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It’s official: London-based Stride.VC raises £50M seed fund

Stride.VC , the new VC fund from Fred Destin, formerly a partner at Accel, and Harry Stebbings, producer of the “The Twenty Minute VC” podcast and ex-Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Atomico, is being officially unveiled today, confirming most of the details of my earlier report . The fund has closed at just over its £50 million target and will be used to do seed investments exclusively in U.K. startups (at least for now). The team has been bolstered, too, with Arj Soysa, ex-Atomico and most recently head of finance for LGT Impact, joining as operating partner. The firm also disclosed its first investment earlier this month, backing healthcare messaging app Forward Health . In a call with Destin last week and followed up over subsequent emails with the pair, I got further details on Stride.VC’s LPs and how Destin and Stebbings plan to approach seed investing. Kicking off, I asked if perhaps there was already enough money in the U.K. (and elsewhere in Europe) chasing seed-stage startups. “We don’t think there is too much seed money at work in Europe,” says Destin. “We think tech startups are impacting more and more industries and sectors so the importance and impact of great founders is growing.

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CoD: Black Ops 4 is available today

CoD: Black Ops 4 is available today, marking yet another chapter in the franchise’s history. The Black Ops series, developed by TreyArch, tends to be one of Call Of Duty’s most popular, and Black Ops 4 doesn’t show any signs of being any different. Alongside multiplayer, Black Ops 4 also includes Zombies and Blackout, the new Battle Royale mode coming to CoD. Black Ops 4 is the first CoD installment to not launch with any campaign mode. Folks who pre-ordered the game had an opportunity to play it briefly over the past few months as part of the beta. But now the game is out there and available to all. One quick thing: Folks who buy a physical copy of the game will need to free up some space on their console, as the game requires a 50GB update to play Zombies, Multiplayer or go to the Specialist Headquarters. Luckily, you can start playing Blackout as soon as the update is 30 percent complete. In other words, if you bought the game and can’t wait to play, you should pop that sucker in and start the download ASAP.

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Fortnite For Android Now Open To All – Ubergizmo

Ubergizmo Fortnite For Android Now Open To All Ubergizmo Fortnite launching on Android was only a matter of time following the release on iOS. However its availability was a bit tricky as Epic had made the game's initial release an invite-only thing, meaning that users had to be invited to take part in the ... and more »

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Fortnite Deep Freeze Bundle Announced – Ubergizmo

Ubergizmo Fortnite Deep Freeze Bundle Announced Ubergizmo Epic's Fortnite is a free-to-play game, where you can download the game for free and you can purchase in-game items such as cosmetics. However it seems that the folks at Epic are now trying their hand at releasing the game in physical form, where they ... and more »

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EA Teases Command & Conquer Remasters – Ubergizmo

Ubergizmo EA Teases Command & Conquer Remasters Ubergizmo RTS games these days aren't quite as common as back in the day, when titles like Age of Empires, StarCraft, Red Alert, and Command & Conquer were some of the heavy hitters as far as games were concerned. Now over the years we've seen how EA has ... Command & Conquer remasters could be tank-rushing their way onto the PC TechRadar C&C Update from EA : commandandconquer - Reddit Reddit OpenRA - A Special Announcement from EA OpenRA all 73 news articles »

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Review: The tiny $129 Echo Sub is a huge audio upgrade

Want to make your music more interesting? Add a subwoofer. That’s what Amazon did and, suddenly, the entire Echo smart speaker lineup is a lot more interesting. If you were not impressed with the sound of an Echo, consider trying again with the Echo paired with an Echo Sub. The subwoofer changes the game. The Echo Sub is a small, round sub covered in the same fabric as the Echo speakers. Currently it’s only available in dark gray. It’s designed to be sat on the floor or a sturdy desk and serve up the low notes the Echo speakers are unable to reproduce. The Echo Sub does its job, making audio from the Echo speakers more full and enjoyable, well-balanced and healthy. The Echo Sub is a must-have for Echo owners. Review Amazon provided TechCrunch with a pair of $99 Echo speakers and the $129 Echo Sub. This kit is available for $249, but Amazon also sells the Echo Sub bundle with two Echo Plus devices for $329 — that’s the bundle to get since the Plus models have larger speaker drivers. I suspect the difference will be worth the additional $30.

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Nikon Z7 Review

The Z7 is Nikon's first foray into the brave new world of full-frame mirrorless cameras, and what an entry it is. Boasting 45.7 megapixels, 4K video recording, built-in image stabilsation, a 3.6-million dot EVF and a 2.1-million dot tilting screen, can the exciting new Nikon Z7 give market-leader Sony a run for its money? Find out by reading our in-depth Nikon Z7 review, complete with full size JPEGs, Raw files and movies...

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PlayVS taps League of Legends in launch of high school esports platform

PlayVS , the startup bringing an e-sports infrastructure to the high school level, has today announced that it will partner with Riot’s League of Legends for its beta season. High school students across five states, including Connecticut, Georgia, Kentucky, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island, will be able to sign up to play for their school in Season Zero, which begins in October 2018. Around 200 colleges and universities across the U.S. and Canada are offering esports scholarships, but without any infrastructure around high school esports, those recruiters are left at the mercy of the publishers and a grueling tournament schedule. Meanwhile, young gamers who want to go pro are forced to gain a following via Twitch, or hit up all those tournaments and find a way to shine. PlayVS offers access to recruiters while giving high school students the chance to play competitive esports at the high school level. The startup, backed by Science with $15.5 million in funding , has partnered with the NFHS (essentially the NCAA of high school) to offer turnkey competition through its dashboard. PlayVS partners with publishers, and lets players sign up, receive team and league schedules, check standings and stats, and actually play the game all within the PlayVS online portal. PlayVS has a no-cut policy, letting high schools submit as many unique teams as they like. Given that the company makes money from players themselves ($64/season/player), it makes sense that the company would take a ‘the more the merrier’ approach. The company then divides up those teams into conferences, and the teams play to be conference champions, advance to semi-finals, and eventually head to the state championship. All the games will be played from the students’ own school through the online portal, except for the State Championship tournament which will have a live spectator audience

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Smite Scoreboard (Utilities)

Smite Scoreboard 1.0 Device: iOS Universal Category: Utilities Price: Free, Version: 1.0 ( iTunes ) Description: Smite is a simple but addictive garden game played around the world. Similar to skittles, with a bit of a twist, Smite players must throw a wooden 'Smitter' at a formation of 10 wooden pins. The aim of the game is to score exactly 50 points. This app allows players to keep track of their scores while playing the game - eliminating the need to hunt for another sheet of paper when the game inevitably goes on longer than expected ;-) Smite Scoreboard

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Spell Comparator Clash Royale (Utilities)

Spell Comparator Clash Royale 1.0.0 Device: iOS iPhone Category: Utilities Price: Free, Version: 1.0.0 ( iTunes ) Description: Spell Comparator for Clash Royale is the ideal application to know the combination of the damage that your spells can do according to the level of your cards on the other units! Very easy to use, just enter your id Clash Royale and have an internet connection! 1 / Choose your game mode "Trophies or Tournament" 2 / Select one or more spells 3 / Choose the unit or building 4 / Look at the damage combination you can do, the difference in elixirs and the health points remaining! The application is free and developed by two members of the clan Volcom #GQRJC (french clan top FR)! Do not hesitate to give us ideas of evolutions in comment and rate our application :) See you soon in the game! --- This content is not affiliated with, endorsed, sponsored, or specifically approved by Supercell and Supercell is not responsible for it. For more information see Supercell's Fan Content Policy: www.supercell.com/fan-content-policy. Spell Comparator Clash Royale

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