Meet Moonbot, the tiny startup that won an Academy Award

At last Sunday night’s Academy Awards ceremony, a startup studio that makes animations, apps, and ebooks won the Best Animated Short Oscar for its film “The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore.”  The 14-minute movie was the first from Shreveport, La.-based Moonbot Studios, a multimedia company that is making a splash far from Hollywood, Silicon Valley, and Pixar.

Mixamo bets video game players will pay money for virtual motion

Virtual goods have become a runaway industry as gamers the world over show they’re willing to pay real money for virtual room decorations, pets, swords and cars. Now a startup called Mixamo is betting that gamers will pay for virtual movement, too.