NEXT BIG THING FOR GAME DEVELOPERS: VIRTUAL HUMAN CHARACTERS

Fri 20 May 2022: Seoul: South Korean game companies are increasingly setting their eyes on projects centered on virtual human character development, aimed at carving out new endeavors in non-gaming areas such as music and marketing sponsorships. Netmarble announced its plan to introduce its virtual character Rina, developed by its subsidiary Metaverse Entertainment Inc., earlier […]

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SPECTRUM: TELCOS ERECTING NEXT GENERATION 5G NETWORKS

Thu 19 May 2022: Communications and Digital Technologies Minister Khumbudzo Ntshavheni says the release of high demand spectrum has paved the way for telcos, or telecommunications companies, to start building next generation 5G networks. Ntshavheni said this when she tabled the department’s budget vote during a mini-plenary of the National Assembly on Wednesday. “The release […]

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3 SENIOR TWITTER EMPLOYEES QUIT AMID MUSK, PARAG TUSSLE

Wed 18 May 2022: More Twitter executives have walked on, apparently sensing what may come their way at the microblogging network in the near future, amid the ongoing slugfest between Tesla CEO Elon Musk and Parag Agrawal. TechCrunch says that Ilya Brown, a vice president of product management for health, conversation, and growth; Katrina Lane, […]

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UFO PANEL TO BE HELD FOR THE FIRST TIME IN OVER 50 YEARS IN US CONGRESS

Tue 17 May 2022:  Two top United States military officials are set to testify in the first public congressional hearing on “unidentified flying objects” (UFOs) in more than 50 years. The hearing on Tuesday comes 11 months after a US government report detailed 144 UFO – or as they are officially called “unidentified aerial phenomena” (UAP) – […]

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MUSK SAYS TWITTER’S PURCHASE WILL NOT GO AHEAD UNTIL SPAM ACCOUNTS ARE CLARIFIED

Tue 17 May 2022: Elon Musk has claimed that he will hold off on purchasing Twitter for $44 billion until he has more information on how many accounts are fake. Bots and spam accounts accounted for fewer than 5% of Twitter’s monetizable daily active users in the first quarter, according to a filing earlier this […]

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CYBERATTACKS FORCE COSTA RICA TO DECLARE AN ‘EMERGENCY’

Sat 14 May 2022: Costa Rica, a Central American country, declared a “emergency” on Saturday as a result of continuous cyberattacks. The National Emergency Commission, led by President Rodrigo Chavez, declared a state of emergency to better deal with the attacks. The country’s Finance Ministry claimed its digital systems are still not working correctly, citing […]

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