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  • 13 Ways To Be Better At Pokémon Go

    Pokemon Go is exploding. It’s a pop culture phenomenon unlike anything we’ve seen before. Think I’m crazy? If you live in anything resembling a major city, go stop by a mildly popular landmark — if you don’t see a dozen people staring at their phone and flinging Poké balls, you have your eyes shut. Already into Pokémon Go? Want to get better, faster? I’ve… Read More

  • Pokémon Go shouldn’t have full access to your Gmail, Docs and Google account — but it does

    Pokémon Go shouldn’t have full access to your Gmail, Docs and Google account — but it does

    When you use Google to sign into Pokémon Go, as so many of you have already, the popular game for some reason grants itself (for some users, anyway) the highest possible level of access to your Google account, meaning it can read your email, location history, pretty much everything. Why does it need this, and why aren’t users told? Also this is definitely the last Poképost for a while. Read More

  • Niantic Raises $20M From Google, Pokémon Company, And Nintendo

    Niantic Raises $20M From Google, Pokémon Company, And Nintendo

    Just about two months ago, the maker of the popular-with-nerds game Ingress, Niantic Labs, was spun out of Google. Last month, the newly formed Niantic, Inc. announced that it had begun working on a project called Pokémon GO. Today? The company is announcing a $20M Series A round of funding with investments from Pokémon Company Group, Google and Nintendo. It could see $10M more if it… Read More

  • Niantic Labs Bears More Fruit: Location-Based Massively Multiplayer Game Ingress Hits Google Play

    Niantic Labs Bears More Fruit: Location-Based Massively Multiplayer Game Ingress Hits Google Play

    We’ve seen startups tackle location-based multiplayer gaming, with title’s like Massive Damage’s Please Stay Calm and Shadow Cities out of Grey Area, but now a heavyweight player has entered the ring with Ingress, an app created by Google’s Niantic Labs. The Niantic project got a lot of buzz last week thanks to a mysterious teaser, and previously the group was… Read More