• EU Regulatory Spotlight on Apple’s iMessage: Implications of the Digital Markets Act EU Regulatory Spotlight on Apple’s iMessage: Implications of the Digital Markets Act As we stride further into the digital age, the intersection of technology and regulation becomes increasingly complex. One of the most recent cases to illustrate this complexity involves the European Union's (EU) Digital Markets Act (DMA) and its application to tech giants like Apple. The crux of the matter is whether Apple’s iMessage service should be subject to the DMA, a question now under investigation by the European Commission, according to insiders. The EU antitrust regulators are currently scrutinizing not just Apple’s iMessage, but also Microsoft's Bing, Edge, and Microsoft Advertising for their conformity with the new DMA regulation. This investigation...
    • Oct 09, 2023
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  • Reviving Redfall: Bethesda's Enhancements Bring New Life to the Game Reviving Redfall: Bethesda's Enhancements Bring New Life to the Game As a fiercely dedicated gamer, you must have been following the journey of Redfall, Arkane’s creation, closely. Recently, Bethesda has breathed fresh air into the game with a significant update, adding a 60fps performance mode and making considerable changes to combat and gameplay. It seems Bethesda is not backing down, determined to turn this underdog of a game into a potential frontrunner in the gaming world. Their efforts are not only commendable but bring a wave of anticipation and curiosity among gaming enthusiasts. The new update is an exciting turn of events for all Xbox Series X|S users as it introduces...
    • Oct 07, 2023
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  • Ubisoft Admits Constraints in Mission Structure of Previous Assassin's Creed Installments Ubisoft Admits Constraints in Mission Structure of Previous Assassin's Creed Installments The new Assassin's Creed Mirage is slated to be a return to roots, narrowing its scope and focusing more strongly on stealth and parkour over sprawling RPG mechanics. However, the title is set to retain the mission structure introduced in the Assassin's Creed Origins game, permitting players to incrementally complete various objectives.  Simon Arsenault, the Quest and World Director for the game, explained to Gamereactor that the return to a more linear, scripted mission structure would heavily limit the game world's reactivity and fluidity. The older mission structures requiring players to stay within boundaries or face mission failures were seen as...
    • Sep 28, 2023
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  • Leadership Transition: Jim Ryan Releases Reins of PlayStation Leadership Transition: Jim Ryan Releases Reins of PlayStation Almost 4 years have passed since Shawn Layden, the former boss of PlayStation, abruptly left Sony, leading to numerous changes within the company. Sony's gaming division appeared to shift its focus towards Europa, naming Dutch Hermen Hulst as the head of PlayStation Studios and replacing Layden with Briton Jim Ryan. However, Ryan has often come across as more business-oriented and formal, leaving many to feel disappointed. As PlayStation continues to morph, it will be intriguing to see how it fares without him. Jim Ryan has announced his retirement, resulting in his departure from PlayStation and Sony Interactive Entertainment on March 31...
    • Sep 28, 2023
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  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, Embracing Fan Feedback with Accelerated Mantling Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, Embracing Fan Feedback with Accelerated Mantling As anticipation builds towards the launch of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, Sledgehammer Games prepares to deliver a blend of timeless elements from the franchise’s past and fresh mechanics for the future. A key revelation that sparked player excitement is the accelerated mantling system that has long been on the wish list of many a Call of Duty veteran. Esteemed for its rich weapons customization and snappy movement mechanics, Call of Duty’s success over the years has largely been due to its tenacious player base. Modern Warfare and its inaugural Warzone edition are well-lauded for these unique features. However, the...
    • Sep 19, 2023
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  • Boosting Confidence: LinkedIn Receives MRC Accreditation for Key Ad Metrics Boosting Confidence: LinkedIn Receives MRC Accreditation for Key Ad Metrics In a significant boost to advertiser assurance, LinkedIn has been honored with accreditation by the Media Ratings Council (MRC) for several of its key display ad metrics. This prestigious accreditation follows rigorous verification of LinkedIn's processes by the Council, a clear demonstration that their measurement and reporting systems adhere stringently to industry standards. As such, LinkedIn comfortably meets ethical operations, disclosure, and delivery requirements, giving advertisers a substantial confidence boost. The four display ad metrics for which LinkedIn's accreditation applies include gross impression, net impression, gross click, and net click. These metrics are effectively utilized in respective desktop, mobile web, and...
    • Sep 16, 2023
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  • EA Sports представила обложку UFC 5 EA Sports представила обложку UFC 5 EA has announced plans to fully reveal EA Sports UFC 5 tomorrow (September 7). In addition, the company has also revealed the cover athletes for the game. Alexander Volkanovski and Valentina Shevchenko have been awarded this honor for the Standard Edition, whereas Israel Adesanya, AKA Stylebender, has been chosen to grace the cover of the Deluxe Edition. We will provide more game details tomorrow; in the meantime, what are your thoughts on the athlete cover selections?
    • Sep 07, 2023
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  • Upcoming Alterations to Cyberpunk 2077 and Phantom Liberty: An Overview Upcoming Alterations to Cyberpunk 2077 and Phantom Liberty: An Overview The forthcoming Phantom Liberty expansion is just weeks away, turning September 26th into a holiday for fans of dystopic future visions. This means significant changes for Cyberpunk 2077, which will happen in the form of Update 2.0, whether you decide to purchase the expansion or not, according to CDPR. Update 2.0, which will be free, will feature several updates, including new combat behavior for NPCs, an overhauled skill system, interface enhancements, new radio channels and music, an updated police system and more cyberware and gadgets, among other things. These improvements, which could arguably have been originally included, are a promising development,...
    • Sep 06, 2023
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  • YouTube Music Unveils 'Samples' Feature for Personalized Content Discovery YouTube Music Unveils 'Samples' Feature for Personalized Content Discovery YouTube Music, a renowned music streaming service, continues to evolve and offer features to enhance the user experience. Although the platform has not undergone many modifications in the past, it still stands as one of the robust alternatives in the market. Recently, YouTube Music has introduced a novel 'Samples' feature intended to make music discovery more personalized and enjoyable.  The exciting new change taking shape is the addition of a 'Samples' tab in the YouTube Music app. Nestled between the Home and Explore tabs, the new tab is designed to facilitate the discovery of music that aligns with a user's personal...
    • Aug 18, 2023
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  • YouTube Introduces Robust Measures to Combat Medical Misinformation YouTube Introduces Robust Measures to Combat Medical Misinformation In a bid to enhance its credibility and reliability as a source of information, YouTube has announced a comprehensive update to its medical misinformation policies. Recognizing that its platform plays a crucial role in disseminating medical content, YouTube is taking decisive action to curb the spread of misleading health-related content. Over the years, YouTube has allowed certain content in medical videos, such as nudity and gore, if they serve an educational purpose. However, with the surge in medical misinformation, especially around topics like COVID-19, vaccines, and reproductive health, the platform has deemed it necessary to implement changes. In a move that...
    • Aug 16, 2023
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  • The Latest Battlefield 2042 Update Rounds Off Game Development The Latest Battlefield 2042 Update Rounds Off Game Development The much-anticipated gaming experience, Battlefield 2042, has just been taken a notch higher. Version 5.2 of the game is now live, and according to the developers, this marks the completion of the game's development process. This latest update is quite comprehensive and offers a range of enhancements for players. It includes balance adjustments for vehicles and weapons, as well as improvements in server stability. Additionally, it provides numerous bug fixes that enhance the overall gameplay experience. Battlefield 2042 v5.2 also brings about changes to the user interface (UI) with revisions made to maps and modes. This means gamers can now expect a...
    • Aug 02, 2023
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  • Assassin’s Creed Mirage Completion Time: A Guide for Gaming Enthusiasts Assassin’s Creed Mirage Completion Time: A Guide for Gaming Enthusiasts The latest addition to the renowned Assassin's Creed franchise, Mirage, is set to provide players with a gaming experience that spans approximately 25-30 hours. These estimates suggest a substantial journey ahead if you plan on exploring every nook and cranny of the new world. This time frame refers to those who plan on being completionists – gamers who strive to finish every quest, discover all locations, and uncover each secret the game has to offer. For casual players who are more interested in the main storyline, the estimated playtime will likely be significantly less. Mirage continues Ubisoft's trend of offering expansive games...
    • Aug 02, 2023
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