This Week in Tech

Jan 23rd 2022

This Week in Tech 859

Damn the Crepe Myrtle

Hosted by Leo Laporte
Microsoft's Activision Blizzard deal, 5G improvements, Intel's Ohio factory
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Category: News

Microsoft's Activision Blizzard deal, 5G improvements, Intel's Ohio factory

  • Microsoft set to purchase Activision Blizzard in a $68.7 billion deal.
  • Over 100 Activision Blizzard employees stage walkout, demand CEO step down.
  • Bobby Kotick Reportedly Turned Up Late and Left Early from a Meeting Meant to Reassure Employees.
  • Bobby Kotick interview: Why Activision Blizzard did the deal with Microsoft.
  • The movie segment!
  • Airline CEOs make a U-turn, now say 5G isn’t a big problem for altimeters.
  • AT&T, Verizon 5G is about to get much faster in more places - if you have the right phone.
  • AT&T begins a 5G C-band rollout in a limited number of metro areas.
  • Intel Reveals Plans for Massive Factory in Ohio.
  • The Intel Split.
  • Google starts rolling out the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro's delayed December update.
  • IRS Will Require Facial Recognition Scans to Access Your Taxes.
  • Senate committee votes to advance major tech antitrust bill.
  • Federal Trade Commission and Justice Department Seek to Strengthen Enforcement Against Illegal Mergers.
  • MEPs adopt Digital Services Act with significant last-minute changes.
  • Twitter Blue on Twitter: "You asked (a lot), so we made it. Now rolling out in Labs: NFT Profile Pictures on iOS"
  • Joe Rogan Experience Podcast Ensnares Spotify in Covid Misinformation Debate.
  • Bitcoin drops to a six-month low as investors dump speculative assets.
  • Fed releases long-awaited study on a digital dollar but doesn't take a position yet on creating one.
  • Faster cable internet speeds are coming, even if you don’t really need them.
  • The World's First Wi-Fi 7 Demo Reached Speeds 2.4 Times Faster Than Wi-Fi 6.
  • Twitter shakes up its security team.
  • TikTok’s marketing chief ousted after ‘going rogue’ with bizarre campaigns.
  • US athletes are told to use burner phones at Beijing Winter Olympics.
  • Netflix Q4 2021: Gains 8.2 Million Subscribers, Stock Down on Forecast.
  • Felony charges are 1st in a fatal crash involving Autopilot.
  • We Met in Virtual Reality’ finds love in the metaverse.

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