As Microsoft inches closer to finalizing its acquisition of Activision Blizzard, the console war between the Xbox and PlayStation systems continues. Although Microsoft has already conceded the Call of Duty franchise to Sony, it is unclear how the acquisition may tip the scales. Microsoft’s position as a global software powerhouse brings into question whether they even need to win the console war to survive.View More Why the Microsoft vs. Sony “Console War” May Be a One-Sided Battle
Iranian protests have made headlines – and social media feeds – around the world. As the internet becomes an increasingly important ally in the global fight for human rights, tech firms in the United States are seeking to expand internet access to Iranians.View More Mass Protests in Iran Garner U.S. Tech Support
Since 2021, video game companies such as Activision Blizzard have come under fire after several employees reported sexual misconduct. The legal battle between the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing and Activision Blizzard shows how reformation within the industry’s social infrastructure is crucial.View More Activision Blizzard and The Harrowing Path for Diversity in the Video Game Industry
Virtual reality seems like a great escape, especially after nearly a year of lockdown, but it’s rife with inequities; do technology companies have a responsibility to combat these inequities before VR becomes a larger part of our daily lives?View More The Inequality of Virtual Reality
6/8/2020 An article published in The Guardian in 2016 explored how tech companies (particularly but not exclusively social media companies) were exploiting the Black Lives…View More Do Black Lives Really Matter To Tech Companies?
4/12/2019 Profiled article C. Jee. “Amazon workers are listening to some of your conversations with Alexa”, MIT Technology Review, 2019. [Online]. Available: https://www.technologyreview.com/the-download/613303/amazon-workers-are-listening-to-some-of-your-conversations-with-alexa/ About the…View More Alexa Hears You, and so does Amazon