A year after All Def Digital, one of the web’s biggest Black-owned digital sites, collapsed in the aftermath of #MeToo allegations against founder Russell Simmons, the reborn company is charting a new course led by two former tech executives and backed by an ownership group that includes music and sports notables such as T.I., Killer Mike, Jason Geter, and Baron Davis.
The new ADD is moving beyond the original platform’s tight digital focus on hip hop, comedy and slam poetry. Under new CEO Cedric J. Rogers and partner Shaun Newsum, the new ADD is exploring more genres and distribution approaches. It’s also expanding relationships and programming ventures with traditional media companies, working with WarnerMedia-owned FullScreen, and Comcast CMCSA -backed production company Jupiter Entertainment, to beef up its programming, creator networks, brand relationships, and several new initiatives.
Over five years ago, AMD launched the R9 Fury, R9 Nano, and showed off something called Project Quantum. Project Quantum would have been a wholly redesigned PC from AMD with its own hardware inside. As the GPUs came and went, Project Quantum went dark… until today. A Twitter user by the name @Pete_2097 discovered a patent from AMD, which was filed in February and granted last month, for the design of Project Quantum.
2015 was undoubtedly an intriguing year for computer cases. That was the year HotHardware gave away a CyberPower Trinity Xtreme PC, which had three separate chambers. AMD also had their interesting design with the Project Quantum PC. The PC was designed to be “the VR PC of the future” with a complete redesign from the ground up. It was a small form-factor device with a split chamber setup. The bottom chamber would house water-cooled components, and the
“Our sweet spot going forward is really leveraging the Chromebook mobile developers,” Bill Karamouzis tells TheWrap
After languishing deep in Viacom’s portfolio for several years, Addicting Games, the game website that introduced many players to online computer gaming in the early 2000s, is back.
The company was re-acquired by its founder, Bill Karamouzis, in 2018, after Viacom began offloading subsidiaries from its Defy Media brand. Karamouzis said he jumped at the chance to revitalize the Addicting Games brand, despite having a steeper challenge than before, with players increasingly choosing free-to-play games on PC and console over browser-based gaming.
Karamouzis told TheWrap that instead of attempting to capture the original Addicting Games audience (millennials who spent their elementary and middle school computer classes sneakily playing games behind the teacher’s back), the company is targeting a new demographic that’s much younger than its original base.