Employees at Activision Blizzard's subsidiary studio Raven Software today walked out to protest layoffs of its quality assurance testers. Employees staged walkouts previously in recent months to call attention to Activision’s handling of ongoing complaints of gender inequality and sexual harassment within the company. Read more >>Here's what else we're reading in the news:
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- NextCar Holding, a Santa Monica-based short-term vehicle subscription company, is renaming itself Autonomy.
- Activision Blizzard will be absent at The Game Awards this Thursday.
- Netflix says it has shifted $100 million to financial institutions that offer business loans to Black communities.
- The SEC is investigating Tesla after a whistleblower complained the company failed to notify shareholders about fire risks with its solar panel system.
Walkouts at Activision Blizzard Come at Critical Moment
The timing of the walkout is notable. It is happening just as quality assurance testers are needed most: 48 hours before the launch of a map in the massively popular multiplayer “Call of Duty: Warzone” game, which will be among a number additions made as part of Activison’s regular updates on Dec. 8.
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