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Niantic is going to crowdsource AR maps

It seems clear that Niantic always had broader plans than simple casual gaming. The Google-supported startup’s 2016 title Pokémon GO is largely considered a major factor in helping to mainstream au

Niantic to settle Pokémon GO Fest lawsuit for over $1.5M

Back in July of last year, Niantic organized an outdoor festival focusing on its augmented reality game, Pokémon GO. In theory, players would come from all around for a day of wandering Chicago&#8217

Pokémon GO creator Niantic buys Escher Reality AR startup

The company behind Pokémon GO, Niantic, has announced that it is acquiring augmented reality startup Escher Reality. Escher Reality builds backend services for cross-platform mobile AR so users can i

AR/VR startups raised $3 billion last year led by a few industry juggernauts

Tech companies working with augmented reality and virtual reality technologies raised more than $3 billion in venture funding in 2017. This data comes from analytics firm Digi-Capital and suggests t

Pokémon GO gets a new and improved augmented reality mode (but only on iOS)

Remember back in June, when Niantic took the stage at WWDC to show off a beta build of Pokémon GO? The one that used Apple's new augmented reality framework, ARKit, to beef up the game's AR abilities

Alohomora! Harry Potter game hits your phone next year with Jam City

Niantic's much-anticipated Harry Potter follow-up to Pokémon GO is coming next year, but Harry Potter fans who want their first taste of Hogwarts on mobile don't have to wait, because Harry Potter i

Here’s everything new Niantic just added to Pokémon GO

Niantic is rounding out the year with one of Pokémon GO's biggest updates to date. We knew earlier this week that the update was right around the corner, but we didn't know exactly when. The answer:

Pokémon GO’s gameplay will soon change based on the real world weather around you

A bunch of new Pokémon are coming to Pokèmon Go this week – but that’s not the only big change on the way. Pokémon Go will soon be aware of the real world weather around you, with a number

Pokémon GO will get 50+ new Gen III Pokémon this week (Update: They’re here.)

Good news, Pokèmon Go fans: Gen III Pokemon are landing this week Or, I should say, more Gen III Pokémon are landing this week. Niantic tells me that at least 50 new Pokèmon will be added to the ga

Equity podcast: Uber’s big discount, more money for Pokémon, and Jeff Bezos is worth how much?

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Pokémon GO gets a surprise new legendary: Ho-Oh

A bit of a surprise just dropped for everyone poking around Pokémon GO this holiday season: a new legendary Pokémon, Ho-Oh. Niantic usually debuts legendary Pokémon (the massive, super strong Poké

Pokémon Go creator raises $200 million ahead of Harry Potter game launch

Pokémon Go creator Niantic has raised a new $200 million in funding, reports The Wall Street Journal. The Series B raise was led by Spark Capital, and includes participation from Founders Fund, Merit

Crunch Report | Yahoo hack is still a mystery

Today’s Stories  Four years later, Yahoo still doesn’t know how 3 billion accounts were hacked Apple’s iPad could drop the home button and add Face ID in 2018 Apple said to be working on AR hea

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 acqui-hires Evertoon to add a social network to Pokémon Go and other apps

Niantic, the company behind the hit mobile game Pokémon Go and its predecessor, Ingress, announced today it has acquired the team from the startup Evertoon to help it further build out its mobile pro

Pokémon Go’s Halloween event will bring new Pokémon, double candy, and more

Just a few days ago we wrote that new Pokémon were seemingly just about to land in Pokémon Go timed alongside a Halloween event — and hey, what do you know: Niantic has just confirmed it. The firs

Images hidden in Pokémon GO suggest new Pokémon might appear around Halloween

If you're still poking around Pokémon GO, there's a good chance you've caught most of what's available by now. Good news! It seems Niantic is getting really, really close to adding Gen 3 (or "Hoenn")

Pokémon Go creator’s next game will incorporate audio into the AR experience

Niantic, makers of the hugely popular mobile game Pokémon Go, is developing a new AR title that will incorporate audio cues into the gaming experience, according to company CTO Phil Keslin. The exec

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 gets three new Legendary Pokémon that’ll move around the world each month

Back in July, Niantic introduced a new concept to Pokémon GO: Legendaries. Meant to be some of the hardest to catch, Legendary Pokémon are ultra-strong, appear only for a limited time and require pl
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