Fortnite Season 4 Galactus Event: Everything We Know So Far

Ever since Fortnite Season 4 began, we knew Galactus would eventually arrive onto the island to wreak havoc, and it looks like that day has finally been confirmed. On November 21, Epic Games not only extended the season by a day, but they also finally revealed when he’ll be getting here, and also gave some tips on how you can prepare for the event. Live events are usually the most popular part of any season and that’s not going to be any different with Galactus, and that’s not even factoring in the fact that this is set to be the biggest thing we’ve ever seen in Fortnite. Here’s what you… Read More

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The Apple TV remote has yet another alternate option that includes buttons

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Universal Electronics Inc. (UEI) has introduced its version of the notoriously unpopular Apple TV remote “specifically developed and designed” for cable, satellite, and MVPD (multichannel video program distributor) customers, the company announced. The remote uses Bluetooth low energy or infrared to connect with the box, has a microphone to speak commands to Siri, and its universal remote function allows control of TVs and audio devices from any brand or manufacturer. It has backlit keys, which activate via an ambient light sensor, a button to flip through channels, and a mute button, according to UEI. “We’re excited that customers worldwide will soon be able… Read More

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How the pandemic drove the IPO wave we see today

This is The TechCrunch Exchange, a newsletter that goes out on Saturdays, based on the column of the same name. You can sign up for the email here. I had a neat look into the world of mental health startup fundraising planned for this week, but after being slow-motion carpet-bombed by S-1s, that is now shoved off to Monday and we have to pause and talk about COVID-19. The pandemic has been the most animating force for startups and venture capital in 2020, discounting the slow movement of global business into the digital realm. But COVID did more than that, as we all know. It crashed some companies as assuredly as it… Read More

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Human Capital: Uber’s Black employee base shrinks

Welcome back to Human Capital, where I break down the latest in diversity, equity and inclusion, and labor in tech. TL;DR: This week, Apple announced its third head of diversity and inclusion in four years, Uber’s Black employee base shrunk despite the company committing to anti-racism and Reddit brought on its second Black board member this year.  Meanwhile, Facebook’s content moderators spoke out against the company for forcing some of them to work in the office during a pandemic and a new report from Silicon Valley Rising showed 63% of blue-collar tech workers are Black or Latinx.  Sign up here to get this as a newsletter in your inbox every… Read More

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