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April 22, 2024, 11:10 AM

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Christopher Jungstedt / Bloomberg:
Swedish game developer Embracer Group plans to split into three publicly traded companies, focused on tabletop, indie, and AAA games; EMBRAC-B.ST jumps 5%+  —  - 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 hint local animators worked on upcoming Prime Video and HBO Max 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 Full Self-Driving's US price from $12K to $8K, after a price cut from $15K to $12K in September 2023, and drops the $6K Enhanced Autopilot option  —  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.
Lauren Forristal / TechCrunch:
Tinder announces Share My Date, letting users share their date plans with friends via a link that includes 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 …
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.
Drake Bennett / Bloomberg:
A profile of Aleksanteri Kivimäki, a hacker wunderkind with a mean streak, who stood trial over a ransomware attack on Finnish psychotherapy 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.
Nilay Patel / The Verge:
Q&A with Discord CEO Jason Citron on creating a private internet, developers, community, video game origins, moderation, layoffs, Loom video meetings, and more  —  For teens and gamers, Discord has become their entire online social lives.  Co-founder Jason Citron thinks the internet is headed more in that direction.
Anirban Sen / Reuters:
Source: Salesforce has backed away from its talks to acquire cloud data management company Informatica, after the two companies could not agree on terms  —  Business software maker Salesforce (CRM.N) has backed away from its talks to acquire data-management software firm Informatica (INFA.N) …

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