Big data’s future is in Ohio - 4時間前  VentureBeat

GUEST: For more than a decade, a common refrain in the corporate world was that data was exploding, and companies needed the capacity to capture that data. As the challenges of data capture have been more or less mitigated, the next challenge became how to get value out of that data. Between 2015 and the end of 2017, the use of big data analytics g…Read More
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The D20 Beat: Re-creating The Bard’s Tale most iconic scene - 8時間前  VentureBeat

One of my favorite pieces of video game box art is from Tales of the Unknown, Vol. 1: The Bard’s Tale, the 1985 fantasy role-playing game from Interplay. A bard strums a handheld harp, regaling a rapt gathering near a roaring hearth. It hints at a story of grand adventure, of heroes taking on an epic quest. Turns out this image still resonate…Read More
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Conjure Strike hands-on — this mix of Overwatch and Dota 2 shows team shooters work in VR - 20時間前  VentureBeat

When I played Megalith at E3, it was a little bit of a revelation for me. Intuitively I knew that hero shooter-style games, or rather action games that pit players against each other in an arena and let them pick from a host of characters each with vastly different powers, would be a good fit for VR. But I’d never tried one. Now with Conjure Strike…Read More
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Why I don’t invest in AI - 1日前  VentureBeat

GUEST: Last year AI companies attracted more than $10.8 billion in funding from venture capitalists like me. AI has the ability to enable smarter decision-making. It allows entrepreneurs and innovators to create products of great value to the customer. So why don’t I don’t focus on investing in AI? During the AI boom of the 1980s, the field also en…Read More
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Why WhatsApp’s message-forwarding restrictions won’t curb the spread of fake news - 1日前  VentureBeat

ANALYSIS: WhatsApp announced yesterday its latest effort to combat the spread of fake news through its platform. Its solution? Limit the number of “chats” you can forward a message to. The move came in response to a series of violent lynchings in India that were triggered by the spread of false information through the Facebook-owned mes…Read More
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Marvel: Powers United VR 101 — every hero, villain, and location revealed - 1日前  VentureBeat

Ever wanted to be a superhero? Better yet, how about a Marvel superhero? With Marvel Powers United VR you can do just that. This promising new VR game lets you step into the shoes of your favorite comic book characters and team up with friends to save the world over and over again. What is it? Marvel Powers United VR is essentially a co-op brawler.…Read More
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World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth could have a progression problem - 2日前  VentureBeat

OPINION: Earlier this week, Blizzard Entertainment released a new patch for World of Warcraft that implemented class changes and added new features ahead of the August 14 launch of the new expansion, Battle for Azeroth. This pre-patch experience is usually an exciting one for fans. But this time, it’s filled with a good amount of apprehension…Read More
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AI-assisted art moves from pixels to paintbrushes - 2日前  VentureBeat

Artificial intelligence (AI) excels at empirical tasks like mapping the brain’s neurons, predicting Alzheimer’s disease, and tracking sleep patterns. But it’s not half bad at the humanities, either. This week, ten winners of the third annual international RobotArt competition, which tasks contestants with designing artistically in…Read More
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Hearthstone’s The Boomsday Project continues Dr. Boom’s climb to stardom - 2日前  VentureBeat

Video game characters can start from humble roots before becoming stars. Mario was once a more generic hero called Jumpman who starred in a game named after his enemy, Donkey Kong, and this came after Nintendo lost the rights to make a Popeye arcade game. And now the star of Hearthstone’s next expansion, The Boomsday Project, continues the in…Read More
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ProBeat: Google’s Fuchsia OS is an experiment, until it’s not - 2日前  VentureBeat

OPINION: Every few months we hear a little bit more about Google’s not-so-secret Fuchsia operating system. The project is open-source, and first became publicly available on GitHub in August 2016. Google didn’t bother announcing Fuchsia, but it has talked about the project a few times. After all, it is being developed in the open, altho…Read More
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Why your team needs a constant-learning initiative - 6時間前  VentureBeat

GUEST: AI is rapidly changing the face of work as we know it. No one wants to train employees on a technology that will be out-of-date or done better by AI in a matter of months. But it’s difficult to predict which tech skills will become most vital next. To stay ahead of the evolving skill requirements and tech advances, CTOs and tech leader…Read More
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Nickelodeon’s Screens Up blends live TV with AR - 11時間前  VentureBeat

Nickelodeon’s latest AR project has you using your phone in conjunction with its live broadcasting. Revealed this week, the new Screens Up app is a new initiative from the company that will encourage you to get your smartphone out at specific moments during a show to augment your experience. Starting with Kid’s Choice Sports, which airs tomorrow at…Read More
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How tiny Liechtenstein aims to become a big player in blockchain - 1日前  VentureBeat

GUEST: Arriving in Vaduz, the capital of Liechtenstein, is like walking onto the set of Frozen or some other classic Disney movie. The Prince’s castle sits perched on the side of a mountain, overlooking the small town below. With a population of only 36,000, every citizen of the country could comfortably fit inside Yankee stadium, and a third of th…Read More
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Why your machine-learning team needs better feature-engineering skills - 1日前  VentureBeat

GUEST: The skill of feature engineering — crafting data features optimized for machine learning — is as old as data science itself. But it’s a skill I’ve noticed is becoming more and more neglected. The high demand for machine learning has produced a large pool of data scientists who have developed expertise in tools and algorithms but…Read More
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Switching it up: Nintendo now leads the gaming industry’s most-seen TV ad chart - 1日前  VentureBeat

GUEST: Nintendo has surged ahead of King (June’s leader, now in third place) as well as Warner Bros. Games to take the lead with over a quarter, or 438.6 million, of the industry’s impressions. GamesBeat has partnered with iSpot.tv, the real-time TV ad measurement company with attention and conversion analytics from more than eight million sm…Read More
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Pitch your startup to snag €3 million in TV advertising - 2日前  VentureBeat

SPONSORED: Presented by SevenVentures Taking your product to market is the easy part. Building a leading brand separates the weak from the strong. SevenVentures, a TV media investor and an investment arm of Europe’s largest broadcaster, ProSiebenSat.1 Group, is devoted to creating the next generation of market leaders by helping growth companies sc…Read More
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Microsoft adds AI and IoT cautionary language to its earnings - 2日前  VentureBeat

Microsoft reported its Q4 2018 earnings yesterday, with highlights like surpassing $100 billion in revenue for the fiscal year, all three operating groups seeing double-digit year-over-year growth, and as a result the stock soaring past $800 billion in value. All of that meant a smaller tidbit slipped through: three additions and three minor change…Read More
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Facebook suspends another analytics firm amid investigation into data usage - 2日前  VentureBeat

Facebook is scrutinizing a Boston-based analytics firm over its contracts with government agencies, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday. Apps from the firm, Crimson Hexagon, have been suspended from Facebook and Instagram while Facebook investigates whether the firm may have violated any of its developer policies. Crimson Hexagon pulls publi…Read More
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Apple faces iPhone ban in India over government-mandated anti-spam app - 2日前  VentureBeat

Besieged by spam calls and messages, Indian smartphone users have waited years for Apple to allow a government-developed spam-fighting solution onto iPhones. Now India’s government is giving Apple and its carrier partners a January 2019 deadline for compliance with a new anti-spam regulation, or else iPhones will be blocked from the country…Read More
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The smartphone notch is a hack, so when will we be rid of it? - 2日前  VentureBeat

OPINION: I don’t envy Apple’s marketing team. Last year, they decided to pitch the iPhone X as an “all display” design when everyone could plainly see that the screen was actually interrupted by a giant black notch. Then they said they wanted to embrace the notch rather than hide it. While I give Apple credit for planning ah…Read More
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