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Xseed at 15: Taking Japanese games from niches to hits

XSEED AT 15: TAKING JAPANESE GAMES FROM NICHES TO HITS

Xseed turned 15 in December. GamesBeat chats with president Ken Berry about its history of publishing and localizing niche Japanese...

Hearthstone's Battlegrounds adds Dragons in massive 16.4 update

HEARTHSTONE'S BATTLEGROUNDS ADDS DRAGONS IN MASSIVE 16.4 UPDATE

Battlegrounds is getting 7 Dragon Aspects as Heroes and 18 new minions, many of them dragons, in the 16.4 update to Hearthstone's auto-battler.

 
 
 
FunCraft raises $1.8 million to make ‘casual forever' mobile games

FUNCRAFT RAISES $1.8 MILLION TO MAKE ‘CASUAL FOREVER' MOBILE GAMES

FunCraft, a new studio headed by former Electronic Arts and Zynga veterans, has raised $1.8 million to make 'casual forever' mobile...

EBAY NOW USES COMPUTER VISION TO REMOVE PRODUCT PHOTO BACKGROUNDS

EBay is introducing a new computer vision-powered feature called Image Clean-up, helping sellers' listings stand out by removing the...

 
 
 
Warface maker My.Games grows 2019 revenues 23% to $474 million and audience hits 605 million

WARFACE MAKER MY.GAMES GROWS 2019 REVENUES 23% TO $474 MILLION AND AUDIENCE HITS 605 MILLION

Warface publisher My.Games reported that its revenues for 2019 grew 23% to $474 million and its audience grew 26% to 605 million registered...

DeltaDNA and Earplay bring analytics to Amazon and Google voice-based apps and games

DELTADNA AND EARPLAY BRING ANALYTICS TO AMAZON AND GOOGLE VOICE-BASED APPS AND GAMES

DeltaDNA and Earplay are bring advanced analytics to Amazon and Google voice-based games and apps for devices such as Alexa and Google...

 
 
 
D-Wave announces Leap 2, its cloud service for quantum computing applications

D-WAVE ANNOUNCES LEAP 2, ITS CLOUD SERVICE FOR QUANTUM COMPUTING APPLICATIONS

D-Wave Systems' Leap 2 is a quantum cloud service to help businesses and developers build and deploy quantum computing applications.

Tempo's $1,995 fitness tracker taps AI to improve your workout routine

TEMPO'S $1,995 FITNESS TRACKER TAPS AI TO IMPROVE YOUR WORKOUT ROUTINE

Tempo is looking to make waves in the home fitness device market with a system that taps AI to improve workouts and offer real-time...

 
 
 
Rogue Games launches Knockdown Heroes card-based mobile strategy game

ROGUE GAMES LAUNCHES KNOCKDOWN HEROES CARD-BASED MOBILE STRATEGY GAME

Digital games publisher Rogue Games is launching Knockdown Heroes, a new free-to-play mobile strategy game, on iOS and Android.

ROCK BAND CREATOR HARMONIX ANNOUNCES MUSIC-MIXING GAME FUSER

The creators of Rock Band and Dance Central at Harmonix are launching a music-mixing game called Fuser.

 
 
 
Unqork raises $51 million more to expand its no-code enterprise app development platform

UNQORK RAISES $51 MILLION MORE TO EXPAND ITS NO-CODE ENTERPRISE APP DEVELOPMENT PLATFORM

Unqork, which is developing a no-code enterprise app development platform, has extended its series B by $51 million, bringing its total...

LinkSquares raises $14.5 million to expedite contract management with AI

LINKSQUARES RAISES $14.5 MILLION TO EXPEDITE CONTRACT MANAGEMENT WITH AI

LinkSquares, a startup developing an AI-driven platform that facilitates contract management, has raised $14.5 million in venture capital.

 
 
 
U.S. regulators criticize Tesla over Autopilot role in fatal crash

U.S. REGULATORS CRITICIZE TESLA OVER AUTOPILOT ROLE IN FATAL CRASH

The National Transportation Safety Board on Tuesday sharply criticized Tesla's lack of system safeguards in a fatal 2018 Autopilot...

Fry's Electronics closes another store in Anaheim, shelves still bare

FRY'S ELECTRONICS CLOSES ANOTHER STORE IN ANAHEIM, SHELVES STILL BARE

Fry's Electronics announced that it will close its store in Anaheim, California. That follows an announcement in September of another...

 
 
 
SambaNova Systems raises $250 million for software-defined AI hardware

SAMBANOVA SYSTEMS RAISES $250 MILLION FOR SOFTWARE-DEFINED AI HARDWARE

SambaNova, which is developing software-defined hardware for AI workloads, has raised $250 million in a series C financing round.

Xbox boss expects to keep a console under his TV for the next 10+ years

XBOX BOSS EXPECTS TO KEEP A CONSOLE UNDER HIS TV FOR THE NEXT 10+ YEARS

Xbox is working on its cloud gaming service, but it isn't done with consoles. Phil Spencer thinks devices will grow up with the tech.

 
 
 
McAfee: Start protecting against quantum computing hacks now

MCAFEE: START PROTECTING AGAINST QUANTUM COMPUTING HACKS NOW

McAfee's CTO warned that it's time for companies to start worrying about quantum computing attacks that can one day break the encryption...

Securiti.ai named most innovative startup at RSA

SECURITI.AI NAMED MOST INNOVATIVE STARTUP AT RSA

Securiti.ai, a company that detects and deletes data to help companies comply with privacy regulation, was named most innovative startup...

 
 
 
Subscription secrets from Uber, Lyft, BarkBox, and more

SUBSCRIPTION SECRETS FROM UBER, LYFT, BARKBOX, AND MORE

Learn how to reduce churn, maximize revenue growth and brand value, leverage subscription data, and more when you register for this...

Flock Freight raises $50 million to match shippers with freight transportation

FLOCK FREIGHT RAISES $50 MILLION TO MATCH SHIPPERS WITH FREIGHT TRANSPORTATION

FlockFreight, which leverages algorithms to match medium- and small-sized shippers with freight transportation, has raised $50 million.

 
 
 



Legislators from both parties warn Pentagon not to move money to fund...

Legislators from both parties warn Pentagon not to move money to fund President Trump's border wall

The Pentagon's decision took money from major aircraft and other programs that touch Republican and Democratic areas. Read more ...

Sources: At least 2 dead in shooting at MillerCoors building in Wisconsin

Sources: At least 2 dead in shooting at MillerCoors building in Wisconsin

Police are on the scene of a shooting at MillerCoors headquarters in Milwaukee. Read more ...

Trump scores appeals court victory in sanctuary fight

Trump scores appeals court victory in sanctuary fight

The Trump administration won a legal fight Wednesday as a federal appeals court panel unanimously ruled that the federal government can require cities and states that receive... Read more ...

Grandfather of toddler who died in cruise ship fall changes plea to guilty

Grandfather of toddler who died in cruise ship fall changes plea to guilty

The grandfather charged in the death of his 18-month-old granddaughter who fell from a cruise ship will change his plea to guilty, according to his attorney. Read more ...

Grandmother of missing Tennessee toddler among 2 arrested and charged

Grandmother of missing Tennessee toddler among 2 arrested and charged

Investigators initially said the Evelyn hadn't been seen since Dec. 26. But authorities said Friday the toddler hadn't been seen since Dec. 10 or 11, when a babysitter last... Read more ...

Trump campaign sues New York Times for libel

Trump campaign sues New York Times for libel

President Trump's reelection campaign filed a lawsuit against the New York Times on Wednesday charging that a column it published in 2019 libeled the president when it said his... Read more ...

Sheriff: Authorities searching NC pond in search for missing 15-month-old

Sheriff: Authorities searching NC pond in search for missing 15-month-old

Sullivan County Sheriff Jeff Cassidy confirmed in a news conference Wednesday that authorities are searching a pond in Wilkes County, NC in connection with the case of missing... Read more ...

7-year-old girl dies one minute into surgery to get her tonsils removed

7-year-old girl dies one minute into surgery to get her tonsils removed

"Going into surgery, she had no fear," Paisley's grandmother said. "She was smiling and happy. Nothing was wrong." Read more ...

'I'll miss it everyday': Tennis superstar Maria Sharapova announces retirement

'I'll miss it everyday': Tennis superstar Maria Sharapova announces retirement

The five-time Grand Slam title champion and former No. 1-ranked player is retiring from tennis at age 32. Read more ...

Giancarlo Stanton is latest Yankees star to suffer injury

Giancarlo Stanton is latest Yankees star to suffer injury

The Yankees injury hits keep on coming. Now, the AL East favorites will likely be without slugger Giancarlo Stanton to open the season after he was diagnosed with a Grade 1... Read more ...