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Blue Scarab Entertainment Formed By Helldivers 2 And Battlefield Alums

Posted: 07-18-2024 | Author: Staff Report
Game Developer reports: “A new developer by the name of Blue Scarab Entertainment has formed over in Stockholm, Sweden, securing $7 million in funding for its debut project, an MMORPG running on Unreal Engine 5. The funding round was led by NetEase Games, which has previously invested in startups like Rebel Wolves.” Read More

AI Music Startup Soundraw Launches API For Its B2B Partners

Posted: 07-18-2024 | Author: Staff Report
Music Ally reports: “Soundraw is one of the AI-music startups that has been building momentum this year, aided by a $3m funding round in March on the back of attracting more than 557,000 users. The next step in its growth is integrating its model with other companies. It is launching an API that will enable […]

Xsolla Acquires LFG To Build Gaming Connectivity And Commerce

Posted: 07-18-2024 | Author: Staff Report
GamesBeat reports: “Xsolla, a global video game commerce company, has acquired LF Group, which makes digital solutions for gaming communities. This collaboration is aimed at transforming how developers connect with their audiences and manage transactions across various platforms, integrating advanced technology to improve the creator and gamer experience.” Read More

Transforming Live Video Streams In Real-Time: Explore The Revolutionary AI System, Live2Diff

Posted: 07-18-2024 | Author: Staff Report
Global Village Space reports: “A team of international researchers has developed an AI system called Live2Diff that has the potential to reshape applications from entertainment to augmented reality experiences. This groundbreaking technology, created by scientists from Shanghai AI Lab, Max Planck Institute for Informatics, and Nanyang Technological University, is capable of reimagining live video streams […]

CBS Sports Nabs U.S. TV Rights To English Football League Games

Posted: 07-18-2024 | Author: Staff Report
The Hollywood Reporter reports: “After Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney got a fifth-tier soccer team in Wales promoted to the English Football League, CBS Sports has swooped in to take the U.S. TV rights to games for the three divisions below the marquee Premier League.” Read More

Report: 82% Of US Gamers Made An In-Game Purchase In Freemium Titles In 2023

Posted: 07-18-2024 | Author: Staff Report
Games Industry Biz reports: “A new report has found that 82% of American gamers made an in-game purchase in freemium titles last year. That’s according to Comscore’s 2024 State of Gaming Report, published in partnership with in-game advertising platform Anzu. The report also found that 62% of adults over the age of 18 engaged in […]

Paramount Advertising Launches Self-Service Platform For Smaller Businesses

Posted: 07-17-2024 | Author: Staff Report
Next TV reports: “Paramount Advertising said it launched its self-serve ad buying platform, designed to attract more ad dollars from small and mid-sized businesses and other marketers that haven’t advertised on television. The Paramount Ads Manager helps smaller businesses create, manage and track their commercials streaming on Paramount Plus and Pluto TV.” Read More

Instagram Launches Multitrack Audio Feature, Allowing Users To Add Up To 20 Tracks To A Single Reel

Posted: 07-17-2024 | Author: Staff Report
Music Business Worldwide reports: “In a bid to bolster its short-form video offering and compete more effectively with TikTok, Instagram is rolling out a powerful new feature for Reels: multitrack audio. The update allows creators to add up to 20 different audio tracks to a single Reel, and incorporate elements like text, stickers, and clips […]

Menlo Ventures And Anthropic Team Up On A $100M AI Fund

Posted: 07-17-2024 | Author: Staff Report
TechCrunch reports: “Silicon Valley VC firm Menlo Ventures, one of the biggest investors in artificial intelligence startup Anthropic, on Wednesday said the two companies are teaming up to set up a $100 million initiative dubbed “the Anthology Fund” to invest in pre-seed, seed and Series A artificial intelligence companies.” Read More

AMC Inks Expanded Deal With Netflix, Bringin 13 Series To Streaming Giant

Posted: 07-17-2024 | Author: Staff Report
Yahoo! Entertainment reports: “AMC Networks is betting that the “Netflix Effect” can bring its magic to a sizable portion of its lineup. A whole batch of shows from AMC are heading to Netflix in a new deal between the companies. AMC said Tuesday that it has inked a deal with the streaming giant that will […]