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Welcome to Roy Overload daily business, tech and finance news. I'm Scott declary. This is what's making news today. Google is going to stop paying salaries and eventually fire unvaccinated employees. Microsoft teams is bringing end to end encryption to one on one calls. A California judge denies DFH's attempt to intervene in an eighteen million dollar activision blizzard settlement, and the New York based company N Ydg just raised one billion dollars. Let's jump right into it. First Story of the day. DETECH giant Google has told their employees that they may face salary cuts and be put on forced leave and ultimately be fired from the company if they fail to get themselves fully vaccinated and follow covid rules as directed by the US government. According to an internal memo, the company has given its employees...

...time until December third to upload proof of vaccination or receive approval for a medical or religious exemption. Any employee failing to do either of those things by January thirteen, a month and a few days later after the original date, will be placed on a thirty day paid administrative leave. If the employees still fail to comply after the thirty day period, they could face an unpaid leave for up to six months and then will be eventually terminated. The US government and administration has mandated the companies with over one hundred employees get all of their employees fully vaccinated or regularly tested for covid nineteen by January eighteen. Although Google hasn't decided when it's employees will return to the offices following the emergence of the omicron variant, the tech giant does expect that much of its staff will be doing at least some in person work soon. Next story Microsoft teams is bringing end...

...to end encryption to oneonone call. So Microsoft has announced that it's bringing end to end encryption support for one on one calls on its Microsoft teams platform. The feature was announced earlier this year. It's in test phase right now and will soon be available to all users. Announcing the news, John Gruski, a technical product manager at Microsoft, said Multiple Enterprise customers in the US and Europe across industries such as aerospace, manufacturing, telecommunications and professional services, are in the process of rolling out Ete for teams calls and that is encrypted and to ender and and encryption. Currently, Microsoft teams and crypts data in transit and at rest, allowing authorized services to decrypt content for data retention and recording purposes. But the new feature intends to prove the security and privacy of calls. While the new feature will add to the security of one on one call, some features will get disabled if that end end encryption is enabled. Users...

...will not be allowed to transfer calls to another device or record their calls with live captions or add participants to one on one calls. In addition, features like call transferring, parking and merging will be unavailable while end end encryption is active. Next Story. A California judge denies dfeh's attempt to intervene in an eighteen million dollar activision blizzard settlement. So, according to a report from Bloomberg, a judge from the Central District of California has denied intervention of dfeh or vdh in the eighteen million dollars settlement between activision blizzard and the EOC and a protracted legal battle against activision blizzard to agencies the Federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, EOC and the California Department of Fair Employment and housing. DFEH have come into conflict with one another. In October, the dfeh filed and objection saying that...

...the consent decree would harm the state's case against activision blizzard, claiming the decree could, among other adverse outcomes, allow for potentially destructing the necessary evidence of the state's case or release the company from state claims. The judges denial to intervene prevents the DFH from joining the lawsuit of the EOC against activision blizzard to oppose the consent decree that accompanies the creation of an eighteen million dollar settlement fund. In January, activision blizzard and EOC will provide clarifications on the consent on the consent decree to the court. Later, the California state will get the opportunity to submit comments and a formal ruling on the case should come shortly after. And lastly, and start up and Crypton news is a big one. The you the the US, the New York based BITCOIN company N YD IG raises one billion dollars. That's a huge race. So New York digital investment...

...group, or NYDIG, has announced at a close a one billion dollar funding round led by Westcap, taking the company's valuation to seven billion dollars around also saw a participation from bessemer venture partners and the fintech collective, in addition existing investors, a firm mass mutual FIS fi, serve, Morgan Stanley and the New York life also participated in the funding round. Now founded in two thousand and seventeen by Robert Goodman and Ross Stevens, nyd Ig is a subsidiary of holding company Stone Ridge Asset Management. It is a bitcoin company that's fusing high tech with institutional grade finance to usher in a new era of financial products. Company is a key player in the bitcoin services market, as it allows businesses to gain exposure to the top digital assets in a fully regulated manner. It offers a proprietary full stack solution for banks, corporations and high net worth individuals, as well as investors, and ydig will use the newly invested funds to...

...develop its bitcoin platform further and add new upgrades to the bitcoin protocol to support quick payments. In addition, the company also seeks to expand its team with new hires. And in other news from around the Internet, Pony DOT AI's driverless test permit is suspended in California. So the autonomous vehicle company Pony Dot Ai. Their driverless vehicle test permit has been canceled by the California Department of motor vehicles after it reported an accident in Fermont California. However, the startup is still authorized the test vehicles with the safety driver behind the steering wheel. And lastly, android go hits two hundred million daily active users. So the lightweight version of the full featured Os, android go edition of Google, has reached over two hundred million daily active users. The OS was first launched in two thousand and seventeen to offer a smoother and droid experience for users on entry level devices with two gigs of Ram or less. anyways, that is it...

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