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Amazon is Working on Game Streaming Service, Report Says

Amazon is looking to get into game streaming, joining its tech titan contemporaries Microsoft and Google, according to a report from The Information. From a report: Amazon is reportedly developing its own game streaming service, and it is talking to publishers about distributing games on its platform. Citing “two people briefed on the plans,” The Information reports that the service ... Read More »

Malware Found Preinstalled On Some Alcatel Smartphones

An anonymous reader quotes a report from ZDNet: A weather app that comes preinstalled on Alcatel smartphones contained malware that surreptitiously subscribed device owners to premium phone numbers behind their backs. The app, named “Weather Forecast-World Weather Accurate Radar,” was developed by TCL Corporation, a Chinese electronics company that among other things owns the Alcatel, BlackBerry, and Palm brands. The ... Read More »

Amazon Watchers Say the Company Has Accelerated Its Efforts To Sell Its Own Products — and That’s Worrying Regulators Around the World

By selling more products of its own, Amazon is becoming a competitor to the outside manufacturers it hosts on its platform — and that’s worrying regulators around the world. From a report: Governments have rarely tried to rein in Amazon’s ambitions, allowing it to avoid most of the recent scrutiny directed at other large tech platforms. But the increased focus ... Read More »

Ocean Warming is Accelerating Faster Than Thought, New Research Finds

Scientists say the warming of the world’s oceans is accelerating more quickly than previously thought, a finding with dire implications for climate change given that almost all of the heat trapped by greenhouse gases ends up stored there. From a report: A new analysis, published Thursday in the journal Science, found that the oceans are heating up 40 percent faster ... Read More »