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Intel makes diversity gains, but real progress is hard

Intel released data on its hiring and promotion of women and underrepresented minorities as it approaches the halfway mark for an ambitious plan to reach full representation of the groups by 2020. The numbers show the company is on track to have the same proportion of women and underrepresented minorities on staff as exist in […]

The Angry Birds Movie profits help Rovio double revenue as IPO rumors grow

Rovio Entertainment reported that its second quarter revenues grew 94 percent as revenue from both games and The Angry Birds Movie roll in. That’s good news for Rovio, considering rumors are rife that the company will have an initial public offering sometime soon. Bloomberg reported that the Finnish game studio could raise $400 million from […]

Ethereum sets new transaction record, outperforming Bitcoin

GUEST: Bitcoin is getting most of the attention these days with prices repeatedly hitting new all time highs (although today saw a slight correction). However, Bitcoin is getting beaten on one area. For the first time ever, Ethereum yesterday had more than 400,000 transactions, a record for any public blockchain, and around 40,000 higher than Bitcoin’s […]

FTC: Uber ‘failed consumers’ and faces 20 years of privacy audits

Uber settled FTC allegations that it failed to protect users and driver data from access by company employees and outside hackers, despite its pledges to do so. As part of the settlement, Uber will face 20 years of privacy audits, the FTC said. The FTC’s complaint stems from two November 2014 Buzzfeed stories, one that […]

Facebook and Supercell partner on Clash of Clans AR experience

Five years after its release, Clash of Clans continues to be one of the top 10 grossing games on the app stores. And Facebook and Clash of Clans creator Supercell are teaming up to promote the mobile strategy game with an augmented reality experience on a smartphone. A week ago, Supercell revealed a video that showed […]

The PlayerUnknown’s Battleground meta can’t handle vaulting

Climbing and jumping over obstacles in PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is a pain in the ass right now, and that’s what most players are accustomed to. So with developer Bluehole demonstrating vaulting and climbing over fences and onto roofs, the millions of people who regularly boot up the last-person-standing shooter better get ready to change their strategies — […]

Kony Helps Loop Rapidly Deliver New App That Connects Healthcare Providers With Patients and Their Family Members

PRESS RELEASE: Kony, Inc., the leading enterprise mobility and digital applications company, today announced that it has helped Loop Med, Inc. (Loop) quickly develop and deliver a new medical messaging application, built using Kony AppVantage,...

NuOrder raises $8 million to create a digital catalog for brands

EXCLUSIVE: NuOrder, which connects brands and retailers to optimize inventory and orders, today announced funding of $8 million. The round was led by Argentum, with participation from returning investors Upfront Ventures, Greycroft Partners, Cowboy Ventures, Novel TMT, and Box Group. Show More Summary

CCP unveils non-VR version of Eve: Valkyrie

CCP Games has been one of the strongest supporters of virtual reality, but it is taking its flagship VR property, Eve: Valkyrie, and making a version for broader audiences without Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, or PSVR headsets on the PC and PlayStation 4. Dubbed Eve: Valkyrie — Warzone, the new version will enable PC and […]

Bungie and Nvidia release Destiny 2 beta trailer running at 4K and 60 frames per second

The PC beta for Destiny 2 opens up to everyone on August 29 and runs through August 31, and graphics-card manufacturer Nvidia is showing off some more of what it looks like running at a 4K resolution and 60 frames per second. This beta comes a month after the console versions, but it will feature […]

Facebook’s AI assistant M expands to Australia, Canada, South Africa, and the U.K.

Facebook’s intelligent assistant M is now available for Facebook Messenger users in Australia, Canada, South Africa, and the U.K. M in Facebook Messenger first became available in April. M uses machine learning to scan words used in conversations to recommend actions or services. Tell someone good night and M may suggest a good night sticker. Chat […]

Beyond KDA: Mobalytics launches open beta for League of Legends analysis

Mobalytics is launching the open beta of its analytics platform for League of Legends players, providing an automated way to give coaching advice to millions of wannabe pro gamers. The “Moneyball of esports” is turning into a common description for new analytics startups for competitive gaming. I wrote about Dojo Madness moving into this last […]

Meltwater bolsters its machine learning portfolio with Cosmify acquisition

EXCLUSIVE: Media intelligence company Meltwater announced today that it has acquired Cosmify, a San Francisco-based data analysis startup. The price of the acquisition has not been disclosed, but Meltwater told VentureBeat that it has bought the startup’s intellectual property (IP) and is bringing the Cosmify team onboard. Show More Summary

Helios and Matheson Analytics Inc. to Acquire Majority Stake in MoviePass™, Today’s #1 Movie Theater Subscription Service

PRESS RELEASE: Helios and Matheson Analytics Inc. (Nasdaq: HMNY) announced today that is has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire a majority stake of movie subscription technology company MoviePass Inc. HMNY's innovative growth strategy through...

Demand is booming for web developers — along with need for more tech skills

SPONSORED: Presented by GoDaddy Web developers and designers have always been the bedrock of company internet strategy, and their services are more essential than ever, as web technology hits another innovation sprint. A new study commissioned by GoDaddy says this Golden Age of web development and design, signaling new small business growth and an economic boost, […]

The Void CEO: Star Wars can make VR accessible

As CEO of The Void, Cliff Plumer has to think big. Virtual reality fans are dishing out money for PC-based and mobile-based VR systems. But The Void is making location-based VR experiences must create a much bigger impression, since consumers will be paying for that experience in places such as theme parks. The Void created […]

Angeles Equity Partners Adds Three New Team Members

PRESS RELEASE: Angeles Equity Partners, LLC (AEP), a private investment firm focused on value creation through operational transformation, today announced three new professionals have joined the firm. Maxwell Schechter joins the firm as Vice...

Microsoft acquires cloud startup Cycle Computing, will integrate HPC tech into Azure

Microsoft today announced it has acquired cloud orchestration startup Cycle Computing. The company said it plans to integrate the startup’s high-performance computing (HPC) technology into Azure. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed. Show More Summary

Space startups have Georgia on their minds

Join us and senior business leaders to learn how to expand to the heartland, to lower costs and boost profits — and help America too. Come to BLUEPRINT in Reno on Sept 11-13, and get your 40%-off Early Bird ticket by August 18! A little after noon on Thursday, August 3, a micro-rocket — a 40-foot tiny […]

AIAS Foundation awards five scholarships for video game students

The AIAS Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS), has awarded five scholarships to students who are dedicating themselves to the advancement of the video game industry. The scholarships are an attempt to make the game industry more diverse. The winners will each receive $2,500, participate in a year-long mentorship program […]

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