Google parent agrees to $310M misconduct lawsuit…

Google's parent company has reached a $310 million settlement in a shareholder lawsuit over its treatment of allegations of sexual misconduct by executives

Sega Is Reportedly Developing a Live-Action…

Sega Is Reportedly Developing a Live-Action 'Yakuza' Movie. According to 'Variety,' the video game company has teamed up with 1212 Entertainment and Wild Sheep Content to bring their hit game series to the big screen. Although no script writers have been linked to the movie, Erik Barmack, Roberto Grande and Joshua Long will serve as the film's producers. While details surrounding the film's narrative are currently unknown, 'Variety' and 1212 Entertainment have hinted that it will follow the adventures of the franchise protagonist, Kazuma Kiryu. 'Yakuza' offers us a new playground in which to set compelling stories with complex characters in a unique environment that audiences have rarely seen before, 1212 Entertainment, via statement to 'Variety'. The saga of Kazuma Kiryu has a built-in cinematic appeal - a mix of kinetic action with bursts of comedy, multiple converging storylines, and a gripping journey towards redemption, 1212 Entertainment, via statement to 'Variety'

TikTok Ban Blocked at Last Minute

Four hours before it was set to take effect, a federal judge blocked the Trump administration's attempt to prohibit Americans from downloading TikTok . The judge partially granted a request by the Chinese-owned app for a temporary injunction, meaning it will remain available on mobile app stores for now, CNN and...

Desk shortage forces people to get creative about…

First it was toilet paper

Brief Google Service Outage Rattles Users

Millions of people are now more reliant on Google services than ever before—and even a brief outage can cause alarm. Services including Gmail, Google Docs, and YouTube went down for around an hour for users on the East and West coasts Thursday night, Engadget reports. According to Downdetector and...

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Xbox Boss Phil Spencer Teases Future Games From…

Xbox Boss Phil Spencer Teases Future Games From Bethesda. The gaming studio was acquired by Microsoft as part of its $7.5 billion ZeniMax buyout. . Spencer says he knows what the studio is working on next, . and he promised an "incredibly exciting time" ahead. I have the benefit of knowing the future roadmap and having some insight into the things that have been both announced and unannounced that the teams are working on, Phil Spencer, on Major Nelson's podcast. It's an incredibly exciting time for the work that Bethesda's studios are doing, as they continue with the craft of creating games... , Phil Spencer, on Major Nelson's podcast. ... and also thinking about how our medium of gaming continues to evolve and their role in that, Phil Spencer, on Major Nelson's podcast

Pops and Flops: Costco, Norwegian, and Draftkings…

Costco shares are flopping despite the company beating expected earnings. The company saw record profit as customers stockpiled items at the start of the pandemic. Norwegian Cruise Line shares are popping as Barclays upgrades the company to "equal weight" and analysts believe the CDC could release guidance that benefits the industry. And, DraftKings shares are up after the PAC-12 announced a return to the gridiron in November.

Hacked software provider acknowledges ransomware…

A major U.S. provider of software services to state and local governments has acknowledged it was hit by a ransomware attack

Facebook Has Closed Over 150 Fake Chinese Accounts

Facebook Has Closed Over 150 Fake Chinese Accounts. The social networking site has infiltrated accounts linked to a Chinese network interfering with politics. . The unnamed network had amassed 130,000 followers. . It was violating Facebook’s rule of Government Interference. The content on the now-closed Facebook accounts was believed to be U.S. political propaganda. . Facebook linked a group of individuals based in Fujian, China.

Justice Department seeks immediate ban on WeChat…

The Justice Department is seeking an immediate ban on downloads of WeChat in Apple and Google app stores, saying the Chinese-owned messaging service is a threat to the security of the United States

New iPhone 12 Feature Is Leaked

New iPhone 12 Feature Is Leaked. 9to5Mac has acquired a video showing that the new iPhone 12 will have multiple magnets inside. . The magnets are thought to be Apple's new charging system. . A charging coil and connector appear to be on the back of the phone. It is also thought that there will be multiple accessories coming out that will work with the magnets such as a car mount

Apple Under Fire for App Store Practices

Apple is under fire from a coalition of companies that have deemed app store practices unfair. Among the coalition: Spotify, Epic Games, and Tinder. Cheddar's Kristen Scholer and Jill Wagner have the report.

EU Commission appeals after losing Apple $15B tax…

The European Commission said Friday it’s appealing a court decision that had ruled Apple doesn’t have to repay $15 billion in back taxes to Ireland

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TikTok says it didn't take part in Australia…

TikTok executives have told a Senate committee that they lobbied Australian lawmakers but did not engage with investigators before the government concluded that the video-sharing app did not pose a security threat

VIA optronics Makes Public Debut

VIA optronics is making its debut on the NYSE raising $93.8 million with its public offering. CEO Jurgen Eichner joined Cheddar to discuss taking the company public and the company's success amid the pandemic.

Facebook critics start rival, independent…

A group of prominent Facebook critics, including one of the social network’s early investors and a journalist facing jail time in the Philippines, are launching their version of an “oversight board” to rival the company’s own

Justice Dept. expected to file antitrust action…

The Justice Department is expected to file an antitrust action against Google in coming weeks, focusing on its dominance in online search and whether it was used to stifle competition and hurt consumers, a person familiar with the matter tells The Associated Press

Dems Push All Voting Options as Trump Continues…

As the November election draws closer, more people are considering in-person voting as concerns over the mail-in voting grow. Democrats are encouraging people to "vote by any means" as President Donald Trump continues to cast doubt on the process. Cheddar's Megan Pratz reports.

Assange 'binge-watched' suicide of ex-Bosnian…

Julian Assange relayed how he “binge-watched” the suicide of the former Bosnian Croat general in a United Nations courtroom three years ago, a doctor who visited the WikiLeaks founder on several occasions while he was in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London told an extradition hearing

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Wedding Industry Takes a Hit as Couples Rethink…

The wedding industry continues to be impacted by the coronavirus pandemic as couples either call off their ceremonies or postpone them. Some wedding-related businesses have reopened but are customers returning? Cheddar's Michelle Castillo reports.

Need2Know: Paris Knife Attack, Judge Bans Trump…

These are the headlines you Need2Know for Friday, September 25, 2020.