Games/Interactive

Where is Hollywood Looking for the Next Hit? Podcasts (Wired)

When television networks resort to adapting books that haven’t even been written yet, it’s time to start looking for new source material. Luckily, salvation might be as close a... More

The Traditional Sports World is Taking eSports into the Mainstream (Engadget)

Five years ago, you couldn't have imagined video game competitions being broadcasted on the same channel as traditional sports. TV networks have been historically obsessed with pas... More

ATV Teams up with Avid to Bolster Sports Graphics Workflow (MESA)

Avid today announced that ATV has invested in an advanced Avid graphics solution. Powered by the Avid MediaCentral Platform, the industry’s most open, tightly integrated and effi... More

Slack Makes Push for Developers as Competition Intensifies (Reuters)

Slack Technologies Inc on Wednesday showcased new tools designed to make it easier for developers to build apps for the company’s workplace collaboration software. The develop... More

Disney Joins AR Fray with $200 Star Wars AR Headset (Forbes)

At its D23 fan event in Anaheim, CA, Disney announced that its LucasFilm subsidiary and Lenovo are developing a smartphone based augmented reality headset which will feature Star W... More

Amazon’s Push Into Social May Set It on Collision Course with Facebook (VentureBeat)

After years of indifference toward social networks, Amazon is suddenly getting very social this year. Spark, the company’s social shopping feature introduced this week, is the cl... More

NBC is Launching Snapchat’s First Daily News Show Today (Refinery29)

If you're already addicted to watching the news on your phone, you have yet another reason to keep tuning in. Today, NBC is launching a twice-daily news show called Stay Tuned on S... More

Personalization: What’s in It for the Customers? (Dealerscape)

If marketers think that they are still in control just because they got to have a few tidbits about their customers in some fancy Big Data platform, well, they are utterly wrong. T... More

Publishers Forge Ahead with VR, Even if Users and Advertisers Lag Behind (Digiday)

Publishers can get more audience scale by doing 360 video, VR’s lower-tech cousin that doesn’t take a special headset to view. But 360 is less captivating, both because of its ... More

Formula 1, Tata Issue Challenge for Digital, Mobile Video Features for Fans (Rapid TV News)

Tata Communications has issued an Internet of Things (IoT) themed challenge for Formula 1, asking the F1 and technology communities to come up with ideas for solutions that could e... More

Facebook Brings Live Video Broadcasting to Social VR (Variety)

Facebook is more closely integrating its social VR efforts with Facebook proper, starting with video streaming: Users of Facebook Spaces, the social hangout in virtual reality that... More

Elon Musk Just Told a Group of America’s Governors That We Need to Regulate AI Before It’s Too Late (Recode)

Elon Musk doesn’t scare easily — he wants to send people to Mars and believes that all cars will be driving themselves in the next 10 years. He’s excited about it! But there ... More

Veritone, B6A Collaborate to Deliver Unique Video Analytics, Insights with AI (MESA)

Veritone and Block Six Analytics announced that they have entered into an agreement to integrate their technology platforms to enable both companies’ customers to leverage AI to ... More

Slack Moves its App Store Front and Center, Backs Seven More Startups in Platform Push (Forbes)

With more than five million daily users, Stewart Butterfield and Slack know they've got a hit on their hands. But for the popular messaging company — No. 3 on the Forbes Cloud 10... More

IBM Revamps Computer Network Unit Around Watson Artificial Intelligence (Bloomberg)

IBM is revamping its Global Technology Services division, which helps customers run their computer networks, to rely more heavily on artificial intelligence. The new AI-capabili... More

Accenture Looks to Boost Brands’ Digital Customer Experiences with Clearhead Acquisition (MESA)

Accenture has acquired Clearhead, the digital optimization company, based in Austin, Texas, to strengthen the personalization services of Accenture Interactive. Clearhead helps bra... More

Gamers Hate Bad Language (Develop)

When it comes to localising a video game successfully, there are clear benefits obtained by bringing the translation team as close as possible to the QA team, ideally under one roo... More

BBC Launches VR App (TVB Europe)

The BBC has launched a new VR app for free on both Android and iOS – which is also available outside of the UK. The at-launch content includes 360-degree video from Planet Earth ... More

Why the Voice of the Consumer is so Important to AI (VentureBeat)

Voice search is increasingly being adopted by consumers who are literally speaking to brands to get the answers to their questions. This habit of relying on a voice assistant to an... More

Accenture Interactive Touts an AI-Driven Programmatic Video Ad (Digiday)

Accenture Interactive, Accenture’s agency arm, is pitching publishers and brands on a product that uses AI to automatically overlay product placements on streaming video content... More