Tag: Business

Lonzo Ball Breaks with Big Baller Brand Co-Founder After $1.5 Million Reported Missing by Financial Advisors

Photo: Lonzo Ball of the Los Angeles Lakers. (Getty Images) Along with his father LaVar, Los Angeles Lakers point guard Lonzo Ball has severed business ties to Big Baller Brand co-founder Alan Foster after learning of his criminal past along with his failure to account for $1.5 million missing from Ball’s bank accounts. The fallout […]

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Battlefield V’s roadmap promises content through the fall

Battlefield V’s Firestorm battle royale mode debuts Monday, March 25. But that’s only the next step in developer DICE’s plans for the future. The studio revealed its roadmap for upcoming additions to the World War II shooter today. In addition to Firestorm, DICE has a number of new maps, modes, and missions coming over the […]

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John Riccitiello interview — Is Epic buying Unity’s developers?

John Riccitiello, the CEO of Unity Technologies, has always liked Tim Sweeney, the CEO of Epic Games, and the healthy competition between the game engines that both companies make. Unity rose from the low end, capturing mobile game developers and then pushing its way upward. Epic Games started at the high end with games that […]

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AI Weekly: Nvidia’s business model is blurring the lines of reality

Back and forth he went: Is this car real or that car real? Near the start of his keynote address at the Nvidia GPU Tech Conference (GTC), CEO Jensen Huang asked the audience to guess which scenes from a BMW car commercial were generated by a machine and which were recorded with a camera. It […]

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The DeanBeat: Why Phil Harrison joined Google to launch the Stadia cloud gaming platform

Google is finally taking the game business seriously. Not satisfied with its role as owner of Android and the operator of the Google Play store, the company announced Stadia at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco on Wednesday. It was one of the most ambitious announcements of the last decade — a full declaration […]

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Rami Ismail’s last #1ReasonToBe panel showcases the world’s inspired game devs

Game developer advocate and Vlambeer co-founder Rami Ismail has run #1ReasonToBe, one of the consistently most inspiring panels at the Game Developers Conference, for years. This year’s global diversity panel was his last one, and it was an emotional session about how game developers struggle to make games around the world — and why they […]

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To stay relevant in the 5G era, telcos will need to step up their IoT game

We are now in the early stages of another pivotal moment in technological evolution and paradigm shift. With artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things (IoT), and augmented reality transitioning from buzz words to the backbone of developed economies, wireless connectivity enabled by 5G , a new standard for wireless telecommunications, will be the catalyst for unlocking […]

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Fetcher raises $5.4 million to automate headhunting for recruiters

Fetcher, a startup that helps companies automate the process of headhunting the best candidates, announced that it has raised $5.4 million in a seed round of funding co-led by Accomplice and Slow Ventures, with participation from Picus, Revel Partners, and a host of angel investors, including Kayak founder Paul English. With a workforce crisis looming, venture […]

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ASO creative strategies: Optimize your app and keep a strong branding

Presented by Lab Cave App Store Optimization (ASO) is the effort to improve an app’s visibility in the app stores — and it’s become a key resource in mobile marketing strategies since it brings qualified organic traffic and lowers User Acquisition (UA) costs. Among other things, a basic ASO project/strategy involves creative updates. The app […]

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Oslo to become first city to enable wireless charging for electric taxis

(Reuters) — Norway’s capital Oslo will become the first city in the world to install wireless charging systems for electric taxis, hoping to make recharging quick and efficient enough to speed the takeup of non-polluting cabs. The project will use induction technology, with charging plates installed in the road at taxi ranks linking to receivers […]

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Valve spruces up the Steam store with better social features, networking, and reach

Valve’s Steam digital game store has new competition for developers from the rival Epic Games Store, and so the company is upgrading its features to make Steam more attractive. It is adding, for instance, indicators that show if a friend is playing a particular game in a gamer’s Steam Library. At the Game Developers Conference, Valve’s […]

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The rise of on-device AI — and why it’s so important (VB Live)

The applications that on-device AI are enabling are capturing consumer attention, and the opportunities for always-on, intelligent devices are enormous. To learn more about this innovative emerging technology that’s already at the fingertips of developers, OEMs, and ISVs, register now for this VB Live event. Register here for free. Gartner predicts that by 2022, 80 […]

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Battlefield battle royale trailer’s real star is a tractor

DICE finally showed off real gameplay from its upcoming battle royale mode Firestorm. The studio released a trailer this morning that touches on many its key details. In particular, the company emphasized how traditional Battlefield mechanics will impact last-player-standing gameplay. But, more importantly, the company also revealed that you can drive tractors. Battlefield V: Firestorm […]

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HoneyBook raises $28 million to connect freelancers with clients

The gig economy is alive and well, and you don’t have to take our word for it. One estimate pegs the number of U.S. workers who have an “alternative work arrangement” as their primary job at 57 million, contributing to a global freelance and independent contractor market worth $3.7 trillion, according to Staffing Industry Analysts. […]

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Pinterest hires Walmart CTO Jeremy King as head of engineering

Just a few days after VentureBeat reported that Pinterest chief technology officer (CTO) Vanja Josifovski was jumping ship for Airbnb, the musical chairs merry-go-round continues with news that Pinterest has hired Walmart CTO Jeremy King as its new head of engineering. The announcement comes less than 24 hours after an internal memo revealed that King […]

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Evolv Technologies raises $10 million to automate web A/B testing with AI

San Francisco-based startup Evolv Technologies — not to be confused with Evolv, which manufactures noninvasive body scanners — this week revealed that it has raised $10 million in series A financing led by Horizons Ventures. It concurrently announced that it’s acquired Sentient Ascend — a spinoff from Sentient Technologies — and appointed Michael Schaff, who’s […]

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