Games/Interactive

Microsoft Isn’t Working on a Streaming-Only Xbox Right Now (Engadget)

Rumors may have pointed to Microsoft working on a cloud-centric Xbox console, but Head of Xbox, Phil Spencer, has confirmed that is not that the case. In an interview, the executiv... More

Amazon Launches Custom Interfaces for Alexa Skills to Deepen Connections With Games, Gadgets (VentureBeat)

Amazon has maintained a steady focus on connecting home devices with its Echo smart speakers, from forging ties with more than 60,000 smart home devices to efforts to make Alexa a ... More

eSports Revenues to Top $5B in Five Years (Digital TV Europe)

Revenues from esports are expected to skyrocket from US$900 million in 2018 to US$5.05 billion in 2024. According to a new report, the revenue rise is set to be split between game ... More

SAP: ‘No Doubt’ That 5G Will Help Start-Ups (CNBC)

Video: Scott Russell of SAP says many start-ups in the company’s accelerator programs in Asia are using artificial intelligence and machine learning.... More

Adobe Readies to Launch No-Code AR Tools for Businesses (Tech HQ)

By 2023, the IDC expects global spend on AR and VR combined to hit $160B. The figure represents an almost ten-fold increase on the $16.8B penned for this year, and comes as applica... More

Google Makes Another Move Toward Blockchain as Cloud Wing Partners with Cypherium (Forbes)

Google has announced another partnership with a blockchain startup. This time the tech giant's cloud wing will be partnering with Cypherium to use its product, Cypherium Enterprise... More

Adobe Speeds Up Lightroom Classic Editing With GPU Acceleration (Engadget)

Adobe has done a good job of using your computer's GPU to speed products like Premiere Pro and Photoshop. However, it hasn't given Lightroom the same love, and with the enormous 60... More

IBC 2019: Prime Focus Technologies to Showcase Automation-Led Solutions, AI-Led Micro Services (MESA)

Prime Focus Technologies (PFT) has announced that it will showcase its flagship product, CLEAR Media ERP with its latest power-packed solutions at IBC 2019. The software will furth... More

Adobe Fresco Brings the Joy of Painting to the iPad (The Verge)

Formerly called Project Gemini, Adobe Fresco’s main selling point is its Live brushes, which use Adobe Sensei’s AI platform to produce those realistic watercolor and oil paint ... More

Technicolor Names Steffen Wild to Head Virtual Production Department (Animation Xpress)

Technicolor announces the addition of industry leader Steffen Wild to head its virtual production department. In this role, and reporting to Technicolor Pre-Production studio head... More

Signiant Helps Allegiance Studios Tap Into Global Talent Pool of VFX Artists Using its Media Shuttle (MESA)

Media Shuttle is Signiant’s SaaS solution that makes it easy for people to send and share large files with speed, reliability and security. Its end-user UI or “portals” can b... More

Adobe Survey Finds Collaboration a Major Challenge Within Companies (Media Post)

Organizations now create between 21 and 30 pieces of content weekly on average. Creating one piece of short-form content can take up to 18 hours, and sometimes more. Cross-team col... More

NBA, Twitch Announce Deal for Digital Rights to USA Basketball (Reuters)

Twitch - best known as a platform for video game players to interact and stream their own competitions - will also exclusively stream up to 76 boys and girls youth basketball games... More

Veritone One Launches Pay-Per-Performance Advertising Platform for Podcast, Social Media Influencers (MESA)

Veritone One announced the launch of Influencer Bridge, the first of a series of innovative new advertising services. Influencer Bridge is a pay-per-performance advertising platfor... More

Sony Music, FC Barcelona Partner For ‘Entertainment Experiences’ Combining Music, Soccer (Billboard)

The deal combines “big-name football stars and big-name music artists," according to Sony. FC Barcelona will also make use of the Sony Music catalogue for promotional content pro... More

Enabling a Future-Ready Business With AI, IA (The Telegraph)

If organisations are to be future-ready, data and intelligence must permeate their core. Digital transformation is no longer a competitive advantage but a necessity: According to a... More

Cloud Gaming is Big Tech’s New Street Fight (Fortune)

Streaming video games promises to be an all-out brawl among companies with the internet infrastructure to back it up. At stake? Billions of dollars and the future of a fast-growing... More

IBC 2019: Veritone to Tout Digital Media Hub, Attribute (MESA)

At IBC2019, Veritone will highlight Veritone Digital Media Hub, focusing on two main use cases: access and delivery, and monetization. Digital Media Hub is an intuitive white-label... More

Once Upon AI Time in Hollywood (IT Pro)

Cinelytic is one of the companies offering AI tools to the film industry to help predict box office success. Founded by producer and director Tobias Quesisser (CEO) and former NASA... More

Adobe Integrates Sign With Reader for Small Business Customers (PCMag)

Adobe combines its Adobe Sign digital signature service with the company's Adobe Reader client to attract small to midsize business customers, and it's throwing in a healthy dose o... More