3D social app Peer is available now
Wednesday, August 16, 2023 by Brittany Hainzinger
Peer Inc. has announced the launch of a new social app that the company describes as the ultimate global launchpad for next-generation digital experiences. The Peer app, now available for iOS, is built on a proprietary ecosystem that promises to offer new ways to create, interact and explore.
"All the world’s a game and Peer makes everyone a player. Get re...
Digital concierge app powered by GPT redefines luxury lifestyles
Monday, June 26, 2023 by Brittany Hainzinger
Perfect.Live announced that they raised $650,000 in a recent investment round. The funding is used to further develop and enhance their innovative GPT-powered concierge service, catering to individuals who seek access to exclusive services, and eliminating the time-consuming manual tasks like phone calls and emails, which are often hindered by the lack of available...
The Interchain Foundation advances the Cosmos ecosystem
Thursday, May 25, 2023 by Brittany Hainzinger
The Interchain Foundation (ICF) successfully stewarded the launch of the Interchain NFT standard (ICS-721), an application-layer protocol allowing NFT interoperability between chains in the interchain, the Cosmos ecosystem, and soon the Ethereum, Near and Polkadot ecosystems. Developed by Bianjie, a long-term technical contributor to Cosmos, the Interchain NFT...
Polygon blockchain improvements from Bisonai and Polygon Supernet
Thursday, May 4, 2023 by Richard Harris
Bisonai has joined forces with Polygon Supernet to revolutionize enterprise blockchain solutions, offering scalable and customizable Web3 infrastructure to businesses worldwide.
As companies increasingly look to adopt blockchain technology, they often encounter significant challenges related to scalability and complex infrastructure requirements. Bisonai's partne...
ByteDance offering pay to Meta VR developers
Monday, April 24, 2023 by Brittany Hainzinger
TikTok parent ByteDance is offering to pay developers who have made virtual-reality software for Meta to bring their apps to its own fast-growing Pico headsets.
This is just one clear sign of the increased competition between the two companies in the VR space, one that Mark Zuckerberg claims will become the next major computing platform. ByteDance has offered so...
Most popular games to earn cryptocurrency
Monday, April 17, 2023 by Richard Harris
Public interest in cryptocurrency and everything tied to the digital landscape has seen exponential growth in recent years, garnering interest from long-term investors, traders, and global brands. The power of Web3 has been blurring the lines between physical and virtual, allowing people to earn money digitally through online games.
Renowned crypto gambling experts C...
Web3 golf metaverse Play Today streaming NSW Open Championship
Monday, March 20, 2023 by Freeman Lightner
Web3 golf company Play Today has launched a world-first golf metaverse that will be used to live stream the upcoming NSW Open Golf Championship inside an entire 3D virtual golf world, complete with avatars of pro players including the reigning champion, Harrison Crowe.
The "Play Today Metaverse" was built by golf players for golf players and will allow...
Web3 map app to launch from Illust and partners
Thursday, March 16, 2023 by Freeman Lightner
Illust is proud to announce a partnership with BUIDL Week and the ETHDenver Web3 Festival (along with amazing artists, DAOs, local businesses, and musicians), to produce the very first official web3 city map of Denver. This revolutionary "application" will feature a channel for Denver designed to capture its history, culture, and inhabitants. Newcome...
Many expect Facebook to fail as they shift toward Metaverse
Thursday, March 9, 2023 by Brittany Hainzinger
Over the past few years, the Metaverse has proven to be a controversial topic, with some embracing the technological development and others shunning the idea of it. Particularly, Facebook's Metaverse has caused a division in opinions, with many questioning its capability in creating its own.
47% of respondents expect Facebook to fail as they shift toward the...
AI is a game changer
Monday, February 6, 2023 by Christian Hargrave
Even though the industry has been talking about AI for many years, the trifecta of massive amounts of data available through the rise of the internet, the dramatic increase in processing power fueled by GPUs originally designed for gaming, and steady advances in software algorithms to analyze and use that data will result in the power of AI is more fully realized across...
If the web were multiuser in 3D
Thursday, February 2, 2023 by Richard Harris
What if the web were multiuser and 3D? Hint: It would be the Metaverse. The Metaverse will happen much faster than everyone thinks as it gains traction via 3D worlds in traditional websites.
2023 prediction: The web is the metaverse
Millions of virtual 3D spaces and worlds embedded in the web interoperable with existing sites will collectively form a significant p...
Communication trends and predictions for 2023 from SendBird
Wednesday, January 18, 2023 by Richard Harris
As Twitter morphs around Elon Musk’s vision and Meta dives deeper into the Metaverse, businesses are reconsidering how they want to communicate with their customers. In 2023, we’ll see not only more companies but a wider variety of companies take a page from WhatsApp, Line, and WeChat as they bring the community and dynamic conversations into their own apps....
What the future of AR looks like
Friday, December 2, 2022 by Richard Harris
The next two decades hold incredible promise, and danger, as our lives become more intertwined with extended reality (XR) technologies. Visions of exciting possibilities are tempered with privacy concerns, as major XR companies explore centralized visual positioning systems that store personal data.
Today’s pioneers of augmented and virtual realities (AR and VR...
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...
Game of Chains launches from Cosmos
Monday, November 28, 2022 by Richard Harris
The Interchain Foundation (ICF), a Swiss non-profit that funds, stewards, and advances the Cosmos Ecosystem has announced the details of Game of Chains, the third public incentivized testnet in the history of Cosmos, following Game of Stakes and Game of Zones. A global community effort set to help validators develop confidence around Interchain Security and provide a pu...
P3 USAS 2022 times and location
Wednesday, November 16, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
P3 Network will host the P3 U.S. Africa Summit (P3-USAS) in Washington, D.C., on December 13 and 14. African dignitaries, US government officials, CEOs, and private enterprises will attend, establishing cross-country dialogue and lasting partnerships.
The two-day event is expected to take place at the Waldorf Astoria in Washington DC on December 13-14, 2022 via a ser...
Metaverse real estate secured by Primedia Pty Ltd
Wednesday, October 26, 2022 by Richard Harris
Primedia Pty Ltd has made another forward-thinking leap. The powerhouse organization that owns Primedia Outdoor, Primedia Broadcasting, and award-winning news brand Eyewitness News, has now secured virtual real estate in Africarare, Africa’s first metaverse.
Officially announced at the inaugural PrimeX event in Johannesburg, Primedia will enter the metaverse, t...
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 ...
Monetize mobile gaming with NFT marketplace Vessel
Friday, October 21, 2022 by Richard Harris
AppLovin announced its first NFT marketplace to launch in app stores through its subsidiary, OpenVessel Technologies, LLC. Vessel, which is currently live in Apple and Google Play app stores, enables mobile game developers to easily integrate non-fungible tokens (NFTs) into games to drive engagement and revenue.
"Vessel represents the next evolution in mobi...
Nedbank enters the metaverse
Tuesday, October 11, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
As the digital economic voyage into the metaverse starts to accelerate, major players in trade and industry are poised to develop custom experiences in this digitally enhanced world, which is being heralded as the future of eCommerce. Nedbank, one of the largest financial services groups in Africa, has partnered with Africarare, Africa’s first metaverse, and secur...
Easy NFT creation with Enjin
Monday, October 3, 2022 by Richard Harris
Esther Partland from Enjin discusses her journey at Enjin and how she started by volunteering and progressed into the Head of Ecosystem. Esther also identifies the key skills that led to her success at Enjin, what kind of tools Enjin provides for building Web3 infrastructures, and how businesses and individuals both can benefit from these tools. Esther goes on to e...
Web3 and NFTs are just the beginning of a vast metaverse says Wursta
Wednesday, September 7, 2022 by Richard Harris
Alex Wykoff, Director of Product, Web3 at WRST Collabs talks all about Wursta and their web3 team, why they chose to enter the NFT realm, how NFTs ignite brand engagement, what that process looks like, and the different ways brands will leverage web3. Wykoff also shares how society is starting to become more comfortable with NFTs, different ways...
Metaverse industry report 2022 from GamesPad
Tuesday, August 30, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
The Metaverse Industry Report 2022 by GamesPad Co-Founders Constantin Kogan and Eran Elhanani examines new markets in the metaverse, as well as strategies for entrepreneurs to capitalize on emerging business opportunities.
The potential metaverse market opportunity is projected to reach a whopping $13 trillion by 2030. Many leading brand...
Your digital commerce strategy
Monday, August 29, 2022 by Boris Lokschin
Events of recent years have catapulted the demand for digital transformation, and digital commerce was no exception. E-commerce sales grew 50% over the pandemic, reaching a whopping $870B. With digital commerce booming in all sectors, and demand for excellent digital experiences growing with it, developers’ workloads are bigger than ever. As a result, 83% say...
Its not NFTs people want its ownership
Thursday, August 25, 2022 by Richard Harris
Sami Khan, the co-founder, and CEO of Atlas Reality chatted with us about his journey from an App Marketer to where he is currently, all about ATLAS: EARTH, and how it pairs a mobile-first game world where players can buy land right where they live. We also asked Khan about how the inspiration for the game was derived, what his vision and mission entail for Atlas, ...
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 ...
Key drivers of the metaverse market
Tuesday, August 23, 2022 by Richard Harris
Emmanuelle Rivet, Vice Chair, and US TMT & Global Technology Leader, at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), has over 26 years of experience advising public and private tech companies on complex transactions from M&A and equity or debt offerings to system implementation and operations transformation for scale and compliance. Emmanuelle is focused on helping diverse tea...
The metaverse dominance race has begun
Monday, August 22, 2022 by Richard Harris
In a metaverse, everything is connected. Every corner of the internet is reachable and each individual user is represented by an avatar. The metaverse is a place where the physical and digital worlds collide, and it's quickly becoming the dominant platform for human interaction. This shift has huge implications for businesses, governments, and individuals. In a meta...
VR sports app Gym Class secures $8M in funding
Thursday, August 11, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
Gym Class has raised $8 million in a seed round led by Andreessen Horowitz (a16z), with participation from Y Combinator. Gym Class combines the fun, fitness, social, and entertainment aspects of real-world sports delivered in best-in-class VR basketball. Gym Class is set to launch on the Meta Quest Store in fall 2022.
VR sports app Gym Class raises $8M ahead of a fal...
4Players appoints new Marketing Director Patty Toledo
Wednesday, August 10, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
Pioneering technology veterans 4Players has announced the appointment of industry leader Patty Toledo, as its first Marketing Director. Patty brings her considerable skills to 4Players as it prepares to launch new products to support game developers to create metaverse-ready, engaging player experiences, and will drive a marketing strategy to take the much-loved brand i...
Building mentally fit workforces with Pulse
Tuesday, July 26, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
New Gallup findings from their latest annual global update determined, among other ominous results, that stress, sadness, and worry have all inched higher worldwide pushing Gallup's Negative Experience Index to yet another new high. Our career lives are certainly suffering in kind.
New ‘Pulse’ app helps build a more menta...
NFT creator economy is booming
Tuesday, July 19, 2022 by Richard Harris
According to a newly published report by Fact.MR, market research and competitive intelligence provider, the global non-fungible token (NFT) market stands at US$ 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...
How to join the metaverse
Tuesday, July 12, 2022 by Richard Harris
When Facebook renamed itself, Meta, last fall, it inadvertently shined a spotlight on the metaverse. Everyone, including established clothing brands, celebrities, and pro sports teams wanted (and still very much does) a piece of this new universe. The question is how. How can businesses create sustainable strategies for their existence in this new realm that will last b...
IP based NFT project partnership announced
Wednesday, June 29, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
Digital IP platform company IPX, formerly known as LINE FRIENDS, announced that it has formed a strategic business partnership agreement with CRIPCO, the global blockchain and NFT company. The two companies will kickstart IPX’s NFT business, beginning with the iconic character IPs.
CRIPCO, a Singapore-based global blockchain, and NFT company promotes the o...
Future VR optics from Meta
Tuesday, June 28, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
Virtual Reality (VR) headsets are edging toward becoming commonplace. However, social acceptability is still some way off and the user experience is not entirely comfortable. Essential to solving these problems are the lenses that magnify and focus headsets’ displays. Until recently, this field was relatively static, with headsets using optics based on Fresnel len...