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You can now bid on Fyre Fest Merch

If you’re longing for the innocent days of 2017, when the biggest failure was the collapse of the music festival known as the Fyre Festival, you’re in luck: you can now own a piece of merchandise from the disaster. The US Marshals Service hosts an online auction for 126 items, including shirts, bracelets, tokens and hats. The proceeds go to …

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Virtual artist Miquela made her music video debut in Lollapalooza

Lollapalooza went online this year and the music festival has started appropriately online: with the debut of a new music video by virtual creator Miquela. The video is a pure CG affair that was created remotely for the single “Hard Feelings”. It shows Miquela and a dance crew on the back of a platform that meanders through a desert landscape …

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Facebook adds YouTube official music videos as a new challenge

Facebook is expanding its offering in the United States with official music videos, after working with major music companies like Sony Music, Universal Music Group and Warner Music Group, the company announced today. The videos can be found on Facebook Watch and on individual artist pages. Like any other video on Facebook, they can be shared, responded to or commented …

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Fisker meets to use Volkswagen’s EV platform

Fisker Inc. has a catch on the plan to power its electric vehicles with Volkswagen’s modular EV platform, as negotiations on a “cornerstone agreement” that should end this month are now being postponed until at least September. In a written presentation to investors early Friday morning at the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), founder Henrik Fisker said his company had …

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The Oppo Watch will go global with Wear OS

Oppo has announced international release plans for its first smartwatch, the Oppo Watch. The device was launched in China earlier this year with a customized version of Android, but Oppo is shipping the global model with Google’s Wear OS on board. Oppo describes the Oppo Watch as the world’s first smartwatch with a double-curved display. This means that the OLED …

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Big Tech Antitrust: Breakdown of the most important moments

On July 29, the long awaited antitrust hearing of Big Tech was held by the House Justice Subcommittee on Antitrust. For several hours, four of the biggest technology figures – Tim Cook from Apple, Jeff Bezos from Amazon, Mark Zuckerberg from Facebook and Sundar Pichai from Google – were grilled by lawmakers. This week further The Vergecast, The VergeNilay Patel, …

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Amazon Marketplace has a cartel issue

Massive tech companies may have been the focus of this week’s antitrust hearing, but one of the most startling speeches came from a much smaller company. During the hearing, Rep. Lucy McBath (D-GA) testified of a third-party textbook provider on Amazon who believed the company had started blocking its business as it became more successful. At the time of the …

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