Shadow and Bone creator is adapting World of Darkness for TV and film

The World of Darkness — the gaming universe created by White Wolf publishing for the cult-favorite tabletop RPG series Vampire: The Masquerade, Werewolf: The Apocalypse, and many others — might be stepping out into the light of TV and movies again at some point in the future. According to Variety, White Wolf’s parent company, Paradox Interactive, has struck a deal […]

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ZeniMax Media Founder And CEO Robert A. Altman Has Passed Away

Robert A. Altman was a visionary and a pivotal force when it came to Bethesda’s evolution from its humble beginnings. It is with a heavy heart that we report the passing of Altman on February 4, 2021.  Altman was the CEO of ZeniMax Media, the parent company to Bethesda Softworks. The American business executive founded the company back in 1999 […]

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Ring rolls out end-to-end video encryption after a class action lawsuit

In September, Amazon-owned Ring announced that it would bring end-to-end video encryption to its lineup of home security devices. While the company already encrypted videos in storage and during transmission, end-to-end encryption secures videos on-device, preventing third parties without special keys from decrypting and viewing the recordings. The feature launches today in technical preview for compatible Ring products. The rollout […]

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Workato raises $110 million for its business workflow automation platform

Workato, which offers an integration and automation platform for businesses, today announced it has raised $110 million at a post-money valuation of $1.7 billion. The company says it will put the funds toward product innovation and technology development, expanding its customer success program, launching its first user conference in 2021, and investing in scaling teams in the U.S. and internationally. […]

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Oxbotica raises $47 million to bring autonomy to vehicles in challenging environments

Oxbotica, a U.K.-based developer of autonomous vehicle software, today announced that it raised $47 million in a series B round led by BP Ventures. The startup says the funding will be used to accelerate Oxbotica’s commercial deployment of its software platform across key industries and markets. Some experts predict the pandemic will hasten adoption of autonomous vehicles for delivery. Self-driving cars, […]

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Alphabet Workers Union launches with hundreds of members demanding change

Contractors and employees working at Alphabet companies like Google have formed the Alphabet Workers Union (AWU). More than 50 Google contract employees voted to unionize last year in Pittsburgh, but the AWU includes more than 200 dues-paying Google employees or contractors, and organizers say it is the first union open to all Alphabet employees in company history. The AWU launches […]

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