Pokémon Go

  • Crunch Report | Snap files publicly for its massive IPO

    Snap files publicly for its massive IPO, Uber will pause its service in Taiwan starting February 12th, Pokémon GO crosses $1 billion in revenue, Facebook lets you search images by content and Licking County government gets its offices shut down by ransomware. All this on Crunch Report! Read More

  • 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 is finally available in South Korea

    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 right, this summer’s sensation is finally (officially) on Korean soil some six months after much of the rest of the world got into the title. The launch in Korea has been a complicated… Read More

  • App downloads up 15 percent in 2016, revenue up 40 percent thanks to China

    App downloads up 15 percent in 2016, revenue up 40 percent thanks to China

    The app industry is continuing to grow, according to a new year-end analysis from app intelligence firm App Annie, out today, which found that app downloads, time spent in apps and revenue grew across the board over the course of 2016. Worldwide downloads were up 15 percent year-over-year, time spent in apps was up 25 percent, and the revenue paid to developers increased by 40… 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

  • Nintendo learns a multi-billion dollar lesson that Mario is no guarantee for success

    Nintendo learns a multi-billion dollar lesson that Mario is no guarantee for success

    Nintendo has not had a good past few days, despite its original superstar Mario finally hitting the iPhone. The company’s shares have dropped about 15 percent in the past five days, which once again shaves off a rather significant amount of the company’s market cap. On the year, Nintendo’s still up by more than 50 percent, but we can see below that it’s a rather… Read More

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

    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’s record-breaking numbers. According to new data from App Annie, Pokémon Go has seen declines in both downloads and revenue over the past several months, though it’s still highly… Read More

  • Pokémon GO fitness gains were short-lived

    Pokémon GO fitness gains were short-lived

    During the supreme madness of the Pokémon GO season this summer, it wasn’t uncommon to hear people talk about how the insanely popular game was boosting activity levels and making people walk miles more than they did before. That effect appears to have been significantly overstated, according to research published in the British Medical Journal. Read More

  • Pokémon GO is officially teaming with Starbucks for 7,800 new Gyms and PokéStops

    Pokémon GO is officially teaming with Starbucks for 7,800 new Gyms and PokéStops

    Pokémon GO’s next big sponsor partner in the U.S. is Starbucks, which is going to host new gyms and PokéStops at 7,800 company-run Starbucks stores in the U.S. In addition to the new in-game locales, Starbucks is also making a Pokémon GO edition Frappuccino to celebrate the tie-up. What does Pokémon GO taste like in sugared coffee drink form? I have no idea, but I will definitely… 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

  • Ditto is now in Pokémon GO

    Ditto is now in Pokémon GO

    This post is going to be brief because I’m about two seconds from running outside to catch me some Ditto, but: Reports are pouring in left and right that Ditto has, at long last, been added to Pokémon GO. The lil’ purple blob has been curiously absent from the game since launch, but the reason wasn’t too hard to figure out: he has a unique ability (the ability to change into… Read More

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