Splash raises $20M to expand Roblox music-making tools
Join gaming leaders online at GamesBeat Summit Next this upcoming November 9-10. Learn more about what comes next.  Splash, the developer of the Roblox-based music-making creation kit of the same name, has announced it raised $20 million to expand its offerings. The fundraise was co-led by Amazon’s Alexa Fund... Read more
Starlink nightmare: Moving service location a few feet delays orders until 2023
Enlarge / Starlink satellite dish. Starlink Some people who preordered Starlink broadband say they made tiny changes to their service locations on the Starlink website and immediately had their delivery dates delayed by a year or more. This isn’t a case of changing an address from one city to... Read more
How Brands Can Increase Positive Comments on Social Media
Don’t worry about the bad press your brand gets. When you pile on genuine, positive reviews your rating will skyrocket. One of the biggest bugaboos of brand managers today is the negative comment. A negative comment on social media often sends brand managers and their minions into a tizzy.... Read more
Fired Apple worker reportedly files complaint with NLRB over alleged retaliation
Angela Lang/CNET A former Apple employee who raised concerns about the company’s treatment of employees reportedly filed a complaint with the National Labor Relations Board on Tuesday, accusing the iPhone maker of retaliation. Janneke Parrish, a product manager for Apple Maps, alleged in a complaint to the NLRB that... Read more
How a Squid Game Crypto Scam Got Away With Millions
Luke Hartford was first tipped off to the new, rising cryptocurrency thanks to a reply guy. The tweet was nestled under a post by Carl Martin, a Swedish cryptocurrency analyst and YouTuber, on October 27. Martin was discussing the price of the Shiba Inu alt coin, which he believed... Read more
Dealing with Atelophobia in Today’s Digital World
In today’s digital world, where all spheres of life happen online and are in open view, perfectionism breaks new ground: While encouraging authenticity and diversity, some individuals still experience a terrifying fear of imperfection. Known as atelophobia, it paralyzes them from actions, kills digital productivity, or (what’s even worse) makes them... Read more
Porsche: 100-kilowatt-hours is the battery-size sweet spot
You probably don’t need as big a battery in your EV as you think. Porsche What’s the optimal size for an electric-vehicle battery pack? Of course, it depends on numerous factors — and who you ask — but Porsche engineers believe they’ve figured it out. “At the moment, we... Read more
How Social Media Can Give the Silent Generation a Voice
“I wouldn’t be able to live the life I now lead without the assistance of Zoom, Google Classroom, WhatsApp, and Microsoft Teams,” Epstein tells me on the phone, speaking from his home in Tamarindo. “My current students are all masters-level school teachers, seeking an additional masters in Instructional Technology.... Read more
Velocity raises $17M to spin up ‘production-like’ environments for software development
Velocity, a Tel Aviv-based company offering a cloud-powered, “production-like” environment for software developers, today announced that it raised $17 million in series A financing led by Insight Partners with participation from Hetz, Greycroft, and individual investors. The startup says that the proceeds will enable Velocity to create a U.S.... Read more
Dell spins off $64 billion VMware as it battles debt hangover
Bloomberg | Getty Images PC pioneer Michael Dell is set to cap his climb back to the top of the computing world on Monday with one of the largest corporate spin-offs. Dell Technologies will shed its 81 percent stake in publicly traded VMware, creating an independent software company with... Read more