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Singapore expat gets fired for raging on Facebook about not having Pokémon Go yet

<b>UPDATE: July 11, 2016, 4:49 p.m. SGT</b> Updated with statement from Sonny Truyen.<p>SINGAPORE — Oh boy. As Pokémon Go madness envelops the Internet, …

Of course criminals are using Pokémon Go to mug people

The popularity of Pokémon Go isn’t causing problems just for the folks at Niantic Labs, who had to halt the game’s rollout due to server overload. For some people, playing Pokémon Go has led to the very real and very unpleasant experience of getting robbed.<p>According to police in O’Fallon, Missouri, …

Nintendo Shares Jump by 25% on 'Pokémon Go' Mobile Success

Nintendo shares jumped by nearly a quarter today following the runaway success of its long-awaited <i>Pokémon Go</i> mobile game released last week (via <i>Reuters</i>).<p>Stock spiked as much as 25% ($7.5 billion), a record since it began trading in Tokyo in 1983. According to <i>Bloomberg</i>, shares of the Kyoto-based …

Pokémon Go coming to Europe and Asia “within a few days”

When will Pokémon Go be released in Europe, Asia and the rest of the world?<p>According to sources cited by <i>Wall Street Journal</i>, it will be “within a few days.” No further details have been revealed about the availability of the game that took the US by storm.<p>Pokémon Go launched last Wednesday in …

Niantic's New iOS App, Pokemon Go, Captures Users and Headlines

Nintendo has begun to embrace iOS and its new free Pokemon Go app, developed with Niantic Labs, is proof of that strategy. The augmented reality app encourages users to go out into the real world and "find" and capture Pokemon characters, superimposed over locations thanks to GPS. There have been …

Pokémon Go has an estimated 7.5M U.S. downloads, $1.6M in daily revenue

Pokémon Go is off to a big start in the U.S., but just how big? The company hasn’t yet revealed any official numbers, but we have estimates to provide an idea of the scope of downloads and revenue the mobile game is generating.<p>App analytics company SensorTower used its predictive model of the App …

'Pokémon Go' is actually bringing families together

<i>Pokemon Go</i> has done more for family bonding since dad enforced the weekly board game night.<p>The mobile augmented reality game took the internet by …

This man's Pokémon Go chat app is so successful that it's driving him bankrupt

Monster costs<p>Jonathan Zarra knew something about <i>Pokémon Go</i> that most people didn’t. As a beta tester this summer, the 28-year-old freelance developer had early access to the smash hit mobile game — and as a result, he could see that it offered users no way to chat with one another inside the app. …

Pokémon Go Is a No-Go for Security

At least for now<p><i>Updated on July 12, 2016</i><p>You can imagine the science-fiction episode: A video game suddenly appears in an unwitting society. The game proves so addictive that millions of people endanger themselves just to be able to keep playing it. The game gets so powerful that it can steal their …

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Pokémon GO consumes everything, including politics

<b>(CNN) —</b> Like Snapchat and Candy Crush before it, young people adopted Pokémon GO -- and the political class followed in their wake.<p>The game exploded into near ubiquity over the past several days, leading lawmakers and others to try and get in on the attention.<p>California Democratic Rep. Judy Chu …

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'Pokemon Go' Driving Foot Traffic to Local Businesses

The success of <i>Pokemon Go</i> has had many real-world ramifications recently, including cautionary tales of car accidents, thieves using the game to stage robberies, and Nintendo's shares jumping 25%, or $7.5 billion, in days. The new augmented reality game is also driving business to local restaurants …

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Pokémon Go: Australian users report server problems due to high demand

Some are blaming players in the UK, where Pokémon Go is not released, for bypassing their local servers to access the game in Australia<p>Australian Pokémon Go users are having problems logging into the reality mobile game due to high demand.<p>The game has only been released in the US, Australia and New …

Some Android users are installing a malicious third-party version of 'Pokémon Go'

"Pokémon Go" is the hot mobile game of the moment. Unfortunately, not everyone can play it. International rollout of the game has been paused while Nintendo and The Pokémon Company work on fixing server capacity.<p>But that's not stopping people from finding other ways to download versions of the game.<p>…

Android News

iPhone 7 Plus Follow-up Images Reignite Smart Connector Rumors

Following yesterday's circulation of iPhone 7 case images, <i>NWE</i> this morning posted another series of shots from the same "reliable" source, this time including what looks like the larger iPhone 7 Plus handset with dual-lens camera.<p>The additional iPhone 7 pictures offer a few more angles of a …

Mobile Technology

Check Out Purported Images of the iPhone 7 Plus or Pro

Another day, another iPhone 7 leak. Only this time, we’re looking at what might be the bigger iPhone 7 Plus or Pro.<p>Posters on China-based social site …

Pokémon Go's first update fixes that Google privacy issue

In a surprisingly fast move, Pokemon Go has gotten its first update to fix some of the growing pains and bugs from the initial release.<p>Most notably, it fixes one of the biggest complaints about privacy: the app required too much information from your Google account, particularly on iOS. Previously, …

[Updated] Niantic CEO Confirms Sponsored Retail Locations Are Coming To 'Pokémon GO'

At this point, if you haven’t heard of <i>Pokémon GO</i> it’s safe to assume you’ve been in a coma. The mobile hit from Niantic, The Pokémon Company, and Nintendo has sent Nintendo stock soaring, it’s dominating social media conversations, and is fast becoming a social and cultural phenomenon. It’s even on …

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Pokemon Go players unwelcome at Arlington, Holocaust museum

Players of Pokemon Go are finding critters everywhere, including some places that are considered to be hallowed ground and inappropriate for gaming.<p>The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and Arlington National Cemetery, both in Washington, DC area, have both issued appeals for players to avoid …

New test for Nintendo? North Korea an obstacle for South Korean Pokemon hunters

SEOUL (Reuters) - Nintendo’s smash hit Pokemon GO is likely to face hurdles in South Korea, where Google mapping functions are restricted due to security issues with North Korea - though some fans are already trekking out to one remote area where it can be played.<p>A "Pidgey" Pokemon is seen on the …

Holocaust Museum not happy with Pokemon Go trainers

New trainers are everywhere, searching the globe for Pokémon, glued to their smartphones for every moment. They’re invading places everywhere, …

How to download Pokemon Go in the UK - and when is it out?

Pokémon Go is available to download in the UK, making the country the fifth place worldwide where the wildly popular augmented reality game is officially available.<p>The international release of the mobile game that lets users catch Pokémon in real life had been delayed following an unexpectedly high …

'Pokémon Go' fans take over downtown Sydney in search of Pikachu

While the Opera House and the Harbour Bridge are just two of the stunning landmarks downtown Sydney, Australia has to offer, most visitors Sunday …