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How to Crack China: Ubisoft Lifts the Lid on its Asian Experiment
/ June 22, 2015 2:53 pm
How to Crack China: Ubisoft Lifts the Lid on its Asian Experiment

Gamesindustry.biz reports "The Chinese games industry has always left most of the major western publishers dumbfounded, and the nation's appetite for smartphone games, typically dominated by Android, has grown from a curious sideshow to the iOS led industry in Europe and North America to one of the main drivers behind the smartphone scene today.". Read More

Google Is Looking For Testers For Its Jump VR Video Cameras
/ June 22, 2015 2:49 pm
Google Is Looking For Testers For Its Jump VR Video Cameras

TechCrunch reports "Google wants YOU to test their Jump virtual reality video capture platform. Or, well, some of you. Maybe like two, given how I imagine the percentages will work on this. The company is opening up invitations to anyone interested in trying it out, with a form where you can specify what you’d like to do with it, and provide a little bit about your background.". Read More

EA Mobile believes that brands are only half of the answer in mobile games
/ June 22, 2015 2:45 pm
EA Mobile believes that brands are only half of the answer in mobile games

VentureBeat reports "Bill Mooney is the senior vice president and general manager at EA Mobile, and reports directly to Electronic Arts’ chief executive Andrew Wilson. That tells you how important mobile gaming has become to the video game giant.". Read More

We’re a step closer to the dream of a mind-controlled TV, thanks to a BBC prototype
/ June 22, 2015 2:39 pm
We’re a step closer to the dream of a mind-controlled TV, thanks to a BBC prototype

Mashable reports "On Thursday, the BBC unveiled an internal prototype of a "Mind Control" TV that it worked on with UK-based company This Place. The headset enables people to open a version of the BBC's video on demand service iPlayer using only brainwaves.". Read More

Snapchat Pauses Being Cool To Give Advertisers The Hard Sell
/ June 22, 2015 2:34 pm
Snapchat Pauses Being Cool To Give Advertisers The Hard Sell

TechCrunch reports "Evan Spiegel released a zero-fun informercial about Snapchat‘s ads today, extolling the virtues of “3V: vertical video views” in a way that would bore most of his users to tears. From a bland office couch, Spiegel explains how Snapchat’s full-screen ads slot between its content while Facebook and YouTube’s are either annoying pre-rolls or only fill part of the screen.". Read More

Facebook is nipping at YouTube’s heels in the race for video viewers and advertisers
/ June 22, 2015 2:32 pm
Facebook is nipping at YouTube’s heels in the race for video viewers and advertisers

VentureBeat reports "According to a recent survey and market research by Ampere Analysis, Facebook is on track to deliver two thirds as many video views in 2015 as YouTube does — two trillion versus YouTube’s three trillion. Both services have a comparable number of monthly users overall.". Read More

It’s time for game financing to catch up with distribution
/ June 22, 2015 2:29 pm
It’s time for game financing to catch up with distribution

Gamesindustry.biz reports "[The industry] gave indies and developers an opportunity to reach consumers directly and sell their art directly but we never gave them the ability to get financing. This is what we're doing here.". Read More

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