Roblox beefs up its developer tools as it looks to a future beyond games

When I spoke to Roblox in 2020, the company was in the midst of rebuilding its entire underlying infrastructure. It had been running into issues with downtime due to insufficient resources to meet demand and needed to build a modern, cloud-native system to handle its...

World Innovation Lab wants to connect the innovation gap between startups and corporates in the US and Asia with $1B

World Innovation Lab (WiL), a Palo Alto- and Tokyo- headquartered venture capital firm, said Tuesday it has raised over $1 billion. It’s an enormous fund for the outfit, relatively speaking. The latest funding, which will be deployed across WiL’s multiple funds,...

Niantic transcends Discord to build Campfire, an AR social app, and unveils Lightship VPS

Since the launch of Pokémon Go in 2016, players have been coordinating meet-ups in-game raids and battles on platforms like Reddit and Discord. This summer, parent company Niantic is unveiling Campfire, a social app designed to help mobile augmented reality (AR)...