This Week in the Metaverse (W06.2023)
Weekly news roundup + latest on Into The Metaverse podcast: A conversation with Sandy Carter - Senior Vice President at Unstoppable Domains
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Here’s what I’ve got for you this week:
Latest on Into The Metaverse podcast: A conversation with Sandy Carter - Senior Vice President at Unstoppable Domains
Weekly news roundup
Let’s dig in!
(1) Latest on Into The Metaverse podcast: A conversation with Sandy Carter - Senior Vice President at Unstoppable Domains
Sandy Carter is Senior Vice President and Channel Chief at Unstoppable Domains. The company, which recently raised $65M Series A led by Pantera Capital at a $1B valuation, creates NFT domains that give people control of their data. Each Unstoppable domain is a cryptocurrency address which serves as the user’s login to the decentralized web, and in a sense can act as a user’s universal username. Sandy and her team are responsible for driving new partnerships and integrations.
Previously Sandy was Vice President for Strategic Partnerships and Channel Chief at Amazon Web Services, and prior to that was the General Manager of Ecosystems and Startups at IBM.
We cover in detail digital identity and its importance according to Sandy, how Unstoppable Domains educates and informs people on how they can establish a next generation online identity, Sandy’s journey from IBM to Amazon Web Services to Unstoppable Domains and why it is so important that we have en ever growing diversity in the teams that are building the future of the Internet.
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(2) Weekly news roundup
Platforms & Technologies
The original startup behind Stable Diffusion has launched a generative AI for video
Microsoft announces new A.I.-powered Bing homepage that you can chat with
Meta Pursues Teen Users as Horizon Metaverse App Struggles to Grow
Inside Meow Wolf's Living, Breathing Metaverse
Exploring the Spatial Computing Spectrum: From 3D to Simulation
UFC champ Alexander Volkanovski has VR sparring session with Mark Zuckerberg
How brands are using the metaverse and NFTs despite lack of crypto ads
Dave & Busters announces the launch of a virtual world on Roblox
Hermès wins case against Metabirkins over digital NFTs, Rothschild to appeal
Light Field Lab Raises $50M To Bring SolidLight Holograms Into The Real World
Latent Technology raises $2.1M to blend AI and game animations
Accenture invests in Forma Vision to bring 3D volumetric video to the metaverse
Boss level: meet the women shaking up the gaming industry with style
Google AR head Clay Bavor leaving the company after 18 years
There’s already a gender gap in who’s leading the metaverse
Gen Z’s gaming habits foreshadow the metaverse
What will the future of cars be like? Video games may have the answer
Harry Potter’s warted legacy
But Why VR?: The Fallacy of Inevitability
How the metaverse is helping fashion brands improve customer interactions
Investors remain bullish on the metaverse
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