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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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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