Activision Blizzard illegally withheld raises from unionizing workers, labor board finds • TechCrunch

Gaming giant Activision Blizzard unlawfully retaliated against workers at Raven Software who formed a union, the National Labor Relations Board found. The quality assurance (QA) department at subsidiary Raven Software, who mostly work on “Call of Duty,” announced that they would form a union in January. Activision Blizzard sought to block the union, reasoning that…

What tech tycoon Richard Liu’s sexual misconduct case means for China’s #MeToo • TechCrunch

One of the highest-profile sexual assault allegations against Chinese business tycoons ended abruptly this past weekend. Liu Qiangdong, the founder of Chinese ecommerce giant JD.com, also known as Richard Liu, has reached a settlement with Liu Jingyao, a former University of Minnesota student who alleged that the billionaire raped her in her apartment in 2018.…

20 Best Windows Store Apps

Microsoft’s Windows 10 bridges the gap between users of Windows 8’s touch-oriented UI and more traditional desktop style users alienated by the mobile-inspired design. In many ways, it’s got the best of both worlds, with powerful, traditional desktop applications, as well as mobile-style apps with touch usability, clean design, social media features and mobility in…