Luis Alejandro Amaya E.
Bogota, July 14. These are the top tech news of the week in America.
1. Twitter vs Elon Musk: a novel that is ending very badly
How does a soap opera usually end? In which Néstor Armando and Victoria Ifigenia fight for their love and end up happy.
Well, in this novel, Néstor Armando (Elon Musk) did not buy the coffee plantation (Twitter) from Victoria Ifigenia (his board of directors) and the leading man is now being forced to do so.
Twitter now wants Musk to buy it outright after the tycoon’s announcement to undo the operation he had announced in May.
The network of the little bird filed the lawsuit in a court in Delaware (USA) seeking that the billionaire pass the card for the 44,000 million dollars in which both parties were left… and not in installments.
When withdrawing the purchase offer, an issue that cost Twitter a devaluation of more than 11% on the stock market, Musk said that the network offered him “false and misleading” information about the “bot” accounts during the negotiation and that he had not provided essential information.
Twitter denies it and tells him (in Argentine jargon) “putting the goose was” and wants the 44,000 million dollars one over the other.
Will Musk carry so much with him to buy something he no longer wants? Will Twitter keep the box open? Don’t miss the next chapter of “Twitteral de Pasiones”.
2. Russia now “beats” Zoom
A few weeks ago it was Twicht, Airbnb and Instagram, also Google and now it was Zoom’s turn to take its respective Russian fine for not saving user data from that country on servers in the Eurasian nation.
In effect, the virtual meetings application based in San José (California, USA) will have to pay one million rubles ($16,400) to the Russian regulator for committing that fault.
For Russia, Zoom is guilty of “failing to fulfill its obligations”.
Apparently, Russia continues in its particular exchange of blows with the West.
3. And now… the “UberLeaks”
The world was shocked by the “WikiLeaks”, the “Panama Papers” and the “Pandora Papers”. Now come… the “UberLeaks”.
Mark MacGann, a former Uber lobbyist, is the “Julian Assange” of this story as he was behind the leak of documents from the car-sharing platform that show the company’s controversial practices.
MacGann leaked 18.69 gigabytes of all kinds of material to the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ).
There it is observed how the directors of the company tried to influence politicians around the world to obtain favors; they negotiated investment contracts with now-sanctioned Russian oligarchs and took advantage of the violence meted out against Uber drivers by some angry taxi drivers to get it regulated in favor of the company.
Lots of valuable info.
We will have to see how this new scandal continues.
4. Operators must have their “guard up” in Canada
Canada is not willing to put up with more digital and telecommunications blackouts and its government has already notified operators that they must establish agreements to share their networks.
Canada’s Innovation Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne has demanded that carriers, among other things, allow rivals’ customers access to their phone services in emergency situations and provide mutual assistance in the event of an emergency. massive blackout.
Solidarity, in a nutshell.
In addition, telephone companies must have a protocol to better inform the public and authorities during emergency situations.
Let’s get batteries then in Canada!
5. An Amazon bargain!
Almost every time we review a new “gadget” or accessory and mention its price, it gives us something of, as they say in Colombia, “little thing” for its high price, but believe this time we are happy to say that the new Fire 7 tablet from Amazon it’s only $59.99.
It’s cheap, yes, and it features significant improvements over its predecessor, like a processor upgrade, more storage space, and more memory.
The Fire 7 is a great monitor for e-books, but it’s not really great for watching high-quality video or playing video games. chanfle!
The design is very similar to the 2019 model, with a 7-inch screen and a resolution of 1,024 by 600 pixels.
With this, Amazon remembers its short-pocket customers, and that’s great.
6. Chamo, chama! A video game academy in Venezuela!
The Andrés Bello Catholic University (UCAB) of Venezuela is scoring a home run a la Andrés “Gato” Galarraga by inaugurating in Caracas the first university academy in the country that will train in the practice of video game sports.
The space set “under the gamer aesthetic with 20 PC gamers, 5 XBox and 5 PS5” was very well equipped, according to the UCAB itself.
This E-Sports academy is unique in its class in the country of Gustavo Dudamel and La Vinotinto.
The academy will offer courses, workshops and diplomas and adolescents over fourteen years of age, university students, professionals, business managers, organizations and the general public will be able to enter it.
If the philosopher, jurist, poet, translator, philologist, essayist, politician, diplomat and humanist Andrés Bello were alive, perhaps he would sign up for the course to add to his extensive curriculum that of “gamer” with an academic degree.
7. And there is also a “BandaiLeaks”
If above we talked about “UberLeaks” and its consequences, it seems that another company, this video game company, was “entered into the ranch” and secrets were revealed.
According to SomosXbox.com, a user of the Reddit social network posted a photo showing the releases planned by the Japanese studio Bandai Namco for 2023 and 2024.
In the image you can see the logos of projects such as “Little Nightmares III”, “Tekken 8”, “Tales of Ascension” and “Elden Ring: Barbarians of the Badlands”.
The same company admitted that it may have been the victim of a hack, since “unauthorized access” to its systems was detected.
Let’s see how many of these games will finally come to light. EFE