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Caffeine inks exclusive agreement with Drake preps Ultimate Rap League for launch – TechCrunch

Caffeine inks exclusive agreement with Drake preps Ultimate Rap League for launch – News

Two years after getting a $100 million commitment from 21st Century Fox to build a mobile-based live streaming platform that could compete with Twitch, the startup Caffeine has scored another coup by partnering with the biggest name in music — Drake. With buying power of Fox (now owned by The Walt Disney Co.), a Murdoch …

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Mythic Quest

The team behind Apple’s ‘Mythic Quest’ says video games aren’t the punch line – News

When Ubisoft first approached “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” stars Rob McElhenney and Charlie Day about creating a new show set in the video game industry, McElhenney said they weren’t interested — at least, not initially. “Anything that we had ever seen in the past, from a movie or television show perspective, the industry was …

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Apple fined $27 million in France for throttling old iPhones without telling users – TechCrunch

Apple fined $27 million in France for throttling old iPhones without telling users – News

France’s competition watchdog DGCCRF announced earlier today that Apple will pay a $27.4 million (€25 million) fine due to an iOS update that capped performance of aging devices. The company will also have to display a statement on its website for a month. A couple of years ago, Apple released an iOS update (10.2.1 and …

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Advocating reform, activist investor Elliott Management takes a $2.5B stake in SoftBank – TechCrunch

Advocating reform, activist investor Elliott Management takes a $2.5B stake in SoftBank – News

The activist investment firm Elliott Management has steadily amassed a $2.5 billion stake in the headline-grabbing, Japanese technology conglomerate SoftBank even as a series of missteps battered the company’s share price. Famous for its investments in companies like Slack and Uber and infamous for betting billions on the co-working real estate marketplace and development company …

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