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Investors eager to ride what they assumed was the gravy train created by Pokemon Go didn't do their due diligence before rushing out to buy shares of Nintendo. Not that Nintendo minded—its market capitalization more than doubled to 4.5 trillion yen ($42.5 billion) as its share price shot up since Pokemon Go released to mobile devices a few weeks ago. But after Nintendo issued a notice downplaying how much revenue it actually stands to gain from the Pokemon Go craze, investors reacted by sending the company's stock price on a downward spiral. The full effect of Nintendo's disclosure is yet to be determined. In the immediate aftermath, Nintendo's share price plummeted nearly 18 percent to 23,220... Read more...
Tired of hearing about Pokemon Go yet? The attention it's receiving is the direct result of the enormous number of people who rushed the App Store and Google Play to download the title and never looked back (and sometimes don't look up from their smartphones, but that's another topic). Impressively, Pokemon Go saw more downloads in the App Store during its first week of availability than any other app in the history. Apple confirmed that tidbit and what makes it an especially notable feat is that Pokemon Go had a limited debut, launching initially in Australia, New Zealand, and the United States. Apple stopped short of saying exactly how many downloads Pokemon Go generated, but it's no surprise... Read more...
Fictional creatures with mystical super powers are roaming the streets of Tokyo! No, we're not talking about another Godzilla movie, but the inevitable infiltration of Pokemon Go into Japan, the newest territory to be swept up in the most popular mobile game of all time. Heck, Pokemon Go might be the most popular mobile app of any kind at this point.Whatever the case might be, Pokemon Go is finally available in its home territory where it's finding an eager audience. Why the wait? Niantic explains that the reception to Pokemon Go in the United States, New Zealand, and  Australia was much greater than it anticipated, so it wanted to take some time before rolling it out in Japan.Indeed, Pokemon... Read more...
When I woke up this morning I opened my Pokémon GO app, eager to start hunting for the Pidgey’s, Eevee’s, and the elusive Rhyhorn that have been running amok in my neighborhood. The only thing I could see however, was a shadowy figure walking straight toward a Gyrados. This continuous loading page could only mean one thing- the Pokémon GO servers were down. Hacker group PoodleCorp announced on Twitter today that they were responsible for this Tangela tragedy via a DDoS attack. The hacker group tweeted, “PokemonGo #Offline #PoodleCorp”. Pokémon trainers around the world demanded to know why PoodleCorp would be so cruel. Even YouTube star Felix Kjellberg aka “PewDiePie” begged, “Poodle... Read more...
SurveyMonkey has just confirmed what many have already suspected -- Pokémon GO is the biggest mobile game in history. Pokémon GO has dethroned Candy Crush, the long-reigning king of mobile gaming which, at its peak, had twenty million active gamers.  Pokémon GO currently has more than twenty-one million active users in the United States. Within twenty-four hours of its release, Pokémon GO beat out indie hit Slither.io and Supercell’s heavily promoted blockbuster Clash Royale. Yesterday we reported that iPhone users were spending more time on Pokémon GO than on social media apps like Twitter, Facebook, and Snapchat. During the next few days, Pokémon GO for Android could even surpass... Read more...
Who cares about the latest Twitter status or Instagram pics, when you could be catching Pikachus? According to a recent survey, many mobile users are thinking along these same lines. The average iPhone user spent thirty three minutes on Pokémon GO on Monday, July 11th.Pokémon GO is a location-based augmented reality mobile game, developed by Niantic, published by The Pokémon Company, and is part of the Pokémon franchise. The game allows players to capture, battle, and train virtual Pokémon who appear throughout the real world via GPS. At level five, the player is able to battle at a Pokémon gym and join one of three teams. The average iPhone users only spent twenty two minutes using Facebook,... Read more...
Google project Niantic Labs is heading out on its own, the newly-formed company announced this week. The move comes as the company that was once Google is restructuring under its own newly-created parent organization, Alphabet. While some Google projects are becoming separate entities under Alphabet, others are launching as independent companies. Niantic Labs, which is known for its augmented reality game Ingress, is one. “Niantic Labs is becoming an independent company,” the company announced on its Ingress Google+ page. “We’ll be taking out unique blend of exploration and fun to even bigger audiences with some amazing new partners joining Google as collaborators and backers.” Niantic is best... Read more...
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