasoline and electric vehicles in its fleet. To manage the service, Audi has turned to Fleetonomy, a fleet management service that offers white labeled ride hailing app services and fleet ma   TechCrunch  
These crusaders want to preserve ‘human culture’ online. Their latest target: Yahoo Groups.
The help page entry looked like a routine update: “Understand what’s changing in Yahoo Groups.” But the understated announcement from Yahoo had big implications for fans of its popular forums that once boasted more than 100 million users. Nobody would be able to post anything new on the site as of O   Washington Post  
Cybersecurity experts warn disinformation on WhatsApp is the hidden threat to the UK general election
Cybersecurity experts warn Whatsapp misinformation campaigns are going unnoticed. They suggest opening up its data to the research community.   Business Insider  
TikTok's chief cancels planned meetings with US senators amid concerns over privacy and app's ties to China
TikTok told Business Insider the meetings were postponed until after the holidays "to ensure these conversations are as productive as possible."   Business Insider  
Supreme Court Rejects Cell Phone Industry Challenge To Berkeley Ordinance
The Supreme Court on Monday rejected a free-speech challenge brought by the CTIA, telecom industry trade group, against a Right to Know law issued by the Berkeley California City Government that requires cell phone retailers to inform customers that phones emit radiation that can exceed limits when   International Business Times  
Attorney General Barr takes aim at tech, signaling broad DOJ review of antitrust, privacy and speech
Attorney General William P. Barr said Tuesday that the U.S. government has embarked on a wide-ranging review of top technology giants, signaling that the Department of Justice could play a more aggressive role in penalizing companies for their privacy abuses or the way they police their sites. Barr   Washington Post