IGF Awards winners for 2023
Wednesday, March 29, 2023 by Brittany Hainzinger
Cosmo D Studios' Betrayal At Club Low won the Seumas McNally Grand Prize for Best Independent Game at the 25th annual Independent Games Festival (IGF) Awards tonight. The IGF Awards honors the most innovative and excellent independent games of the past year and took place as part of the 2023 Game Developers Conference (GDC) at the Moscone Convention Center...
AI storytelling tool Tome reaches 1M users
Monday, February 27, 2023 by Richard Harris
Tome, the AI-powered storytelling format that turns your ideas into visually compelling narratives, announced the close of a $43 million Series B funding round led by Lightspeed Venture Partners. Existing investors Coatue, Greylock Partners, Audacious Ventures, and Wing Venture Capital also participated in the round, as well as new investor 8VC and angel investors ...
Unicorn Academy AR education platform from STTE
Tuesday, December 27, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
Success Through Technology Education (STTE) Foundation and Geenee AR, has announced the launch of Unicorn Academy, the first-ever augmented reality (AR) education program focused on advancing youth entrepreneurship.
Unicorn Academy is geared toward students in grades 8-12 who are curious about entrepreneurship and want to develop the fundamental skills needed to laun...
Metaverse avatar platform secures $56M in funding
Wednesday, August 24, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
Ready Player Me, a cross-game avatar platform that allows users to explore virtual worlds with one consistent identity, has closed a $56M Series B round led by Andreessen Horowitz (a16z), with participation from other notable investors including David Baszucki, co-founder of Roblox, Justin Kan, co-founder of Twitch, Sebastian Knutsson & Riccardo Zacconi, King Games ...
DeepNFTValue raises $4M in funding
Thursday, August 4, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
DeepNFTValue, a machine learning company that uses deep neural networks to price non-fungible tokens (NFTs) and other NFT assets, has announced a $4 million raise led by Rockaway Blockchain Fund, a venture capital firm backing leading Web3 founders. The raise also included investment from 1Confirmation, and Cygni Capital, among others.
Founded by deep learning resear...
Triller calls on US gov to ban TikTok
Tuesday, July 19, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
Triller calls on CFIUS, President Joe Biden, Congress the Department Of Defense to ban TikTok calling it the largest security threat to America today in an open letter by CEO and Chairman of Triller Mahi De Silva.
As the CEO of a global company whose mission is to help creators take control of their destiny in the creator economy, leveraging transformative adaptive t...
NFT creator economy is booming
Tuesday, July 19, 2022 by Richard Harris
According to a newly published report by Fact.MR, market research and competitive intelligence provider, the global non-fungible token (NFT) market stands at US$ 34 billion in 2022 and is predicted to expand at an astounding CAGR of 25% during the forecast years (2022-2032). The market is set to surge owing to the changing dynamics in digital content creation and the as...
GDC 2022 highlights
Wednesday, April 6, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
The 2022 Game Developers Conference (GDC), the event serving professionals dedicated to the art and science of making games, concluded its 36th edition, after a week of networking, learning, and inspiration. The conference was the largest in San Francisco in the past two years, with a total of 12,000 industry professionals attending at San Francisco's Moscone C...
Game Developers Conference 2022
Tuesday, March 22, 2022 by Richard Harris
The 2022 Game Developers Conference (GDC), the world’s longest-running event for professionals dedicated to the art and science of making games, begins its 36th edition today, in person at the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco. The week-long conference, which also includes a virtual component, will feature more than 200 exhibitors, over 1,000 speakers, an...
TreeTrunk NFT smart contract lands
Monday, March 14, 2022 by Richard Harris
John Wolpert, co-founder of TreeTrunk and Group Executive, Enterprise Mainnet Products and Technology at ConsenSys chats with us about what TreeTrunk is, how the TreeTrunk NFT smart contract will become widely used, how it can distribute royalties immediately and securely, and a lot more.
ADM: What is the long-term vision for TreeTrunk?
Wolpert: The primary j...
NFT smart contract that pays NFT artists securely
Friday, February 25, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
Ethereum co-founder, Joseph Lubin’s blockchain incubator, ConsenSys Mesh has announced the NFT platform TreeTrunk.io at the celebrated ETH Denver developer conference. Launching in a beta release on the Polygon Mumbai testnet, TreeTrunk has introduced a new smart contract that, for the first time in the Ethereum ecosystem, collects and distributes royalty payments...
Send us your NFTs
Monday, February 14, 2022 by Richard Harris
The Metaverse is coming, and to show our support we’ve launched our own NFT collection wallet on OpenSea! You can send us any NFT you want by simply transferring them to our wallet address of 0x9c25562b512650259f2f3b6c6e79754ffbb995cf
What does it give you?
For you as an NFT creator, designer, or programmer, it will give you free exposure! The NFTs we collec...
HitPiece facing legal action from RIAA
Wednesday, February 9, 2022 by Richard Harris
The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) sent a demand letter to the attorney representing the notorious (and now offline) NFT scam site HitPiece.com and its founders demanding the site stop infringing music creator Intellectual Property (IP) rights, provide a complete listing of site activities and revenues to date and account for all NFTs and artwork ...
Virtual world predictions for 2022
Wednesday, January 19, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
Paul Dix is the creator of InfluxDB. He has helped build software for startups, large companies, and organizations like Microsoft, Google, McAfee, Thomson Reuters, and Air Force Space Command. He is the series editor for Addison Wesley’s Data & Analytics book and video series. In 2010 Paul wrote the book Service-Oriented Design with Ruby and Rails for Addison ...
Web development platform Vercel acquires Turborepo
Monday, January 3, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
GraphQL platform Hasura launches new innovations
Monday, January 3, 2022 by Richard Harris
Hasura has announced a new Data Hub, bi-directional REST API Connectors, and support for Google Cloud, further reducing the time needed to ship software and providing easy onramps to GraphQL for organizations of all types. These innovations build atop existing industry-first capabilities including full-stack application previews and cross-database joins to enable compan...
DeFi platform expands into the NFT space
Monday, December 20, 2021 by Richard Harris
Umbria Network has augmented its position in the NFT space with its second phase of partnerships.
The protocol has introduced its novel Narni cross-chain liquidity bridge to a wider NFT audience via collaborations with innovative projects that are minting and selling on the Polygon blockchain. When buying NFTs on a Polygon marketplace such as OpenSea, users must brid...
DeFi and NFT art gallery launches
Tuesday, December 14, 2021 by Freeman Lightner
Unifty is marrying DeFi and NFTs with the launch of The Gallery, an innovative exhibition space inspired by the platform’s desire to improve upon the traditional gallery-creator relationship. The Gallery’s unique approach to the NFT marketplace means that all participants, including creators, collectors, curators, and fans, are rewarded for engaging on the p...
Blockchain game launches in 2022
Monday, December 13, 2021 by Richard Harris
Peter Molyneux, the creator of Populous, Dungeon Keeper, Black & White, and Fable, has announced his latest game, Legacy, that will launch as a blockchain game on the Gala Games platform in 2022. Molyneux revealed the new game to attendees at Gala Games’ Galaverse in Las Vegas this weekend, an immersive event for the gaming community to celebrate the Gala Game...
Moonwalk NFT Utility Wallet launches
Tuesday, December 7, 2021 by Richard Harris
Moonwalk has announced the official unveiling of the Moonwalk-branded NFT Utility Wallet, a no-code solution for brands, gaming companies, and creators looking to create NFT communities and deploy NFT-powered unlocks and gamification. Available for desktop, mobile web, chrome extension and API deployment, Moonwalk’s unique NFT Utility Wallet acts as a ho...
BLOCKCHANCE Europe 2021 event lineup
Thursday, December 2, 2021 by Richard Harris
BLOCKCHANCE has opened its doors to inspiring personalities and over 1,500 ticket holders. The latest additions to the impressive list of speakers include Justin Sun (Founder of TRON) and William Eulises Soriano Herrera, parliament member of El Salvador.
BLOCKCHANCE Europe 2021
2G+ and the highest standards of hygiene
To ensure everyone’s safety, th...
Walkie talkie app creator Picslo Corp lands $3.25M in funding
Tuesday, November 23, 2021 by Freeman Lightner
Picslo Corp. has announced a funding round of $3.25 million led by Heroic Ventures and followed by additional investments from TI Platform Ventures, LDV Partners, Partech, Diaspora Ventures, Breega, and Kima Ventures. Leader of one of the world’s fastest-growing audio communities, Picslo is the developer of Walkie-talkie, a popular audio-based social media app aim...
BEASY and RAG team up
Friday, November 12, 2021 by Christian Hargrave
Blockchain Made Easy, LLC (dba BEASY) and Recording Artist Guild (RAG.ORG) announced that RAG.ORG and Lookhu.com have signed a multi-year enterprise licensing agreement with BEASY to deliver the utility of blockchain to RAG's more than 20,000 members.
BEASY and RAG team up
"We've sought tirelessly to understand and deliver the bene...
NFT Decentraland awards in 2022
Thursday, October 28, 2021 by Christian Hargrave
Nominations are now open for projects in the global non-fungible token (NFT) community. Metaverse-themed awards program to feature a renowned judging panel and industry-leading partners.
Winners will be honored in an awards ceremony hosted in Decentraland on January 12, 2022.
Enjin to hold NFT Decentraland awards in 2022
Decentraland October 28th, 2021 Enj...
Mint NFTs on Ripple and get funded
Wednesday, September 29, 2021 by Richard Harris
Ripple, the provider of enterprise blockchain, has announced a $250 million fund to provide creators with the financial, creative, and technical support needed to explore and craft premium non-fungible tokens (NFT) and other tokenization projects on the XRP Ledger.
Mint NFTs on Ripple XRP Ledger
The heightened interest and boom in NFTs globally has introduced...
Best SaaS product award recognizes Adventoris
Monday, August 9, 2021 by Freeman Lightner
Adventoris is the creator of SwiftCloud, a mobile app for distributors and wholesalers that provides businesses with a platform that enables their customers to see products, communicate with the company, and place orders 24/7.
Best SaaS product award recognizes Adventoris
Adventoris has been shortlisted in the SaaS Awards, celebrating software innovation across th...
Game Developers Choice Awards at GDC 2021
Monday, August 2, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
Organizers of the 21st annual Game Developers Choice Awards (GDCA) have revealed the recipients of this year’s Pioneer Award and Lifetime Achievement Award. Tom Fulp, creator of Newgrounds and trailblazer of the Macromedia Flash games that helped define a generation of indie developers, will receive the Pioneer Award, while influential game designer with 28 years ...
Headless web architecture will change the internet
Tuesday, April 27, 2021 by Richard Harris
With the rapid shift to a digital-first world brought on by the pandemic, the pressure put on companies to provide strong digital experiences has only accelerated - from the need for fast-loading, responsive websites and highly accurate personalization to providing consumers with a consistent and seamless experience across channels. Delivering on these demands can be ch...
Overwolf review: How successful gaming apps are being built
Tuesday, February 9, 2021 by Andre Liverod
I am an in-game creator. This may be a career title you haven’t heard before, but in-game creators and mod authors are a fast-growing community of passionate gamers who build products and services around video games like apps and mods.
In-game apps are basically extensions for games that provide tools that allow players to access rich data, stats, and analytics...
Ray 1.0 announced from Anyscale
Thursday, October 1, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
Anyscale announced Ray 1.0, the latest version of the Ray open source project. Ray 1.0, which provides a universal serverless compute API and an expanded ecosystem of libraries, was shared with attendees at the first annual Ray Summit, along with the announcement of the private beta of Anyscale’s managed Ray platform.
With Ray 1.0, developers can build scalable...
Visual AI from Applitools reaches one billion images analyzed
Tuesday, June 23, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
Applitools announced its Visual AI technology has surpassed one billion images analyzed since launching commercially and is projected to double year over year. Each of the one billion images analyzed includes AI enhancing data from over 130 different browser and version combinations, viewport information, and direct user feedback on defects, dynamic content, and more. T...
Improve DevOps processes with API catalog
Thursday, March 26, 2020 by Richard Harris
One of the biggest trends in DevOps is the “shift left” approach when it comes to security, so much so that security conferences now host developer days, developer conferences host security days, and the two have melded into DevSecOps. But pragmatically, how do you implement security earlier into your development cycles? According to CloudVector VP of Engine...
Global gaming industry in 2019
Thursday, January 9, 2020 by Christian Hargrave
Mobile is on track to dominate the estimated $152 billion global gaming industry in 2019, accounting for 45% of the market. To help app developers and advertisers take advantage of this meteoric growth, Adjust, the industry leader in mobile measurement, fraud prevention, and cybersecurity, has become the first mobile measurement partner in Unity Technologies’ Veri...
StrandHogg Android vulnerability identified
Thursday, December 5, 2019 by Freeman Lightner
Promon, a Norwegian app security company, has identified tangible evidence of a dangerous Android vulnerability that allows malware to pose as any legitimate app, granting hackers access to private SMS’ and photos, steal victims’ log-in credentials, track movements, make and/or record phone conversations, and spy through a phone’s camera and microphone...
Spark AR gets new tools
Wednesday, December 4, 2019 by Brittany Hainzinger
Spark AR is releasing some of the most-requested creator tools and capabilities — Target Tracking, Native Slider, Actions and Templates for Spark Studio — for Instagram.
Since Spark AR opened publishing on Instagram earlier this year, we’ve seen an amazing response from our creator community. These new tools and capabilities offer more options for c...