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Google cuts Zync cloud media rendering prices by up to 31%

56 minutes agoTechnology : Venture Beat

In conjunction with the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show in Las Vegas, today Google announced cuts to the prices of its Zync media rendering services that run on servers that Google offers through its Google Cloud Platform (GCP) public cloud. Google acquired Zync in 2014 and launched a beta version of the service running […]

Death of the webform, thanks to AI

57 minutes agoTechnology : Venture Beat

GUEST: Ever been frustrated by the checkout process when buying something on your phone? Is your billing address not the easiest thing to thumb in? Did a hidden AutoFill demon suddenly overwrite what you tapped out, with your address from seven years ago? Can you not find the one required field that’s preventing you from submitting? […]

Heroes of the Storm 2.0 is live with its free heroes and new loot chests

Blizzard is slapping Heroes of the Storm, splashing some water on its face, and telling it to get back in there. Heroes of the Storm 2.0 is now live in North America, and it will roll out to other territories throughout the day. This relaunch of Blizzard’s multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) for PC change’s […]

Overwatch’s D.Va joins Heroes of the Storm

Another Overwatch star is crossing over to Heroes of the Storm. Blizzard revealed a new character, the mech-riding D.Va, for its multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA). The announcement happened as Blizzard showed off Heroes of the Storm 2.0, which adds a new rewards system to the free-to-play game, in a stream. New content like this keeps […]

Night Trap, the cheesy FMV horror game that riled Congress, is back

Mining nostalgia for capitalist pursuits doesn’t always mean bringing back timeless classics. Sometimes it means re-releasing games that only made sense in a certain time and place. The latter option best describes Sony’s latest effort to restore a retro game. Night Trap, the Sega CD live-action full-motion video game about a deadly sleepover, is coming to […]

Why Jimmy Wales thinks WikiTribune can succeed with crowdsourcing news where Wikinews failed

ANALYSIS: More than a decade ago, when Wikipedia remained a new but controversial source of information, the foundation that ran it announced an effort to reinvent news using a similar crowdsourcing method. Wikinews was born in 2004, in an era where people still somehow believed that there might exist a kind of “wisdom of the crowd.” It’s […]

Final GamesBeat Summit 2017 agenda: Inspiration for sci-fi, tech, and games

Here’s the updated preliminary agenda for our GamesBeat Summit 2017 event coming on May 1 and May 2 at the historical Claremont resort hotel in Berkeley, California. The event is GamesBeat Summit 2017: How games, sci-fi, and tech create real-world magic.You can secure your seat here. Use the “Deantak” code at checkout for 20 percent off. […]

VentureBeat is hiring a Marketing Coordinator

VentureBeat is hiring a marketing coordinator responsible for executing marketing campaigns to promote our events, research, and other initiatives. You will responsible for most of our email marketing campaigns, including tracking and implementing our user acquisition experiments and maintaining our growing user database. You will also be somewhat of a Jack or Jill of all […]

Sensay wants to help people buy and sell anonymous advice

Sensay is a bot, but its job isn’t to automate human labor or hold a conversation. Every month, Sensay brings together hundreds of thousands of people for anonymous live chat, connecting people who can offer advice with people in search of answers. The bot was launched in 2015 for SMS and in 2016 spread to chat platforms like WeChat […]

Paragon’s new update drops just as Blizzard preps Heroes of the Storm relaunch

Paragon just got a little faster. Epic Games has released a new patch for its multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) for PC and PlayStation 4. The update adds a new hero, Revenant, which the developer announced last week. But the patch also includes some changes, such as notably reducing respawn timers. Paragon has over 832,000 […]

AMD debuts a VR experience around big India movie release

Baahubali is one of India’s biggest films, and it is getting a sequel called Baahubali 2: The Conclusion, which is one of the most technologically sophisticated films ever made. It is the world’s first “trillion pixel film,” and it is getting a virtual reality experience that is debuting this week at the Tribeca Film Festival in […]

VentureBeat is looking for a Head of Social Media

We’re looking for an experienced social media executive to lead our strategy and expansion of the VB brand through social networks. VB’s mission is be the authoritative source on the most transformative technologies. That gives us great meaning, but we also want to distribute our content as efficiently and engagingly as possible. That’s why this Head of Social Media […]

Inspired by X-COM, Snapshot Games is creating Phoenix Point for fall 2018

Snapshot Games, the maker of Chaos Reborn, has announced a new PC game dubbed Phoenix POint, which turn-based tactics and strategy game that the developers are calling a spiritual successor to X-COM. Snapshot is launching a crowdfunding campaign on Fig to help finance the development of the title. Fig allows fans to invest in a […]

Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite launches September 19 and shows off its story mode

Two of Marvel’s and Capcom’s most prolific villains are teaming up. Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite is coming out on September 19 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. This is the sixth entry in the fighting game crossover series, which has sold over 7 million games since debuting in 1996 with X-Men vs. Street Fighter. The […]

Etsy launches an online arts and crafts store

Etsy, the publicly traded marketplace known for handmade jewelry, vintage wares, and artisanal iPad cases, is today opening the doors to an online arts and crafts store called Etsy Studio. Etsy announced the idea in February with a pitch...Show More Summary

Why this former Facebook Messenger product manager is investing in AI

Outsourcing, automation, and connecting strangers on chat apps are among some of the biggest opportunities in conversational commerce forming around chat app platforms, former Facebook Messenger product manager turned investor Seth Rosenberg told VentureBeat. Show More Summary

Jon Miller, sales spam, and the F8 of Facebook – VB Engage

In this week’s episode, Stewart and Travis interview Engagio’s Jon Miller, who cofounded Marketo. Jon has a few things to say about sales spam and how to create real, human connections at scale. And we discover he has really good taste in laptops. Stewart and Travis start off the episode by discussing (almost) everything announced […]

Singular analyzes how well creative artwork performs in mobile ads

Singular, a mobile marketing and analytics firm, is launching Creative Reporting in beta form today so that mobile advertisers can see how well their advertisements are working, down to the level of creative assets, such as images or videos. With Creative Reporting, a mobile marketer could track installs and click-through rates. But they could also track […]

As brick and mortar retail suffers, Apple hopes to boost its 495 stores with new classes

Physical retail, particularly in the United States, is in crisis, with many big brand names announcing massive layoffs, store closings, and bankruptcies. However, some high-end specialty retailers, such as Apple, have managed to buck that trend with stores that emphasize unique experiences in addition to the opportunity to buy stuff. The company announced today that […]

Aussie Startup SWOOP Becomes a Workplace by Facebook Analytics Partner

PRESS RELEASE: An innovative Australian startup company has partnered with Workplace by Facebook to offer analytics to business customers. SWOOP Analytics is a Workplace by Facebook technology partner which offers analytics, allowing businesses...

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