The Level1 Show January 25 2023: Seize the Means of Game Production

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Published on 25 Jan 2023, 5:30

0:00 - Intro
0:18 - Microsoft is laying off 10,000 employees, joining Amazon and other tech companies in job cuts
1:26 - Amazon job cuts: Read the memos
1:45 - Amazon cuts software development vacancies
3:40 - AmazonSmile set to close, Amazon announces
4:20 - Google axes 12,000 jobs, layoffs spread across tech sector
5:05 - Twitter headquarters auctioned office supplies, furniture and memorabilia
6:03 - IBM 'shifts' US AIX development jobs to India
6:58 - cuts 20% jobs amid ‘significant damage’ to industry from FTX
7:34 - 2022 global smartphone shipments were the lowest in nearly a decade
8:27 - Digital Currency Group halts dividends in an effort to preserve liquidity
9:19 - Crypto lender Genesis preparing to file for bankruptcy, Bloomberg News reports
10:00 - The Block: 3AC founders Zhu and Davies pitch to raise $25 million for new crypto exchange
10:59 - Sam Bankman-Fried of FTX ordered 'secret backdoor' of credit
11:52 - Apple announces revamped full-size HomePod two years after discontinuing original
12:22 - Apple announces a Mac Mini with the M2 and M2 Pro
12:33 - Apple announces MacBook Pros with M2 Pro and M2 Max chips
13:09 - Apple indefinitely postpones launch of AR glasses
13:36 - The Apple TV expects you to have an iPhone in order to accept new iCloud terms and conditions
14:40 - Google working on tracker tag to compete with Apple’s AirTags
15:33 - Google's Stadia Cloud Gaming Platform Shuts Down Today
15:50 - Google’s Stadia controller is getting Bluetooth support
16:16 - Fake SSDs with great reviews are still popping up on Amazon
17:33 - British Battery Start-Up Files for Bankruptcy
18:19 - USB-C can hit 120Gbps with newly published USB4 Version 2.0 spec
19:55 - Samsung 'Self-Repair' Program Adds Galaxy S22 Phones, Some Galaxy Books
20:18 - CAMM: The future of laptop memory has arrived
21:20 - MSI accidentally breaks Secure Boot for hundreds of motherboards
22:03 - This Next-Generation Display Technology Is Going to Change the World
23:41 - Basecamp details $3.2 million bill that saw it quit cloud
25:00 - Wikipedia’s redesign is barely noticeable. That’s the point.
26:13 - iOS 16.3 Expands Advanced Data Protection Option for iCloud Encryption Globally
26:58 - Spotify joins media firms to urge EU action against Apple's 'unfair' practices
27:55 - Microsoft Azure OpenAI service now generally available, with ChatGPT on the way
28:50 - A roundup of all the new Matter smart home devices announced at CES 2023
29:44 - Video game studio called Proletariat declines to recognize union (lol)
30:41 - The first “Bored Ape” NFT game costs $2,300+ for three weeks of play
31:42 - Microsoft Will End Sale of Windows 10 Licenses to Consumers This Month
32:17 - Netflix (NFLX) earnings Q4 2022
35:04 - Bitcoin Retakes $20K, Leading as Broad Crypto Rally Continues
35:54 - Game makers stage mass exodus from Dungeons & Dragons’ “open” license
36:15 - D&D will move to Creative Commons license, requests feedback on new OGL
37:52 - Meta sues surveillance firm using fake accounts to scrape user data
39:32 - Musk lawyer argues false tweets were just "technical wordsmith inaccuracies”
40:49 - Taliban start buying blue ticks on Twitter
41:51 - TikTok Blocked on University of Texas Network
42:53 - Gaming YouTube In Turmoil Over New Violence And Profanity Rules


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