Google’s iron grip on Android: Controlling open source by any means necessary

(credit: Aurich Lawson) In light of the $ 5 billion EU antitrust ruling against Google this week, we started noticing a certain classic Ars story circulating around social media. Google’s methods of controlling the open source Android code and discouraging Android forks is exactly the kind of behavior the EU has a problem with, and […]

Umiro Requires Controlling A Pair Of Protagonists Across Its Puzzling Plains

A pair of schoolmates find themselves in a colorful world of danger and magical crystals in Umiro, a game where players must guide the two characters at the same time as they work to collect items and find the exit from this surreal dimension. Umiro‘s labyrinths are each filled with colored crystals for players to […]

It seems like White House officials have made a habit of controlling Trump through threats of resignation

White House counsel Don McGahn reportedly threatened to quit if President Donald Trump fired special counsel Robert Mueller.  He’s the latest member of the Trump administration to threaten resignation.  Here’s who else has made similar threats.  When President Donald Trump reportedly ordered the firing of the special counsel Robert Mueller, White House counsel Don McGahn threatened […]

A Chinese conglomerate is in talks to buy a controlling stake in Forbes

REUTERS/Claro Cortes IV Acquisitive Chinese conglomerate HNA Group is in talks to buy a controlling stake in the owner of the publisher of Forbes magazine, two sources with knowledge of the matter told Reuters. Hong Kong-based investor group Integrated Whale Media Investments (IWM), which holds 95 percent of Forbes Media, is also in talks with […]