Nintendo will be bringing its tactical role-playing mobile game "Fire Emblem Heroes" to Android first, reversing the iOS-first order of introduction for "Super Mario Run," which will make its Android debut in March.
Amazon and Apple have put to rest an Audible exclusivity agreement; the European Commission believes that action will help improve competition in the audiobook market. Audible audiobooks will now be made available on third-party platforms, not just iTunes.
The Federal Communications Commission has certified a new smartphone bearing model number SM-J727, which is believed to be the Galaxy J7 model from Samsung. The J7 is expected to feature a 5.5-inch display and a Snapdragon 625 processor.
Streaming is now responsible for the great bulk of Netflix revenues as the service boasts 93.8 million subscribers on streaming's 10th anniversary. Meanwhile, Netflix also reported fourth-quarter results that slightly exceeded analysts' expectations.
Microsoft's latest Creators Update offers support for e-books. It's one of many new additions, although the expected "My People" feature is not included.
"Click injection," a form of app fraud that allows publishers to inject fake "clicks" as a mobile user installs an app, is on the rise in the new year, according to Adjust, a mobile analytics firm. Adjust likens the tactic to click spamming, having the effect of robbing legitimate publishers of organic conversions.
Netflix's subscriber base reached 93.8 million by the end of 2016, with fourth-quarter profits hitting $67 million, a 56% increase from Q4 2015. The addition of offline viewing and Comcast X1 set-top box integration helped numbers, as did the company's focus on content, particularly its 600 hours of original content, says Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos.
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