Apple TV+ revenue still ‘immaterial’ to Apple’s results

fiercevideo | January 30, 2020

Apple TV+ is still fairly new to the world, and Apple said its new subscription streaming video service has yet to impact the company’s earnings. Apple executives didn’t offer much detail on Apple TV+, which launched on November 1, during Tuesday’s fiscal first-quarter earnings call. However, CFO Luca Maestri tempered early expectations for the service. He said right now Apple is tracking two components for Apple TV+ revenue: paid subscribers and Apple TV+ bundle subscribers, or people who bought an eligible Apple device and redeemed a free year of Apple TV+ service. Maestri said Apple is deferring revenue for Apple TV+ bundle subscribers based on the value of the service that is being provided (about $60 for 12 months of Apple TV+), the number of customers that are eligible for the offer and the expected number of customers that will redeem the offer. The company is also making reductions for family sharing, for multiple device purchases and for geographic availability from its total eligible device sales.

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TV sets, Blu-ray players and video game consoles are already shipping with built-in network connections. As consumers become more adept at the use of these products, content owners will be able to connect directly with their end-users. This creates challenges for “middlemen” that aggregate and distribute content, such as cable TV, satellite TV and telcoTV (IPTV) service providers

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TV sets, Blu-ray players and video game consoles are already shipping with built-in network connections. As consumers become more adept at the use of these products, content owners will be able to connect directly with their end-users. This creates challenges for “middlemen” that aggregate and distribute content, such as cable TV, satellite TV and telcoTV (IPTV) service providers

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Alien Worlds Achieves No. 1 Most Played Blockchain Game with 11 Million Daily Transactions, According to DappRadar

Alien Worlds | October 26, 2021

Alien Worlds has been confirmed as the world's most popular blockchain game with around 11 million daily transactions* by over 700,000 MAU (Monthly Active Users), according to on-chain smart contract activity tracked by DappRadar. Launched in beta form during late 2020, the community of players has grown Alien Worlds to almost 3.6 million registered game players and NFT enthusiasts^. Early adopters were attracted by the ease of joining Alien Worlds, which unlike other blockchain games did not require cryptocurrency or the installation of a Metamask wallet to begin. In Alien Worlds, players quickly discover the appeal of a play-to-earn game that they build and govern for themselves, while exploring seven planets across the metaverse. Daily activities include creating Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs), meeting other gamers in user forums and selecting land and tools for a chosen playing strategy. "We're thrilled to see the enthusiasm of our community in building new applications in a more impressive fashion," says Kevin Wang, Partner at Longling Capital and Founder of Forgame, a Hong Kong Exchange main board-listed gaming company. Alien Worlds' success is founded on the aim of bringing important aspects of real life into the digital world. These include: NFTs registered on the blockchain to represent unique crypto assets; the competitive Decentralized Autonomous Organization (DAO) structure that engages and motivates players who can manage the community on the Planet DAO they have chosen as a virtual home. This game made it to #1 by providing possessions, an ecosystem, and an economic structure inside Alien Worlds. The Alien Worlds community has successfully inspired a generation of blockchain gamers to engage in the same intense co-operation and competition – mining, fighting, playing games and participating in governance – that is found in any earthbound community. That's why the 'social metaverse' of Alien Worlds has taken off in less than 12 months." Max Infeld, an artist featured on Curiocards, the first art NFTs on Ethereum The Alien Worlds community of developers are now completing the design of a mobile-native UI which provides greater functionality on a single screen – including tabs for Notifications and Events – and makes it easier for players to access a fuller range of community activities. "Alien Worlds started with a vision to make the most of NFTs and blockchain technology by building a social and economic structure that gamers could explore and enjoy in many different ways," explains Kevin Wang. * Number of transactions: Measured by daily number of wallet interactions with Alien Worlds' smart contracts.DappRadar MAU (Monthly Active Users): Number of unique wallet addresses interacting with Alien Worlds' smart contracts on a monthly basis. DappRadar ^ Total Registered Player Numbers: Publicly available on the WAX blockchain. About Longling Capital Longling Capital is an angel investment firm founded by industry leader, Wensheng Cai. In recent years, Longling has been strategically engaging in blockchain technologies, including dozens of successful projects in Public Chain, DeFi, and NFT. About Alien Worlds Alien Worlds is an NFT Metaverse where you can play with unique digital items (NFTs), stake Trilium tokens to planets, vote in elections, and run for planetary council. With almost 3.6 million players and over 700,000 Monthly Active Users, Alien Worlds has rapidly climbed the DappRadar ranking charts and inspired individuals to scale new heights of imagination in order to create, share and thrive in the Social Metaverse.

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LG acquires control of the stake in Alphonsoo TV Data and Measurement Firm

businesswire | January 06, 2021

LG Electronics (LG) and Alphonso today reported a critical speculation by LG in Alphonso to unite the two TV industry pioneers' advances and developments to LG's keen TV arrangement. With this venture of almost USD 80 million, LG will turn into Alphonso's biggest financial specialist with a controlling stake of in excess of 50%. LG has made understanding client tastes and customer patterns perhaps the most elevated need as a component of its computerized change system to convey better modified administrations. LG plans to use Alphonso programming and administrations – including Alphonso's information examination, media arranging and initiation, and Video AI capacities – with its expansive scope of home diversion items. Alphonso's consolidated contributions will advance shopper administrations including content proposals and LG's own real time feature, LG Channels, to make a strong possessed and worked first-screen, cross-gadget promoting stage with incorporated examination stage for LG TVs and the savvy TV commercial center all in all. This is Alphonso's first speculation round since its Series A financing of USD 5.6 million of every 2017, drove by Manifest Investment Partners. Alphonso will keep on working as a free business under its present image and authority situated in Silicon Valley. “Our investment in Alphonso is a key component of our digital transformation strategy focusing on AI, big data and cloud to fundamentally change how consumers interact with their devices,” said Park Hyoung-sei, president of the LG Home Entertainment Company. “With Alphonso’s TV data analysis capabilities, LG will be able to better fulfill consumers’ needs by providing even more customized services and content to consumers. We are proud to welcome Alphonso to the LG family.” “LG and Alphonso have a shared vision for advancing the smart TV ecosystem through innovative software and services oriented toward modern new consumer experiences on one end, and highly flexible, lucrative advertising, planning, and measurement offerings for brands, agencies, and broadcasters on the other,” said Ashish Chordia, founder and CEO of Alphonso. “Becoming part of LG Electronics gives Alphonso the backing of one of the world’s leaders in home entertainment products, with access to a massive global inventory of connected TV screens. We can now maximize our mutual impact on the TV marketplace as we bring our products together and deliver immense value for the ecosystem.” About LG Electronics Home Entertainment Company The LG Home Entertainment Company is an industry leader in televisions and audio-video systems. The company is a globally recognized innovator for its leadership in OLED TVs which is revolutionizing the premium TV category. LG is committed to improving customers’ lives with innovative home entertainment products led by award-winning OLED TVs and NanoCell TVs featuring artificial intelligence and sound solutions developed in partnership with Meridian Audio. About Alphonso Alphonso is a TV data and measurement company, and the market leader in providing brands and agencies with real-time TV ad campaign measurement, closed-loop attribution for TV ads, and TV audience extension across digital devices. Its Alphonso TV Data Cloud services are used by hundreds of the Fortune 500 brands and agencies in the U.S. With video AI technology embedded in tens of millions of smart TVs, TV chipsets, set-top boxes and other connected devices, Alphonso understands what programming and advertising people watch on TV. Its SaaS offering, Alphonso Insights, delivers actionable TV measurement and closed-loop attribution with offline data in real time, to help brands understand the true impact of TV advertising.

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Game. Create. Anywhere. Introducing the CORSAIR VOYAGER a1600 Gaming & Streaming Laptop AMD Advantage™ Edition

CORSAIR | May 24, 2022

CORSAIR®, a world leader in high-performance gear and systems for gamers, content creators, and PC enthusiasts, unveiled its innovative first gaming and streaming laptop, the CORSAIR VOYAGER a1600 AMD Advantage™ Edition. Combining a powerful AMD Ryzen™ 6000 Series processor, AMD Radeon™ RX 6800M mobile graphics with CORSAIR and Elgato’s vast ecosystem of exclusive software and technologies, the CORSAIR VOYAGER a1600 is a laptop like no other. Whether you’re an aspiring content creator, avid gamer, or a full-time streamer, the CORSAIR VOYAGER a1600 AMD Advantage™ Edition laptop can do everything you need and more.Packing a wide array of state-of-the-art tech into an impressively thin 19.8mm form-factor, the CORSAIR VOYAGER a1600 boasts up to an 8-core, 16-thread AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS processor and AMD Radeon RX 6800M mobile graphics to game at maximum settings and cruise through resource-heavy applications like Adobe After Effects or OBS Studio. Moreover, this combination of cutting-edge AMD components unlocks the suite of exclusive AMD smart technologies, such as AMD Smart Access Memory™, which helps unlock high performance by providing select AMD Ryzen processors with address to the entire high-speed GDDR6 graphics memory, further enhancing the CORSAIR VOYAGER a1600’s high-end performance. The CORSAIR VOYAGER a1600 stays cool thanks to an advanced compact vapor chamber cooling system that evenly spreads heat, achieving lower temperatures with a thinner profile than traditional cooling methods. The CORSAIR VOYAGER a1600 is built with a gorgeous 16” 2560x1600 QHD+ IPS screen with superb color accuracy, displaying your gameplay in amazing detail. With an ultra-high 240Hz refresh rate and support for AMD FreeSync Premium technology, and powered by RX 6800M mobile graphics, gamers can experience today’s most graphically intense games at impressively high frame rates for silky-smooth gameplay. Incorporating technology from the content creation experts at Elgato, the CORSAIR VOYAGER a1600 breaks new ground as a laptop built specifically with streamers in mind. Above the keyboard are ten easy-access customizable S-key shortcut buttons powered by Elgato Stream Deck software, putting one-touch streaming control at your fingertips. A 1080p30 FHD webcam immortalizes your biggest moments in sharp detail, while a directional 4-microphone array with ambient noise cancellation clearly captures your voice even in busy environments. The CORSAIR VOYAGER a1600 is complemented by a host of features tailored for today’s gamers and content creators. CHERRY MX Ultra-Low Profile keyswitches deliver mechanical precision, illuminated by per-key RGB backlighting from ultra-bright, power-efficient CAPELLIX LEDs powered by CORSAIR iCUE software. A variety of ports, including two Thunderbolt™ 3-enabled USB 4.0 and one USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C, keep you connected to all your devices. An integrated receiver connects to up to three CORSAIR SLIPSTREAM WIRELESS peripherals for a strong, robust signal without tying up any USB ports. “We knew we had to bring something new and different to the table,” said Matthew Hsu, SVP & GM, System BU at CORSAIR. “With our unique position in the industry, we were able to pull from the best of what CORSAIR has to offer – from award-winning components to extensive software integration – to create a laptop that no one else can.” “We are extremely excited to partner with CORSAIR to launch the first Voyager laptop exclusively with AMD Advantage design framework, The CORSAIR VOYAGER a1600 is the first truly mobile streaming solution; coupled with AMD smart technologies like SmartShift MAX, users can automatically unleash the full potential of this laptop whether gaming, streaming, or creating.” -Frank Azor, chief architect of Gaming Solutions at AMD For those who want to further customize the specs or the look of their CORSAIR VOYAGER laptop, ORIGIN PC will also offer custom UV printing or laser etching options. All ORIGIN PC systems include free lifetime 24/7 US based technical support and free lifetime labor. For more information, please visit https://www.originpc.com

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