Consumer Electronics
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1/16/2017

Apple has significantly upped the size of apps that developers can bring to the Apple TV App Store, allowing up to 4GB. The move is said to be good for game developers.

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1/16/2017

Apple's cumulative revenues from iOS are on track to top $1 trillion this year, says Asymco analyst Horace Dediu. Given the loyalty and frequency of use in the well-developed ecosystem of iOS users and businesses, Apple appears to have a lot of staying power for a secure future over the next decade, Dediu says.

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1/16/2017

Finland's Rovio Entertainment, the maker of "Angry Birds," is opening a London studio with the goal of developing more multiplayer games. Rovio plans to bring together a team of about 20 to work on "massively multiplayer online" titles with a new batch of characters.

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1/16/2017

Intel's Rob Topol believes 5G is the technology that will catapult the smart things market. Intel has been ramping up its 5G business with a focus beyond the handset, with Topol noting, "We frequently say that 5G is the post-smartphone era."

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1/16/2017

Microsoft is trialing its Game Mode on Windows 10. The goal is to improve the quality of gaming, Microsoft said.

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The Verge
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1/16/2017

Andy Rubin, one of the creators behind the Android platform, is said to be developing consumer hardware in the high-end smartphone and smart things markets. Rubin reportedly has put together a 40-person team for a new company called Essential.

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Bloomberg
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1/16/2017

Marketers can use machine learning and A/B testing to hone their mobile campaigns using FollowAnalytics' new Mobile Optimization Suite. "These campaigns are workflows that trigger in-app and push messages based on real-time inputs such as geography, profile inputs such as preferences and past behavior and other data," said FollowAnaltyics Chairman Samir Addamine.

1/13/2017

The Nintendo Switch, codenamed NX, will be available for sale globally March 3, per company president Tatsumi Kimishima. The console has a base price of $299.99 and is usable as both a console and a handheld device.

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Reuters, CNET
1/13/2017

Roambee, a startup that uses the internet of things to improve the supply chain, has raised $4.1 million in a round of funding led by Deutsche Telekom Strategic Investments.

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VentureBeat
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1/13/2017

Cow Prod, 3D Content Hub and Invr.Space have merged operations to create the Virtual Content Group. VCG, which has collectively been involved in the production of more than 150 virtual-reality projects and owns the rights to almost 80 titles, will focus its efforts on Europe and Asia-Pacific.

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