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Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Microsoft tests Project Sonoma, a team chat app for managing shift workers' schedules   —  Microsoft has quietly released a new productivity application to both Google Play and theiTunes App Store called Project Sonoma.  The app is aimed at those who work outside of a traditional office environment …
Aug 22, 2016, 3:20 PMIn context
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Social network Tsu, which paid users to post and had been banned by Facebook for spamming, shuts down   —  No big surprise here: Tsu, a social network that worked around the App Store's rules on pay-per-installs, incentivized its users to create content, rewarded people for signing up friends …
Aug 16, 2016, 3:15 PMIn context
Lucas Matney / TechCrunch:
HTC launches Viveport app store as the company continues to move all-in on VR   —  As the Vive becomes an increasingly essential part of HTC's future, the company is making sure that no stone is left unturned when it comes to potential profit.  What perhaps began as a side project for the company …
Aug 5, 2016, 12:15 PMIn context
George Slefo / Ad Age:
Reddit to debut Promoted User Posts on August 4, a new ad offering that lets marketers sponsor user-generated posts   —  Marketers Will Be Allowed to Sponsor (Consenting) Redditors' Posts  —  Picture this: It's 2020 and Reddit is the third most downloaded app in Apple's App Store …
Jul 27, 2016, 11:20 AMIn context
Business Wire:
Apple Reports Third Quarter Results   —  Services Revenue Grows 19% as App Store Hits All-Time Record  —  CUPERTINO, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Apple® today announced financial results for its fiscal 2016 third quarter ended June 25, 2016.  The Company posted quarterly revenue of $42.4 billion …
Jul 26, 2016, 4:33 PMIn context
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Zynga launches Words With Friends EDU, adding teacher lesson plans, student progress tracking, educational content and new in-game bonuses, more   —  Zynga has launched a new version of its Words With Friends word game for classrooms.  The new Words With Friends EDU is part of an ongoing effort …
Jul 26, 2016, 2:30 PMIn context
Sensor Tower App Marketing Blog:
Pokémon Go hits 75M+ worldwide downloads, has launched in 32 markets and is top for App Store revenue in all of them   —  Niantic's smash hit Pokémon GO has barreled past another major lifetime milestone, having surpassed 50 million worldwide downloads on Google Play alone over the weekend.
Jul 26, 2016, 2:25 PMIn context
Chris Kohler / Wired:
Nintendo did not create Pokémon Go, and the game's success is not an indication that the Japanese company finally gets mobile   —  Pokemon Go is one of the biggest mobile games ever, but don't mistake it for the solution to Nintendo's problems.  If anything, it's a symptom.
Jul 23, 2016, 1:40 PMIn context
Brian Crecente / Polygon:
Pokémon Go sets App Store record for most downloads in its first week, Apple confirms   —  CLASH OF WHAT NOW?  —  There is still no official word on the number of times the incredibly popular Pokémon Go game has been downloaded, but Apple today confirmed to Polygon that the game has broken a record.
Jul 22, 2016, 6:40 PMIn context
Financial Times:
Niantic CEO says the company is going to add “sponsored locations” to Pokémon Go, letting retailers and other companies sponsor places on the virtual map   —  The developer behind Pokémon Go , the smash hit location-based mobile game that has dominated US …
Jul 13, 2016, 2:25 PMIn context

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