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Baseball players in minors to lose minimum wage protection

Minor league baseball players who make as little as $5,500 a season were stripped of the protection of federal minimum wage laws under a provision in government spending legislation signed Friday. The "Save America's Pastime Act" is included on page 1,967 of the $1.3 trillion spending bill and appears to pre-empt a lawsuit filed four…

The power players at Microsoft who helped Satya Nadella pull off a startling turnaround
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The power players at Microsoft who helped Satya Nadella pull off a startling turnaround

And of course, there's Satya Nadella, who has been at Microsoft since 1992, when founder Bill Gates was still at the helm. Nadella joined after graduating from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and working at Sun Microsystems, and he later went on to get an MBA at the University at Chicago's Booth School of Business while…

How blind players succeed at sports video games they’ve never seen
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How blind players succeed at sports video games they’ve never seen

As you watch this video, close your eyes and imagine playing the game.SAN FRANCISCO—Blind people might not seem like a natural audience for most video games since they can’t experience the “video” part that’s a definitional piece of the experience. At a fascinating Game Developers Conference Presentation this week, though, EA Sports Accessibility Lead Karen…

Fortnite players are in open revolt over surprise change to items
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Fortnite players are in open revolt over surprise change to items

The players of Fortnite’s Save the World mode are currently revolting over an update to the game that re-rolled the stats on “Dragon Weapons,” a rare set of guns that can be unlocked by turning in Firecracker Tickets, the currency that can be earned during the game’s “Spring it On” event. “Basically what happened is…

H1Z1 struggling to keep players in the face competition
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H1Z1 struggling to keep players in the face competition

In September, we reported on how the battle royale-style game H1Z1 had managed to hold its own in an increasingly crowded space, which grew to include major hits like PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds. But, as analysts at data aggregator GitHyp point out in an article published this morning, the tide seems to have turned. According to GitHyp’s…