Tag: entrepreneur

Why play-to-earn games are the key to the marketing and monetization challenge

The current game market is in a mode of intense consolidation, with new privacy issues clamping down on user acquisition — but also exploding with new opportunities and new platforms. To talk about launching NFT games in the metaverse, decentralized guilds, growth strategies for play-to-earn and web free games and more, Andrew N. Green, head […]

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3 interesting roles you should consider this week

Did you miss a session from the Future of Work Summit? Head over to our Future of Work Summit on-demand library to stream. Are you considering applying for a new role in the next few weeks? We don’t blame you, now is the perfect time to change things up! And we’re here to help. We’ve hand-selected a […]

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Vanti Analytics secures $16M to assist manufacturers in deploying AI models

Did you miss a session from the Future of Work Summit? Head over to our Future of Work Summit on-demand library to stream. During the pandemic, a growing number of manufacturers have begun to pilot — or fully embraced — AI in their organizations. While technical and human roadblocks threaten to slow adoption, manufacturers are deploying AI […]

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Digital adoption and onboarding platform Stonly raises $22M

Did you miss a session from the Future of Work Summit? Head over to our Future of Work Summit on-demand library to stream. Stonly, a platform that helps product teams, customer support staff, and everyone in between demonstrate how their digital tools and products work, has raised $22 million in a series A round of funding. The […]

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Why representation now means a much better metaverse-to-come

Building out the metaverse, where users interact in a virtual world in real time, raises many big questions, including, will this metaverse or new reality reflect our highest aspirations? Will it serve as a model for healthy, inclusive ecosystems? “It depends on who’s designing it,” said Anastasia Staten, executive director of the ESA Foundation, the […]

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Firebolt secures a fresh round of funding to expand its cloud data warehouse technology

This article is part of a VB special issue. Read the full series here: The metaverse – How close are we? Enterprises are fast adopting data warehouse technologies, which offer a system for reporting and analyzing mission-critical data. At their best, data warehouses allow companies to process, transform, and leverage data from a range of sources […]

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Identity and authentication in the metaverse

“Metaverse” emerged as one of the major buzzwords of 2021, alongside other notable tech terms such as “NFTs.” While the metaverse concept is not exactly new, having first been coined three decades ago, its surge into the public consciousnesses this year was driven in large part by Facebook and its intrepid CEO and cofounder Mark […]

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How the metaverse could transform upskilling in the enterprise

Increasingly, companies see enormous potential in the metaverse, the imagined version of the web where people — and their avatars — socialize. Banking firm Jeffries predicts that the metaverse will “cause the biggest disruption to human life ever seen.” Meanwhile, Meta, formerly Facebook, budgeted to spend $10 billion last year alone building components foundational to […]

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Vecna Robotics raises new capital as the warehouse automation industry grows

Did you miss a session from the Future of Work Summit? Head over to our Future of Work Summit on-demand library to stream. As pandemic headwinds continue to put a strain on the global supply chain, companies are increasingly investing in warehouse automation technologies. While an estimated over 80% of warehouses today have no automation whatsoever, the […]

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The environmental impact of the metaverse?

Some companies believe that the metaverse — a yet-to-be-realized, internet-like series of connected worlds — has enormous potential in the enterprise. For example, it could be used to improve work productivity by allowing employees to train or collaborate in workplace-like virtual environments. Or it could host home and office tours, a boon for a real […]

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SiteAware, which leverages AI and drones to track construction site progress, nabs additional funding

Did you miss a session from the Future of Work Summit? Head over to our Future of Work Summit on-demand library to stream. Construction, particularly commercial construction, is expensive and time-consuming. In the U.S., the average commercial construction cost is around $490 per square foot, and most commercial buildings larger than 10,000 square feet take at least […]

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DigitalOwl raises $20M to analyze medical records for insurers

Did you miss a session from the Future of Work Summit? Head over to our Future of Work Summit on-demand library to stream. In health care, the process of underwriting and claims analysis can be both labor-intensive and error-prone. Claim adjusters and underwriters are often required to read and carefully parse hundreds of documents per case. Each […]

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CaptivateIQ, which is developing software to automate sales commission payments, raises $100M

Did you miss a session from the Future of Work Summit? Head over to our Future of Work Summit on-demand library to stream. The many challenges that sales teams normally face have been exacerbated by pandemic headwinds. According to one survey, 48% of salespeople now say that they don’t have the time to make a single follow-up […]

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o9 Solutions raises $295M to apply analytics to the supply chain and beyond

Did you miss a session from the Future of Work Summit? Head over to our Future of Work Summit on-demand library to stream. Investors are throwing capital behind supply chain products as the appetite for ecommerce explodes. Supply chain startups raised $24.3 billion in venture funding during the first three quarters of 2021 alone, according to Pitchbook […]

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Vimaan emerges from stealth to tackle warehouse inventory management using drones

Join gaming leaders, alongside GamesBeat and Facebook Gaming, for their 2nd Annual GamesBeat & Facebook Gaming Summit | GamesBeat: Into the Metaverse 2 this upcoming January 25-27, 2022. Learn more about the event.  Warehouse inventory management has become critical in light of pandemic-related supply chain issues. Unfortunately, it’s a practice that can sometimes fall by […]

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How popular content creators are building inclusive community with Facebook Gaming

Join gaming leaders, alongside GamesBeat and Facebook Gaming, for their 2nd Annual GamesBeat & Facebook Gaming Summit | GamesBeat: Into the Metaverse 2 this upcoming January 25-27, 2022. Learn more about the event.  What does it take to build an online gaming community — and why is a commitment to diversity and representation so important? […]

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Lessons game companies can learn from Unilever’s brand marketing strategies

Join gaming leaders, alongside GamesBeat and Facebook Gaming, for their 2nd Annual GamesBeat & Facebook Gaming Summit | GamesBeat: Into the Metaverse 2 this upcoming January 25-27, 2022. Learn more about the event.  There are more than 2.7 billion gamers worldwide, and the market will surpass $200 billion by 2023. Unilever, the global company with […]

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Zynga pulls out the 2022 app monetization strategy crystal ball

Join gaming leaders, alongside GamesBeat and Facebook Gaming, for their 2nd Annual GamesBeat & Facebook Gaming Summit | GamesBeat: Into the Metaverse 2 this upcoming January 25-27, 2022. Learn more about the event.  Scott Koenigsberg, chief product officer at Zynga, joined Rina Hahm, head of NA-West at Meta Audience Network, onstage at this year’s GamesBeat […]

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GamesBeat Summit: Why “gametainment” and brand is the future of game marketing

Join gaming leaders, alongside GamesBeat and Facebook Gaming, for their 2nd Annual GamesBeat & Facebook Gaming Summit | GamesBeat: Into the Metaverse 2 this upcoming January 25-27, 2022. Learn more about the event.  What do ice cream and games have in common? Not enough. In the consumer packaged goods world, brand is life. But in […]

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How cross-play gaming on Facebook is increasing retention, engagement, and more

Join gaming leaders, alongside GamesBeat and Facebook Gaming, for their 2nd Annual GamesBeat & Facebook Gaming Summit | GamesBeat: Into the Metaverse 2 this upcoming January 25-27, 2022. Learn more about the event.  Lotum has been building native mobile games on Facebook Gaming platforms since 2012, including its launch of 4 Pics 1 Word. Later […]

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Verusen lands $25M in fresh capital to expand its supply chain analytics platform

Did you miss a session from the Future of Work Summit? Head over to our Future of Work Summit on-demand library to stream. Managing supply chains was challenging before the pandemic, but the health crises headwinds ramped up the pressure. In a 2021 survey from the Institute for Supply Management, 42% of organizations said that increased cost […]

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Scratchpad, a productivity workspace for Salesforce, raises $33M

Did you miss a session from the Future of Work Summit? Head over to our Future of Work Summit on-demand library to stream. Scratchpad, a company that has built a modern productivity workspace on top of Salesforce, has raised $33 million in a series B round of funding. While Salesforce remains one of the most used customer […]

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Dyspatch wants to bring AMP-powered interactive email production to all marketers

Did you miss a session from the Future of Work Summit? Head over to our Future of Work Summit on-demand library to stream. Dyspatch, a no-code email production platform that helps marketers create dynamic interactive emails, has raised $6 million in a round of funding led by Google’s Gradient Ventures. Despite the rise of team-collaboration and chat […]

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InstaDeep raises $100M to inject enterprise decision-making with AI

Join gaming leaders, alongside GamesBeat and Facebook Gaming, for their 2nd Annual GamesBeat & Facebook Gaming Summit | GamesBeat: Into the Metaverse 2 this upcoming January 25-27, 2022. Learn more about the event.  AI has the potential to generate meaningful returns for the enterprise. Responding to a 2018 PricewaterhouseCoopers survey, 54% of business executives say […]

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SparkCognition, which develops AI solutions for a range of industries, nabs $123M

Did you miss a session from the Future of Work Summit? Head over to our Future of Work Summit on-demand library to stream. As a result of pandemic headwinds and the general trend toward automation, the industrial sector is increasingly piloting AI technologies across different lines of business. According to a Deloitte survey on AI adoption in […]

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Darwinbox nabs $72M for its all-in-one HR cloud software solution

Did you miss a session from the Future of Work Summit? Head over to our Future of Work Summit on-demand library to stream. Companies are adopting cloud HR technologies as their workforces become increasingly distributed during the pandemic. According to PricewaterhouseCoopers, roughly 44% of talent managers look to cloud solutions to increase efficiency and productivity, while 35% […]

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What makes an engineer an all-star? Hint: It’s not being a star

Did you miss a session from the Future of Work Summit? Head over to our Future of Work Summit on-demand library to stream. Ever heard of the “super chicken model?” Entrepreneur Margaret Heffernan eloquently and humorously unpacks the concept in her TED Talk “Forget the pecking order at work.” As the title suggests, Heffernan advises companies to […]

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3 really interesting jobs you can apply for this week

Did you miss a session from the Future of Work Summit? Head over to our Future of Work Summit on-demand library to stream. We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again… our job board really is booming with brilliant job opportunities right now. If you are on the lookout for a new job (it’s that time […]

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Are you ready and registered for this year’s GamesBeat & Facebook Gaming Summit?

We’re so close to The 2nd Annual GamesBeat & Facebook Gaming Summit, the event so nice we’re throwing it twice. On Tuesday, January 25, 2022, at 8:20 am sharp PT, the hold music will end and Emcee Kahlief Adams, captain of the Spawn On Me Podcast and famously bad cook, will launch us into three […]

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Low-code app development platform Crowdbotics raises $22M

Join gaming leaders, alongside GamesBeat and Facebook Gaming, for their 2nd Annual GamesBeat & Facebook Gaming Summit | GamesBeat: Into the Metaverse 2 this upcoming January 25-27, 2022. Learn more about the event.  Let the OSS Enterprise newsletter guide your open source journey! Sign up here. As companies expanded their tech investments during the pandemic, developers became saddled with larger workloads. […]

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Metalenz unveils PolarEyes sensors that are 1,000 times smaller than a human hair

Join gaming leaders, alongside GamesBeat and Facebook Gaming, for their 2nd Annual GamesBeat & Facebook Gaming Summit | GamesBeat: Into the Metaverse 2 this upcoming January 25-27, 2022. Learn more about the event.  Metalenz unveiled a new kind of sensor dubbed PolarEyes, which uses polarization technology to bring a new kind of sensing to camera-equipped […]

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