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GUEST: For years, esports has developed and grown organically and without much structure, a real Wild West of teams and leagues and sponsors.Game publishers were so happy that people were buying, playing, and talking about their games that they were satisfied to sit back and enjoy the profits. But as the esports industry continues to explode, […]
GUEST: Blockchain-based virtual reality universe Decentraland is holding its first property auction today. The virtual world is a social space linked to crypto coin-based transactions. You can buy a patch of virtual land, build something on it, share that experience with friends and family, or even turn it into a profitable business. Decentralands launch is emblematic […]
GUEST: Self-driving cars wereonce thought of as a far-off, and maybe even impossible, concept, but they’re here now. At the end of November, General Motors announced its planto launch a fleet of driverless cars — without backup drivers — across several major U.S. cities, beginning in 2019. In doing so, the auto industry signified that it’s […]

Riot Games is bringing its game design experience to something beyond its smash hit multiplayer online battle arena League of Legends. It has partnered with 9 Dots, an organization that focuses on getting kids in Los Angeles interested in computer science. In addition to after-school sessions, 9 Dots also runs summer programs and hosts showcases. […]

Imagine a $14.99 Fingerling — an innocent little monkey toy and one of the most in-demand gifts of 2017 — selling for hundreds of dollars on eBay due to basic supply and demand. It’s really happening, and not just because the toy is popular. Grinch bots are trying to ruin the holidays. Grinch bots are […]

Unfortunately, Windows 10 S users and Windows 10 users who rely solely upon the Microsoft Store will have to wait a little longer for iTunes to arrive. Apple today confirmed to ZDNet that iTunes will miss its scheduled end-of-year release. Apple’s late CEO Steve Jobs once likened releasing iTunes on Windows as “like giving a […]

We’re amid the gift-giving holidays, and it’s time to celebrate with decorations, good cheer, and crass consumerism. Epic Games is doing its part to deliver all of those things with some updates to Fortnite that will introduce a holiday event and (finally) a way to spend money on the last-player-standing mode. The Survive the Holidays […]

Fez and Super Hypercube designer Phil Fish specializes in a retro-futuristic visual design that is apparent in his interfaces, but now Fish has taken that a step further by working with classic-gaming-hardware company Analogue on its upcoming Super Nt revision of the Super Nintendo. Fish designed a new menu and boot-up sequence for the device, […]

Sinha, who was a venture capital investor at Omidyar before jumping into politics, urged startups to build large platform companies to create opportunities for everybody in the ecosystem.
I first met Otto Berkes when he was one of the founders of Microsoft’s Xbox team, alongside three other crazy Microsoft colleagues.They hatched a crazy scheme to get Microsoft in the console business, and now it’s a multibillion-dollar enterprise. I wrote a book about them and the work they did as intrapreneurs, or a team […]

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission screwed up royally yesterday by repealing net neutrality in the U.S.. Those rules, which aimed to ensure a free and open internet, went into effect in June 2015, but the repeal goes back even further. I won’t go into the details of why this is not just bad but completely […]

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has been a sensation on PC, and its success is transferring to the console market. Microsoft revealed on its Xbox Wire sitetoday that PUBG has already sold 1 million copies since becoming available on Xbox One’s Game Preview service on December 12. It also revealed that all Xbox One X consoles will come […]
High Fidelityrecently unveiledAvatar Island, a virtual reality domain where users can buy and sell items based on ablockchainservice. Philip Rosedale, CEO of High Fidelity, sees it as the latest evolution of virtual worlds and virtual life. While at Linden Lab, Rosedale created Second Life, one of the earliest and most successful virtual worlds, in 1999. […]

Performance-demanding professionals are no longer Apple’s largest customer base, but with yesterday’s launch of the new iMac Pro, power users can now choose between all-in-one and modular Mac models. If the sealed-chassis $4,999 to $13,199 iMac Pro range isn’t expansive or expensive enough for your tastes, good news: Apple has reiterated that it’s working on […]

Everyone has a Facebook friend they find annoying, whether because they post terrible dad jokes, spout political nonsense, or simply have dissimilar views and interests. While there are already ways to hide those people from your timeline without unfriending them, Facebook is now rolling out a new feature that lets you temporarily unfollow any of […]

I spent a few days at the Montreal International Game Summit this week, where 2,600 game developers gathered to talk shop. It was, once again, a good place to visit to hear about what is going right with gaming. It was a change of pace to hear about how valuable gaming has become to a […]

BlackBerry is finally sharing plans for its legacy software and services. The BlackBerry World app store is going away on December 31, 2019; the BlackBerry Travel site is shutting down in February 2018; and the Playbook video calling service will die in March 2018. The company is otherwise promising “at least two full years of […]

Stories about how unaffordable San Francisco has become are virtually inescapable, and it may seem like fewer and fewer people are willing to try their luck in the Bay Area. But it turns out the people who do end up moving to San Francisco are earning a higher income than ever before. New research from […]

 I’ve been holding a few micro meet ups over the past few years and thought I’d start it up again in honor of token/ICO mania. I’d love to hear what you all are working on in the New York area so we’ll all meet at Union Hall in Brooklyn next Wednesday at 7pm. The event is very informal and we’ll plan the next few months of micro-meetups during the event. My goal is… Read More

More than four years after first unveiling ambitious plans to deliver internet access to remote locations using balloons, Google’s parent company, Alphabet, has announced the next phase in its initiative to open up web access — and, by extension, Google’s services — to millions. Balloons positioned high in the sky proved an effective way of […]

(Reuters) — India has increased the import tax on dozens of electronic products such as mobile phones and television sets, a government statement said, to help curb supplies from overseas and build up the domestic industry. The rise in tax from 10 percent to 15 percent on handsets will make imports of phones — including […]

Ola, which competes with US-based rival Uber in the Indian market, said its insurance programme has been customised after receiving feedback and recommendations from driver partners themselves to make the programme locally relevant and more robust.
"We have made six commitments as of now. In next 4-5 years, we have plans to invest in 100-150 firms," said IAN co- founder Saurabh Srivastava.

Presented by Intel For StudioMDHR, life is anything but normal. And the Moldenhauer brothers might be the happiest people in the world right now. In September, StudioMDHR founders Chad and Jared Moldenhauer (along with a small army of artists, animators, programmers, and musicians) released Cuphead, a dazzling tribute to Betty Boop-era cartoons and brutally difficult […]

Under the initiative key stakeholders in the regional entrepreneurship ecosystem including start-ups, investors, mentors and subject matter experts will come together.

In the crypto-currency space that is engulfing the world economics ICO is the latest craze that can be seen amongst investors. It is a brainchild of the Ethereum team and is a means of drawing funds. Investors can use this methodology for funding projects and other developmental works. It also offers tokens to blockchain members ...

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The crypto currency boom is creating a new gilded generation of super wealthy individuals who were savvy enough to snap up Bitcoin early on. Now these fortunate sons and daughters of the virtual currency age are faced with a gigantic, unsympathetic problem: How to spend their wealth? Enter Moonlambos. The London-based service has connected with […]

The portal, which was launched in February, is voucher based travel portal specialising providing luxury hotel to its customers.
Sophoss products are aimed at mid-market businesses with up to 5,000 employees, but also include very small companies that are playing catch up with the need to protect against cyberattacks, he said.
 “There are two types of competition for us at Loot: the banks and the money management apps,” Loot founder Ollie Purdue tells me. The U.K. startup, founded in 2014 while now 24 year old Purdue was finishing up university, offers a digital-only current account aimed at students and millennials. It comes with a Mastercard and mobile app, with a particular focus on spending insights… Read More
"The regulations are dynamic and will continue to be refined depending on what will spur the industry going forward," he added.
Microsoft currently caters to nearly 5,000 tech start-ups and over 200,000 large and small-and-medium businesses (SMBs) in India.
The startup ecosystem has the muscle to churn out not just billion dollar unicorns, but companies with 10 and 100 billion dollar market caps, aptly terming them super and mega unicorns, respectively.
Compact and easy to carry around, users simply need to pop the bottle or can into its inbuilt tray, set the time and get started.

(Reuters) — Silicon Valley investor Shervin Pishevar, known for his early bet on Uber Technologies Inc, said on Thursday that he would sever ties with his venture capital company, Sherpa Capital, after being accused of sexual misconduct. Pishevar, who has denied the accusations, said in a statement provided by his lawyer that he was voluntarily […]

(Reuters) — Silicon Valley investor Shervin Pishevar, known for his early bet on Uber Technologies Inc, said on Thursday that he would sever ties with his venture capital company, Sherpa Capital, after being accused of sexual misconduct. Pishevar, who has denied the accusations, said in a statement provided by his lawyer that he was voluntarily […]

Paytm Mall is also likely to invest in BigBasket as part of the deal.
There is growing realisation across the board on the need to look at businesses that address problems in tier II towns.
With 19 innovation centres being added between November 2016 and October 2017, Asia is now home to 29% of world's innovation centres.
Building an organisation with the right culture has become a key challenge as startups go on a journey to become companies.
One of my favorite sayings in the tech/business/startup world is Innovation happens at the edges. In AI, on one end of the spectrum, billions in investments and acquisitions are pouring in from giants like Nvidia, Google, and Microsoft. On the other side, small, imaginative teams are trekking out to new frontiers untouched by AI. A […]
GUEST: Museums are wonderful institutions and treasures to society with a serious and important mission to preserve our history. What major city doesnt boast at least one incredible museum that local communities and traveling visitors alike can enjoy and learn from? Although significant as centers of culture and history, museums are a difficult business. For many […]
I’m seeingStar Wars: The Last Jeditonight, and that means that it’s time for all of the related video game products to launch their live events to celebrate the release of the latest entry in the Skywalker saga. Electronic Arts’ Battlefront II shooter is no different, and its Last Jedi event introduces new multiplayer content, such […]

If AI isn’t the most hyped technology of the 21st century, it’s certainly right up there with earlier manias for mobile, virtual reality, the internet of things, and big data. Companies large and small feel pressure to claim they use AI in some key way to drive their business. But does AI deserve this level […]

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