Video games

Tencent looks to short video ads to boost revenue amid gaming slump

Tencent runs the ubiquitous Chinese messaging app WeChat. The company offers a short video feature in the app and has started monetizing it through in-feed video ads. Tencent said such ads could become a “substantial” source of revenue in the future. Budrul Chukrout | Sopa Pictures | Light flare | Getty Images Tencent said advertising …

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Chinese tech giant posts first ever revenue decline

Tencent recorded its first-ever quarterly decline in year-over-year revenue as tougher gaming regulations in China and a resurgence of Covid-19 in the world’s second-largest economy hit the tech giant. Here’s how Tencent fared in the second quarter, compared to consensus estimates from Refinitiv: Revenue: 134.03 billion Chinese yuan (19.78 billion dollars) against 134.6 billion yuan …

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Microsoft’s Code-Writing AI Points to the Future of Computers

Microsoft just showed how artificial intelligence could find its way into many software applications—by writing code on the fly. At the Microsoft Build developer conference today, the company’s chief technology officer, Kevin Scott, demonstrated an AI helper for the game Minecraft. The non-player character within the game is powered by the same machine learning technology …

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The world first clear video of latest FF14 content has been taken down

The end of the Final Fantasy 14 Dragonsong’s Reprise world first race has turned a little controversial today as Square Enix have released their first announcement on the topic. Rather than a personalized congratulations to the world-first team, they paired general praise for the community with a post detailing their thoughts and rules on third-party …

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