Social media bots may have fuelled the GameStop stock frenzy

  • February 28, 2021
The GameStop stock frenzy appears to largely have been the product of Reddit users and trading apps like Robinhood, but some of its contributors might not have been human. According to Reuters, cybersecurity firm PiiQ Media has determined that people…

Robinhood and Reddit CEOs to testify at GameStop hearing

  • February 13, 2021
On February 18th, the House Financial Services Committee will hold a virtual hearing to look into how GameStop's shares shot up in value after a bunch of Reddit day traders banded together. Committee Chairwoman Maxine Waters has released the list…

Breaking down Reddit’s battle over GameStop’s stock

  • January 29, 2021
I get it, the story of how Redditors banded together to increase the value of GameStop’s stock is confusing. So we tapped business journalist Mike Futter, author of the GameDev Business Handbook and co-host of the Virtual Economy Podcast, to help us…

GameStop stock market squeeze attracts attention from Congress

  • January 29, 2021
The Senate Committee on Banking will hold a hearing “on the current state of the stock market,” after Reddit’s GameStop squeeze ignited a fiery debate that pitted retail investors against hedge funds.“American workers have known for years the Wall St…

A Redditor is squeezing entire movies onto a single floppy disk

  • December 29, 2020
Sure, you can have an 8K TV displaying incredible visuals and a top-of-the-line sound system pumping out crystal-clear 22.2 channel audio. But why bother when you can fit an entire movie onto a floppy disk and use a custom VCR to play it?A Redditor n…

A Redditor got Stadia to run on an iPhone

  • September 28, 2020
Although Apple cracked open the door for game streaming services to run on iPhone and iPad earlier this month, you can’t use Stadia, xCloud or GeForce Now on those devices yet. Well, at least not officially.Members of the Stadia subreddit have been t…

Reddit and LinkedIn will fix clipboard snooping in their iOS apps

  • July 4, 2020
The clipboard privacy feature in iOS 14 is prompting more major developers to tone down their apps’ nosy behavior. To start, Reddit told The Verge in a statement that it would fix code in its iOS app that copies clipboard data with virtually every ke…