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April 22, 2024, 9:35 AM

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Christopher Jungstedt / Bloomberg:
Swedish game developer Embracer Group plans to split itself into three publicly traded companies, focused on tabletop, indie, and AAA; EMBRAC-B.ST jumps 10%  —  - Embracer shareholders to get stock in new firms as dividend  — Includes €900 million refinancing and new ownership structure
Zheping Huang / Bloomberg:
Memo to US staff: TikTok vows a legal battle if the US' divestment bill becomes law, saying the bill is “a clear violation” of its users' First Amendment rights  —  TikTok told employees it will fight in the courts if a US bill forcing a ban or divestiture of the Chinese-owned app …
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Matt Burgess / Wired:
Researchers: files on a misconfigured North Korean server suggest local animators worked on upcoming Prime Video and HBO TV shows, possibly via a Chinese front  —  Thousands of exposed files on a misconfigured North Korean server hint at one way the reclusive country may evade international sanctions.
Jameson Dow / Electrek:
Tesla cuts the price of its Full Self-Driving software to $8K from $12K in the US, following a price cut from $15K to $12K in September 2023  —  Tesla has once again lowered the price of its Full Self-Driving software by $4,000, now costing $8,000, down from a previous price of $12,000 in the US.
Jennifer Pattison Tuohy / The Verge:
A look at Home Assistant, an open-source smart home platform with an estimated 1M users, as its creators announce a foundation to help reach the mainstream  —  How Home Assistant plans to transition from an enthusiast platform to a mainstream consumer product.
Lauren Forristal / TechCrunch:
Tinder announces Share My Date, letting users share their date plans with friends, including their match's name, meeting location, date, and time  —  It's not uncommon for people to screenshot dating profiles and send them to their friends and loved ones, either to get feedback or to let them know who they're seeing that weekend.
Drake Bennett / Bloomberg:
A profile of Aleksanteri Kivimäki, a prolific hacker wunderkind with a mean streak, who stood trial over a ransomware attack on Finnish health provider Vastaamo  —  Aleksanteri Kivimäki was a hacker wunderkind with a mean streak.  Now he's on trial for the largest crime in Finland's history.

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