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Google commits to China and e-sports; VR steals CES show again

Google made a sizable investment last week which failed to cause much of stir, leading a $120 million series D round in mobile gaming firm Chushou. The significance lies not just in Google upping its presence in e-sports but making in-roads into China – two technology trends expected to be rife throughout 2018. Early announcements seeping out of CES in Las Vegas this week support the growth potential of the gaming market, with multiple product unveilings and updates in both gaming software and hardware, although virtual and augmented reality technologies, as expected, are taking center stage. Most notably, Facebook has tapped Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi to develop its new Oculus Go VR headset exclusively for the Chinese market. Breaking China…

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