Gaming

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge continues the beat-’em-up renaissance

The power of data in gaming’s red-hot market Learn how to seize the power of data to attract and keep players, create personalized gaming experiences, and cash in on the industry’s seismic growth. Register Now The pizza reptiles have returned with more beat-’em-up action. Publisher DotEmu and developer Tribute Games announced that they are making […]

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While the Bay Area shelters in place, construction on mansions and luxury condos continues

Local officials say residential construction of all kinds is necessary to address the region’s housing crisis. The exemption means affordable housing projects are moving forward, too. “San Francisco is experiencing a housing shortage and creating more housing has consistently been Mayor [London] Breed’s top priority in office,” said Sarah Owens, a spokeswoman for the mayor. […]

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Airbnb is letting guests around the world cancel their reservations for a full refund and no cancellation fees, as the coronavirus pandemic continues to disrupt travel plans

Kimberly White/Getty Images Airbnb co-founder and CEO Brian Chesky. Airbnb is updating its cancellation policy to allow guests to cancel reservations anywhere in the world for a full refund in light of the coronavirus pandemic, the company announced Saturday. Just a day before, the company had updated its cancellation policy to apply to bookings made […]

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DoorDash is buying its competitor Caviar from Square for $410 million as the red-hot delivery space continues to heat up

A Caviar employee rides their bike down Market St. in San Francisco, California, on Saturday, January 26, 2018.Katie Canales/Business Insider DoorDash announced Thursday that it plans to buy competing delivery company Caviar from Square in a $ 410 million cash-and-stock deal. Caviar, which operates in about thirty cities throughout the United States, was originally acquired […]

Gears & Gadgets

Apple sets sights on services as iPhone revenue continues to fall

Enlarge Andrew / Flickr Today, Apple shared its fiscal second-quarter results with shareholders. After a tumultuous first quarter that saw CEO Tim Cook revise the company’s guidance weeks before the earnings report was made public, investors and analysts were looking for Apple to divulge some good news—particularly surrounding iPhone sales, its services business, and the situation […]

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The CRISPR baby saga continues as China confirms second gene-edited pregnancy

China’s official Xinhua news agency has confirmed that a second woman has become pregnant as part of a controversial experiment to create the world’s first CRISPR genetically edited babies. The scientist responsible for the work has since been fired by the university he was working for, which claims he “illegally conducted the research in the pursuit […]

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Microsoft continues its quest to embrace every developer with Visual Studio 2019

Enlarge / Visual Studio 2019 has a new icon; the left one for the release version, the right one for previews. Microsoft Microsoft today made a number of developer-oriented announcements that continue its theme of the last few years: the company wants its tools—and ultimately its platforms, especially Azure—to be the choice of every developer, […]