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Activision to Open new UK-Based Studio

May 22nd, 2012 by Arjan Olsder Posted in Companies & M&A | No Comments »

In an interview with Develop magazine, Martyn Brown is said to be helping Activision find new talent for a UK based game development studio. The new outfit will be dedicated to creating mobile games. Read the rest of this entry »

iPhone 5 Screen to Stretch Universal Build Proposition

May 22nd, 2012 by Arjan Olsder Posted in Platforms: AndroidOS | No Comments »

According to rumours, Apple is ready to yet again introduce a new screen to the iPhone/iPod Touch family. This time, the company is set on introducing a 4.6 inch screen and it is unlikely to lower pixel density. Read the rest of this entry »

China Finally Allows Google to Acquire Motorola Mobility

May 20th, 2012 by Arjan Olsder Posted in Companies & M&A | No Comments »

Following grants from the EU and US, China now also approved the acquisition of Motorola Mobility by Google. With this final approval in the pocket, Google can proceed with its plans to acquire Motorola Mobility for its IP and probably put the rest of Motorola Mobility back on sale ;-). Read the rest of this entry »

Pakistan Blocking Twitter

May 20th, 2012 by Arjan Olsder Posted in Analysis & Editorial | No Comments »

Depending on the Twitter API’s for the Pakistani market? You might want to look a bit further as the government from Pakistan has started blocking out the Twitter services. Read the rest of this entry »

Nielsen: Consumers Download More Apps than Ever!

May 20th, 2012 by Arjan Olsder Posted in Analysis & Editorial | No Comments »

A new report from Nielsen shows consumers are downloading more apps than ever before. Currently, the average U.S. consumer has 41 apps installed. That’s 28% up from 32 apps a year before. Read the rest of this entry »

Myndplay Controlling iOS and Android with the Brain

May 16th, 2012 by Arjan Olsder Posted in Platforms: AndroidOS, Platforms: iOS | No Comments »

Neurosky has released a new device for PC, Mac, iOS and Android called MyndPlay. Myndplay allows developers access to raw brainwave data, giving them the power to alter the experience depending on how the gamers experiences the game itself. Read the rest of this entry »

Baidu Launches it’s H5018 Cloud Phone

May 16th, 2012 by Arjan Olsder Posted in Platforms: AndroidOS | No Comments »

This week, Chinese search giant Baido has released it’s long awaited cloud phone. The Changhong H5018. This new device comes with a massive 300GB of online storage, beating pretty much every phone on the market as Sony is offering only 50GB through DropBox, HTC is offering 25GB through DropBox and all others are stuck at 5GB. Read the rest of this entry »

Tizen Plays Nice with HTML5

May 16th, 2012 by Arjan Olsder Posted in Platforms: Tizen | No Comments »

This week, Samsung has been showing off Tizen to a larger public on actual devices as both a reference device and what appears to be a Galaxy SII HD LTE device have been shows running the Korean/American operating system. Read the rest of this entry »

Halfbrick Builds An Empire Through Fruit Ninja

May 13th, 2012 by Dawn Siris Posted in Companies & M&A | No Comments »

Would you ever have expected to find yourself slicing fruit on your PC, iPhone or other mobile device? Not many would but we all have to agree that the thrill you get from slicing fruit and dodging bombs is fantastic. And who have we to thank for such a strange combination? Halfbrick Studios, game developer, which was founded in 2001, in Queensland, Australia. If you were a fan of the nickelodeon games, you may be aware that it was this same developer who developed popular games such as Rocket Power: Beach Bandits and a few Avatar the Last Air bender games. Being one of the most downloadable mobile games in history, its only natural that many similar clones and other ways to play Fruit Ninja Online exist all over the web. Read the rest of this entry »

Rovio Reports €75.4m Revenues over 2011

May 8th, 2012 by Arjan Olsder Posted in Brand Licensing | No Comments »

With hundreds of millions of downloads, business has no doubt been going very well for the Finnish mobile studio Rovio. Yesterday, the studio has shown the success it had in pure cash as it reported €75.5 million in revenues over 2011. Read the rest of this entry »

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