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Tencent forms ‘extended reality’ unit as metaverse race gathers steam

A logo of Tencent is seen at its booth at the 2020 China International Fair for Trade in Services (CIFTIS) in Beijing, China September 4, 2020. REUTERS/Tingshu Wang Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register HONG KONG, June 20 (Reuters) – China’s Tencent Holdings (0700.HK) announced to its staff on Monday the official […]

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Snohomish County cold case unit, genetic genealogy ID suspect in 1990 teen murder

In August of 1990, Michelle Koski had just turned 17. She was about to graduate high school and planned to go to college. On the evening of August 20, she got a ride to a teen hangout near Maltby where kids were known to drink and ride motorcycles, according to an episode of Dateline highlighting […]

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Armed ERT unit was near Saanich bank on another call just before suspects emerged with guns, police chief says | CBC News

The Greater Victoria Emergency Response Team (GVERT) was nearby at an unrelated call and managed to quickly redeploy, arriving in time to engage two armed suspects who were shot dead earlier this week exiting a Saanich bank, the police department’s chief told reporters at a news conference Thursday. Saanich police Chief Dean Duthie said the ERT’s tactical medical unit was able […]

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Wickliffe police officer to bring K9 unit back to department

WICKLIFFE, Ohio — After a decade without a K9 unit, the Wickliffe Police Department is in the process of reinstating one later this year. The long-awaited return of a police dog in the city is also the realization of a long-time dream for one Wickliffe patrolman. “When I first got interviewed by my chief and my patrol […]

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Tencent Launches Extended Reality Unit to Tackle the Metaverse Market – Metaverse Bitcoin News

Tencent, the Chinese technology and entertainment giant, announced the creation of its own metaverse-driven division. The division, named the extended reality unit, will be the one tasked with encompassing all metaverse-driven efforts, including hardware and software developments. According to reports, the company aims to employ over 300 in this unit, with Tencent giving it big […]

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A bloody retreat as Ukrainian unit hit by Russian cluster bombs

June 26, 2022 at 1:27 p.m. EDT A seriously injured soldier from the Ukrainian Airborne unit is evacuated after a Russian cluster bomb attack on Sunday. (Heidi Levine for The Washington Post) OUTSIDE OF LYSYCHANSK, Ukraine — The Ukrainian Airborne unit was relieved to be pulling back from the front Sunday morning, riding a column […]

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Russia fires missiles across Ukraine, cements gains in east

KYIV, Ukraine — Russian forces were seeking to swallow up the last remaining Ukrainian stronghold in the eastern Luhansk region, while pressing their momentum following the withdrawal of Ukrainian troops from the charred ruins of Sievierodonetsk. The military said Saturday that Moscow-backed separatists were now in full control of the chemical plant that was the […]

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Tencent forms ‘extended reality’ unit to further metaverse development

Tencent has formed an “extended reality” (XR) unit to explore software and hardware products that will bring its metaverse push to life. The Chinese tech company is looking to grow the headcount of this unit to over 300 persons.  Sources familiar with the plans told Reuters that the unit will be headed by Tencent Games Global’s Chief […]

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Tencent focuses on metaverse development with new extended reality unit – Digital TV Europe

Chinese tech giant Tencent has launched a dedicated ‘extended reality’ unit, as the company looks to heavily invest in the metaverse. The company announced the unit’s creation to staff earlier this week (via Reuters), with it charged with building Tencent’s extended reality business across software and hardware. The unit will be led by Tencent Games […]

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Norwegian’s Swedish unit to wet lease an A320

Norwegian orders 50+30 B737 MAX 8s 31.05.2022 – 09:55 UTC Norwegian (DY, Oslo Gardermoen) has placed a tentative order with Boeing (BOE, Washington National) for fifty B737-8s with options for another 30 units, destined mainly for fleet renewal rather than growth. The carrier said deliveries of the 50 firm-ordered jets are scheduled for 2025-2028, corresponding […]