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The Stinger Report: Doubling Down on Entertainment – Part 2

In The Stinger Report # 1074 This issue covers in detail: Report Skinny 1. Commercial VR is vital for growth of the Servius VR scene, with the launch of new standalone VR headsets from Pico Interactive and DPVR which set their sights on Enterprise releases. 2. At the same time, HTC breaks the silence and reveals a brand new range of Enterprise-focused VR headsets with a standalone VIVE Focus 3 system, and an update to the PC VR range with VIVE Pro 2. 3. In response to this news, Oculus VR starts…

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UK Hospitality welcomes amended licensing regulations

The new regulations allow businesses to apply for 20 temporary event notices for 2022 and 2023, up from 15, and extend automatic off-licence flexibility until the end of September 2022. Kate Nicholls, chief executive of UKHospitality, said: “These amended regulations are positive news for businesses that have been hard hit over the course of the pandemic. UKHospitality has pushed hard for these extensions so we are grateful that the Home Office has listened and acted. All and any support for the sector will be vital on the long road to…

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Startup gains investment to bring gaming to shopping centres

Count Brookfield Asset Management among the investors in its new funding round Electric Gamebox thinks it can one-up real-world shopping. The London-based startup, which creates interactive gaming centers for malls, yesterday announced an $11 million Series A2 funding round. Count mall giant Brookfield Asset Management, via its Retail Revitalization program, among the investors. The funding will fuel Electric Gamebox’s expansion in the US and UK, including 100 new locations in the next two years and 1,000+ by 2026; it currently has four. Brookfield plans to level up malls with game rooms…

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