Improbable and Unity — two big names in the world of video game development — are engaged in a public spat, being carried out via back-and-forth blog posts. The core of the matter: Unity seemed to have changed its terms of service to forbid customers from also using Improbable's SpatialOS tech, which helps developers run cloud-based gaming services. The change frightened some Unity customers, who had been using Improbable's SpatialOS to power their online games — one developer actually shut down...Business Insider
Mozambique has indicted 18 citizens for their involvement in fraud involving $2 billion in loans to state-owned companies, the attorney general's office (AGO) said on Monday, in a scandal that has ensnared two major international banks.U.S.
Japan's Hitachi Ltd said on Thursday it has decided to freeze a 3 trillion yen ($28 billion) British nuclear power project and will consequently book a writedown of 300 billion yen ($2.75 billion) on its British nuclear unit.CNBC
SuperData’s annual year in review notes that Fortnite’s influence helped push digital games revenue up 11 percent across mobile, PC, and console last year, reaching a total of $109.8 billion. The mobile platform led the way, bringing in $61.3 billion, followed by the PC’s contribution of $35.7 billion and console’sTechSpot
Goldman Sachs is expected to report fourth-quarter earnings later today, with analysts predicting adjusted profit of $4.53 a share, on a 19% drop in adjusted net income to $1.83 billion. It's also the first quarter of results for new CEO David Solomon. Here are some other numbers to watch: Revenue: Analysts predict Goldman to bring in $7.5 billion in fourth-quarter revenue. Expenses: Analysts forecast non-interest costs of $5.2 billion. Institutional client services: KBW analysts are...Business Insider
Julie Sweet, the CEO of North America for Accenture, said she looks for two qualities in new hires: curiosity and leadership. It's important for job candidates to demonstrate many different interests, she told The New York Times. As for leadership, it's important for hires to offer "straight talk" with clients, she said. Julie Sweet considers herself "a student of how to hire." Since 2015, Sweet has been CEO of North America for Accenture, a consulting firm worth $18 billion. Before joining the...Business Insider
SodaStream, the Israel-based home carbonation company that made major waves in the soda industry before being acquired by PepsiCo in December for $3.2 billion, recently parted ways with its top U.S. marketing executive, Maurice Herrera. The shakeup came only four months after Herrera arrived from Weight Watchers, where he spent more than three years as@adweek