Link from “The Legend of Zelda” pops up on Google Maps today

Link from “The Legend of Zelda” pops up on Google Maps today

Google has hidden a little surprise today in Google Maps for fans of “The Legend of Zelda” — the company is celebrating the release of the new game, “The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD” for Wii U by turning Google Maps’ Pegman figure into the game’s hero, Link, for the next five days. You’ll […]

YouTube Gaming expands to new markets, improves its browsing and viewing experience on mobile

YouTube Gaming expands to new markets, improves its browsing and viewing experience on mobile

YouTube Gaming, the video network’s dedicated application for streaming and recorded game videos, and competitor to Amazon-owned Twitch, this morning announced an expansion into several more markets and a host of new features aimed at offering an improved browsing and viewing experience in its app. One of the changes will see the network more heavily promoting its “Live” […]

Xbox Live now supports cross-platform multiplayer with PS4

Xbox Live now supports cross-platform multiplayer with PS4

At this point, there’s very little difference between the Xbox One and the PlayStation 4. But there was one key differentiating point. Xbox gamers could only play with Xbox and PC players as Microsoft was restricting access to the multiplayer component. Microsoft just announced that game developers can now create cross-platform multiplayer modes that work […]

Native OSVR support comes to Unreal game engine

Native OSVR support comes to Unreal game engine

For gamers worried about exclusive Oculus titles and the diverging future of content support on virtual reality, OSVR is making a bid to take over the platform and ensure that content is available across all hardware. The ecosystem received a major vote of confidence today from one of the largest gaming engines used by developers. Sensics, which helped […]

EeGeo picks up $5M to build better 3D visuals for interiors and VR experiences

EeGeo picks up $5M to build better 3D visuals for interiors and VR experiences

Startups working on high-quality immersive visuals and the tech to achieve them are in demand these days, and today one that focuses specifically on interactive outdoor and indoor 3D mapping is announcing a round of funding to help fuel its growth. London-based eeGeo, which works with the likes of Cisco, Samsung and more on mapping applications for consumers […]

Now the cloud wars (really) begin

Now the cloud wars (really) begin

Aaron Levie Crunch Network Contributor Aaron Levie is the Chief Executive Officer of Box. More posts by this contributor: How to join the network Thomas Watson, the founder of IBM, presciently once said, “I think there is a world market for maybe five computers.”  While a seemingly absurd notion on the surface, it’s becoming a […]

Twitter looks back at the evolution of Twitter Ads

Twitter looks back at the evolution of Twitter Ads

As part of the flurry of retrospectives tied to Twitter’s 10th anniversary, the company is also looking back at the history of advertising on Twitter. Granted, that probably doesn’t give you the same nostalgic twinkle as Jack setting up his “Twittr,” but, like it or not, it’s still an important part of the company’s story. […]

Will apps become the next disability lawsuit target?

Will apps become the next disability lawsuit target?

Frank C. Morris, Jr. Crunch Network Contributor Frank C. Morris, Jr., heads the employment, labor and workforce management practice in Epstein Becker Green’s Washington, DC, office, and co-chairs the firm’s ADA and Public Accommodations Group. How to join the network Apps have become a driver of the economy. According to the Statista website, leading app […]