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Gaming industry veteran on how the Store Wars will end

  • The gaming industry suffered a schism earlier this year as multiple PC storefronts triggered the Store Wars, an escalating battle for exclusive games.
  • TNW got the chance to speak to Raph Koster, a legend in the industry, about the state of gaming.
  • I was curious to hear what Koster, whose MMOs were played consistently by thousands for many years, thought about what gaming services could do to make that happen.
  • When I asked Koster what he thought about the way the industry has changed in the last few years, he said this: “I tend to think of the game market as swinging on a pendulum between incumbent platforms and new platforms — periods that drive different kinds of innovation,” said Koster, who says eventually smaller developers flee the incumbents to new platforms.

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Best Mobile Game Development Tools

  • Mobile app game developers are offering the next generation mobile game applications for Android and iOS users.
  • The number of downloads of mobile game apps is continuously increasing and to attract users more to the digital gaming platform, experts are constantly working on the latest tools and technologies.
  • Marmalade SDK tool supports cross-platform development and it is developed by Marmalade Technologies Limited.
  • Platform Support: Blackberry, iOS, Android, Windows, and Tizen Written in Language: C++ Also Known as: “ Written once and run anywhere.” Popular Games: Cut the Rope, Doodle Jump, Plant vs.Zombies.
  • Supports cross-platform development, which allows developers to easily design and deploy the app on multiple platforms, including Android, iOS, and Windows.
  • Demand for mobile game applications has increased and experts have introduced multiple tools and frameworks to develop mobile games faster and launch in the market.

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What Mark Zuckerberg’s big talk about free speech left out

  • All week, we’ve been talking here about a central debate in our reckoning over big tech platforms and their power: what should stay up on the internet, and what should come down.
  • The speech began with a major tactical and factual error, in which Zuckerberg attempted to awkwardly retcon the founding of Facebook into a story about giving students a voice during the Iraq war.
  • I know many people disagree, but, in general, I don’t think it’s right for a private company to censor politicians or the news in a democracy.
  • Two, Zuckerberg presents Facebook specifically and social media more generally as a leveling force in democracies.
  • Finally, Zuckerberg presents Facebook as somewhat divorced from the real-world consequences of its speech decisions.

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Facebook is refusing to take down a Trump ad making false claims about Joe Biden

  • The Trump campaign has released a 30-second video ad accusing the former vice president of promising Ukraine money for firing a prosecutor investigating a company with ties to Biden’s son, Hunter Biden — essentially, the false conspiracy at the center of the impeachment inquiry President Trump is now facing.
  • The New York Times first obtained a letter from Facebook to Biden’s camp on Tuesday responding to its request to remove the video, explaining that despite its false claims, it doesn’t actually violate any of Facebook’s policies.
  • In July 2018, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg raised eyebrows when he said in an interview with Recode’s Kara Swisher that he didn’t believe the platform should take down content that denies the Holocaust happened, even though he finds it “deeply offensive.” And in May, the company refused to take down a video that was doctored to make House Speaker Nancy Pelosi appear drunk.

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John Chambers' MPLS Dream Team Behind Pensando Startup

  • Already on board as customers are Oracle, Equinix, Goldman Sachs, and NetApp. Its flagship product is a distributed software-defined platform the company promises will bring legacy architectures to the cloud without costly added investment or disruption.
  • In retrospect, Cisco got more than technology from the Crescendo acquisition, because not only did Chambers go on to lead the company, his four coworkers became something of a dream team that helped fuel growth at the networking giant by using investments from Cisco to build startups that Cisco would eventually acquire, or "spin in." Known as "MPLS," an acronym for multiprotocol label switching, a data center capability, but also the gang-of-four's last initials, the team founded eight startups that generated billions of dollars and eventually ended up under Cisco ownership.
  • Pensando indicates the platform can bring a similar capability to other companies, including AWS cloud competitors, while offering up to 9x improvements in productivity, performance, and scale.

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Ionic React - First Look

  • The answer is pretty simple (and this is just my opinion): React Native is meant and built for creating apps with real native-like experiences (plus anything else you'd like to ship to the app store if you prefer RN), while Ionic can be used for any other types of mobile apps / PWAs you would like to build.
  • If you want a more "native" experience but only have JavaScript developers on your team or are striving for developer velocity and a cross-platform solution, check out React Native.
  • If you are building PWAs, are striving for developer velocity and a cross-platform solution, or have developers on the team that probably can't work well in a more native environment then check out Ionic.

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Facebook's billionaire CEO Mark Zuckerberg addressed threats to free speech in a rare public address on Thursday

  • Though Facebook has faced constant criticism for allowing misinformation to spread on the platform, Zuckerberg focused on the positive action that has resulted from people expressing themselves freely on social media.
  • While discussing the steps Facebook has taken to defend freedom of expression, Zuckerberg also identified the three largest threats he sees to free speech on the internet, and around the world.
  • He mentioned the increase and spread of laws that restrict free speech online, admitted that Facebook and other social media platforms run the risk of restricting their users' speech, and said that people are trying to redefine what types of speech are dangerous.
  • Zuckerberg also said that social media platform holders are responsible for many of the decisions that control people's speech online.
  • However, he said the tension has also led to distrust, and people are trying to restrict one another's voices to protect their own political interests.

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Here’s the pitch deck a Stanford professor used to raise $52.5 million from top VCs for his AI startup Sisu, which was named by his mom

  • His goal was to figure out "how do we make machine learning, not just more accurate, but also more useful." Sisu is a cloud startup that uses AI to help companies process massive amounts of data to quickly gain useful insights for running a business.
  • The San Francisco-based company came out of stealth mode this week as it unveiled its data analytics platform for the first time.
  • It also said it has secured a $52.5 million Series B funding from investors that include NEA and Andreessen Horowitz.
  • Sisu highlights the trend of cloud startups building tools that help businesses process and make more use of massive amounts of data they are storing in the cloud, usually on data warehousing platforms such as Snowflake, Amazon Redshift and Google BigQuery.
  • Bailis said Sisu is looking to offer more sophisticated tools to help businesses manage a constantly increasing amount of data.

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Digital video companies are turning to 24-hour linear feeds to grab more ad dollars. A top Whistle exec breaks down the strategy ahead of its new channel launch.

  • Digital-entertainment company Whistle is the latest to go over-the-top with a 24-hour streaming channel, WhistleTV, that will land on at least two ad-supported OTT platforms later this year, the company told Business Insider.
  • Whistle, which has been distributing, since 2014, sports and lifestyle video across digital platforms from YouTube to Snapchat, noticed that its most popular shows, like "No Days Off," were starting to be watched more regularly on TV screens.
  • As Whistle worked to diversify its revenue and acquire digital studios New Form and Vertical Networks in its push to become profitable, it wanted to make a play for those OTT ad dollars with WhistleTV.
  • Other digital studios have also started programming free-to-air channels on streaming-TV services like The Roku Channel, Pluto TV, and Xumo.

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Ionic React - First Look

  • The answer is pretty simple (and this is just my opinion): React Native is meant and built for creating apps with real native-like experiences (plus anything else you'd like to ship to the app store if you prefer RN), while Ionic can be used for any other types of mobile apps / PWAs you would like to build.
  • If you want a more "native" experience but only have JavaScript developers on your team or are striving for developer velocity and a cross-platform solution, check out React Native.
  • If you are building PWAs, are striving for developer velocity and a cross-platform solution, or have developers on the team that probably can't work well in a more native environment then check out Ionic.

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