Niantic Labs

Roblox EC-1, immigration requirements doubling, grief in the workplace, and cannabis startups

The Roblox EC-1 Following in the wake of our deep profiles of Patreon and Niantic, we have our next EC-1 package, this time on children’s gaming platform Roblox. Extra Crunch writer Sherwood Morriso

Ray Dalio, Niantic, Adobe, Dropbox, remote work, Northzone, and Slack

Ray Dalio on the Extra Crunch stage at Disrupt SF 2019 This year at Disrupt SF, we will be hosting a special Extra Crunch stage focused on the issues that confront startup founders in building their c

The definitive Niantic reading guide

In just a few years, Niantic has evolved from internal side project into an independent industry trailblazer. Having reached tremendous scale in such a short period of time, Niantic acts as a poignant

Lyft speeds ahead with its autonomous initiatives

Lyft, the transportation on demand company that is heading to a $15 billion IPO in 2019, is racing ahead with its autonomous vehicle plans. TechCrunch has learned that it is acquiring the London-base

Niantic’s follow-up to Pokémon Go will be a Harry Potter AR game launching in 2018

Niantic Labs had tremendous success with Pokémon Go, which paired their expertise in building location-based augmented reality mobile experiences with a top-flight IP with a ravenous fan base. So, it

Niantic’s postponed European Pokémon Go events will now take place in October

Good news for Pokémon Go fans in Europe: Niantic has announced new dates for the events in Europe that were postponed following the disastrous outcome of the first-ever Pokémon GO Fest in Chicago

Pokémon GO reveals sponsors like McDonald’s pay it up to $0.50 per visitor

Pokémon GO-maker Niantic says it has driven 500 million visitors to sponsored locations like McDonald's Japan where gamers can score a special virtual good. But it never said how much those sponsors

Analyzing the spectrum of corporate innovation from R&D to VC

Over the coming decade, ongoing corporate exploration of the incubator, accelerator and venture capital models will expand the use of these additional forms of external innovation.

Pokémon GO’s Valentine’s Event brings SIX HOUR lures and makes a few super rare Pokémon show up more

They did it <a target="_blank" href="">for Halloween</a>, <a target="_blank" href="https://techcr

Pokémon Go is finally available in South Korea

Many may have stopped playing Pokémon Go, last year’s smash hit mobile game, but fans in Korea are just getting a taste of the action after it launched in their country today. That’s righ

Here’s what Pokémon GO is doing for its Holiday Event

After back-to-back Pokemon GO Halloween and Thanksgiving events, everyone was <em>preeeetty</em> sure Niantic would do something to bring players in through the Winter Holidays — but noone really kn

Debunking cancellation rumors, Niantic says Pokemon GO for Apple Watch is still “coming soon”

When Niantic first showed a Pokemon Go app for Apple Watch back in September, the only sort of launch date the company would give was by “the end of the year.” As December 31st quickly app

Mario arrives as Pokemon Go peaks, with declining downloads, falling revenue

The phenomenal mobile hit Pokémon Go has peaked, just as the anticipated Nintendo title Super Mario Run hits the App Store, vying for mobile users’ attention and the chance to best Pokémon&#82

Pokémon Go’s Thanksgiving event gives players double XP and Stardust

Pokémon Go’s second big in-game event is timed for U.S. Thanksgiving, running between November 23 and November 30, during which time players can get double the standard XP and Stardust for in-g

Pokemon GO finally gets a new Pokemon tracker in select places outside San Francisco

Remember when Pokemon GO got a new system for finding nearby Pokemon (to replace the one that’d broke almost immediately after launch) … but it worked pretty much exclusively in San Francisco? Wel

Pokémon Go will “likely” come to Android Wear

Pokémon Go will come to Android Wear, it seems. At TechCrunch Disrupt SF this afternoon, John Hanke, CEO of Niantic Labs – the company behind the most viral and profitable mobile game of all ti

Some Pokémon Go players given lifetime bans are being let back into the game

Did you get banned from playing Pokémon Go after downloading an app that you thought might make the game more fun? Well, it turns out that you might be able to get back into the smash hit title after

A brief history of Niantic Labs, the makers of Pokémon Go

Niantic Labs, a small gaming company previously owned by Google, has gone from a somewhat obscure gaming shop to one of the most prominent developers overnight. The company launched Pokémon Go in Jul

Niantic acknowledges that Pokemon are way too hard to catch now, promises a fix

About two days ago, Pokemon Go players noticed a change — and it wasn’t one they’d been hoping for. All of a sudden Pokemon were much, much harder to catch. They dodged more, hopped over

Pokémon Go passed 100 million installs over the weekend

Pokémon Go users may be furious over the shutdown of the third-party trackers and the recent update that killed the nearby tracking feature in the game, but neither of these issues have stopped the
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