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  • Report: Pokémon Go has now crossed $1 billion in revenue

    Report: Pokémon Go has now crossed $1 billion in revenue

    Pokémon Go was 2016’s rocket ship — it broke download records and it raced to $500 million in revenue quicker than any app in history. Now it won yet another accolade, the fastest game to reach $1 billion. That’s according to a new report from app analytics firm Sensor Tower. To give the record some context, a recent App Annie report estimated that iOS and Android… Read More

  • Pokémon Go arrives on the Apple Watch

    Pokémon Go arrives on the Apple Watch

    Following an erroneous report claiming that Niantic’s plans to bring Pokémon Go to the Apple Watch were canceled, the company today put those rumors to rest with more than a mere statement: it has now launched the Apple Watch version of its popular game. The new smartwatch app lets you more easily play Pokémon without having to always pull out your phone. Instead, you can tap to… Read More

  • Niantic confirms new Pokémon are coming

    Niantic confirms new Pokémon are coming

    Niantic, the creator of the massively popular smartphone game, Pokémon Go, has confirmed that new Pokémon characters will be unveiled this Monday. “Keep an eye out on our social media channels on December 12th for details about the first addition of more Pokémon into Pokémon GO,” said the company statement.   The augmented reality game, which allows people to catch Pokémon in… Read More

  • Crunch Report | Facebook Builds a Censorship Tool

    Facebook builds a censorship tool so it could not be banned from China anymore, Twitter suspends Jack Dorsey’s Twitter account, your headphones can be hacked to listen to you, MIT creates artificial muscles and Ditto is now in Pokémon GO. All this on Crunch Report. Read More

  • Niantic’s new invite-only “Portal Recon” tool lets players vote real-world locations into Ingress

    Niantic’s new invite-only “Portal Recon” tool lets players vote real-world locations into Ingress

    While most people might know Niantic for building the hype-monster that is Pokémon GO, GO wasn’t the company’s first big release. That title goes to Ingress, an equally (if not more) location-centric game. Just days after Ingress’ fourth birthday, Niantic is shaking things up with the introduction of a feature they’ve been working on for months: the ability for players… Read More

  • New Pokémon just appeared in Pokémon GO’s code

    New Pokémon just appeared in Pokémon GO’s code

    Within days of Pokémon GO’s launch, the fans made it clear: They wanted more Pokémon in the game. Maybe they’d already caught everything around them. Maybe their favorite just wasn’t in there yet. Either way, they wanted more. Good news! Newly added code for another batch of Pokémon has just been discovered within the game’s files. Oh, and it looks like Ditto… Read More

  • Pokémon GO introduces daily bonuses to keep players coming back

    Pokémon GO introduces daily bonuses to keep players coming back

    Now that the insane, oh-my-god-it’s-everywhere hype cycle has tapered off a bit for Pokémon GO, Niantic gets to crack the classic startup conundrum: How the heck do they keep people coming back? The company is about to take its first swing at the problem by way of daily bonuses. The more regularly you play, the more you’re rewarded. Read More

  • What to look for in the next Pokémon Go Crunch Network

    What to look for in the next Pokémon Go

    If you had to crown an “App of the Summer,” Pokémon Go would undoubtedly be at the top of the list. The app became a household name within days of its July launch and was the most downloaded iOS app in a first week — ever. Pokémon built one of the most resilient brands in recent memory, and provided a playbook for other brands looking to catapult their intellectual… Read More

  • Niantic responds to Senate inquiry into Pokémon Go privacy

    Niantic responds to Senate inquiry into Pokémon Go privacy

    Niantic, the makers of Pokémon Go, responded today to a letter from Sen. Al Franken that questioned the wildly popular game’s privacy features. Niantic defended the game’s use of players’ location data and explained how it collects consent from the parents of players under the age of 13. Niantic also described the types of data it collects from players, and hinted at what… Read More

  • Pokémon Go lands Japanese mobile operator SoftBank as sponsored location

    Pokémon Go lands Japanese mobile operator SoftBank as sponsored location

    There may be a debate about whether we’ve reached peak Pokémon Go for gamers, but the hit title is just getting started with brands. That’s because Japanese mobile operator SoftBank is the latest company to sign up to be a “sponsored location” inside the game. Read More

  • People are still crazy about Pokemon Go

    People are still crazy about Pokemon Go

    If you’re still playing Pokemon Go, then you’ve likely invested enough time and energy to care about this DIY Pokemon Go helmet. Before we go any further, this video is obviously for fun and isn’t available for sale — worth mentioning since I’m sure more than a few people actually got excited about this. YouTuber (and self-proclaimed Queen of Shitty Robots)… Read More