Tag: Reportedly

Microsoft reportedly bringing Project xCloud to iOS via internet browsers in 2021

By iwano@_84

Project xCloud, as shown at the Xbox E3 Showcase in the Microsoft Theater at L.A. Live, Sunday, June 9, 2019 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Casey Rodgers/Invision for Xbox/AP Images)

Several sources reported this week that Microsoft is working on a browser-based edition of its cloud gaming service Project xCloud. Business Insider reported that Xbox chief Phil Spencer told Microsoft employees at a meeting Wednesday that the company will pursue a “direct browser-based solution” for bringing the Xbox Game Pass to Apple’s family of devices.

If this were to work similarly to features on other services such as Google Stadia, it would allow Game Pass subscribers to connect to xCloud’s servers on an Apple device via its web browser, rather than launching any kind of discreet individual app. It would work identically to how one logs into any other streaming service, such as Netflix or Hulu, in a browser window.

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Microsoft’s Phil Spencer reportedly said xCloud is coming to iOS

By iwano@_84

The timing of Spencer’s comment is especially interesting as earlier today Microsoft detailed ten app store principles that it claimed will “promote choice, ensure fairness and promote innovation on Windows 10.” Among the promises, Microsoft said it wouldn’t block competing app stores from Windows, and wouldn’t block apps from its store based on a developer’s choice of payment processing for in-app purchases — which is specifically what the fight between Apple and Epic is focusing on. It also touched on its own issue with the Apple setup by promising not to block an app based on “whether content is installed on a device or streamed from the cloud.”

The folks at Epic Games called it “the future of

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The PlayStation Store is reportedly getting an update later this month

By iwano@_84

If you prefer buying older PlayStation games over the web or on mobile, you may not be able to do that for much longer. Sony has informed developers that it plans to revamp its digital storefront for those versions later this month, removing users’ options to purchase games and DLC released initially on the PS3, PSP, and Vita from a mobile device or PC, Planète Vita reports.

Effective October 19th, the PlayStation web store will remove that option, according to Planète Vita and the mobile app’s update will be available on October 28th. Users will still be allowed to make new purchases for PlayStation legacy titles, but they will have to purchase them directly from PS3, PSP, Vita, or PS4 gaming consoles. However, it is important to note that this only applies to new purchases, and any previous purchases for any legacy PlayStation titles and downloadable content will remain accessible

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US trading firm reportedly owns 15% of TikTok-owner Bytedance

By iwano@_84

  • US trading firm Susquehanna reportedly owns 15% of TikTok-owner ByteDance, a stake which is potentially worth more than $15 billion.
  • Located just outside of Philadelphia, Susquehanna joined a $5 million investing round in ByteDance the year that it was founded, and invested in Musical.ly which later merged into TikTok.
  • Susquehanna is now stuck in the middle of US-China tensions as ByteDance waits for both governments to approve a deal that includes Oracle and Walmart taking a stake in the Chinese company.
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US trading firm Susquehanna quietly owns 15% of TikTok parent firm ByteDance, according to the Wall Street Journal, a stake potentially worth billions.

Susquehanna’s stake may be worth as much as $15 billion, according to PitchBook data cited by the Journal. This reportedly makes Susquehanna the biggest external investor in the Chinese social-media company. The firm is a giant in options trading,

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China Reportedly Looking to Add to Google’s Antitrust Woes

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Illustration for article titled Googles Antitrust Clusterfuck Is Turning Into a Three-Way

Photo: Alex Wong (Getty Images)

An antitrust review of Google’s business practices has been a long time coming, and it looks like the U.S. Justice Department is going to make moves on that front very shortly. But there’s growing concern that the case against the search giant will amount to nothing but a political maneuver. Adding to Google’s headaches, it’s now reportedly in the crosshairs of China’s regulators as the tech trade war spills out to enlist more soldiers.

Reuters reported on Wednesday that China could soon launch an antitrust probe into Google that would focus on whether its business practices surrounding the Android mobile operating system are actively stifling competition. Citing sources speaking on the condition of anonymity, Reuters claims that regulators in China were prompted to consider the case by the embattled Chinese telecom firm Huawei. The proposal has reportedly already been submitted to the

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An NIH employee has reportedly been using a pseudonym to bash Fauci on a conservative website

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It turns out the prolific managing editor for the conservative website RedState, who has spent months bashing Dr. Anthony Fauci for his role in the U.S.’s coronavirus response, actually works for the same federal agency as the target of his criticism, The Daily Beast reports.

The Daily Beast discovered the writer, who uses the pseudonym “streiff” for his posts, is William Crews, a public affairs specialist for the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease, the same National Institutes of Health branch that is headed by Fauci. On RedState, Crews has described the pandemic as a “massive fraud” and baselessly accused his colleagues at the NIAID of contributing to a left-wing conspiracy to undermine President Trump and destroy the U.S. economy.

When it comes to Fauci, Crews has grown increasingly aggressive in his criticism. Back in March in the early days of the pandemic, one post actually heaped

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‘Elden Ring’ Reportedly Facing Development Delay

By iwano@_84

KEY POINTS

  • “Elden Ring” only got one trailer since it was announced in 2019
  • Until now From Software and Bandai Namco are mum about the game
  • A new report revealed the reasons why fans have not heard anything aout “Elden Ring”

The absence of “Elden Ring” news could be due to development delay, according to a new report.

“Elden Ring” is currently facing a massive delay in development, according to Research Blaze. Like other developers, the site claimed that the team is also affected by the current global health crisis caused by the COVID-19. Additionally, the report revealed that game publisher Bandai Namco faces “some trademark issues” with “Elden Ring.”

The game has been in development since 2017, with fans hoping to see the game before the year ends. “Elden Ring” was officially revealed at E3 2019 with Bandai Namco Entertainment releasing its trailer on YouTube. The game is being

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