Xbox nabs Beam, VW hack exposed, SeatGeek launches Open and Arianna Huffington leaves her PostXbox seeks to grow its social presence with the purchase of Beam, a simple hack theoretically unlocks 100M VW cars, SeatGeek starts SeatGeek Open and Arianna Huffington is exiting The Huffington Post.
This is c-net and here are the stories that matter right now. Researchers have discovered a simple hack that could unlock Volkswagens going all the way back to cars made in 1995. The wireless key fob signal was able to be intercepted simply by using a $40 board with a radio receiver Which could give someone all they need to make a specific key signal. VW says they'll work with the researchers to further improve security technology. Xbox has purchased game streaming startup Beam, a company that only just launched in January of this year. Beam lets users stream their gameplay to the Internet but offers unique features that let viewers actually control some aspects of the game. Online ticket reseller SeatGeek is taking an aggressive step towards knocking Ticketmaster from its throne by launching SeatGeek Open, the new service looks to allow venues, artists and sport teams To sell tickets directly to consumers by streamlining the whole process, regardless from where the transaction is happening. And of course, SeatGeek Open will aim to make reselling tickets that much easier as well. The MLS team Sporting Kansas City will be the first to use the service. Arianna Huffington is stepping down as editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post. To run her new personal wellness startup called Thrive Global. Thrive will launch in November after the presidential election. [MUSIC] Stay up to day with the latest by downloading the CNet Tech Today app in the Apple app store. [BLANK_AUDIO]