A bunch of social game startups get $ 20 million in Series A with support from major game studios – Tech Gaming Report

A bunch of social game startups get $ 20 million in Series A with support from major game studios  Tech Gaming Report
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Social Gaming Startup Bunch Snags $20 Million Series A, Backing From Major Game Studios – Forbes

Social Gaming Startup Bunch Snags $ 20 Million Series A, Backing From Major Game Studios  Forbes
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Cloud gaming platform Shadow gets a new CEO and CTO

There are some changes at the helm of Blade, the French startup behind Shadow. Mike Fischer is going to work for the company and become chief executive officer. Jean-Baptiste Kempf is joining the company as chief technology officer.

Shadow is a cloud computing service for gamers. For a monthly subscription fee, you can access a gaming PC in a data center near you. Compared to other cloud gaming services, such as GeForce Now or Google’s Stadia, Shadow provides a full Windows 10 instance. You can install anything you want — Steam, Photoshop or Word.

The company has been growing rapidly over the past few years and raised more than $ 100 million in total. Last year, the company announced ambitious plans, with a wide-ranging partnership with OVHcloud and high-end configurations.

At the same time, co-founder Emmanuel Freund stepped aside as CEO, with Jérôme Arnaud taking over. There have been multiple delays with the new product offering and the company is no longer working with OVHcloud. Freund left the company in April and, as INpact Hardware reported in July, Arnaud has been on the way out for a couple of months.

All of this leads us to today’s announcement. Mike Fischer, the company’s new CEO, has been quite active in the video game industry. In the past, he has worked at Sega, Bandai Namco, Microsoft and Epic Games. He was the president and CEO of Square Enix between 2010 and 2013.

Jean-Baptiste Kempf is a well-known figure in the open-source community. For the past 14 years, he has been the president of VideoLAN, the organization behind popular media player VLC. VideoLAN has also contributed to widely used video encoding technologies. He also founded VideoLabs, a company that works on VLC-related integrations and support.

The company is still working on rolling out the new Ultra and Infinite configurations to European users who pre-ordered. It originally planned to start rolling out new tiers in the U.S. starting this summer but the company now says it expects to launch these new tiers by the end of the year.

For customers in the U.S., there are no pre-orders, there will simply be a button to upgrade in your account when it’s available. LG invested in the company earlier this year and the service will go live in South Korea later this year, as well.

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Esports startup Wisdom Gaming Group closes on $3 million Series A – Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal

Esports startup Wisdom Gaming Group closes on $ 3 million Series A  Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal
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Exclusive | Dream11’s parent in advanced talks to acquire gaming startup SoStronk – Moneycontrol.com

Exclusive | Dream11’s parent in advanced talks to acquire gaming startup SoStronk  Moneycontrol.com
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Space startup Astra’s first attempt to launch a rocket into orbit ends with a violent collision – Tech Gaming Report

Space startup Astra’s first attempt to launch a rocket into orbit ends with a violent collision  Tech Gaming Report
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Rocket startup Astra’s first orbital launch attempt ends early due to first-stage burn failure – TechCrunch – Best gaming pro

Rocket startup Astra’s first orbital launch attempt ends early due to first-stage burn failure – TechCrunch  Best gaming pro
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