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Mobile gaming company Scopely raises $60M


Scopely just announced that it has raised $60 million in Series C funding. The round was led by Revolution Growth, a firm led by former AOL executives Steve Case and Ted Leonsis (AOL owns TechCrunch), which targets startups outside Silicon Valley and New York. (Scopely is headquartered in Los Angeles.) ...

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Elon Musk suggests L.A. Mayor open to Boring Co. tunnel network


Elon Musk says that he’s had “promising conversations” with L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti, regarding the potential of a network of tunnels underneath the city that would allow for a high-speed transit network unburdened by surface traffic. That’s the vision Musk’s recently founded Boring Company hopes to make a reality, as ...

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Pure Storage must be more aggressive in APAC


SAN FRANCISCO, USA–On track to hit its first US$1 billion in revenue this year, Pure Storage has earned market credibility and built a strong customer and partner ecosystem; but it still needs to do much more in Asia-Pacific where it currently lacks a strong footprint. Many startups in the last ...

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Nostalgia still marks the way forward for Nintendo


Nostalgia sells. No one knows that better than Nintendo. Much of the company’s intellectual property is well past the 30 year mark at this point, and yet it manages to find new scenarios for its most popular franchises year in and year out, reinventing its stable of characters for each ...

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At AI bot startups, cool kids rule


You would think at least one AI-powered humanoid bot would have a properly nerdy name. Maybe a Poindexter or Hildegarde to add some natural language processing to your customer chat app? No such luck. Instead, it sounds like the cool kids are in charge at most digital assistant and bot ...

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NBN begins FttDP network construction


(Image: NBN) Australia’s National Broadband Network (NBN) company has commenced building its fibre-to-the-distribution-point/curb (FttDP/C) network, starting with a trial of its construction and installation process in Coburg, Melbourne. FttDP brings fibre closer to premises than NBN’s fibre-to-the-node (FttN) network, with plans to deploy it up to the driveways of around ...

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What do E3 attendees think of mobile gaming?


The smartphone has changed the gaming industry landscape dramatically. As our pocket computers advance, so too does the possibility of fully satisfying mobilegaming experiences. Companies like Nintendo are blurring the lines between portable and console/PC gaming with the Switch. At the same time, big studios have largely moved away from ...

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