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Privacy Concerns Raised Over Kids’ Apps And Websites

Given the sophisticated tracking technologies embedded into so many digital products and services as a matter of course, it should come as no surprise that a global privacy audit of children’s websites and apps has highlighted big concerns about the collection and use of kids’ data. That doesn’t make it acceptable, however. The Global ...

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Fig Lets You Crowdfund Computer Games For Profit, Not Just Fun

A conspiracy has been hatched by the world’s top Triple-A and indie developers to change the way computer games are financed. It’s called Fig. It’s a highly curated reward and equity crowdfunding funding platform just for games. Each month, Fig will debut one major studio title and one independent release, ...

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How To Build A Smart Game Economy

With game developers’ main objective being to create a really good game with an optimal monetization mechanism to maximize revenue, there are quite a few aspects to planning and implementing one’s game economy. These may include planning the monetization strategy and in-game economic structure, applying an enticing value exchange and ...

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Samsung Pay Heads To Samsung’s Smart TVs

Last March Samsung announced Samsung Pay — a mobile payment offering which it hopes will go head to head with Apple Pay. The service has still not rolled out yet but Samsung is expanding its payment push to smart TVs, with the launch of Samsung Pay on TV — which it says will be coming to ...

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Microsoft’s $150 New Controller Is A Gamer’s Dream

Microsoft recently announced an updated controller with a 3.5mm jack input instead of a proprietary input, but this new controller is an entirely new beast. The new Elite wireless controller comes with hair-trigger locks, a textured rolling pad instead of the good old D-pad and bumpers. But the best part ...

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YC-Backed Instant eSports Is ESPN for Competitive Gaming

The worldwide eSports market has now reached 143 million viewers, but there is still no easy way to get up-to-date information on these competitive video game tournaments, which include games like League of Legends, Dota 2, and Counter-Strike. Part of the Summer YC 2015 class, Instant eSports is building a mobile platform that ...

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