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Industry majors form Metaverse Standards Forum

The Metaverse Standards Forum brings together leading standards organisations and companies for industry-wide cooperation on interoperability standards needed to build the open metaverse. The Forum will explore where the lack of interoperability is holding back metaverse deployment and how the work of Standards Developing Organisations (SDOs) defining and evolving needed standards may be coordinated and […]

June 23, 2022

Soul Machines announces New Entertainment Division

Soul Machines, a company pioneering the creation of autonomously animated Digital People in the metaverse and the digital worlds of today, has announced the launch of a new Entertainment division with the goal of creating unique and highly personalized experiences redefining fan engagement and entertainment enterprise. On the heels of a recent $70 million Series […]

June 7, 2022

UFC’s Nunes offer personal training in Metaverse

The Sports Metaverse, the virtual world specifically focused on sports, has announced a partnership with UFC icon, Amanda Nunes, to offer personal training in her metaverse gym. Nunes is a two division UFC champion and largely considered to be the greatest female MMA fighter of all time. This partnership inaugurates the launch of The Sports […]

May 12, 2022

Mr Bean lands in the Metaverse

Banijay, the largest independent content producer and distributor, today announces its first activation in the Metaverse with a Mr Bean NFT drop, in collaboration with intellectual property specialist, Metaverse architects and leaders in the Web3 revolution; FOMO Lab. NFTs have captured the attention of millions, and now cultural icon Mr Bean is taking steps into […]

May 9, 2022

Survey: Metaverse concerts hold more appeal than sports

As companies look to ramp up their entertainment offerings in the metaverse, adults appear most enthused about virtually attending live concerts, ahead of going to live sporting events and shopping in the virtual reality world, according to a Morning Consult survey. The data is drawn from a survey of 4,420 US adults in March 2022. What […]

April 14, 2022

Report: Cloud gaming on track for mainstream adoption

Amdocs, a provider of software and services to communications and media companies, has released research findings that give a deeper look into expectations around the metaverse and cloud gaming. The New Gamer Report, conducted by Dynata and commissioned by Amdocs, surveyed US gamers who play at least once per week. It found that gamers are […]

April 13, 2022

Telefónica, Meta set up Metaverse hub in Madrid

Telefónica and Meta (formerly Facebook) have partnered to launch Open2metaver – a Metaverse hub in Madrid – to develop Metaverse networks, services and apps with a global reach. The deal was announced during the Barcelona Mobile World Congress, with Telefónica inviting start-ups and developers “to benefit from (our) open innovation ecosystem as week as from […]

March 2, 2022From David Del Valle in Madrid

Research: Online scammers targeting Metaverse gamers

Jamie Woodruff, a leading authorities on cyber security, says that the Metaverse is among the new ways scammers could target the growing number of online gamers in the UK. The warning comes as research from connectivity provider TalkTalk shows that 71 per cent of gamers have been targeted, or know someone who has been targeted, […]

February 8, 2022

Facebook becomes Meta

Social media giant Facebook has changed its corporate name to Meta as part of a major rebrand. The company said it would better “encompass” what it does, as it broadens its reach beyond social media into areas such as augmented and virtual reality. The change does not apply to its individual platforms – Facebook, Instagram […]

October 29, 2021

Facebook to hire 10,000 in EU for metaverse

Facebook has revealed plans to hire 10,000 people in the European Union to develop a metaverse – an online world where people can game, work and communicate in a virtual environment via a VR headset. “The metaverse has the potential to help unlock access to new creative, social, and economic opportunities. And Europeans will be […]

October 18, 2021