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Sources: Microsoft's Phil Spencer told employees Game Pass will absolutely be on iOS and iPadOS in 2021 via a “direct browser-based solution”

Sources are telling Business Insider that Microsoft is telling employees that Game Pass will absolutely be on iOS and iPadOS in 2021 via a direct browser-based solution.

More: Business Insider, Axios

Sources: AMD is in advanced talks to buy rival chip maker Xilinx for more than $30B in a deal could be finalized as early as next week

And we’ve been talking about how crazy the semiconductor space has gotten this year. The whole industry is in flux. The entire multidecade chess board for the industry has been tossed in the air. And consolidation is part of that. Included in that observation is: well, consolidation in the industry is heating up. You know, Nvidia buying Arm? Well, be on the lookout for more because sources are telling the Wall Street Journal that AMD is in advanced talks to buy rival chip maker Xilinx for more than $30 billion in a deal that could be finalized as early as next week.

More: Wall Street Journal

Waymo says it will open its fully driverless ride-hailing service in suburban Phoenix to the public

Notable milestone has been passed. Waymo says it will make its fully driverless ride-hailing service in suburban Phoenix open to the public.

More: Bloomberg

Google says Assistant can now search and control third-party Android apps, starting with the top 30 on the Play Store, with support for more coming soon

Google Assistant can now search and control third-party Android apps, starting with the top 30 apps in the Play Store, with support for more coming soon.

More: Engadget

Comcast says symmetrical gigabit upload and download speeds can be achieved through cable internet, detailing a trial using a hybrid fiber-cable network

While 5G has gotten all the hype, with the biggest boosters claiming it would make the need for wired internet services redundant, what if I told you that innovation in wired connections might still be possible. Comcast says that symmetrical gigabit upload and download speeds can be achieved through cable internet, detailing a trial using a hybrid fiber/cable network.

More: Ars Technica

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