Location-Based VR Predicted to Surpass $800 Million by 2022

Virtual reality VR arcades and other location based VR entertainment venues could generate more than 800 million in worldwide revenue by 2022 160 160 according to the latest Futuresource Consulting 160 VR Tracker Report Consumers are expected to spend 160

Vevo Hit by CTO Exit, Product and Engineering Team Layoffs (EXCLUSIVE)

Music video platform Vevo has had significant layoffs and lost another key executive roughly four months after the departure of its CEO CTO Alex Nunes left the company in recent weeks which subsequently made significant cuts to its San Francisco based product and engineering

How Steven Spielberg Used VR Headsets to Shoot ‘Ready Player One’ (Video)

Steven Spielberg s Ready Player One isn t just an ode to virtual reality VR the famed director also used VR headsets to work on the film A new video released by HTC on Twitter Friday morning shows how the company s headsets were used by Spielberg

7 Facts To Check Before Investing In A New Cryptocurrency

Cryptocurrency has taken over. Despite  some ups and downs from Bitcoin , the flagship cryptocurrency, consumers seem as excited about the new investing possibilities as ever. People are investing so heavily in crypto mining that the  price of GPUs has skyrocketed , and it seems every day, there’s a bevy…

China's Electric Vehicle Market

Shanghai, China (Getty images) China’s booming economy, demand-led coal-fired plants, and increasing numbers of gasoline vehicles on road have resulted in enormous hazardous emissions over the years, leading to deteriorating air quality in the country. Emissions by vehicles has been among the notable

China's Electric Vehicle Market

Shanghai, China (Getty images) China’s booming economy, demand-led coal-fired plants, and increasing numbers of gasoline vehicles on road have resulted in enormous hazardous emissions over the years, leading to deteriorating air quality in the country. Emissions by vehicles has been among the notable

‘The Hills Have Eyes’ Director Alexandre Aja Goes VR With ‘Campfire Creepers’

Longtime horror film director Alexandre Aja is getting ready to make his mark in virtual reality VR with Campfire Creepers a new mini series of scary campfire stories The series is premiering at the Tribeca film festival this week and will also come to

Time Inc.’s Former President of Digital Jen Wong Joins Reddit as COO

Reddit has recruited a digital media insider for a key exec position Jen Wong who most recently served as president of digital and COO of Time Inc is joining Reddit as its new COO 160 the company announced Thursday Jen is a seasoned digital veteran and

How We Invest In Cryptocurrency Is Impacted By Regulations

It’s no secret that we’re in the midst of a cryptocurrency boom. The flagship cryptocurrency  Bitcoin exploded in value  last year from less than $1,000 at the start of the year to nearly $20,000 by mid-December. Millions of consumers flocked to Bitcoin and new cryptocurrencies, mining and exchanging in the…

Oculus and Facebook Tweak Privacy Tools Ahead of GDPR Deadline

Facebook and its virtual reality subsidiary Oculus both tweaked their privacy tools this week to get ready for the European Union s new privacy regulations which are set to take effect next month And while those changes affect users around thew world Facebook also

‘Tomb Raider’ Star Alicia Vikander Goes Virtual Reality With ‘Arden’s Wake: Tide’s Fall’

Alicia Vikander may be best known for her leading role in the current Tomb Raider reboot but the Swedish actress is taking a first step into the world of virtual reality VR with Arden s Wake Tide s Fall the new animated feature from San Francisco s

‘Alien: Descent’ Location-Based VR Experience Coming to Southern California Mall

Fox is bringing an Alien themed virtual reality VR experience to a mall in Southern California Alien Descent a VR experience that can be experienced by a group of up to 4 players opens its doors at The Outlets at Orange in Orange County Calif on April 26

Finding a Community: The Risks and Rewards of ICO Bounty Programs

By James Tabor, CEO of MEDIA Protocol Congratulations, as CEO of crypto Company X, you’re about to embark on your first initial coin offering (ICO). In an effort to stimulate engagement with the broader crypto community, you decide to implement an ICO bounty program — a system that encourages individuals…

Twitter (TWTR)'s Jump Is About More Than an Upgrade

iStock photo If you have ever doubted the influence of the opinions of Wall Street analysts on stock prices, you should take a look at what Twitter ( TWTR ) did yesterday. The implications of Congress’s focus on data usage following the Facebook/Cambridge Analytica headlines have been weighing heavily on…

Twitter (TWTR)'s Jump Is About More Than an Upgrade

iStock photo If you have ever doubted the influence of the opinions of Wall Street analysts on stock prices, you should take a look at what Twitter ( TWTR ) did yesterday. The implications of Congress’s focus on data usage following the Facebook/Cambridge Analytica headlines have been weighing heavily on…

Amazon Teams Up With Best Buy to Sell Insignia, Toshiba TVs With Fire TV Built-In

In its quest to get more consumers to use its Fire TV products Amazon announced an unusual partnership Wednesday The company has teamed up with Best Buy to sell 11 TV sets powered by Amazon s Fire smart TV operating system this year We re super excited about

Discovery VR, Oculus Veterans Launch New AR/VR Studio Tomorrow Never Knows (EXCLUSIVE)

Four virtual reality VR veterans from Discovery Digital Oculus Story Studio and Lightshed officially launched their new company out of stealth mode in San Francisco this week Dubbed Tomorrow Never Knows the new studio aims to use virtual and augmented reality

Facebook Adds Ability to Tip Live Streamers to Mobile Apps

Facebook quietly added the ability to tip live streamers to its iOS and Android mobile apps late last week allowing fans to support some of their favorite video game live streamers with donations The company first introduced tip jars for select video game live streamers in

New Apps That Pay Consumers To Do What's Good For Them

Rewards have long been an effective way to stick to a health regime. Say you go to the gym every day for a week and earn a reward of a Saturday matinee or a massage. The goal is to use incentives that help you stay on track. That’s instead of…

New Apps That Pay Consumers To Do What's Good For Them

Rewards have long been an effective way to stick to a health regime. Say you go to the gym every day for a week and earn a reward of a Saturday matinee or a massage. The goal is to use incentives that help you stay on track. That’s instead of…

Predicting the Emergence of Common Law Through Blockchain

Shutterstock photo By Dr. Federico Ast Ast is currently the Co-Founder and CEO of Kleros , a blockchain dispute resolution layer for virtually everything. A majority of the world’s economic activity now operates completely online. The Internet has surpassed regular jurisdictional avenues of

Google Expands Ad-Blocker-Aware Soft Paywall for Publishers

Google s answer to ad blockers is simple Just ask consumers to turn them off Surprisingly this seems to be working at least for publishers that have participated in Google s Ad Choices program The initiative which launched last June in beta gives publishers

Online Identities & Informed Consent: Using Blockchain To Put Users Back In Control Of Their Data

By Chris Tse, Founding Director, Cardstack Imagine you let a friend borrow your house key. Immediately, they start inviting over strangers, reading your mail, and setting up surveillance cameras. You would want them to leave. We should feel similarly about intrusions by today’s apps. To join a

Facebook Exec Doesn’t Expect Privacy Backlash to Impact Revenue

Facebook doesn t expect that the current privacy backlash will have a major impact on its revenue or business model the company s vice president of global marketing solutions Carolyn Emerson said during the Wall Street Journal s CEO Council event in London this week Emerson

‘Lost in Space’ Gets Its Own Audio Adventure on Google Home Speakers

Netflix is promoting its Lost in Space reboot with a new interactive audio adventure on Google s smart speakers The Lost in Space audio game encourages participants to help key characters of the show after their spaceship crash lands on an unknown planet

MGM-Backed Survios Names Seth Gerson CEO, Founding CEO Nathan Burba Becomes President (EXCLUSIVE)

MGM backed virtual reality VR startup Survios has elevated its chief business officer Seth Gerson to the CEO role with founding CEO Nathan Burba staying on as President The changes were announced internally Friday and are part of the company s strategy to

Hulu Starts Selling HBO for $4.99 per Month for Limited Time

Hulu is giving its subscribers a deep discount on HBO just in time for the return of Westworld later this month The video subscription service began selling its HBO add on for just 4 99 per month this week Hulu subscribers who don t have HBO as part of their…

China Mobile: A Growth Opportunity at a Value Price

Despite recent market volatility, many stock market indices remain near their all-time highs.  In such an environment, stocks offering good value are difficult to find.  However, opportunities still exist for investors willing to look hard enough, and I believe that China Mobile ( CHL ) represents just such an

Netflix (NFLX) 1st Quarter Earnings: What to Expect

Netflix (Shutterstock photo) Internet movie streaming giant Netflix ( NFLX ) will report first quarter fiscal 2018 earnings results after the closing bell Monday. And if you’ve followed how NFLX stock trades on earnings reports, the company’s subscriber growth totals will be the key metric driving the share

Lisk And The Booming Frontier Of Blockchain Applications

By Michael Scott Blockchain technology, the much talked about innovation that undergirds bitcoin and other forms of cryptocurrency, is poised to have a big impact on the world of digital applications as we know it. At the epicenter of this trend is a German-based company called Lisk that has emerged…