The watch is beginning for seven esports teams in the U.S. and Asia, and it’s going to have an impact on an industry that research firm Newzoo expects will grow 41.3 percent to $696 million in 2017. Let’s just hope that this doesn’t mean another championship for New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft. Wednesday, Blizzard announced the… (0 comment)

GUEST: We heard this week that Dev Bootcamp, the first of the coding bootcamps, will close its doors in December, unable to “reach a sustainable business model,” according to the company. But I think there’s more hiding behind the headlines (isn’t there always?). First, some background. Dev Bootcamp birthed the coding bootcamp industry in 2012. Coding bootcamps… (0 comment)

State-funded startup growth program Invest Georgia has made its third commitment, investing $1 million in early-stage fund TechSquare Labs. The program, an initiative intended to encourage seed and early-stage companies in Georgia, has previously made investments in TTV Capital and Mosley Ventures totaling over $6 million. This partnership follows a recent spree of investment deals made by TechSquare Labs, which… (0 comment)

Second quarter venture investment in Texas once again reflected a common trend: Austin nabbed the most amount of investment dollars while Dallas and Houston trailed (significantly) behind. Venture capitalists pumped $385.9 million into Austin startups across 40 deals in the second quarter, according to Crunchbase data. Dallas companies raised $142.2 million in 16 deals in… (0 comment)

Despite a Republican majority, an anti-transgender amendment did not survive. Jenn Brewer is a transgender teenager already benefiting from the military’s coverage of trans health needs. CREDIT: AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin Rep. Vicky Hartzler’s (R-MO) goal of reversing transgender inclusion in the military suffered a major setback Thursday. The Republican-controlled House of Representatives voted 209–214 to reject… (0 comment)

GUEST: Games software and hardware combined are set to drive more than $150 billion revenue for the first time ever in 2017, with software taking around three-quarters and hardware around one-quarter of the total (Note: this is games software/hardware combined — non-hardware revenues could deliver over $110 billion globally this year). With a compound annual… (0 comment)

“It’s a complicated topic that can be difficult to communicate,” the agency claims. The lead image from NOAA’s 2016 news release on its Annual Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Index shows where GHGs come from. In a truly shocking news release on its Annual Greenhouse Gas Index, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has erased any reference to… (0 comment)
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