Gaming

Epic, Improbable create $25 million fund to transition devs away from Unity

Unity found itself at the center of a controversy today, and now competitor Epic Games is turning up the heat. Unity is cutting off future support for the online-multiplayer development platform SpatialOS from accessing its game-development toolkit. Improbable, the owner and operator of SpatialOS, posted a blog about this corporate spat and claimed this move […]

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Discord raises $150 million as it starts establishing its PC game store

One of the biggest platforms in gaming has put some more cash in its pockets. Discord has raised $ 150 million in its latest round of funding at a $ 2.05 billion valuation. Investment group Greenoaks Capital led the funding round. Firstmark, Tencent, IVP, Index Ventures, and Technology Opportunity Partners also contributed. Discord plans to use […]

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Quora hit by data breach affecting around 100 million users

Quora has been targeted by hackers in a data breach affecting around 100 million of its users. The Mountain View, California-based company that operates the question-and-answer website said on Monday that it recently discovered unauthorized access to its computer systems. Data that “may have been compromised” includes account information such as name, email address, and […]

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Play Ventures will invest $30 million in game startups

Play Ventures is raising a $ 30 million fund to invest in game startups. The company will be run by Harri Manninen of Helsinki and Henric Suuronen of Singapore, but it will invest in startups around the world. It shows that some investors view games as a ripe opportunity for startups, even though the $ 139 […]

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Marriott Hacking Exposes Data of Up to 500 Million Guests

Supported by Marriott Hacking Exposes Data of Up to 500 Million Guests ImageMarriott International acknowledged on Friday that an “unauthorized party had copied and encrypted information” belonging to about 500 million customers on its Starwood reservations system.CreditCreditMauritz Antin/EPA, via Shutterstock By Nicole Perlroth, Amie Tsang and Adam Satariano Nov. 30, 2018 The hotel chain asked […]

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Marriott hack hits 500 million Starwood guests

The records of 500 million customers of the hotel group Marriott International have been involved in a data breach. The hotel chain said the guest reservation database of its Starwood division had been compromised by an unauthorised party. It said an internal investigation found an attacker had been able to access the Starwood network since […]

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Microsoft wins $480 million military contract to bring HoloLens to the battlefield

HoloLens from above, showing the visor and the headband. Esy Casey Microsoft has won a $ 480 million contract to develop an augmented reality system for use in combat and military training for the US Army. Called Integrated Visual Augmentation System (IVAS), formerly Heads Up Display (HUD) 3.0, the goal of the project is to […]

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USPS fixes online flaw that exposed the data of 60 million customers

Hobvias Sudoneighm The United States Postal Service (USPS) has patched a security flaw that allowed anyone with an account at usps.com to view the account details of any of the 60 million people signed up to the service. In some cases, the flaw even allowed for changes to be made to those accounts. In a […]

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The top 3 best-selling games of all time is a surprising list of games that have all sold over 100 million copies apiece

Rockstar Games“Grand Theft Auto 5” is stacking paper. The three best-selling games of all time are all 100 million-plus sellers. The list spans nearly four decades of video games, starting in 1984 and ending in 2013. It crosses every major game console released since the original Nintendo Entertainment System, and a wide variety of game […]

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The cofounder of Refinery29 explains how she built a global media brand that reaches 425 million people a year

Refinery29Christene Barberich is the cofounder and editor in chief of Refinery29. Christene Barberich is the cofounder and editor in chief of Refinery29. Refinery29 is a lifestyle and news media company primarily for young women. Across all of its global sites, social media accounts, and events, Refinery said it will reach 425 million people this year. […]

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Bark, The App That Sees All Your Kids' Sexts, Has Scanned Over 2 Million Phones

Bark, a firm that sells parental smartphone-monitoring software, claims to have scanned more than a billion messages from 2 million children since it launched in 2016. The app, which monitors kids’ devices for dangers like cyberbullying or communication with predators, has helped prevent dozens of potential suicides as well as school shootings and bomb threats, […]

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Facebook Admits To New Security Breach, 50 Million People At Risk

Sept 28 (Reuters) – Facebook Inc said on Friday that hackers had discovered a security flaw that allowed them to take over up to 50 million user accounts, a major breach that adds to a bruising year for the company’s reputation. Facebook, which has more than 2 billion monthly active users, said it has been unable to […]

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Facebook logs 90 million people out of their accounts after security breach

(Johannes Berg/Bloomberg) Brian Fung Policy reporter focusing on telecommunications, media, cryptocurrencies and competition September 28 at 3:21 PM Facebook said Friday that hackers had stolen information that could have allowed them to take over 50 million user accounts, in the latest mishap for the social media company, which has spent months struggling to regain the […]

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Windows 10 passes 700 million devices, 1 billion still far off

Everywhere Windows 10 can be. And on the server, too, though there it gets a different branding. Microsoft Windows 10 is now on 700 million devices, according to executives speaking at the Ignite conference this week, reports Neowin. Windows 10 has been the fastest-growing version of Windows, hitting 700 million in about three years on […]