The Future of Commerce - Issue #204
Gartner: A quarter of people will have spent time in the metaverse by 2026 — cointelegraph.com New research by Gartner has found that 25% of people will spend at least one hour a day in the Metaverse by 2026, and brands are already gearing up for the changes.
Disney hires Mike White to lean into metaverse efforts — www.theblockcrypto.com Disney has hired tech executive Mike White to fill a new role coordinating the company's metaverse efforts, according to a memo that CEO Bob Chapek sent to employees.
How A NFT Pivot Turned A Tiny Mobile Game Company Into Multi-Billion Dollar Powerhouse — www.forbes.com Yat Siu has transformed Animoca Brands from a struggling Australian game maker into a blockchain powerhouse. His audacious gamble on more than 150 NFT investments is the ultimate litmus test for the future of the $200 billion video game industry.
Steve Aoki Says He’s Made More Money With NFTs Than From 10 Years of Music Advances NFTs could prove essential for artists, said Steve Aoki, adding that "labels will have to do more than just add the song on a playlist."
Bored Apes, BuzzFeed and the Battle for the Future of the Internet — www.vice.com The self-righteous anger over the identification of the founders of a popular NFT club says a lot about the web3 battles to come in the years ahead.
Using the NFC technology the company will be providing its iPhone XS and higher model holders, the opportunity to conduct their transactions entirely wirelessly.
Move Over Digital Media, China’s First Virtual Magazine Is Here — jingdaily.com Within two days of launching, MO Magazine — China’s first virtual publication, co-created by Huasheng Media and Alimama — has garnered over 400,000 readers.
In a preview of YouTube’s new tools for creators and viewers in 2022, YouTube’s Chief Product Officer Neal Mohan revealed that YouTube creators will have the ability to mint content as non-fungible tokens (NFTs). The innovation attempts to leverage Web 3.0 technology to better connect creators with their fans.