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Mobile ad company Appodeal acquires game platform Corona Labs

Appodeal is announcing that it has acquired Corona Labs, creators of the Corona SDK for building cross-platform games and apps. The companies say the framework has been used to build more than 10,000 games including The Lost City by Fire Maple Games and HoPiKo by Laser Dog. Appodeal, meanwhile, is a mobile ad mediation company ...

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Interactive fiction and the origins of the conversational interface

Kevin Zurawel Contributor Kevin Zurawel is a front-end developer at Braintree, where he works on tools that power merchants large and small. He also is a frequent speaker at conferences. It’s 2017, and conversational interfaces (people talking with machines the same way they talk to other people) are everywhere. Siri has ...

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AppOnboard offers fast, playable mobile ads

AppOnboard is betting that the best ad for a mobile game is the game itself. Co-founder and CEO Jonathan Zweig (who was previously CEO at AdColony, which was acquired by Opera) said that this addresses a big need for game developers, namely the fact that they spend lots of money ...

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Oculus CTO John Carmack is suing ZeniMax for $22.5 million

The feud between Oculus and ZeniMax Media is opening up once again, this time with the CTO of Oculus, John Carmack, suing his former employer for earnings that he claims are still owed to him. The suit is largely unrelated to the $6 billion trade secrets suit which ended last month with a ...

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Twitch introduces Pulse, its very own gamer news feed

With the introduction of its own in-house social stream, Twitch hopes users won’t stray too far beyond its purple walls. Twitch’s newest feature is called Pulse and will collect into one big gaming-obsessed feed the real-time social happenings of everyone you follow. Like any properly evolved social network, Pulse isn’t ...

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