Equity.Guru podcast: A Closer Look – Ampd Ventures (AMPD.C) paves the way for Web 3.0

The evolution of the web. Photo courtesy of Blockgeeks Web 3.0 is still being defined but experts believe it will create a deeply indexed information superhighway not only serving its users with a unique experience based on preference, but it will also support an army of artificially intelligent virtual agents capable of analyzing petabytes of unstructured data and returning actionable results. Sounds brilliant, but hard realities like the one-size-fits all cloud solutions offered by AWS and the relative immutability of the speed of light, our current system would crumble under the weight of Web 3.0. Companies like Ampd Ventures (AMPD.C) are positioning to facilitate Web 3.0 with their leading-edge last-mile high performance computing solutions.

Versus Systems (VS.C) adds influencer challenges to their virtual games for real-world rewards

The first ever console video game I ever played included the classic mushroom-stomping plumber brothers charging across the side-scrolling screen, enduring a Sisyphean journey across a hellscape of strange flora and fauna to battle a pixelated dragon-turtle hybrid to save a princess. The only influencer I had was my uncle and occasionally one of my friends. I’d trade off high scores alternately with my uncle and my surrogate brothers, and when the games changed, the competition stayed the same. We rolled through The Legend of Zelda, Shinobi, Ninja Gaiden, and instead of begging off to go chase girls when I was old enough to do so, I just invited them over to my house to play video games.

ePlay Digital’s (EPY.C) Big Shot mobile basketball game set to advertising revenue mode

Finding the right model to sell your game is a huge problem for video game retailers. Retail models still make sense for console games, because they can draw in eyeballs wandering through the mall and hit them with that sweet impulse buy. But subscription models are picking up here as well, as my credit card can attest. There’s always the ubiquitous advertising mode, which we’ll get into later. Most games, though, include a mix of revenue models. For example, in Elder Scrolls Online MMO you pay for a monthly subscription, but if you want the baddest mounts, weapons and whatnot, you whip out your credit card.

Meredith Corporation (MDP.NYSE) wants you to get more mindfulness in your life

Everyone has that one friend that’s into the weird shit. I don’t mean strange drugs or alcohol (but I don’t not mean that either), but strange cultural esoterica like tarot or astrology. If you let them, they’ll swallow significant parts of your day talking about what planetary bodies are presently affecting your life, as if the trajectory of various swirling balls of fire located in distant star systems had any direct influence on whether or not Janet in accounting gives you the look around the water cooler.

AMPD Ventures (AMPD.C) begins trading on the CSE today – here’s why it matters for internet users

The year is 2029. A rogue and non-copyright protected artificial intelligence system has gained sentience and launches an Oedipal war against humanity, its creators. Our best hopes for survival lie in the child-prodigy gamers of yester-year, trained for maximum lethality in combat, vehicle operations and strategy thanks to high-performance computing servers which cuts latency to never before seen levels. This is the story of those servers.