Supercell increases stakes in Space Ape Games
Thursday, August 4, 2022 by Richard Harris
Supercell has invested an additional $37M to acquire a larger stake in mobile game developer and publisher Space Ape Games increasing its stake in the London studio from 62.6% to 75%. This is on top of their original $56.6M investment from 2017. They have also extended their line of credit by a further $50M, bringing Supercell’s total debt and equity inv...
Web3 developer ecosystem is accelerating globally
Friday, May 6, 2022 by Richard Harris
Rockaway Blockchain Fund (RBF), a European venture capital firm that invests in digital assets and infrastructure, has highlighted that Web3 developer activity is accelerating globally, with Europe set to become a major hub.
Speaking ahead of the Gateway to Cosmos Conference and Hackathon in Prague, the VC firm outlined how Europe’s presence as a leading tech h...
Blockchain gaming organization partners with Crypto Oasis
Thursday, April 28, 2022 by Richard Harris
GamesCoin Group is a German blockchain gaming organization that has created an ecosystem for a gaming world that is more immersive and boundary-blurring than ever. Its partnership with Crypto Oasis is game-changing and exciting for the Middle Eastern crypto market because blockchain is restructuring the gaming industry, and GamesCoin Group is leading this revolution.
NFT marketplace launches from RMDS Lab
Wednesday, April 27, 2022 by Richard Harris
NFTs have taken the world by storm over the past two years. The word NFT was even selected as Collins Dictionary's word of the year in 2021; however, when we think of NFTs today, we mostly think about digital art, such as collections like Bored Ape Yacht Club and Crypto Punks. These collections' rapid growth was ...
Blockchain venture capital firm invests $110M in startups
Monday, April 18, 2022 by Richard Harris
gumi Cryptos Capital (gCC), the blockchain-focused venture capital firm, has announced the completion of raising its second blockchain-focused early-stage fund on the strength of the performance of its initial $21 million USD gCC Fund I that backed seed stage founders.
Blockchain venture capital firm gumi Cryptos Capital raises $110M to invest in blockchain startups ...
Blockchain revolution to unlock trillions of dollars
Friday, February 25, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
Tens of trillions of dollars in private assets are to be unlocked in the next decade as in-the-know investors pile into a radical technology revolution driven by blockchain, artificial intelligence (AI), and the internet of things (IoT).
This is to be achieved through the ground-breaking concept of "tokenization of investments", says Nigel Green, CEO of deV...
Digital Transformation 2021 Predictions
Friday, January 8, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
The events of 2020 have caused many organizations to find flaws in their approach to digital transformation. In fact, of the more than 500 global executives recently surveyed by Harvard Business Review Analytic Services, only 27% said they would rate their company’s digital transformation strategy as “very effective” both before and after the Covid-19 ...
A serverless search engine for Data Scientists and Developers emerges
Friday, March 22, 2019 by Richard Harris
Rockset announced the general availability of a cloud service that allows developers and data scientists to put complex data sets to use in minutes instead of weeks.
Current trends in technology - smart devices, digital lending, fraud detection, omnichannel retail, machine learning, microservices, and real-time business dashboards - all require clean...
Teaching women in developing countries to build apps
Thursday, February 14, 2019 by Brittany Hainzinger
Crowd Machine and the Vital Voices Global Partnership have launched its Women in Application Development initiative on International Day of Women and Girls in Science 2019. The initiative brings together women from nine developing countries to learn how to develop applications using Crowd Machine’s free, online learning platform, Crowd Academy.
Crowd Machine en...
Cisco invests in Dremio to provide better data analytics
Thursday, August 2, 2018 by Richard Harris
Dremio is a new Data-as-a-Service Platform company, created by veterans of open source and big data technologies, and the creators of Apache Arrow. They just announced that Cisco Investments will be investing into the company, extending Dremio's Series B financing to $30 million. The company previously closed their Series B round in January 2018, led by Norwest...
Why Major US Sports Franchises Are Embracing Beacon Technology
Wednesday, August 3, 2016 by Stuart Parkerson
A new report from proximity marketing firm Proxbook titled “Proximity Marketing in Sports & Events - Q2 2016 Report,” takes an in-depth look at how the major North American sports leagues and franchises are leveraging location aware technology to increase engagement with fans and expand marketing efforts.According to the report authors, “Beacons and proximity techno...
Upsight Sells PlayHaven Mobile Game Ad Network to Science, Inc.
Monday, September 29, 2014 by Richard Harris
Science Inc. has acquired the PlayHaven mobile game ad network from Upsight. The PlayHaven Ad Network services more than 18,000 games, 245 million monthly active users, and 5.7 billion monthly sessions.Science reports that it will immediately merge Chirp Ads, its mobile marketing unit, into PlayHaven. The combined company, which will take the PlayHaven name and will hel...
Salesforce Creates $100 Million Investment Fund for Mobile Innovation
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 by Richard Harris
Salesforce Ventures is launching the Salesforce1 Fund to help invest in mobile innovation. The Salesforce1 Fund is the first dedicated fund from Salesforce Ventures, and will provide funding and support to entrepreneurs who access the Salesforce1 Platform to build next generation mobile apps and connected products. Salesforce Ventures invests in the next generation...