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Satoshi’s Games launches Elixir Marketplace for NFTs based on Bitcoin rewards
Join GamesBeat Summit 2021, happening today! Watch live here!  Satoshi’s Games has unveiled Elixir Marketplace, a nonfungible token (NFT) marketplace for games that enable players to earn rewards based on the Bitcoin cryptocurrency. The platform will be part of a larger publishing platform that makers of blockchain games can... Read more
Apple’s battle with Fortnite could change the iPhone as we know it
Angela Lang/CNET Sherlock and Watson, peanut butter and jelly, Netflix and chill. Since 2008, Apple has created that sort of inextricable link between its iPhones and its App Store. The company’s “there’s an app for that” ad campaign drew millions of people, who over the years have bought more than a... Read more
Why Almost No One Is Getting the Fastest Form of 5G
US mobile customers are almost never able to connect to millimeter-wave networks—even though the cellular industry, and Verizon in particular, have spent years hyping the fastest form of 5G. Ars Technica This story originally appeared on Ars Technica, a trusted source for technology news, tech policy analysis, reviews, and... Read more
A blowout earnings cycle hides strategy shift from cloud vendors
Join Transform 2021 this July 12-16. Register for the AI event of the year. Earnings season this week again produced some incredible performances from the big three cloud providers. Revenue at Microsoft’s Azure was up 50% annually, Google Cloud rose 46% over the same period, and market leader Amazon... Read more
TV shopping tip: Wait until fall (at least) to get the best price
No matter whether you shop in store or online, TV buying season follows a regular pattern. Geoffrey Morrison/CNET Like clockwork, the prices on televisions follow a regular annual cycle. Knowing when prices drop could save you some money or at least anxiety about getting ripped off. The cycle goes... Read more
Even the Calibri Font’s Creator Is Glad Microsoft Will Have a New Default
For almost 15 years, Calibri has reigned as the default and therefore dominant font choice for Microsoft systems. It has appeared countless times in unformatted Word documents, PowerPoint presentations, and Excel spreadsheets, a typographical reprieve for the decision-paralyzed. But now there’s a new sans serif in town. Actually, five... Read more
How Intel is leveraging AI to drive sales
Join Transform 2021 this July 12-16. Register for the AI event of the year. The pandemic greatly accelerated businesses’ digital transformation efforts. This is particularly true in the marketing domain, where enterprises began to embrace automation and enablement technologies. When McKinsey surveyed 1,500 executives across industries and regions in... Read more
Star Wars lightsaber colors decoded
Obi-Wan Kenobi knows his lightsaber isn’t as clumsy or random as a blaster. Lucasfilm Lightsabers are cinematic icons, having appeared in every Star Wars movie since 1977’s A New Hope, when Luke Skywalker first fired up the blue blade entrusted to him by Jedi master Obi-Wan Kenobi. The color... Read more
Data science in a post-COVID world
Join Transform 2021 this July 12-16. Register for the AI event of the year. I am often asked about the state of data science and where we sit now from a maturity perspective. The answer is pretty interesting, especially now that it’s been more than a year since COVID-19... Read more
Apple’s battle with Fortnite could change the iPhone as we know it
Angela Lang/CNET Sherlock and Watson, peanut butter and jelly, Netflix and chill. Since 2008, Apple has created that sort of inextricable link between its iPhones and its App Store. The company’s “there’s an app for that” ad campaign drew millions of people, who over the years have bought more than a... Read more