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Twitch helps build an esport league for HBCUs

Twitch works with Cxmmunity. The company announced Thursday that it is a non-profit organization that aims to increase minority youth participation in esports and games to create an esports league for historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs). Students at HBCUs will receive grants and educational support through the Twitch Student program, and Twitch will help schools expand their esport programs. …

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An unprecedented Nintendo leak is becoming a moral dilemma for archivists

Last week, Nintendo fans resembled digital archaeologists. After a massive loss of source code and other internal documents – appropriately referred to as Gigaleak – previously unknown details have steadily come out of the company’s greatest games. Those who rummage through the code have discovered a new one Game change Villagers, early prototypes for games like Pokémon Diamond, cut out …

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The Weeknd will perform in a virtual TikTok concert on August 7th

On August 7th at 8:30 p.m. ET, TikTok will host a virtual live concert from The Weeknd, where he will perform a number of tracks from his latest album. After business hours, announced the social network today. Instead of appearing personally like a typical TikTok video or its previous live streaming music events, The Weeknd is represented by a digital …

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Riot ends sponsorship with controversial Saudi city of Neom after outcry

Less than a day after the announcement that the controversial Saudi megacity Neom was a major sponsor of the League of legends European Championship has reversed Riot’s decision. The news comes after fans, LEC employees, and Riot employees criticized the decision, mainly due to the long history of human rights violations by the Saudi government that spanned the creation of …

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Motorola Edge Test: A more accessible flagship

Earlier this year, Motorola returned to the flagship phone world with the Motorola Edge Plus, a $ 999 smartphone designed for premium phones like the Galaxy S20 Ultra or OnePlus 8 Pro. And now follows the Motorola Edge, a cheaper, less powerful version that promises sub-flagship features at a $ 699 sub-flagship price. I already talked a lot about the …

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Peacock has added 10 million customers since April

Comcast’s new Peacock streaming service has added 10 million customers since its limited launch in April and national launch in mid-July. The announcement was a bright spot in the cable giant’s otherwise mostly bleak second quarter earnings report as it continued to feel the effects of the coronavirus pandemic on its entertainment sectors. Quarterly net income decreased 4.4 percent to …

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The EU is reported to launch a full investigation into Google’s acquisition of Fitbit

Google’s takeover of Fitbit’s $ 2.1 billion acquisition is reportedly being reviewed by EU regulators. Reuters reports that the agreement will face a comprehensive antitrust investigation that the European Commission is reported to open next week. Regulators and consumer protection groups have shared fears about Google’s proposed takeover of Fitbit as the search giant gains access to sensitive data such …

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