That Logitech and Plantronics deal is now dead

In a statement issued today, Logitech International said that while it had engaged in discussions with Plantronics about a potential transaction, it had terminated the negotiations. Over the weekend we picked up a Reuters report that the two companies were in talks for a potential $2.2 billion merger. The company declined to comment …

A new deal for dads at work is essential in the quest for gender balance

New research published by consulting firm Talking Talent claims to identify how it is essential for employers to improve support for working fathers in order to achieve equality for working mothers. Organisations need to go further than setting policy to achieve this – they need working practices that make it …

Spotify reports 29% rise in MAUs to 207M but misses on Q4 revenues of $1.702B

Spotify continues to see growing uptake for its all-you-can-eat streaming music (and increasingly podcast) services, even as it fell short of analyst expectations on sales in its earnings. In Q4 results reported today alongside the blockbuster news that it was acquiring Gimlet and Anchor to step up its podcast push, the …

A morning adrenaline rush improves workplace productivity

A new academic study has found the benefits of taking part in adrenaline boosting activities before work. Researchers from the University of Essex School of Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Science, tested workers from the International Quarter London (IQL), the gateway to Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and discovered that taking a …

The importance of female mentorship in the tech industry

Taking the leap into a new tech-based career can be simultaneously exhilarating and intimidating, whether you’re a new college grad or making a mid-life career transition. No matter how you feel about the transition, female mentorship can play a key role in your success. No matter how you got there — …

GB Decides 99: 3 hours of Fallout 76 isn’t enough to figure it out

The country roads have lifted their embargo, and now GamesBeat reviews editor Mike Minotti can talk about them. He spends some time explaining what he found on this week’s episode of the GamesBeat Decides podcast. It turns out that we still have questions. PC gaming editor Jeffrey Grubb joins Mike …

How to Watch the ‘Thursday Night Football’ Raiders vs. 49ers Game Online for Free Tonight

“Thursday Night Football” in week nine of the 2018 NFL season features two Bay Area teams that have two wins between them: Raiders vs. 49ers. The Oakland Raiders are 1-6 so far in the 2018 season under head coach Jon Gruden, with their lone win coming over the Cleveland Browns. …

EyeSight scores $15M to use computer vision to combat driver distraction

The idea of using computer vision and AI to enable cars to drive themselves is well-established, but how about using similar technology to keep an eye on a human driver instead of the road? That’s the thinking behind Tel Aviv-based EyeSight, which has developed an in-car “AI vision” system that …