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Weta Digital sells technology division for $2.3b to US firm
Unity, which produces software for game developers and digital artists, has agreed to acquire the studio's tools, pipeline of work, technology and 275 staff.
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Amazon Web Services / AWS
Weta Digital draws on cloud computing power of AWS to create movie magic
"Drawing on AWS’s virtually unlimited compute capacity, we can empower our artists to work safely and securely where they want without technical limitations."
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Government
NZ's international tech reputation on the rise
"The delegation was impressed with the companies and how well the New Zealand tech ecosystem collaborates together and with government."
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Weta Digital
Foundation for open media software development launched
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and The Linux Foundation launched the Academy Software Foundation with Weta Workshop as a founding member.
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New Zealand
Weta Workshop opens new mixed reality facility called Weta Gameshop
Weta Workshop has officially opened its newest facility, Weta Gameshop, thought to be the world’s first specialist mixed reality development studio.
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Microsoft
Weta, Microsoft and HTC team-up at the Wellington centre for mixed reality
Wellington’s virtual and mixed reality centre, Projectr, has officially opened and it has some major partners...
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Apple
Week in review: The biggest stories that went down this week on NetGuide
It was a busy week for the NetGuide team. We thought we'd make it easy for you and pick out our highlights of the week in the land of consumer tech.
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Gaming
Weta Workshop’s kickstarter goes off with a bang
“In this world, consumerism is king…it’s not that different from our world today. That’s what we wanted to make fun of.”
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Victoria University
Vic Uni and Weta Digital launches computer graphics programme
“Computer graphics is an exciting field that offers students an opportunity to explore both the art and science of creating digital imagery."
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Alibaba
Weta Workshop: Bringing breakthrough 'mixed reality' tech to life
Wellington’s Weta Workshop is set to play a pivotal creative role in creating Magic Leap’s Mixed Reality LightfieldTM technology.
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Cloud
ARANZ Geo snags GreenButton founder for board of directors
Christchurch based ARANZ Geo has appointed Scott Houston to its Board of Directors in the hopes of pushing boundaries and expanding into the global market,
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Network Infrastructure
Seven things you didn’t know about Arista Networks
We confirm a number of things we didn't know with the networking vendor
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Brocade
The tech behind Weta Digital's success
Visual effects company's CIO talks about ensuring her staff have enough computing power to work their magic.
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Yahoo
NetApp’s role in Avatar
Creating a new world for the screen doesn’t come without significant data, and <span style="font-style: italic;">Avatar generated more data than any other movie in history, prompting a need for efficient data storage and management.
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Gaming
Weta replicates fan-designed weapon
“I have a particular dislike for butterflies, especially killer butterflies fired from a gun. This weapon is definitely unique and is strategic with a funny twist.”