SpaceX gets FAA permission to fly its Starship spacecraft prototype – Report Door

SpaceX gets FAA permission to fly its Starship spacecraft prototype – TechCrunch

SpaceX has received authorization from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to fly suborbital missions with its Starship prototype spacecraft, paving the way for test flights at its Boca Chica, Texas site. SpaceX has been hard at work readying its latest Starship prototype for low-altitude, short duration controlled flight tests, and conducted another static engine fire … Read more

Overwatch League viewership doubled under its tournament format

Overwatch League viewership doubled under its tournament format

Overwatch League (OWL) viewership doubled this past weekend as Blizzard experimented with a tournament format. The average audience per minute (AMA) was 63,000 — a big increase from 31,000 the previous week. That marks OWL’s best viewership since the second week of the season, when the AMA was 74,000. Two May Melee tournaments took place … Read more

UK seeks alliance to avoid reliance on Chinese tech: The Times

UK seeks alliance to avoid reliance on Chinese tech: The Times

FILE PHOTO: A man wearing a mask walks past a 5G advert as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, London, Britain, April 14, 2020. REUTERS/John Sibley (Reuters) – The UK is pursuing forming an alliance of 10 democracies to create an alternative pool of suppliers of 5G equipment and other technologies to avoid … Read more

Trump signs executive order attacking Section 230 legal protections for Facebook and Twitter

Trump signs executive order attacking Section 230 legal protections for Facebook and Twitter

President Donald Trump said he will introduce legislation that may scrap or weaken a law that has long protected internet companies, including Twitter and Facebook, an extraordinary attempt to intervene in the media that experts said was unlikely to survive legal scrutiny. Trump signed an executive order on Thursday afternoon after attacking Twitter for tagging … Read more

Trump signs an executive order taking direct aim at social media companies – Report Door

Trump signs an executive order taking direct aim at social media companies – TechCrunch

On Thursday, President Trump signed an executive order targeting the legal shield that internet companies rely on to protect them from liability for user-created content. That law, known as Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act is essential to large social platforms like Twitter, YouTube and Facebook, the kind of companies the president has long … Read more

Salesforce cuts annual sales estimates on COVID-19 hit

Salesforce cuts annual sales estimates on COVID-19 hit

FILE PHOTO: The company logo for Salesforce.com is displayed on the Salesforce Tower in New York City, U.S., March 7, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid (Reuters) – Salesforce.com Inc cut its annual revenue forecast on Thursday, citing the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Shares of the company fell 3% in extended trading. Salesforce now expects revenue of … Read more