Amazon has canceled Crucible, its free-to-play multiplayer shooter that had already been returned to closed beta

Image: Amazon Game Studios Amazon has officially canceled Crucible, its free-to-play multiplayer shooter. It’s the end of a rocky journey for the game, which was first launched in May after years in development before being put back into closed beta in July. “We very much appreciate the way that our fans have rallied around our […]Read More

Epic judge permanently restrains Apple from blocking Unreal Engine, but won’t force Fortnite

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Fortnite won’t be coming back to the App Store any time soon. On Friday, Judge Yvonne Gonzales Rogers refused to grant Epic Games a preliminary injunction against Apple that would force the game developer to reinstate Fortnite on the App Store, while simultaneously granting an injunction that keeps […]Read More

Google Meet is getting breakout rooms, but only for some education customers to start

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Google’s Meet videoconferencing service is getting breakout rooms, but they’ll only be available to G Suite Enterprise for Education customers at first, according to a Google blog post (via 9to5Google). With the feature, teachers and educators will be able to break their classes into smaller groups for things […]Read More

Pakistan bans TikTok for ‘immoral’ and ‘indecent’ videos

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Pakistan’s telecom regulator has banned TikTok, claiming the app failed to remove “immoral” and “indecent” content. The ban comes just over a month after the regulator, the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority, banned dating apps, including Tinder and Grindr, for the same reason. TikTok had been installed 43 million times […]Read More

Twitter is fighting election chaos by urging users to quote tweet instead of retweet

Illustration by Alex Castro Twitter announced a slew of temporary changes on Friday aimed at staving off abuse around the November 3rd US presidential election. Tweets that include premature claims of victory will be labeled, tweets intended to incite interference in the election or election results will be subject to removal, and tweets from political […]Read More

Google contractor accused of offshoring jobs in retaliation for union campaign

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Google contractors who recently unionized say their jobs are being slowly shipped to Poland. On Thursday, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) filed a complaint laying out the allegations against HCL America, an engineering and IT contractor that works with Google in Pittsburgh. Obtained by Motherboard, the complaint […]Read More
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