Games/Interactive

IBM, Crédit Mutuel Strengthen Partnership to Build the Bank of Tomorrow (MESA)

Crédit Mutuel announced a sweeping digital reinvention, partnering with IBM to devise new ways of working to better serve the bank's 12 million customers. Crédit Mutuel has selec... More

Snapchat Launches Accelerator for Mobile-First Media Companies (THR)

Snaphat's parent company is launching an accelerator program through which it hopes to help grow a new crop of potential media partners. Through the three-month program, dubbed Yel... More

Vevo to Shutter its Apps, Website in Coming Weeks (Billboard)

Vevo announced on Thursday it will "phase out elements" of its owned and operated platforms -- meaning its mobile apps and consumer website -- and shift the company's focus toward ... More

Salesforce: Sales Teams are Increasingly Bullish on AI (VentureBeat)

Salesforce released its third annual State of Sales report today, a compendium of insights, trends, and surveys from over 2,900 sales professionals worldwide. It’s chock full of ... More

Avid Enters Multiyear Agreement with Seneca College to Upgrade Media Creation, Production Teaching Facilities (MESA)

Avid today announced that Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology has become an Avid Media Campus site standardizing on Avid’s platform-based workflows across its eight cam... More

IBM Plans to Hire 1,800 People in France for Blockchain, AI (TechCrunch)

IBM CEO Virginia Rometty is currently having lunch with French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris. And Rometty talked with Le Monde and announced some new investments in France as ... More

House Looks at Implications of IoT (B&C)

The House Energy & Commerce Committee's Digital Subcommittee held a hearing Tuesday (May 22) on a bipartisan bill, the State of Modern Application, Research, and Trends [SMART] IoT... More

Microsoft Acquires Conversational AI Startup (VentureBeat)

Microsoft today announced that it has acquired Semantic Machines to bolster its conversational AI offerings — like Cortana, the Azure Bot Service, and Microsoft Cognitive Service... More

Digital Strategies are so 2016: Time for an Artificial Intelligence Strategy (Forbes)

There's nothing new about organizations and their leaders fumbling around for a coherent, business-relevant strategy any time a new technology appears on the scene. We've been seei... More

Could VR and 360 Video Change the Way We Watch TV? (Gigabit)

Earlier in the year, the BBC announced plans to produce its first ever virtual reality documentary series. The two-part series, which follows BBC Africa Correspondent Alastair Leit... More

Location-Based Virtual Reality is Growing: How Big is the Potential Market? (THR)

Location-based virtual reality experiences are popping up with increasing frequency. Recently, Fox entered the location-based VR entertainment business with its Alien: Descent, a f... More

China Leads the U.S. in Patent Applications for Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence (Forbes)

China, thanks to its 1.37 billion residents, leads the world on a number of counts. The smartphone user population totaled 663 million last year, more than anywhere else, and its i... More

eSports Gets a Foot in Olympic Door with IOC Summit (SportsPro)

IOC president Thomas Bach has revealed plans for a meeting with key players from the competitive gaming industry in Lausanne, Switzerland at the end of July. The summit will seek t... More

Adobe is Releasing a Free XD Plan to Win the UX Design Wars (Co.Design)

For decades, Adobe has excelled at creating powerful software and then commanding top dollar for it. In the 1990s, the company sold Photoshop in a box for $900; today, people pay u... More

Gracenote Launches New Data Solutions Empowering Video Streaming Services to Unify Content Search, Discovery (MESA)

Gracenote is helping to enhance the experience for TV viewers who use new Virtual Multichannel Video Programming Distributor (vMVPD) services. A new TV metadata and electronic pro... More

Amazon Launches Blockchain Business Cloud in Partnership with ConsenSys (Gigabit)

Amazon’s cloud computing unit Amazon Web Services (AWS) has partnered up with New York-based software company to better provide its customers with access to blockchain technology... More

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Hopes Bitcoin Will Become the Internet’s Own Currency (Fortune)

The Internet will one day have its very own currency, Twitter and Square CEO Jack Dorsey told attendees at a conference on Wednesday. Dorsey, whose comments were earlier reported o... More

It’s Time to Wake Up the eSports Space with Blockchain (Forbes)

It's time to pick up your gaming controller and move your character onto the blockchain, because the gaming space is drawing closer. With over 2.2 billion gamers in the world, tech... More

How Artificial Intelligence is Set to Revolutionize Radio (Cartt.ca)

As a medium known for its engaging on-air personalities who are able to connect with listeners and create an atmosphere of intimacy, the spectre of artificial intelligence being em... More

Hulu Cautiously Eyes Blockchain (PCMag)

"Blockchain is interesting to use because trust, transparency, all of those things matter to marketers. They're critical from our standpoint not just as Hulu as a brand, but also H... More