‘Ready Player One’ could boost VR; Microsoft gender suit; Sling NCAA deal

Ready for VR

Shareholders in Nvidia and Advanced Micro Devices may soon cheer Steven Spielberg. The director’s “Ready Player One,” set to open March 29, could drive sales of virtual reality headsets that require high-end graphics processors made by the two companies, according to Jefferies analyst Mark Lipacis. The film depicts a dystopian society in the future where people escape into a virtual world called the Oasis.

Number of the day

1 (out of 118)

That was the number of female employees’ gender discrimination complaints that Microsoft found to have merit, according to unsealed court documents.