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The 403-page Dungeons & Dragons game system is now licensed under Creative Commons

As it turns out, fan communities can accomplish a lot when they rally together. → Read More

Senate questions Live Nation president amid Taylor Swift ticketing debacle

“May I suggest respectfully that Ticketmaster ought to look in the mirror and say, ‘I’m the problem, it’s me,'” Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) said on the Senate floor Tuesday, referencing Taylor Swift’s latest hit “Anti-Hero.” In a hearing on consumer protection and competition in live entertainment, senators grilled Live Nation CFO and president Joe Berchtold […] → Read More

TikTok’s ‘corecore’ is the latest iteration of absurdist meme art

Corecore leans into our impulse to mask all of our emotions in twelve layers of irony, but then gets so earnest that it might not be ironic. → Read More

Dungeons & Dragons’ publisher will put the game under a Creative Commons license

This gives the community a royalty-free, non-exclusive, irrevocable license to publish and sell works based on Dungeons & Dragons. → Read More

Amazon fined by regulators for unsafe warehouse work conditions

Federal regulators from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) found that three Amazon warehouse facilities had violated legislation designed to require employers to provide safe working environments. Investigations found that Amazon workers are at high risk for back injuries and other musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs), especially in warehouse environments that prioritize speed… → Read More

DOJ charges founder of crypto exchange Bitzlato for processing $700M of illegal funds

According to the DOJ, Bitzlato allowed users to trade crypto without identify verification, making the exchange a hotbed for crime. → Read More

Goldenset launches out of stealth to make equity investments in creators

Led by the founders of Niche and Brat, Goldenset raised a $10 million seed round to make equity investments into creator businesses. → Read More

Discord acquires Gas, a compliments-based social media app for teens

The messaging platform Discord announced its acquisition of Gas, a social media app that's popular among teens for its positive spin. → Read More

It’s time to bid on Twitter’s giant neon bird light

Twitter is auctioning off furniture from its office, but amid a sea of Herman Miller chairs are some truly bizarre gems. → Read More

‘We rolled a 1’: D&D publisher addresses backlash over controversial license

Dungeons & Dragons publisher Wizards of the Coast addressed backlash from fans and content creators over leaks of an updated gaming license. → Read More

Crime-reporting app Citizen lays off 33 employees

Citizen laid off 33 staff members on Wednesday, the company confirmed to TechCrunch. “We are grateful to all of our departing team members for their contributions to Citizen and are committed to supporting them through this transition with a generous severance package that includes accelerated option vesting and extended exercise window, six months of COBRA […] → Read More

Dungeons & Dragons content creators are fighting to protect their livelihoods

Wizards of the Coast plans to update its Open Gaming License (OGL) to cut into creators' bottom line, sparking controversy among fans. → Read More

Meta rescinded some full-time job offers

Meta rescinded full-time offers from some job candidates, a spokesperson confirmed. “As we continue to reassess our hiring needs, we’ve made the difficult decision to withdraw offers to a small number of candidates,” a Meta spokesperson told TechCrunch. “While this decision did not come lightly, it allows us to remain thoughtful as we readjust our […] → Read More

Paramount+ orders a live-action ‘Dungeons & Dragons’ series

A live-action series based on the tabletop roleplaying game Dungeons & Dragons is coming to Paramount+. The pilot of the show was written and directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber, who wrote films like “Dodgeball” and “Red Notice.” The series will be co-produced by Hasbro’s eOne and Paramount Pictures, who are also working together on the upcoming […] → Read More

3 views: What does the future of social media look like after Twitter?

Twitter crawls into the new year a very changed company after a deeply chaotic 2022. That could shake up social media at large. → Read More

NFT marketplace SuperRare cuts 30% of staff

The NFT marketplace SuperRare is cutting 30% of its staff, according to a Slack message from CEO John Crain. Crain posted a screenshot of the message on Twitter. I have some tough news to share: — SuperRare John 💎 (@SuperRareJohn) January 6, 2023 “During the recent bull run, we grew in tandem with the […] → Read More

YouTuber Logan Paul’s CryptoZoo NFT project is a total mess

A three-part YouTube series by reporter Coffeezilla outlines the tangled web of controversy behind influencer Logan Paul's CryptoZoo. → Read More

Twitch experiences an outage for the second time in a week

The popular livestreaming service Twitch is experiencing an outage for the second time this week. → Read More

Twitter’s advanced search filters for mobile are on their way

Twitter is finally making a feature update that people actually want. Twitter's advanced search filters for mobile are coming soon. → Read More

Coinbase reaches $100M settlement over background check failures

New York financial regulators have found that the popular cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase violated anti-money laundering laws. → Read More