Mindtickle raises $100M to gamify sales training

All the sessions from Transform 2021 are available on-demand now. Watch now. Mindtickle, which provides a “sales readiness” platform for enterprises, today announced it has closed a $100 million series E funding round led by SoftBank, with participation from Chimera Capital, Norwest Venture Partners, Canaan, NewView Capital, and Qualcomm Ventures. The funds, which bring the […]

Customer engagement analytics startup Retain.ai nabs $23M

All the sessions from Transform 2021 are available on-demand now. Watch now. Retain.ai, a platform that gives enterprises a view of customer engagement across teams, processes, and apps, has raised $23 million in a funding round led by Emergence Capital, with participation from Baseline Ventures, Upside Partnership, and Afore Capital. The new funding will be […]

Vertigo Games Acquires Force Field, Working On 'AAA VR Game'

Arizona Sunshine and After The Fall developer Vertigo Games is acquiring Amsterdam-based Force Field. Vertigo acquired all of Force Field’s shares for an undisclosed sum. Force Field will be renamed to Vertigo Amsterdam and, according to a press release, will continue work on “an unannounced AAA game based on a well-known IP.” The core Vertigo […]

Amiga classic Zool is getting a modern day remaster this month

Gremlin Graphics’ wannabe mascot platformer is one of the most unlikely comebacks of the year, with a completely redesigned remaster. Publishers are never slow to capitalise on nostalgia but it’s almost always the nostalgia of American and Japanese gamers, and anything that only proved popular in Europe has tended to be left forgotten. To be […]

Ghost Of Tsushima: Legends gets new updates and standalone release

The popular multiplayer mode for Ghost Of Tsushima is now to be its own separate game, with a new 2v2 mode called Rivals. Samurai adventure Ghost Of Tsushima was a much bigger hit than Sony was ever expecting, quickly accelerating plans to turn it into a long-running franchise. Although a sequel already seems to be […]

97% of execs say data science is ‘crucial’ to maintaining profitability

All the sessions from Transform 2021 are available on-demand now. Watch now. Ninety-seven percent of U.S. data executives say data science is crucial to maintaining profitability and boosting the bottom line. However, nearly as many say that flawed approaches to data science strategy, execution, and staffing make achieving that goal difficult. That’s according to a […]

PSVR 2 specs leaked as rumours claim Sony is planning AAA VR games

Newly leaked specs for the next gen PSVR look very impressive, with Sony allegedly planning to support it with more first party games. Earlier in the week Digital Foundry hinted about having seen the latest technical specifications for the next generation PlayStation VR headset. They didn’t say what they were, but they did say they […]

Data Gumbo Closes $7.7 Million Series B Funding Round

All the sessions from Transform 2021 are available on-demand now. Watch now. Follow-On Round by Repeat Investors Equinor Ventures, Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures and L37 to Power Blockchain Smart Contracts and Automated ESG Measurements for Industry HOUSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–August 4, 2021– Data Gumbo, provider of GumboNet™ – the massively interconnected industrial smart contract network secured and […]

Games Inbox: Will GTA Online 2 come out before GTA 6?

The Wednesday Inbox hears from more PS5 owners who bought an Xbox Series S, as one reader wonders if there’ll ever be a PlayStation 6. To join in with the discussions yourself email [email protected] Too big to replaceThe news about GTA 5 hitting 150 million sales is just staggering considering the only things close to […]