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Palantir invested $25 million in Faraday Future

Data-mining firm Palantir invested $25 million in Faraday Future shortly before the electric vehicle startup became a publicly traded company in July, according to a previously unreported Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) document filed late last week. In addition, Faraday Future signed a commercial contract to use Palantir’s software, according to one of Palantir’s most …

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You can stream Cruella for free on Disney Plus starting on August 27th

Disney Plus subscribers will finally be able to watch the Queen of Mean on the service at no additional cost beginning Friday. The live-action origin story of Disney’s notorious Cruella de Vil will hit the service tomorrow after debuting simultaneously in theaters and on Disney’s Premier Access platform on May 28th. Premier Access releases typically …

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Blizzard to change name of Overwatch’s McCree following sexual harassment lawsuit

Blizzard says it plans to change the name of Overwatch’s gunslinger character following the explosive sexual harassment lawsuit brought against Activision Blizzard by the state of California. The character was originally named “McCree” after Jesse McCree, a former longtime Blizzard staffer who appears to be pictured in the so-called “Cosby Suite” reported on by Kotaku. …

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Apple will take a smaller cut of publishers’ sales if they join Apple News

Apple has a new offer for publishers: join Apple News, and it’ll only take 15 percent out of your in-app purchases and subscriptions instead of 30. Publishers can apply to Apple’s News Partner Program to take that bargain, but they have to agree to Apple’s requirements, which naturally benefit Apple and go beyond just maintaining …

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