Google’s Duplex is calling businesses to check the availability of ‘critical products’ like toilet paper

Google has begun using Duplex, its AI chat agent that can arrange appointments over the phone, to contact businesses about the status of certain “in-demand” items like toilet paper, hand sanitizer, and cleaning solutions. As reflected in an update to a support webpage and confirmed to VentureBeat by a spokesperson via email, the company is […]


How publishing indie games is like building a band

Guillaume Jamet is the VP of publishing and marketing at Dear Villagers, which is the indie-publishing division of game-distribution company Plug-In Digital. Guillaume joins How Games Make Money host Jeff Grubb to talk about the kinds of studios he wants to work with. He also explains what Dear Villagers looks for in games. Join us, […]


User-generated content platforms like Roblox and Minecraft are in ‘good position’ during pandemic

Game studios have been in a unique position since the beginning of the pandemic. Many other industries have faced huge hardship, with local governments ordering nonessential business to close in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The game industry, especially the owners of user-generated content platforms like Roblox and Minecraft, are in a good […]

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