The Future of Commerce - Issue #194
Mark Zuckerberg is betting Facebook’s future on the metaverse — www.theverge.com The Facebook CEO talks to Casey Newton about why he is putting his company’s resources toward the "metaverse," a future that imagines an internet that combines physical, augmented, and virtual realities.
Damien Hirst's ‘Currency’ NFT drop more than 6X oversubscribed Damien Hirst’s NFT drop saw 32,472 people apply for a total of 67,023 NFTs, which was more than six times the amount of NFTs available in the drop.
Sir Martin Sorrell's outfit S4 Capital said in a trading update that sales and profits had surpassed expectations this summer.
NFTs may outlast physical art galleries, says famed British artist Damien Hirst — www.cnbc.com "Anything that looks good and feels good" is art, Damien Hirst told CNBC on Wednesday. "It doesn't have to be in a gallery."
PES renamed eFootball, goes free-to-play, digital-only — www.eurogamer.net The dramatic shift begins with this year's game, simply titled eFootball, which is due out on consoles, PC and mobile with cross-play.
Slack, Dropbox and other businesses try limiting the time that employees have to be ‘on’ to preserve life-work balance.
Snap buys another company to make AR shopping a reality — www.theverge.com Snap has acquired Vertebrae, an AR shopping company that helps brands turn their goods into 3D assets, which could help Snapchat become an augmented reality shopping destination.
TikTok Becomes the First Non-Facebook Mobile App to Reach 3 Billion Downloads Globally — sensortower.com Sensor Tower data reveals that TikTok has now surpassed 3 billion installs globally, the first non-Facebook app to do so.