10 things in tech you need to know today

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Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Tuesday.

The US government temporarily loosened restrictions so that Huawei can help its existing customers. Potential beneficiaries of the temporary license could include internet-access and mobile-phone service providers in thinly populated places such as Wyoming and eastern Oregon that purchased network equipment from Huawei in recent years.
Trump’s blacklist of Huawei has serious implications for Red Hat, Oracle, VMware and other huge US software companies. Many enterprise software companies sell their wares to the Chinese giant, and have joint tech development or sales agreements.
Google Glass is graduating from Google’s moonshot division with the launch of its second-generation enterprise product. Glass project lead Jay Kothari wrote in a blog post Monday that the division spun out to “meet the demands of the growing market for wearables in the workplace.”
The Intercept obtained a confidential Facebook document which showed the company courts mobile network carriers and phone manufacturers with the promise of user data. The document referred to roughly 100 different companies in 50 countries.
A source told Bloomberg the DOJ is leaning against letting T-Mobile take over Sprint. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai already said he’d recommend the acquisition go through with some proposed concessions.
Pro gamers can get paid up to $50,000 an hour to play newly released games. Video game publishers are paying streamers to promote their games in lieu of traditional marketing strategies, and so far it’s been working.
Design startup Canva is now a $2.5 billion company, thanks to the first-ever investment from legendary VC Mary Meeker’s new fund. Canva, an online visual presentation software company that competes directly with Google’s G Suite and Microsoft PowerPoint, raised $70 million at $2.5 billion valuation on Monday.
Nearly 50 million Instagram influencers and celebrities reportedly had their private contact information scraped and exposed on a database online. The database was compiled by an India-based social media marketing firm called Chtrbox, and has been taken down.
Slack changed its stock ticker weeks before its expected IPO. Instead of ‘SK’ Slack wants to be ‘WORK.’
The head of Xbox wrote a blog spelling out how the company plans to combat toxicity in gaming, the Verge reports. Phil Spencer said Microsoft was committing itself to new initiatives aimed at making gaming widely more accessible and safer, starting by expanding its safety team.

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Source:: Business Insider

      

Corporate Wellness Market Analysis to Accounted for USD 8,601 Million By 2025

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Source:: Daily Times

      

Overwatch Anniversary start date, event skins release time and PS4 Workshop launch

The new Overwatch Anniversary event is launching today, bringing new skins and cosmetics to PS4, Xbox One and PC.

And some platforms will see the launch of Blizzard’s brand new Workshop Mode, which will bring something new to consoles.

The good news is that Overwatch events always have a unified release time, and based on previous occasions, fans can expect the Anniversary event to begin between 6 pm and 8 pm.

We can’t be precisely sure when the 2019 celebration will start, but what we do know is that the third Overwatch Anniversary event will come packaged in a new update.

This year’s Anniversary event will bring back skins and items from past Overwatch events, not to mention returning brawls and game modes.

New Legendary skins will be launching as part of the event, some of which have already been revealed.

This includes a new design for Winston, who has been turned into a Gargoyle for the limited-time celebrations.

Academy D․Va is another new skin which will be released during the 2019 Overwatch Anniversary event.

It’s expected that six new legendary skins will be part of the new seasonal lineup, alongside three new epic skins.

Other cosmetic items will be bundled into the event, which will end around June 10, 2019.

Every Anniversary Loot Box is guaranteed to have at least one of more than 190 Anniversary event items, including the new items for this year.

And each purchase of the 50 Anniversary Loot Boxes bundle also includes one bonus Legendary Anniversary Loot Box and players will also receive one Legendary Anniversary Loot Box for logging in to the game during the event.

The other big news being confirmed by Blizzard today is that they will be launching their brand new Workshop Mode on PS4.

Keith Miron, the lead software engineer of Overwatch, revealed more on the project, which has been available for testing on PC.

For those that don’t know, the Workshop is a simple game scripting system that gives players the power to customise features in the Game Browser and create their own custom Overwatch games.

This means that players can create scripts, and add Rules and play Conditions on top of the established game modes players already have.

“The community has some really great ideas for what kinds of things they want to see in Overwatch-new Arcade modes, or entirely new game modes-but the development team only has time to do so much,” Milton confirmed in a new interview.

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Source:: Daily Times