Introducing the Xbox Adaptive Controller

May 16, 2018

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Create a custom controller experience that is uniquely yours. The Xbox Adaptive Controller connects to external switches, buttons, mounts, and joysticks to help make gaming more accessible.

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Mobibase publishes and distributes ethnic and thematic TV channels & VOD content to mobile, IPTV and OTT companies. Mobibase's offer reached more than 135 recognized worldwide clients such as Ooredoo, Etisalat, Mondia Media, Orange, Zed, Neomobile or Buongiorno. Mobibase covers 55 countries, mostly in Europe, South America, Middle East and Africa. Focusing on communities and various end users'​ interests, Mobibase replies to a growing demand for ethnic and thematic content through more than 20 TV & VOD packages, such as Hispanic, Arabic, Sports & News, Lifestyle or Glamour. Collaborating with international right owners like Perform, Caracol, Rotana, Fashion TV, France 24, Splash Entertainment, Mobibase reinforces its position, year after year, as a key partner for worldwide content distribution.

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The new chair of the FTC and antitrust 2.0

Article | June 22, 2021

The appointment of Lina Khan on June 15th to chair of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is poised to be a transformational one in the history of the world wide web. Khan came to prominence with an article in the Yale Law Journal, Amazon’s Antitrust Paradox, which identified the paradox of hegemonic tech service providers which bypass the US’ strict competition laws by offering lower prices to the end consumer. Under US antitrust law, the driving indicator of market monopolies are higher prices for the consumer – under this strict definition, none of the tech majors which dominate the digital economy are monopolistic. Indeed, some such as Alphabet and Facebook do not even directly charge the end user for their services. So, while both Google and Facebook dominate the global digital ad market, making an antitrust case against them under the current 20thcentury era regulatory framework is nigh on impossible. However, the absence of meaningful competitive challengers to these two incumbents in search and social advertising over the previous 15 years, despite the lucrative high margin business opportunities, implies that the competitive market is not performing according to classical economic theory. Khan has built a subsequent career on trying to square this circle, and now the Biden Administration has empowered her as the key instigator of the sweeping regulatory update required for a digital-first century.

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Instagram continues to perform strongly despite inconsistent brand identity

Article | June 30, 2021

Over the last few months Instagram has done its best to capitalise on the latest social media success tactics, often at the cost of its own original user proposition. The photo-sharing app for friends now offers Reels, imitating TikTok’s success. It has rolled out an option to hide Likes, the iconic feature which has characterised social media as a whole since inception. And it now is introducing ‘suggested posts’ to users’ feeds, sorted by topics a profile states they are interested in – potentially putting these ahead of photos and videos shared by profiles they actually follow. Directly mimicking TikTok, this seems to diverge very little in practice from hashtags, which are its original discovery feature. Instead, it seems to want to emulate the usability which younger users are familiar with from TikTok, in order to entice them to increase their Instagram engagement.

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Six Things Blockchain Can Do For Gaming

Article | April 14, 2020

Since their foundation in the 1970s and 80s, video games have moved from fringe interest to a major media staple. The industry has enjoyed huge revenues from dedicated fans, especially over the past few months, and the growth shows no sign of slowing down. Gaming is also an industry renowned for its commitment to innovation, adopting technological developments and spawning a fair few of its own. Chief amongst technological developments over the last decade has been blockchain technology, the new system of trading and ownership built on transparency and decentralization, the standard-bearer of which is the digital currency.

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Microgaming Collaborates With Inspired Entertainment To Enhance Gaming Experience

Article | April 17, 2020

As part of the deal, both the firms will work together to enhance the network capacities of each other while also supporting the expansion plans significantly. It will diversify the Microgaming’s product offerings such as slots, virtual sports, table games, etc. and will give a boost to the outreach plans of Inspired’s content. Inspired will offer 20 of its most innovative and widely played online slot games through Microgaming’s interface. The games offered will include Anubis Wild Megaways™, Prison Escape™, and Stacked Fire 7s™ along with the infusion of virtual and table games in the near future.

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Mobibase

Mobibase publishes and distributes ethnic and thematic TV channels & VOD content to mobile, IPTV and OTT companies. Mobibase's offer reached more than 135 recognized worldwide clients such as Ooredoo, Etisalat, Mondia Media, Orange, Zed, Neomobile or Buongiorno. Mobibase covers 55 countries, mostly in Europe, South America, Middle East and Africa. Focusing on communities and various end users'​ interests, Mobibase replies to a growing demand for ethnic and thematic content through more than 20 TV & VOD packages, such as Hispanic, Arabic, Sports & News, Lifestyle or Glamour. Collaborating with international right owners like Perform, Caracol, Rotana, Fashion TV, France 24, Splash Entertainment, Mobibase reinforces its position, year after year, as a key partner for worldwide content distribution.

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