Blizzard’s bad-news year continues with another co-founder’s departure

Blizzard EntertainmentFrank Pearce, one of Blizzard Entertainment’s three original founding staffers, announced his intention to leave the game-making company on Friday, effective immediately. Pearce’s announcement came via a Friday blog post at Blizzard’s official site, which was appended with a note from current Blizzard president J. Allen Brack. The combined blog post indicates that last year,…

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Pro baseball league uses AI umpire for the first time, coach gets ejected for arguing with it

You’re outta here! Professional baseball‘s first AI umpire – in the form of an automated strike zone – didn’t take long to chalk up its first ejection after 1988 Cy Young winner and current pitching coach of the Atlantic League’s Highpoint Rockers, Frank Viola Jr., was tossed for his profanity-laced disagreement with the machine’s ruling.…

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Coinbase quietly kills its loss-making cryptocurrency investment packages

Further to shutting down its cryptocurrency index fund, Coinbase has seemingly closed its “Bundle” now too. According to an update on its FAQ page, spotted by The Block, Coinbase Bundles “have been deprecated,” with all assets in the bundle being “redistributed to their respective individual asset wallets” for users. The cryptocurrency exchange launched its bundles…

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