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Weekly News Digest

August 23, 2022 — In addition to this week's NewsBreaks article and the monthly NewsLink Spotlight, Information Today, Inc. (ITI) offers Weekly News Digests that feature recent product news and company announcements. Watch for additional coverage to appear in the next print issue of Information Today. For other up-to-the-minute news, check out ITI’s Twitter account: @ITINewsBreaks.

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The Africarare Metaverse Is Open for Business

Africarare announced the following:

Africarare, Africa’s first metaverse has opened up to the world and is poised to unlock African creativity and connect Africa to the global digital economy. … [It] is set in Ubuntuland, a virtual world that marries creativity, cryptocurrency, and commerce. 

Firstly, virtual land is now available to purchase and develop either through private sales or public NFT marketplaces, with MTN, Africa’s largest multinational mobile telecommunications [company]. …

Additionally, the Austria-based World Data Lab (WDL) has acquired a 6x6 village in Ubuntuland on which they will develop their presence and connect to other leading organizations. WDL plans to use this collaboration to help improve quality of life for Africans and raise awareness of key-impact topics through virtual initiatives that include developing a Data Science Metaversity, opening a consumer insights hub and providing metaverse addressable market statistics and an analytics board. …

Furthermore, an exciting collaboration between Africarare and South African superstar Boitumelo Thulo has been announced. Popularly known as Boity, the acclaimed television personality, rapper, actress, businesswoman and model will be launching the Boity tribe of 10 000 avatars. These NFT’s will soon be available for fans, with a Boity village currently being developed and plans for virtual concerts under way. …

In the Africarare marketplace, creators and developers can mint and trade in-world assets such as land, avatars, avatar additions and other goods and services that are and will be available in Ubuntuland.

For more information, read the press release.

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