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Cyanogen cuts jobs as platform business suffers

Device platform company Cyanogen is reported to have undertaken significant job cuts as part of …

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BRIC countries and Android lead the way in game installs

41 per cent of global game installs came from Brazil, Russia, India and China (BRIC) which make up four of the top five countries in Unity’s rankings for Q2 2016, along with the US, which had 10.3 per cent of installs.

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AR app maker Pixie raises $18.5M

Pixie Technology, maker of an app that uses augmented reality (AR) to help users find lost every day items and a player in the emerging Location of Things sector, closed a Series B round of funding at $18.5 million.

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Kiip raises $12M, says developers should respect user experience

Kiip, maker of a rewards platform, raised $12 million in a Series C funding round to expand sales and marketing.

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Facebook Messenger reaches 1B user milestone

More than 1 billion people use Facebook Messenger every month, the firm announced, just three months after hitting 900 million monthly active users.

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Blog: Pokémon Go – the AR revolution is real

At the time of writing, I have caught 137 (28 different types), I am well …

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Facebook to help businesses target “valuable” users

Facebook launched App Event Optimisiation, a product that helps advertisers connect with users more likely to take valuable and repeated actions, such as making a purchase, within an app.

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Line looks to AR, data mining following IPO

Line launched a successful initial public offering (IPO) in both Tokyo and New York, raising $1.3 billion and being valued at to $8.6 billion in a move that is being hailed as the year’s biggest tech IPO.

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Plan B for Opera after deal falls through

Opera Software said a previously announced full acquisition of the company had fallen through, and …

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Operators jump on Pokemon Go bandwagon

Following the success of Pokemon Go location/augmented reality app, a number of operators are looking …