The Facebook CEO talks to Casey Newton about why he is putting his company’s resources toward the “metaverse,” a future that imagines an internet that combines physical, augmented, and virtual realities.
Axie Infinity is a Pokémon-like game built on Ethereum blockchain in which people buy digital pets as NFTs, and breed, battle, & trade them.T hey generate revenue w a 4.25% fee when players buy/sell, plus breeding fees. It is expected to make $153M in July alone.Via @packyM
HT @LibraryPassNews Graphic novels made up almost 20% of adult fiction unit sales in the first half of 2021, compared to 9.3% last year. Unit sales soared 178.5% in the first six month of this year. With 16.2 million copies sold, graphic novels are now the second-largest adult fiction subcategory.
Byju’s said on Wednesday it has acquired California-headquartered reading platform Epic for $500 million, the latest in a series of moves from India’s most valuable startup as it deepens its footprint in the U.S. market.
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