In the wake of 2020’s bombshell revelations about Activision’s miserable culture and history of defending sexual abusers, we hoped that Microsoft would be a better steward for the company’s 13,000 employees. With 1,900 laid off post-acquisition, we are disappointed and saddened at how wrong we were.

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  • [00:01:09] – A word about Microsoft and Activision
  • [00:07:07] – Apple kinda-but-not-really complies with European Commission rulings
  • [00:19:03] – The Pokemon Company dragon is stirring, Palworld…
  • [00:24:10] – Investment Interlude
  • [00:30:32] – Quick Hits
  • [00:33:48] – Labor Report
  • [00:54:48] – Twitch Updates Payment Terms for Streamers



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