Archive for January, 2022

Sony shares tumble on Microsoft gaming deal

With a decline of 4 per cent yesterday, Sony’s American depositary receipts are now down 11 per cent since the Microsoft/Activision transaction was announced. The company has shed nearly about $US17bn in market value. The decline has seen shares of… Read More

Microsoft’s deal to buy Call of Duty maker Activision Blizzard brings opportunities and questions

Microsoft’s $US69bn ($96bn) deal to buy video giant Activision Blizzard is far more than a massive gaming company purchase. Sure, the deal, if consummated, will see Microsoft as the third biggest player in a gaming industry predicted to be worth… Read More

Microsoft gaming deal with Activision-Blizzard may face antitrust probe

Microsoft’s proposed $US69bn ($96bn) acquisition of Activision Blizzard is likely to receive a close look from antitrust enforcers in the US and abroad at a time when they have stepped up scrutiny of proposed mergers, especially in the tech sector.… Read More

Hottest gadgets of 2022: New Samsung, Linklet wearable cameras and Moonbike

It’s early in 2022 but already we’ve seen the unveiling of dozens of new gadgets, mainly at the Consumer Electronic Show (CES) in Las Vegas this month. While some gadgets are updates on existing technology, some are based on new ideas that have… Read More

Game giant plagued by misconduct

Video game giant Activision Blizzard says it has fired nearly 40 employees and disciplined more than 40 others since July as it deals with allegations of sexual harassment and other misconduct. Over the past seven months the company has received… Read More

Gadgets to roll out in 2022

Devices that can be charged from across the room and adaptive focus sunglasses are among new gadgets in 2022. What you need to know Rode Videomic GoBotslab Robot Vacuum Cleaner S8Nanotech graphene-organolyte batteriesMashgin shopper check-outLong… Read More

Russia arrests REvil ransomware hackers

What you need to know Bitcoin, Ether trade lowerTech in Gov conference steams aheadAustralian Open NFTs sell out in three minutesQualcomm to rival Apple M1 chip rangeACCC appeals leniecy of Google ads penaltyRussia arrests REvil ransomware hackers… Read More

Experts cautious about digital Australian currency

Experts have warned that any move in Australia to produce its own central bank digital currency could risk destabilising regular currency and there were a multitude of issues to consider. At least nine nations including China have imposed a ban on… Read More

Bitcoin, Ethereum, Altcoins plummet more than 5 per cent

Cryptocurrencies took a dive on Thursday morning, dropping more than five per cent after flatlining for most of the Christmas break. Bitcoin, which began the day at more than $64,000, dipped to just above $59,000 shortly after 9am today. Ethereum,… Read More

General Motors to pump $US35bn into electric, autonomous vehicles in just three years

General Motors is investing $US35bn in just three years on electric and autonomous vehicles, including on trucks capable of hauling and towing heavy payloads. Speaking at her keynote at the global Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas today, GM… Read More

Anyone for crypto tennis?

Tennis Australia is inviting fans globally to attend the Australian Open via a virtual reconstruction of the Rod Laver Arena. Fans can also buy a patch of the arena using a non-fungible token (NFT) that gives them the rights to a 19cm x 19cm area of… Read More

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