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Unity is buying Peter Jackson’s Weta Digital for over $1.6B – TechCrunch
Unity has just announced its intent to acquire Weta Digital, the legendary visual effects company co-founded by Peter Jackson, for a massive $1.625 billion. Whether or not you recognize the name, you’ve seen Weta Digital’s work. From “Lord of the Rings” to “Avatar” to “Shang-Chi,” if its the kind of movie where people say “you should really se...
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Return of the Jedi? – TechCrunch
Tom Fletcher, CMG, is principal of Hertford College, Oxford. He is a former U.K. ambassador and 10 Downing Street foreign policy adviser to three prime ministers, and a visiting professor at NYU. He is the author of the bestselling "The Naked Diplomat: Power and Politics in the Digital Age" (2016) and the forthcoming "Ten Survival Sk...
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Utah’s digital driver’s license inspires misleading posts
The claim: Utah is launching a digital driver's license that tracks a wide range of personal informationSeveral states, including Utah, are considering or launching digital driver's licenses that would be stored on smartphones. Social media users, however, are airing concerns that the electronic licenses will track a wide range of personal informat...
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Decentralization may be key to protecting our digital identities
Hear from CIOs, CTOs, and other C-level and senior execs on data and AI strategies at the Future of Work Summit this January 12, 2022. Learn more This article was contributed by Debra J. Farber, Privacy Strategist at Hedera Hashgraph The internet as we know it is broken. When it was originally created with the primary objective of fa...
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EXPLAINER: Why are foreign tech firms pulling out of China?
HONG KONG -- Yahoo Inc. is leaving the China market, suspending its services there as of Monday amid what it says is an “increasingly challenging” business and legal environment.Foreign technology firms have been pulling out or downsizing their operations in mainland China as a strict data privacy law specifying how companies collect and store data...
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The Warriors and Oracle Launch New Technology Platform to Track Player Performance
The Golden State Warriors and Oracle today announced the launch of the Warriors Player Dashboard, powered by Oracle, a unique system that will provide Warriors players and coaches real-time statistics and integrated player performance data. The Warriors Player Dashboard, powered by Oracle will enhance the team’s player development by aggre...
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