Microverse World Builder from Croquet
Monday, November 28, 2022 by Richard Harris
Croquet Corporation has announced the availability of Microverse World Builder, a browser-based development environment for the Open Metaverse that lets web and web3 developers rapidly create multi-user 3D Metaverse worlds that can be published to any web server, completely independent of proprietary platforms.
Microverse World Builder includes the newest releas...
NFTs are irrelevant. Say what!
Wednesday, November 23, 2022 by Richard Harris
NFT's, NFT's, NFT's! The buzzword you can't escape these days. But what are they and WHY? According to Hussein Hallak, the Co-Founder of Momentable, the new NFT e-commerce platform that is democratizing access to and reimagining the way we view art and culture, "NFT's are irrele...
1st anniversary of WebAR SDK
Monday, November 7, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
Blippar celebrates the first anniversary of its WebAR SDK. The powerful tool enables developers to implement key AR behaviors in products while delivering the levels of engagement, immersion, and innovation that users are seeking.
"At Blippar, we believe the power of AR needs to be in the hands of creators. We have over 100k creatives using our platforms - from ...
Geo localized metaverse events from OVER
Monday, October 24, 2022 by Richard Harris
OVER has launched its new desktop application, OVER GATE Console. Designed to create unique geo-localized experiences that bridge the gap between the physical and digital worlds, OVER GATE Console enables users to organize, manage and customize their own live AR events worldwide across the metaverse. Leveraging sophisticated next-generation technology, OVER GATE allows ...
ClickHouse Cloud beta released on AWS
Friday, October 21, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
ClickHouse, Inc. has announced the launch of ClickHouse Cloud, a lightning-fast cloud-based database that simplifies and accelerates insights and analytics for modern digital enterprises. With no infrastructure to manage, ClickHouse Cloud architecture decouples storage and compute and scales automatically to accommodate modern workloads, so users do not have to size and...
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 ...
Tablet gaming still important in gaming industry
Thursday, August 4, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
The size of the tablet gaming industry is relatively small, but it still forms an integral part of the mobile gaming industry. According to the numbers presented by SafeBettingSites.com, Roblox Corporation was the top-earning iPad gaming publisher in June 2022. The creators of the online game platform and game creation system, Roblox, made $45.99 million through th...
How to choose the right mobile ad network
Tuesday, July 19, 2022 by Richard Harris
In order for mobile app creations to become successful, developers need to carefully choose the right mobile ad network. It’s essential to select the most fitting mobile ad network based on relevant data-driven metrics, which will help app developers drive up their revenues and will also provide transparency and trustworthiness.
Working directly with an a...
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...
Metaverse mobile app for the masses
Friday, June 17, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
In the future, artists, gamers, and consumers will all meet in an atmosphere that encourages connection, creativity, and commerce, unlike any online environment we have seen to date. The metaverse is already enabling that future today as large consumer brands and creators begin to embrace the new technology. But thus far, engagement in the metaverse is mostly contained ...
Gaming app availability going down
Thursday, June 2, 2022 by Richard Harris
Current data from BanklessTimes.com shows that the available game apps on Google Play went down by 32.96% in Q1 of 2022.
The store shed over 220,000 mobile gaming apps from the 670,447 it had in Q4 2021. In November 2021, Google began filtering apps and games, removing those not targeting an API level within two years of the most recent Android version.
Mission NFT challenge offering crypto prizes
Friday, May 13, 2022 by Richard Harris
Telos Blockchain presents its "Mission NFT Challenge" for digital graphic creators, offering a very attractive prize pool to be shared among contest winners. Telos believes that NFTs are both an art form and a pivoting technology that should be easily and affordably accessible to the masses. As such, Telos strives to facilitate the lowest barrier of entry...
Building AI virtual characters just got easier
Friday, May 6, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
Inworld AI has released the Beta version of Inworld Studio, a platform that empowers developers and creators to build AI-powered virtual characters that demonstrate human-like perception, cognitive abilities, and behaviors.
Immersive realities continue to accelerate with an increasingly diverse ecosystem of worlds and use cases, gaming, virtual worlds, metaverse...
NFT partnership to create fashion pieces
Friday, May 6, 2022 by Richard Harris
Ready has announced a new partnership with SmileyWorld, the lifestyle brand from Smiley that revolutionized Smileys in technology, and EPIK Prime Team, a licensing agency putting brands into video games. The brands will collaborate together to create virtual fashion pieces for Ready Games' app ICON Avatar Fashion Universe. This will be Ready and Epik's...
Video editing SAAS platform lands $46M in funding
Wednesday, April 27, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
A video-editing SAAS platform formerly known as Toch.ai announced they have secured $46.8 million in Series B funding led by A91 Partners, Alpha Wave Global, and Binny Bansal, who is the former co-founder of Flipkart and a current investor in the company. Other investors include Innoven Capital, Pacific Western Bank, and Stride Ventures amongst others. Th...
AI strategy for business leaders from NAVER
Wednesday, March 23, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
NAVER CLOVA, NAVER’s artificial intelligence (AI) division, announced that it is presenting at NVIDIA GTC, which runs from March 21-24, 2022. Hosted by NVIDIA, this annual global AI developer conference will include more than 900 sessions delivered by 1,400 presenters, including industry leaders in AI, high-performance computing, and computer graphics.
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...
Immersive AR and VR experiences from NextNav
Tuesday, March 1, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
NextNav announced they have partnered with echo3D. Through this partnership, NextNav’s vertical location service, Pinnacle, will provide echo3D developers with the crucial 3D location data needed to build immersive AR and VR content built on top of the physical world.
Over 16,000 developers rely on the echo3D platform for the tools and infra...
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...
Lets create campaign launches from IBM
Wednesday, February 16, 2022 by Richard Harris
IBM has announced the launch of its new integrated global platform, "Let’s create," the company’s most significant brand initiative in more than a decade. “Let’s create” reflects the vision, strategy, and purpose of today’s IBM. It reinforces the company’s focus on innovation and collaboration to create long-...
Social intelligence platform lands
Thursday, February 3, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
Influencer marketing is no longer optional for brands, with virtually every sector, from finance to healthcare, reaping the benefits of partnering with content creators. Even in a pandemic, the global influencer marketing industry has more than doubled, from $5.6 billion in 2019 to over $13 billion in 2021. Nine out of 10 marketers rely on influencers regularly.
App store predictions for 2022
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
Barnabas Birmacher, CEO of Bitrise, and Jason Beres, SVP of Developer Tools at Infragistics share their 2022 predictions and trends to look out for with No-code/low-code tools and alternative app stores.
App Store Predictions for 2022
Barnabas Birmacher, CEO of Bitrise:
Super apps will appear in the West. Achieving success in the App Stores has become...
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...
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...
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...
$100M Metaverse fund for Efinity
Friday, November 12, 2021 by Richard Harris
Enjin announced a $100M Metaverse Fund for Efinity, a cross-chain NFT network it's building on Polkadot. Enjin is also bidding for Auction Slot 4 in Batch 1 of Polkadot's Parachain Auctions, beginning on December 2nd, 2021. If successful, Efinity will begin operating on mainnet by the end of 2021.
$100M Metaverse fund for Efinity
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...
Huawei and Bitrise partner to enable App Developers
Friday, November 5, 2021 by Freeman Lightner
Bitrise, the Mobile DevOps company that organizations use to get mobile apps to market faster, has announced its work with Huawei. The global smart device provider has tapped Bitrise as part of its mission to attract the world’s best mobile apps into its 530M+ user AppGallery, in turn enabling app creators to more easily enter the restrictive Chinese market. ...
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...
Cryptocurrency market growth in 2021
Monday, October 18, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
The cryptocurrency sector is still growing, attracting more investors aiming to leverage various benefits of the industry. Additionally, the number of new cryptocurrencies joining the market is also accelerating as creators seek to leverage the benefits of blockchain technology.
Cryptocurrency market growth in 2021
According to data acquired by cryptocurrency trad...
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...
Extension marketplace for Agora lands
Monday, September 20, 2021 by Freeman Lightner
Agora, Inc., a platform for real-time engagement APIs, has announced its Extensions Marketplace at RTE2021, the company’s flagship conference and the world’s largest event exploring real-time engagement (RTE) technologies. The new marketplace features extensions from audio technology company Bose and a real-time content moderation solution from Hive.
Unity asset store gets new AdInMo SDK
Thursday, March 4, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
AdInMo’s InGamePlay™ brand advertising SDK is now available to all mobile game creators via the Unity Asset Store, the global marketplace where game developers source third party assets, tools and services.
Designed by game developers for game developers, AdInMo’s Unity SDK integration is a simple UNITY texture replacement that enables mobile game d...
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...
IPFS has been integrated into Brave
Thursday, January 28, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
IPFS has been integrated into Brave, the fast, privacy-oriented browser, reinventing the Web for users, publishers and advertisers.
Incorporated into today’s Brave desktop browser update (version 1.19), Brave’s 24 million monthly active users can now access content directly from IPFS by resolving ipfs:// URIs via a gateway or installing a full IPFS ...