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The all-digital Xbox raises questions about what it means to own a video game, and what happens when a game goes offline for good

Microsoft Microsoft’s recently announced Xbox One All-Digital Edition will ship without a disc-drive, requiring players to use Microsoft’s online store to purchase games and other content. The Xbox marketplace has robust support and Microsoft has an affordable game subscription service, but without discs or other hard copies, gamers have little control over what happens to […]

Mobile

Radar raises $16 million to automate inventory management with RFID and computer vision

Radar, a fledgling platform that combines radio frequency identification (RFID) with computer vision to help retailers automate inventory management and more, announced that it has raised $ 16 million in a round of funding from Ashton Kutcher’s Sound Ventures, NTT Docomo Ventures, Align Ventures, Beanstalk Ventures, Colle Capital, Founders Fund Pathfinder, and Novel TMT. The […]

Mobile

Ride-hailing firm Grab raises $1.5 billion from SoftBank, takes its latest funding round to $4.5 billion

Grab, the Southeast Asian tech company that offers a range of transport-focused services covering ride-hailing, ride-sharing, food delivery, and logistics, has raised another $ 1.5 billion, taking its series H round to a hefty $ 4.5 billion. The latest cash injection arrived via the SoftBank Vision Fund (SVF), a $ 100 billion investment fund set […]

Gaming

Fortnite streamer DrLupo raises another $611,000 for St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital

Gaming celebrity Benjamin “DrLupo” Lupo and his followers raised more than $ 611,000 for charity during a 24-hour Fortnite livestream Saturday. The money goes to support the mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. For the full year, DrLupo has raised more than $ 1.3 million for the charity. The latest donations came in from […]

Gaming

Overwolf raises $16 million for game services in round led by Intel Capital

Overwolf has raised $ 16 million for its game apps and services in a funding round led by Intel Capital. The Tel Aviv, Israel-based Overwolf has created an overlay platform that enables developers to create game applications, modifications, or services that enhance the experience of today’s PC games. The deal follows an August announcement where Overwolf and Intel […]