SiriusXM acquires Pandora for $3.5 billion Pandora’s search for a buyer is over. SiriusXM, which previously invested $480 million in the music streaming service, is now acquiring it outright in an all-stock deal worth $3.5 billion. It gives the satellite radio company access to Pandora’s 70 m… Continue reading .Read More →

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Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi tap Google to power in-car systems This week, the Renault Nissan Mitsubishi Alliance, the world’s largest maker of cars, signed a deal with Alphabet’s Google to be able to use Google Maps, Google Assistant and the Android OS in its vehicles. The new systems will debutRead More →

Walmart may be experimenting with wireless power to cut battery costs Today, Ossia announced that it has struck a deal with Walmart to explore how its wireless power technology can be used by the retail giant. Walmart is hoping to save money on power costs across its many stores. We’veRead More →

European Commission approves Apple’s purchase of Shazam After launching an investigation into Apple’s proposed acquisition of Shazam in April, the European Commission has cleared the deal. The EC looked into whether data obtained in the purchase would allow Apple to target its competitors’ music streaming… Continue reading . . .Read More →

The Das Keyboard 5Q’s fingertip notifications aren’t that useful We deal with an utter firehose of information in our daily lives, and sorting through it all is a huge task. It’s not uncommon to miss important messages, or forget some key task. Das Keyboard’s new 5Q and X50Q — bothRead More →

Uber is searching for a third city to test its flying taxis Uber’s flying taxi service was supposed to debut in Dallas, Los Angeles and Dubai, but its deal with the emirate fizzled out before tests could even begin. It still wants to trial UberAir outside the country, though, soRead More →

Netflix signs ‘Gravity Falls’ creator Alex Hirsch Netflix has signed a multi-year deal with yet another show creator, demonstrating its continued push for more originals on its platform. This time, the streaming service has inked a contract with Alex Hirsch, known for creating the mystery animated s… Continue reading .Read More →

‘Minecraft’ mod fosters a collaborative effort against climate change A Minecraft modder has added some fresh gameplay issues for players to deal with in the form of climate change. Nick Porillo’s GlobalWarming mod alters the atmosphere based on certain actions like smelting ores. Temperatures will rise as carbon emiss… ContinueRead More →

An Overwatch League preview show is coming to Twitter Overwatch League and Twitter just struck a deal that will bring the league’s competition to the social platform, starting with the upcoming All-Star Weekend. Twitter will host near real-time highlight clips from next season’s matches — including reg… Continue reading .Read More →

Lyft enables sloth with seat-specific stadium drop-offs It’s Lyft’s turn to help you get to an event on time, and with a minimum of legwork at that. The ridesharing firm has forged a deal with SeatGeek to help you book rides to (and from) live events in both companies’ apps.Read More →

Evil Geniuses win ‘record-setting’ Call of Duty World League tourney If you needed evidence that Call of Duty is still a big deal in the esports realm, you just got it. Well-known team Evil Geniuses just took home $600,000 as the winners of the 2018 Call of Duty World LeagueRead More →

‘Black-ish’ showrunner Kenya Barris signs on at Netflix Kenya Barris, writer and director of the Emmy-nominated ABC show Black-ish and its Freeform spinoff Grown-ish, has signed a multi-year deal at Netflix. It’s the latest coup for the streaming giant, which lured away blockbuster show creator Shonda Rhi… Continue reading .Read More →

Facebook will stream live Champions League matches in Latin America Facebook’s soccer (aka football) ambitions aren’t stopping with July’s Premier League deal. The social network has secured the rights to stream live Champions League matches for free in Latin America between 2018 and 2021. It’s not as sweeping as the…Read More →

T-Mobile is buying $3.5 billion worth of 5G gear from Nokia, T-Mobile is gearing up for 5G in a big way: the carrier just announced a $3.5 billion deal with Nokia for 5G equipment. At this point, it’s the biggest arrangement that we’ve seen around next-generation wireless equipment. T-Mobile saysRead More →

Blockchain company Tron buys BitTorrent, A blockchain startup called Tron has closed its deal to buy the file-sharing service BitTorrent. Neither side disclosed how much Tron paid, but TechCrunch reports the price was around $126 million in cash. BitTorrent’s staff will work out of Tron’s S… , Continue reading .Read More →