TWiT 834: Bimbo Squalo - Blizzard mess, China tech crackdown, quarterly earnings, Rickroll hits 1 billion Aug. 2, 2021

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Bimbo Squalo - Blizzard mess, China tech crackdown, quarterly earnings, Rickroll hits 1 billion * Review: A deep new history of Tesla takes the shine off Elon Musk. * Apple Watch lead Kevin Lynch reportedly transferred to 'Apple Car' team. * Apple's Mac and iPad sales break quarterly records. * Facial recognition technology faces a crackdown in China. * Why is China smashing its tech industry? * Kotick apologizes for the "tone deaf" response, promises action following a lawsuit. * Inside The Cosby Suite From The Activision Blizzard Lawsuit. * 2010 Blizzcon panel in which a fan was brave enough …



Bimbo Squalo - Blizzard mess, China tech crackdown, quarterly earnings, Rickroll hits 1 billion

  • Review: A deep new history of Tesla takes the shine off Elon Musk.
  • Apple Watch lead Kevin Lynch reportedly transferred to 'Apple Car' team.
  • Apple's Mac and iPad sales break quarterly records.
  • Facial recognition technology faces a crackdown in China.
  • Why is China smashing its tech industry?
  • Kotick apologizes for the "tone deaf" response, promises action following a lawsuit.
  • Inside The Cosby Suite From The Activision Blizzard Lawsuit.
  • 2010 Blizzcon panel in which a fan was brave enough to ask a panel full of men whether there's scope for some of WoW's female characters to be less sexualized.
  • First 'Time Crystal' Built Using Google's Quantum Computer.
  • TSMC 2nm chip plans are announced, a day after Intel said it could catch up.
  • Mark Zuckerberg is betting Facebook's future on the metaverse.
  • Thanks to the Rickroll, 'Never Gonna Give You Up' hits 1 billion YouTube plays.
  • U.S. Government Sells Wu-Tang Clan Album Once Owned By Martin Shkreli.
  • Sony has sold 10 million PS5 consoles.
  • Scarlett Johansson sues Disney, says Disney+ release of Black Widow broke contract.
  • YouTube Q2 Ad Revenue Hits Record $7 Billion, Alphabet Beats Estimates.
  • Spotify Misses Overall Q2 User Target, Ad Revenue Jumps 110%.
  • 3G-only Kindles begin their long, slow death this year.
  • Olympics Broadcaster Announces His Computer Password on Live TV.
  • Techdirt Is Now Entirely Without Any Google Ads Or Tracking Code.
  • Lucasfilm hires the YouTube deepfaker who put its Luke, Leia, and Tarkin cameos to shame.
  • Phantom Warships Are Courting Chaos in Conflict Zones.
  • With help from Google, impersonated Brave.com website pushes malware.

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