Bunch, the Discord for mobile games, raises $3.85M from Supercell, Tencent, Riot Games

Mobile app Bunch, which allows gamers to play mobile games along with their friends over audio or video chat, has closed a $3.85mn investment round from key game makers. These include Riot Games, Miniclip, Tencent, Colopl Next and Supercell. The previous investors of Bunch include Founders Fund, Shrug Capital, London […]

Intel to remove old drivers and BIOS updates from its site by the end of the week

By Friday, the end of the current week, Intel plans to remove old drivers and BIOS updates from its official website. “This download, BIOS Update [BLH6710H.86A] 0163, will no longer be available after November 22, 2019 and will not be supported with any additional functional, security, or other updates,” reads a […]

U.S. will reportedly grant Huawei another six months to buy from American suppliers

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross had recently confirmed that U.S. firms will soon be granted licenses that will allow them to sell non-sensitive components to Huawei. Now, a new report from Politico claims the Commerce Department is likely to soon grant a six-month reprieve that will permit U.S. companies to do business with Huawei […]

Tencent Looks to Leverage Its Partnership With Nintendo in the U.S.

China’s Tencent Holdings Ltd., the world’s largest videogame company by revenue, is looking to make more console games for U.S. consumers by leveraging its partnership with Japan’s Nintendo Co., Tencent officials said. Tencent, which dominates its home market with smartphone and personal-computer games, has acquired stakes in prominent U.S. game makers […]

‘Death Stranding’ for PC will come to both Epic Games Store and Steam

When you heard that Death Stranding was coming to PCs next summer, did you cringe at the rumors that it might be yet another Epic Games Store exclusive? You can relax. Kojima Productions and 505 Games have confirmed that the game will be available through both Steam and Epic’s store at the same time for $60 (£55) when it’s ready in summer […]

Google teams up with security companies to catch bad apps before they hit the Play Store

Google announced yesterday that it’s teaming up with three security companies to help identify malicious apps before they’re published on the Play Store and can potentially do harm to Android users. The company is calling this partnership the App Defense Alliance. Android is on over 2.5 billion devices, according to […]

Neural Magic gets $15M seed to run machine learning models on commodity CPUs

Neural Magic, a startup founded by a couple of MIT professors, who figured out a way to run machine learning models on commodity CPUs, announced a $15 million seed investment today. Comcast Ventures  led the round, with participation from NEA, Andreessen Horowitz, Pillar VC and Amdocs. The company had previously received […]