Every year I make wildly inaccurate predictions about the future of games, and that time has come again. I go through this exercise not only to suffer great embarrassment, but but also to sharpen my thinking by looking back over the years in an attempt to find the future. 2,148 more words
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“Beauty in a box” startup Birchbox, an online subscription service for grooming products, has announced plans to open a brick-and-mortar store in Paris later this year. 329 more words
Watch the rollout of enough bots or virtual assistants and you’ll see it: the night-out use case.
You want to go to a movie or restaurant or concert with friends, and OpenTable, SeatGeek, StubHub, and Fandango are happy to help. 352 more words
Google today announced that it will be getting rid of the “classic” user interface for its Google+ social network.
Google redesigned the service in 2015 with the launch of Communities and Collections, but since then there has always been a way to go back to the “classic” mode: a link in the bottom left corner that says “Back to classic Google+.” Starting on January 24, though, people won’t be able to go back anymore. 219 more words
Bayview Labs, Seraph Group and MIT Game Lab are creating Play Labs to accelerate startups in augmented reality, virtual reality, and artificial intelligence.
The accelerator is targeted at students and alumni of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. 495 more words
Assistant Manager of Public Relations at Nintendo of America, David Young, has revealed to VentureBeat that Miiverse and Streetpass will not appear on the Nintendo Switch. 50 more words