Trump says South Koreans to make announcement on North Korea at 7 p.m.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – South Korea will make a “major announcement” on North Korea at 7 p.m. (0000 GMT) on Thursday, after South Korean envoys who met with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un this week briefed U.S. officials at the White House, U.S. President Donald Trump told reporters.

Nintendo announces a bunch of 2018 games, but none as big as Switch Smash Bros.

The latest Nintendo Direct announcement video ended with a monstrous bang, as Nintendo finally confirmed what fighting-game fans have been hoping to hear: the Super Smash Bros. series is coming to the Nintendo Switch. Even better, fans won’t have long to wait, as the new game’s trailer ended with a promise of “2018.”


The trailer showed Splatoon characters, known as “inklings,” running, jumping, and trying to shoot each other with ink, until the screen turned to black and a massive Smash Bros. logo appeared. Standing in front of the burning logo were a bunch of apparent Nintendo characters, including clear shots of Mario and Link and silhouettes of Donkey Kong and Samus Aran. This was followed by a flash of “2018” and a Nintendo Switch logo. No other information, including a specific title or details about how it may differ from the previous Wii U and 3DS versions, was yet confirmed, but it’s easy to assume that this means the next game in the series will include inkling fighters.

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Voting open for 2018 Internet Society Board of Trustees elections

The 2018 Internet Society Board of Trustees elections have begun!

Electronic ballots were emailed today to all voting representatives. They will have until Monday, 9 April at 15:00 UTC to cast their ballots.

In this year’s election cycle, Organization Members are asked to elect one Trustee to the Board. So voting representatives may vote for only one of the candidates on the Organization Members ballot.

Similarly, in this year’s election cycle, Chapters are asked to elect one Trustee to the Board. So voting representatives may vote for only one of the candidates on the Chapters ballot.

All new Trustees will serve three-year terms commencing in June.

Additional details on the elections, as well as information on all of the candidates can be found here:

To facilitate dialogue between OMAC members and candidates for the Organization Members election, and between Chapter leaders and candidates for the Chapters election, the Elections Committee has again launched an online Candidate Forum. In response to feedback from members, we moved the Forum from the Connect platform to a Mailman mailing list.

Everyone subscribed to the OMAC list was subscribed automatically to the ISOC Organization Members Candidate Forum list. Everyone subscribed to the Chapter-Delegates list was subscribed automatically to the ISOC Chapters Candidate Forum list. (You may unsubscribe from either list at any time.)

If you did not receive an email welcoming you to the Organization Members Candidate Forum list or the Chapters Candidate Forum list, please contact me.

We encourage you to familiarize yourself with the candidates and engage with your Organization’s voting representative or Chapter’s voting delegate on the choices this election presents.

Hiroshi Esaki
2018 Elections Committee Chair
Internet Society

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Blue Apron stock suffers as Weight Watchers gets into meal kits

 Life has not been pretty for Blue Apron, the meal-kit company that went public last June. Today, Blue Apron’s shares dropped to a record low following Weight Watchers announcing it would launch its own meal kits to be sold in grocery stores. At its lowest, Blue Apron was trading at $2.02 per share. The meal-kit company closed at $2.07 per share. It’s worth noting Blue… Read More

Tribeca Film Festival unveils its VR and AR lineup

Biidaaban First Light (Mathew_Borrett) New York City’s Tribeca Film Festival released its Immersive lineup this morning, including 20 virtual reality and augmented reality pieces in the Virtual Arcade, plus five that are part of the Storyscapes competition. Read More

Arsene Wenger says Arsenal ‘responded like a boxer’ in beating AC Milan 2-0

Manager Arsene Wenger says Arsenal responded “like a boxer” recovering from a knockdown to beat AC Milan in the first leg of their Europa League tie.