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Metaverse, an important digital opportunity according to EU officials

European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen has published her \'2022 State of the Union Letter of Intent\', underpinning the Metaverse as an important digital opportunity and trend while also setting out plans ...

Hermès enters the metaverse

The French luxury brand Hermès has filed a trademark application for its name, signaling its plans to enter the metaverse. This was revealed by metaverse trademark attorney Michael Kondoudis. According to the tradem...

iHeartMedia plans to stage metaverse concerts

iHeartMedia, the American-based mass media company, has launched iHeartLand, an entertainment hub where gaming and music merge in the Fortnite virtual environment. iHeartLand, created using Fortnite\'s Creative toolk...

Leading Chinese universities and Big Tech partners to establish a joint metaverse research institute

Shanghai Securities Journal reports that some of the most influential IT businesses in China have teamed up to establish the Joint Research Institute of Metaverse and Virtual-Real Interaction in Shanghai. The researc...

Outer Space in the UN Pact for the Future

In the Pact for the Future which should be adopted during the UN Summit for the Future to be held in September 2023, one of seven pillars is outer space.   In his article for Stratos military science journal,  Ambassador Theodor H. Winkler argues that the West has been sleeping on military and strategic issues sinc...

New US ambassador to SA commits to Ubuntu diplomacy

Reuben E. Brigety II is the new US Ambassador to South Africa. South Africa has strong bilateral ties with the US in health, infrastructure, trade, investment and climate change and Brigety is keen to include educatio...