Uber Safety Report Says Sexual Assaults Down but Rate of Traffic Deaths Up

Uber Safety Report Says Sexual Assaults Down but Rate of Traffic Deaths Up

Uber said in a security report on Thursday that sexual assaults in its ride-hauling vehicles have dropped significantly since its last report but the rate of fatal car accidents has risen. The company said 3,824 sexual assaults were reported on its U.S. platforms in 2019 and 2020, while 20 people were killed in the attack…

The Download: Algorithms’ shame trap, and London’s safer road crossings

The Download: Algorithms’ shame trap, and London’s safer road crossings

This is today’s version of the download, Our weekly newsletter provides a daily dose of what’s going on in the world of technology. How algorithms trap us in a cycle of shame Matthew Kathy O’Neill, who worked in finance at the start of the 2008 financial crisis, took a first look at how people trust…

Prime Gaming offers Maniac Mansion and Mega Man 11 in July

Prime Gaming offers Maniac Mansion and Mega Man 11 in July

Interested in learning what’s next for the gaming industry? Join the gaming executive to discuss emerging parts of the industry at the Gamesbeat Summit Next this October. Learn more. Amazon announced the upcoming games for free for Prime Gaming subscribers in July, both through Prime Gaming and through the free Amazon Luna channel. All of…

Composable enterprise spurs innovation | MIT Technology Review

Composable enterprise spurs innovation | MIT Technology Review

Overall, 74% of companies accelerated their plans to move to the cloud for more than a year, allowing legacy technology and operating models to accept data and applications, according to business analysis firm ZK Research. In the cloud in general, the key part of that transformation relates to the use of integrated applications and data…

Twitch’s new Guest Star feature turns livestreams into game shows

Interested in learning what’s next for the gaming industry? Join the gaming executive to discuss emerging parts of the industry at the Gamesbeat Summit Next this October. Learn more. Twitch has announced the latest feature for its livestreamers, called Guest Star. This will allow Streamers to invite others, both fellow content creators and audience members,…

On NBC’s ‘Dancing With Myself,’ TikTok-Like Dances Meet Network TV

On NBC’s ‘Dancing With Myself,’ TikTok-Like Dances Meet Network TV

Even by the dazzling standards of the TV Talent Competition, “Dancing with Myself” sets an impressive scene. Two stacked rows of room-sized cubes, streamlined in twinkling lights, fill the stage – “Hollywood Squares” meets “Saturday Night Fever”. Sitting at the judging table are pop stars Shakira and Nick Jonas and internet celebrity Lisa Koshi; Behind…

The US Supreme Court just gutted federal climate policy

The US Supreme Court just gutted federal climate policy

What was the verdict? The decision states that the EPA’s actions in the 2015 rule, which included limits on emissions from power plants, exceeded the agency’s authority. “Capacing carbon dioxide emissions to a level that would force a nationwide transition to avoid using coal to generate electricity could be a sensible ‘day-to-day solution,’” the decision…

Axie Infinity and Polygon leaders tackle the bear market in crypto, NFTs, and blockchain games

Axie Infinity and Polygon leaders tackle the bear market in crypto, NFTs, and blockchain games

Interested in learning what’s next for the gaming industry? Join gaming executives to discuss emerging parts of the industry this October at GamesBeat Summit Next. Learn more. For the Index Ventures Gaming Summit 2022 event, I moderated a fireside chat with Ryan Wyatt, head of Polygon Studios, and Jeff “Jiho” Zirlin, a leader at Sky…