Austin Based Artist Combats Gentrification With Immersive Ar Experience At

Austin-Based Artist Combats Gentrification With Immersive AR Experience at SXSW

The battle versus gentrification continues in Austin, Texas as more neighborhoods and cultures of color– specifically Latinx and Black Austinites– are being displaced by the increase of brand-new, mainly white-owned services. To highlight the ongoing cultural erasure in Austin, imaginative firm The Many partnered with artist Harper Biewen for a social networks and enhanced truth effort called ……

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Verve’s New Parent Company Sees Potential, Despite Obvious Privacy Challenges

Location data is a privacy landmine. But there are still buyers out there for providers, including Media And Games Invest (MGI), the public German conglomerate that acquired mobile location company Verve earlier this week. The last few years haven’t been kind to Verve. The company experienced multiple rounds of layoffs last year and closed its European business in April 2018, a month before the General Data Protection Regulation took effect. Verve had also raised $63.5 million – and investors were getting antsy. But Verve “fits the profile for the type of company…

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