Pokémon Go Fest 2020 makeup day details announced

Pokémon Go Fest: Rocket Straight to Victory quest guide

Pokémon Go Fest 2020 took place this past weekend, but the online event didn’t go off without a hitch. Some players experienced technical difficulties on Saturday, July 25, so developer Niantic is offering a brief makeup period. On Sunday, Aug. 16, Go Fest activities will return to the mobile game, letting players experience what they … Read more

The antitrust case against Amazon just got stronger

The antitrust case against Amazon just got stronger

A Wall Street Journal report in April offered an in-depth look at this practice. The investigation found that while Amazon has policies that bar employees from looking at data from individual sellers, the rules are easy to circumvent and not always enforced. One source told the WSJ that “managers sometimes would ask an Amazon business … Read more

Congress is starting to understand how Silicon Valley works

Congress is starting to understand how Silicon Valley works

This includes the idea that data and attention are the “new digital currency” — not just dollars. What we ‘spend’ on free services like Gmail and Instagram is our time and personal information, which data-driven firms commoditize as ad revenue. And the ‘rates’ we’re being charged — the endless infringements on our privacy — are … Read more

Amazon bought Ring for market position, not technology, emails suggest

Amazon bought Ring for market position, not technology, emails suggest

On Wednesday, the House Judiciary Committee held its last hearing as part of its year-long investigation into anti-competitive behavior in the tech industry. As part of that probe, lawmakers obtained around 1.3 million documents from Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google ahead of their final hearing featuring the chief executives of each of the companies. Dozens … Read more