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Alphabet is Launching Isomorphic Labs For Drug Discovery

Alphabet is launching a new company called Isomorphic Labs that will use AI methods for drug discovery, Google’s parent company announced Thursday. It’ll build off of the work done by DeepMind, another Alphabet subsidiary that has done ground-breaking work using…

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DoorDash Adds In-App Safety Features

DoorDash is adding a set of tools for its delivery workers called “SafeDash,” which includes a way to contact an agent from the ADT security company or to call 911 through ADT. The company is launching the tool in major…

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Microsoft Launches Loop Collaboration Tool

Microsoft announced at its online-only Ignite conference that it will release a new Office application called Loop that people can use to collaborate on projects. The effort shows Microsoft is attempting to provide more value to Office subscribers, which will…

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Epic to Shut Down Fortnite in China

Epic Games has announced that its work to bring video game mega-title Fortnite to the Chinese market is shutting down. The company said in an official announcement that the long-running test of the popular shooter title in China will conclude…

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Patreon is Exploring Cryptocurrency for Creators

Patreon CEO and co-founder Jack Conte and Chief Product Officer Julian Gutman spoke on a panel at The Information’s 2021 Creator Economy Summit, where they were asked about the membership platform’s plans for crypto. In response, Gutman said, “There’s clearly…

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EU Opens Investigation into Nvidia’s Arm Acquisition

The European Commission has opened a formal competition investigation into Nvidia’s acquisition of chip designer Arm. The deal, which would see Nvidia purchase the UK-based company from SoftBank for $40 billion, was announced in September 2020. In a press release,…

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Microsoft Reverses Controversial .NET Change

Earlier this week, Microsoft announced that it would remove a key part of Hot Reload in the upcoming release of .NET 6. This feature allows developers to modify source code while an app is running and immediately see the results….