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Coinbase To Close San Francisco Offices For Good, Will Have No Headquarters

The biggest U.S. cryptocurrency exchange, Coinbase, has announced it will close its San Francisco offices for good. SFGate reports: The company — founded in June 2012 by former Airbnb engineer Brian Armstrong — has had a speedy rise to the top in the nascent crypto industry, though its practices have also sometimes stoked controversy. […] Coinbase’s 1,200 employees are now ... Read More »

Microsoft Is Finally Ditching Its Windows 95-Era Icons

Microsoft is now planning to refresh the Windows 95-era icons you still sometimes come across in Windows 10. The Verge reports: Windows Latest has spotted new icons for the hibernation mode, networking, memory, floppy drives, and much more as part of the shell32.dll file in preview versions of Windows 10. This DLL is a key part of the Windows Shell, ... Read More »

Opposing PRO Act, Uber and Other Gig Companies Spend Over $1 Million Lobbying

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Intercept: Even as President Joe Biden called for Congress during his joint address last week to pass labor reform legislation, a slate of gig companies has spent over $1 million lobbying Congress to influence the PRO Act and other related issues in 2021 alone, according to newly released lobbying disclosures. Ride-hailing companies ... Read More »

Apple Offered Special App Store API Access To Hulu and Other Developers

App Store Vice President Matt Fischer is on the stand answering questions from Apple and Epic lawyers, and one of the emails shared as evidence confirms that Apple has established special deals with major app developers like Hulu. From a report: In 2018, a tweet from developer David Barnard commented about App Store subscriptions being automatically cancelled through the StoreKit ... Read More »