Fake (Br)it Until You Make It – VisitBritain’s new consumer campaign plays with the idea of the ‘shared language’ between Canada and the UK.
Girls Who Code – Girls Who Code Girls is a desktop and mobile gaming experience empowering girls to create personalized video game characters with code, and envision a gaming experience that’s more reflective of themselves and their communities.
Tokenz and Pinkfong Company Announce Partnership – Family-focused app Tokenz to launch Baby Shark digital collectibles and game.
Candy Crush SAGA – Celebrating 10 years of bringing fun to the world! Since it launched a decade ago, Candy Crush Saga has had over three billion downloads, becoming the most downloaded casual match game of all time.
Wondershare Creator – Wondershare offers inspiring content in multiple languages, making sure creators can grow and connect with others without boundaries.
Cyberbullying – With many children going back to school, experts recommend to parents how to keep them safe online.
Young Gamers Are Embracing the Metaverse – New research from Bain & Company shows young gamers are spending more time and money in the metaverse, paving the way for the future of entertainment.
The MrBallen Foundation – Founder of MrBallen Productions and top true crime podcast host, John Allen, announces a nonprofit to honor victims and support families affected by violent crimes.
Spam & Scam – 68.4 million Americans have fallen victim to a phone scam in the past 12 months; a large jump from 59.4 million in 2021 and 56 million in 2020.
Pep Talks: Soulful Guidance from Women Around the World – Each 5- 8 minute pep talk is curated from women around the world and aimed at normalizing the realities of motherhood and changing the social expectations from what mothers need to DO to “be a good mom” to how they want to BE in motherhood (and life).
The Metaverse: A Look from the Inside – “Metaverse: a View from Inside” surveyed 1,000 gamers across the US to explore their attitudes and behaviors in this new 3D world.
Nina Kraviz Announces VR Shows in Sensorium Galaxy – Nina Kraviz, the world-renowned electronic music artist, has announced she is set to debut with exclusive VR-sets in the Sensorium Galaxy metaverse.
Elementor Pays Tribute to Web Creators – Elementor, the leading open source website builder platform behind more than 9 million websites, launched a creative campaign to shine the spotlight on the unsung heroes, who build the web and design the digital world we all live in, now more than ever.
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Okaukuejo Water Hole – Located in Etosha National Park, Namibia, the Okaukuejo Resort Wildlife Waterhole offers the opportunity of a virtual safari featuring an amazing variety of wildlife.
National Internet Day – National Internet Day is October 29, a day to look back at where it all began and a look to what the future might bring.
Alexa for Senior Communities – Designed specifically for the needs of senior living communities and healthcare facilities, Alexa Smart Properties simplifies deploying and managing Alexa-enabled devices at scale, helping properties offer customized Alexa experiences for residents and patients, and increase care team productivity and operational efficiency.
Pinterest Announces 2nd Annual Creators Festival – Creators and special guests will be headlining the Festival themed “Make it here,” sharing the inspiration brand’s newest products and experiences for the next generation of creators.
Stationhead – Stationhead’s more than 1,600,000 users are located in 186 countries around the world and average over 1 hour and 39 minutes engagement a day, while connecting on the topics and tracks they’re most passionate about.
Coldplay to Play Exclusive Concert to Support Red Nose Day – May 24 concert on TikTok to drive funds and awareness to end child poverty.
L.A Startup Uses Augmented Reality to Preserve City’s Invisible History – The app lets smartphone users “freeze time” and instantly turn their digital photographs into augmented reality memories. People can also use the app to make videos of their AR creations to share on social media.
The Walls and Bridges NFT Collection – World-renowned artist May Pang presents John Lennon’s Lost Weekend experience the Walls and Bridges NFT Collections, in partnership with McCartney Multimedia and Oasis Digital Studios.
Covid-19 and Shifting Generational Preferences – The next wave of market disruption may lie with Generation Z – who prefer to play video games, stream music and engage on social media, rather than just watch TV or movies.
Sensorium Galaxy Digital Metaverse Launches Closed Beta of PRISM & MOTION Virtual Worlds – “Sensorium Galaxy is revolutionizing how the arts are created, distributed, and enjoyed. From music festivals to dance shows, we’re creating the world’s first social metaverse where everyone can get together, experience high-quality virtual content, and find new opportunities for self-expression,” says Vladimir Kedrinsky, CEO at Sensorium Corporation.
Radio.Garden – Stream the planet! Radio Garden works by crawling the web for radio streams from across the globe. Using this data, the stations are arranged by geolocation and grouped by cities, represented by a dot, with larger dots representing numerous stations within the town or city.
Genetic Genealogy – What’s It All About? – As DNA analysis has put an exciting spin on tracing our family trees it can all seem to be an overwhelming and confusing science! The following resources should help us to put a bit of sense and understanding for genealogical tasks.
MyHeritage Releases Groundbreaking Feature to Animate Faces In Still Photos – Deep Nostalgia™ feature brings photos to life using video reenactment technology licensed from D-ID.
Online Dating Safety – While online dating has become a convenient and popular method to find romance there are risks to avoid even before you begin.
EA Sports NHL 22 – Now powered by the Frostbite™ engine, every real-world player and arena will have unrivaled visual detail, while the addition of Superstar X-Factors will elevate the league’s biggest stars with an all-new layer of class-based play.
EA Sports PGA TOUR – EA SPORTS PGA TOUR, a new next-gen golf video game, currently in development. In EA SPORTS PGA TOUR, golf fans will be able to build their virtual career and experience the sights, sounds, and thrills of the PGA TOUR including THE PLAYERS Championship, FedExCup Playoffs and more unforgettable events
Geoguessr – Released in 2013 by creator Anton Wallén, GeoGuessr uses a semi-randomized Google Streetview location, the aim of the game is to discover where in the world GeoGuessr has sent the player.
Radio Roulette – Earlier in 2021, I became somewhat consumed with the “where in the world am I” online game, Geoguessr. At about the same time I discovered Radio.Garden, the “where in the world am I” online radio scanner. It was only a matter of time that the two united to become Radio Roulette.
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Social Media Stars Collaborate with Spin Master On Stylish Plush – Spin Master unveils designer P.Lushes Pets™ plush collection in collaboration with six social media stars who have staked claim on their own P.Lushes Pets character.
StrollerCoaster: A Parenting Podcast – Munchkin, the world’s most loved baby lifestyle brand launches a new, smart, fun, must-listen podcast that embraces the wild ride of parenting through relatable and resourceful content.
MyLife and PARENTS Partner to Create Mindful Meditations for Moms – Helping moms to lighten their mental load.
Cutting the Cord: The Cell Phone Has Transformed HUMANITY – The cell phone changed the lives of everyone on Earth yet the wireless revolution is just beginning 48 years after the first call was made April 3, 1973.
Pandemic Trends: Survey Reveals Long-Term Adoption of New Technology – March 11 marks the one-year anniversary since the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 as a pandemic, ultimately turning the world upside down. Even with vaccines becoming available, the pandemic continues to reshape the nation’s health, family, work, education and social experiences — with technology playing a dominant role.
Zynga Teams Up With Girls Who Code – Zynga calls on its global network of players, launches in-game challenges and sets up company initiatives through Women at Zynga (WaZ) in support of International Women’s Day 2021.
Armin Van Buren VR Concerts – The GRAMMY-nominated DJ & producer prepares to take his DJ sets to a new dimension, announcing a series of performances in TIDAL-backed social VR platform Sensorium Galaxy.
Turntable Music Lounge – Turntable is a music-focused social network designed for music discovery, community-building and emerging DJs to have fun, promote new music and share live music experiences.
Trends: Tik Tok Teeth Filing –Social Media has brought a variety of trends over the past few years. Recently, a Tik Tok trend has one of America’s top dentists concerned.
Meet Alter Me! – AlterMe.app is a new avatar social app for Gen Z. The app combines creating a sophisticated 3D persona with an anonymous communication platform that matches users based on their interests. Users can instantly turn their selfie into a 3D avatar or build their personas from scratch.
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