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Google Stadia never mattered, and it never had a chance

Google had big plans for its cloud gaming service, but it never tipped the scales. Soon, Google will be shutting it down.

Jay PetersSep 29

Today’s Storystream

Feed refreshed Two hours ago Stadia is just the latest name on the list

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Thomas RickerTwo hours ago
Tesla teases robotic hand ahead of AI Day.

From our own James Vincent on Wednesday reporting on what experts will be looking for during the Tesla Bot reveal later today: 

Anything where the hand just moves without contacting anything else is trivially simple and not impressive, no matter how ‘human-like’ it looks. If it simply waves hello, that’s a groan fail.


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Richard Lawler1:52 AM UTC
“You are free to tweet ‘is Twitter dying?’”

If you were wondering exactly when Elon Musk made the switch from grabbing a Twitter board seat to submitting an unsolicited buyout offer, this text exchange on April 9th appears to capture it.

Two minutes after CEO Parag Agrawal pushes back on Elon’s tweeting, the billionaire declared he’d make an offer to take the company private.


Screen capture of court filing showing text messages between Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal and Elon Musk. Agrawal writes “You are free to tweet ‘is Twitter dying?’ or anything else about Twitter — but it’s my responsibility to tell you that it’s not helping me make Twitter better in the current context.” Elon Musk responds “What did you get done this week? I’m not joining the board. This is a waste of time. Will make an offer to take Twitter private.”
Screen capture of court filing showing text messages between Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal and Elon Musk.
Image: Kate Conger / DocumentCloud