Here’s why we’re about to see an explosion of hyperreal artificial humans online

Synthetically generated versions of real people that can be can be programmed to say anything sounds like a scenario from the latest episode of “Black Mirror.” But in fact, production-grad

Jeffrey Katzenberg, WndrCo flex funding muscles with string of new deals

His firm has been injecting capital into an eclectic group of companies lately, and we wanted to find out what he's been up to.

Jeffrey Katzenberg backs the $10M seed round for HUBUC’s embedded finance API

I recently wrote about the so-called “Embedded finance” trend, citing the example of Intergiro’s recent fundraising in the space. There’s now yet another example of this trend in the shape of

Placer.ai, a location analytics startup, finds $100M at a $1B valuation

Many of us are moving around these days a lot less than we used to — because of COVID, we’re working from home instead of an office; and we are traveling and going out less. Now, as we shi

Hollywood gets its own open-source foundation

Open source is everywhere now, so maybe it’s no surprise that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (yes, the organization behind the Oscars) today announced that it has partnered with

Big tech companies are looking at Hollywood as the next stage in their play for the cloud

This week, both Microsoft and Google made moves to woo Hollywood to their cloud computing platforms in the latest act of the unfolding drama over who will win the multi-billion-dollar business of the

ServiceTitan is LA’s least likely contender to be the next billion-dollar startup

The city of Glendale, Calif. seems like an unlikely place to grow one of the next billion-dollar startups in the booming Los Angeles tech ecosystem. Located at the southeastern tip of the San Fernando

Comcast to acquire DreamWorks Animation for $3.8 billion

In an effort to increase its competition with family entertainment juggernaut Disney, Comcast announced this morning that it will spend $3.8 billion to acquire DreamWorks Animation, home to popular k

Netflix Expands Its Kids’ Lineup With Five New Shows, Including An “Inspector Gadget” Reboot

Netflix this morning announced it's preparing to expand its lineup of original and exclusive programs aimed at children with an order of five new kids' shows, including remakes of well-loved classics

How This Teen Turned Her High School Internship Into A Game Design Career

Paulina Raguimov never expected to get paid to make video games when she walked into her high school's career fair at 16.

Yahoo Acquires Team Behind Dreamworks Animation Incubated Mobile Video App Ptch

Ptch, the DreamWorks Animation-incubated mobile video startup, has been acquired by Yahoo. The app was launched just over a year ago and will shut down on January 2, 2014. Until then, you’ll be

Rovio Releases “The Croods” Game, Inspired By The Dreamworks Animated Film

Rovio has just released its latest game, based on the Dreamworks animated film <a target="_blank" href="http://www.rovio.com/en/our-work/games/view/52/the-croods#">"The Croods"</a>. The Finnish bas

Fresh BD-Live content now available for Transformers, now with more awesomeness

Paramount offers $10 rebate for Blu-ray upgrades

Happen to be a HD DVD earlier adopter? Sorry to hear that. Paramount and Dreamworks wants to help switch your library to the winning side and is offering up a $10 rebate. All the studios ask is that

DreamWorks and Intel commit to 3D with InTru3D

The recently announced DreamWorks and Intel partnership was expanded upon today with the announcement of InTru3D. The new mark was unveiled by DreamWorks’ Jeffrey Katzenberg at IDF. A clip from Kung

HP, DreamWorks develop 30-bit LED-backlit LCD

HP and DreamWorks, two titans of something, have joined forces, not unlike Voltron, to develop a new LED-backlit LCD technology that “provides accurate, predictable color and a simple color mana

DreamWorks still not giving up on HD DVD

Flickr’d Either DreamWorks is stupid or there are some things going on behind closed doors that no one knows about because there’s really no other explanation as to why they’re still

HD DVD still kickin'

Try as they might, HD DVD isn’t going down without a fight. Whether these titles were lined up before the WB announcement is anyone’s guess, but a few blockbusters are slated for this quar

Paramount, Dreamworks Pick HD DVD

Did I say something about HD DVD being dead this Fall? Bloops. Paramount and Dreamworks have announced they’ve joined the HD DVD camp and that means you’ll see Shrek 3 along with any other

Get That Noose Ready: Surge Of 3-D Films Coming Next Year

Not all 3-D movies are terrible, but most are rehashed pre-teen jokes with adult innuendos and crappy voice overs. While waiting for Spiderman 3 to start, I had to sit through two previews for PG-rate