Microsoft confirms plan to phase out ‘Xbox Live’ branding

Microsoft is now calling its Xbox network the “Xbox Network” — clever. And this has led the company to drop the Xbox Live branding for the wider service. Microsoft will still use that original naming convention when referring to the Xbox Live Gold subscription program. But it has already replaced all other instances of “Xbox […]

Discord exploring sale that could be worth more than $10 billion

Discord is going through a sales process now that could result in a purchase of the communications and cha5t platform for much more than $10 billion, GamesBeat has learned. Two sources familiar with the matter said that Discord is exploring its options for a sale in the wake of interest from multiple parties that want […]

Japanese carmakers assess impact of fire at Renesas chip plant

TOKYO (Reuters) – Toyota, Nissan, Honda and other Japanese carmakers scrambled on Monday to assess the impact on their production of a fire at a Renesas Electronics chip plant that could aggravate a global semiconductor shortage. Renesas has said it will take at least a month to resume production at a 300mm wafer line at […]

Democratizing data for a fair digital economy

The digital revolution is here, but not everyone is benefiting equitably from it. And as Silicon Valley’s ethos of “move fast and break things” spreads around the world, now is the time to pause and consider who is being left out and how we can better distribute the benefits of our new data economy. “Data […]

Cloud Security Alliance and ISACA come together for new cloud auditing certificate

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Razer goes green with 10-year sustainability plan

Razer has amassed a following of gamers that is more than 100 million strong, but all that gaming uses a lot of energy. So the company is announcing today a 10-year environmental roadmap that will make its business more sustainable for the planet. The gaming lifestyle brand has launched its #GoGreenWithRazer banner, and the program […]

SD Times news digest: Stack Overflow for Teams now free, Saltworks and Secure Code Warrior team up on secure coding, and open-source company Camunda announces new funding

The collaboration platform Stack Overflow for Teams is now free for up to 50 users and the Free plan includes ChatOps integrations to Slack and Microsoft Teams.  “The open source ethos that is foundational to this network was an inspiration for our new free offering. We’re excited to enable those who are working towards a […]