InvestGame: 2020 game deals hit value of $33.6 billion across 664 transactions

The pandemic boosted game dealmaking, with 2020 deals hitting $33.6 billion in value across 665 transactions, according to an analysis by InvestGame, which studies market transactions in the game industry. The numbers showed what happens when a perfect storm comes along. The pandemic hurt many industries, but it boosted gaming as people turned to digital […]

IBM acquires Taos to supplement its cloud expertise as workloads shift

IBM announced that it’s acquiring Taos, a provider of managed and professional IT services with a strong focus on public cloud computing platforms. At the same time, Deloitte Consulting announced that it has completed its previously announced acquisition of HashedIn Technologies Private Limited, a software engineering and product development firm specializing in cloud native technologies. […]

A guide to being an ethical online investigator

But this activity raises some complex ethical and practical issues. How can you, an average person, be an ethical digital activist? What counts as going too far? How can you keep yourself safe? How can you participate in a way that doesn’t put anyone in danger? Below are some guidelines that might help. Remember, you […]

About the Pandemic Technology Project

As covid-19 began spreading around the world, an avalanche of new digital services and data-driven approaches has emerged to aid pandemic response. From smartphone exposure notifications to vaccine allocation algorithms, these systems have been developed under the watch of politicians, public health officials, scientists and businesses. They have also faced many challenges. The Pandemic Technology […]

Blizzard launches 2.0 | VentureBeat

Blizzard Entertainment has released the biggest update to its online platform,, “in years.” has been Blizzard’s internet portal for its games since the 1996 launch of Diablo. Since then, it has also become a launcher for every modern Blizzard game. It’s also home to a select few other Activision Blizzard games, including the […]

Ultimate Gamer Worldwide Open will give away $1 million in prizes

Esports competitions are still pretty hot, and Ultimate Gamer plans to give away $1 million in prizes for its tournament that starts on March 1. The Ultimate Gamer Worldwide Open will be a free global competition to find “Best Gamer on Earth.” The company already has two million registered users, and its plan is to […]

GitLab partners with IBM Cloud to improve collaboration for DevOps

GitLab announced a new partnership with IBM Cloud designed to help DevOps teams work more efficiently by collaborating and deploying through a shared platform. Dubbed GitLab for IBM Cloud Pak, the service will leverage IBM Watson’s artificial intelligence to speed the development of cloud-based applications. “The collaboration between IBM and GitLab brings together the best […]

Rally launches fan community cryptocurrency with Grammy winner Portugal.The Man

Rally recently launched a cryptocurrency dubbed Creator Coin that will help influencers, content creators, and streamers run their own virtual economies. And today, it is announcing that Grammy-winning artist Portugal.The Man has joined as a coin partner. All these entities have big followings and they’re adopting what Rally calls its Brand Coin, a cryptocurrency (dubbed […]