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1. MacKenzie Bezos gives ex-husband Jeff 75 percent of the Amazon share, voting control
MacKenzie Bezos noted in a tweet that her 26-year-old marriage with Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is formally dissolved. She added that she would give the CEO all the interest in the Bezos-owned Washington Post and privatized space carrier, Blue Origin.
The agreement also finds that MacKenzie gives her ex 75 percent of their common Amazon share, with Jeff also retaining voting control in the remaining 25, "to support his continued contribution with the teams in these incredible companies."
2. Google Pulls the AI Council That Included the Heritage Foundation Leader
Critics asked about the inclusion of Kay Coles James, head of the right-wing think tank Heritage Foundation, on the eight-person panel. In response, the company has apparently chosen to release the whole thing.
3. Snapchat launches Mario Party style multiplayer game platform
With the Snap Games platform, you can play real-time games, multiplayer games while talking and talking to your friends. The platform is based on Snap's secret end of the 201[ads1]7 acquisition of the Australian game studio PrettyGreat.
4. EU goes after the "geo-blocking" valve Steam activation codes
"In a true digital single market, European consumers should have the right to buy and play video games of their choice, wherever they live in the EU" Commissioner Margrethe Vestager in a statement.
5. Amazon reported its Alexa-powered response to AirPods
A Bloomberg report details the upcoming hardware, which sounds a lot like AirPods: a couple of small wireless in-ear buttons, a case that doubles as a charger and built-in controller and a microphone so you can control your music, talk to friends and ask Alexa stuff on the go.
6. Nintendo brings Zelda and Mario to virtual reality
Nintendo's Labo VR set can only be a small carton experiment, but Nintendo takes the chance to throw the most dear titles into the headset.
7. The Uncertain Future of Shared Electric Scooters
The rise of electric scooters is often compared to the rise of the trip, but there are some important differences in play. (Extra Crunch subscription required.)