Assassin’s Creed Publisher Could See Tencent Take The Reigns

Assassin's Creed Publisher Could See Tencent Take The Reigns

Image: Ubisoft Tencent appears to be doubling down on its investment in Ubisoft. While it already owns 5 percent of the Assassin’s Creed editor, Reuters now reports the Chinese mega-conglomerate with huge investments throughout the gaming industry has its sights set on becoming Ubisoft’s single biggest shareholder. Its plan for achieving that? Pay double what … Read more

Diablo Devs Say Activision Back To Its Old Union-Busting Tricks

Diablo Devs Say Activision Back To Its Old Union-Busting Tricks

Image: Blizzard Nearly two months after Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick announced the company would finally begin bargaining its first union contract with the Game Workers Alliance at Raven Softwarestaff at Blizzard Albany, currently working on Diablo IV, say the publisher is back to trying to union-bust. They accuse Activision Blizzard of rehiring the law … Read more

Sony Says Call Of Duty Is Essential, Xbox Disagrees

Sony Says Call Of Duty Is Essential, Xbox Disagrees

Image: Activision Microsoft, in a bid to downplay the possible ramifications of its attempted acquisition of Activision to various international regulating agencies, is arguing that the call of duty publisher it’s spending billions of dollars on doesn’t actually produce any games that could be considered “must haves.” Meanwhile, Sony is pushing back and explaining that … Read more

FDA allows licensed pharmacists to prescribe Pfizer’s Paxlovid under certain conditions

FDA allows licensed pharmacists to prescribe Pfizer's Paxlovid under certain conditions

CNN — The US Food and Drug Administration revised the emergency use authorization for Pfizer’s Covid-19 antiviral treatment, Paxlovid, on Wednesday to allow state-licensed pharmacists to prescribe the treatment to people who are eligible. “The FDA recognizes the important role pharmacists have played and continue to play in combating this pandemic,” said Dr. Patrizia Cavazzoni, … Read more

Ben & Jerry’s sues Unilever to block sale of Israeli business

Ben & Jerry's sues Unilever to block sale of Israeli business

CNN Business — Ben & Jerry’s is suing its parent company in an attempt to cancel the sale of its business in Israel to a local partner that would continue to distribute its products in the West Bank. The Vermont-based ice cream maker filed a complaint Tuesday in the US District Court in New York, … Read more

GM Reclaims Top US Sales From Toyota After 90-Year Streak Ends

GM Reclaims Top US Sales From Toyota After 90-Year Streak Ends

2024 Chevrolet Blazer EVImage: General Motors The General has stolen the number one spot back from Toyota, Stellantis is anticipating another slow year of production in Italy and Jaguar has a new plan for the future: be Range Rover. All that and more in this Tuesday edition of The Morning Shift for July 5, 2022 … Read more

An FCC regulator wants TikTok removed from app stores. Here’s how a company executive responded

An FCC regulator wants TikTok removed from app stores.  Here's how a company executive responded

New York CNN — While TikTok’s short-form videos are entertaining, that’s “just the sheep’s clothing,” a Federal Communications Commission official said, and the app should be removed from app stores because of security issues. But a TikTok executive, in a rare interview on CNN’s “Reliable Sources” on Sunday, claimed there are no security concerns linked … Read more

Tesla’s layoffs hit Autopilot team as AI develops

Tesla's layoffs hit Autopilot team as AI develops

Washington, D.C. CNN — Tesla (TSLA) is increasingly turning to machines rather than humans as it attempts to develop autonomous vehicles. As part of Tesla’s plans to cut 10% of salaried staff, the company has laid off a significant number of its data annotation specialists. These specialists do grunt work that is critical to empowering … Read more

Berkshire Hathaway Stock Hits Hard in June. Warren Buffett Is Probably Unfazed.

Berkshire Hathaway Stock Hits Hard in June.  Warren Buffett Is Probably Unfazed.

Text size Berkshire has scaled back its stock repurchase program this year, and that may be sending a message that CEO Warren Buffett doesn’t view the stock as being so cheap. Bill Pugliano/Getty Images Despite what CEO Warren Buffett has called its Fort Knox balance sheet with over $100 billion in cash, Berkshire Hathaway hasn’t … Read more