Barnes & Noble teeters in a post-text world

Barnes & Noble, that once proud anchor to many a suburban mall, is waning. It is not failing all at once, dropping like the savaged corpse of Toys “R” Us,...

New Harry Potter game, launching today, lets players enroll in Hogwarts

  In the first step of what could be an endless exploration of the wizarding world of Harry Potter, the Los Angeles mobile games studio Jam City  is releasing its Harry Potter:...

Taiwanese startup Kdan Mobile raises $5M Series A for its cloud-based content creation tools

Kdan Mobile founder and CEO Kenny Su Kdan Mobile, a Taiwanese startup that makes cloud-based software for content creators, announced a $5 million Series A today, raised from investors including W.I....

‘BoJack Horseman’ gets picked up for a fifth season at Netflix

Netflix’s narcissistic neigh-sayer is coming back yet again – BoJack Horseman will have a fifth season on the streaming service, as confirmed by a tweet from...

Dodles brings your doodles to life

I’ve always wanted to create my own animations. One idea is simple. My characters would be born, live, fall in love, and die in real...

‘Stylized Facial Animation’ project makes video look like hand-drawn art

In November of 2016, we spoke with Adobe about Project StyLit, a research project that used artificial intelligence to apply an artistic style to a three-dimensional model. It was an...

This neural network could make animations in games a little less awkward

The graphical fidelity of games these days is truly astounding, but one thing their creators struggle to portray is the variety and fluidity of human...

Gina Rodriguez, ‘Stranger Things’ actor, to lend voice to Netflix’s ‘Carmen Sandiego’

Jane the Virgin's Gina Rodriguez and Stranger Things' Finn Wolfhard will voice characters in Netflix's upcoming reboot of Carmen Sandiego, the popular character featured in the '80s computer game and...

Pinscreen launches with high-tech distractions for a nerve-wracking election

It was midday last Thursday when the founding team behind the new visualization app Pinscreen quietly launched what they hoped would be a welcome diversion...

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International growth, primarily in China, fuels the VC market today

The venture capital business model has gone global. VC is still an exclusive club of financiers, but now with worldwide scope and scale. According...