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Overwatch’s second Winter Wonderland has some icy cool new skins

Seasonal events bring new game modes, but many Overwatch fans especially look forward to the new costumes.

Overwatch’s Winter Wonderland is now live with new mode, Mei’s Yeti Hunt

Overwatch has gotten into the holiday spirit with the launch of Winter Wonderland, a seasonal event that is now live for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC team-based shooter.

How 34 Illinois tech organizations are working to close the diversity gap

GUEST: Diversity is a major topic of conversation in tech, but so far, that conversation hasn’t significantly improved representation of women and minorities in the industry. In a recent survey conducted by First Round Capital, nearly 68 percent of founders across the country believe that the tech industry will not become representative of the general population in terms of gender, race, and ethnicity for at least 10 years, if not more than 20 years.

Manticore Games raises $15 million for multiplayer gaming from Benchmark Capital

Manticore Games, a startup founded by former Zynga and Electronic Arts executives, has raised $15 million from Benchmark Capital.

Life is Strange will launch for iOS on December 14

Square Enix announced today that it is bringing its episodic adventure game Life is Strange to iOS. The first three episodes will come out on December 14, with the final two following during the first quarter of 2018.

Grab Games: Reimagining esports behemoth League of Legends for the AR age

SPONSORED: Presented by Intel Grab Games and its founder Anthony Borquez are always chasing new experiences; always getting excited about new platforms and technologies.

Facebook to record global ad revenue locally as political pressure mounts

Facebook has announced plans to restructure its global tax affairs so that it records ad revenue locally rather than channeling it through its international HQ in Dublin, Ireland.

Realfiction Presents World’s Largest Mixed-Reality Display During CES 2018

PRESS RELEASE: DeepFrame is a next-gen MR technology that seamlessly blends physical reality and digital holograms – glasses not required COPENHAGEN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–December 12, 2017– Realfiction, a global innovator in mixed-reality solutions, will introduce the latest breakthrough in MR, DeepFrame, to North American audiences during CES 2018.

Gremlin launches to help companies stress test their apps

There’s a new company in town that’s trying to make companies’ software better — by getting them to intentionally break it.

Fraud detection startup Simility raises $17.5 million from Accel, PayPal, others

Simility, a company that develops a fraud detection platform that uses machine learning techniques, has announced a $17.5 million round of funding led by Accel, with participation from new strategic investor PayPal.

The End of the Work Email? Zillable Makes Inter-Company Collaboration Easy with Multi-Network Workspaces

PRESS RELEASE: Say goodbye to emails for work with external partners, vendors, customers, and teams MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–December 12, 2017– Zillable today announced the release of a new feature that’s set to give the work email a run for its money.

AMD unveils Radeon Adrenalin graphics software update with mobile app

Advanced Micro Devices is launching its major update for its Radeon graphics software, dubbed Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition.

6 months on, Bancor explains what happened after its $153 million ICO

It was a landmark event. Earlier this year, Bancor raised an eye-watering $153 million through its ICO.

FlowPlay overhauls Vegas World, ditches Adobe Flash for Haxe

When Adobe decided to retire its Flash software, it was a big moment for FlowPlay. Fortunately, the Seattle maker of social games had anticipated the demise of Flash, which is scheduled to end in 2020.

Nintendo Switch has now sold 10 million units globally

Nintendo has announced that its Switch game console has now sold 10 million units globally. The news comes just ten months after the Japanese gaming giant launched the hybrid console to consumers around the world, and perhaps shouldn’t come as a major surprise given recent sales figures.

World’s First Equity-Linked Token, Finova Financial’s JCO to be Available through WeFunder Crowdfunding Platform

PRESS RELEASE: Partnership with WeFunder Opens Door to Other Companies Interested in Using New JCO Model that Merges Blockchain, Crypto, and Crowdfunding WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–December 12, 2017– Finova Financial, a digital financial services provider transforming the future of global banking, announced today that it is partnering with crowdfunding platform WeFunder to make Finova’s JOBS Crypto Offering (JCO)-the world’s first equity-linked token-available to investors large and small.

Jam City will make Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery mobile game

Jam City has signed an agreement with Warner Bros.’ game division to make a mobile game dubbed Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, a role-playing game based on the wizarding world of J.K.

IVU and BestMile Launch Autonomous Mobility Solution for Public Transport

PRESS RELEASE: Significant Implications for Transportation Companies Operating Driverless and Human-Driven Fleets BERLIN & LAUSANNE, Switzerland & SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–December 12, 2017– IVU Traffic Technologies, the leading software company for public transportation and logistics solutions, and BestMile, providing the first platform for the operation and optimization of autonomous fleet and new mobility services, have partnered to provide mobility solutions fully integrating autonomous vehicles in traditional transportation systems.

Apple’s $400 million purchase of Shazam: Lessons from a wounded unicorn

ANALYSIS: Apple’s acquisition of Shazam is without a doubt big news for Europe’s striving startup scene.

Uber challenges ban on cash payments in Mexican state

(Reuters) — Uber said on Monday that it had appealed regulations that have barred it from accepting cash fares in the Mexican state of Puebla, in a new challenge to clampdowns on the ride-hailing service in Latin America.