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App Annie: Worldwide app downloads grew 15% and revenue soared 40% in 2016
Downloads, revenue, and time spent in apps all grew by double digits during 2016, according to a report by market researcher App Annie. Time spent in apps grew more than 20 percent to nearly 900 billion hours in 2016, according to the year-end report. That’s just one sign that the... Read more
Age of Empires: Castle Siege storming Android in early March
Age of Empires: Castle Siege is coming to Android. Developed by Smoking Gun Interactive in partnership with Microsoft, Castle Siege introduces the classic real-time strategy series to Google’s platform following its debut on Windows Phone in 2014. The Castle Siege gameplay revolves around growing and defending an empire as one... Read more
Samsung chief faces long day as Korean court weighs arrest warrant
SEOUL (By Ju-min Park, Reuters) – The head of South Korea’s giant Samsung Group faces a long day in court on Wednesday as a judge decides whether he should be arrested for bribery in a corruption scandal that has engulfed President Park Geun-hye’s administration. Investigators questioned Jay Y. Lee... Read more
Pokémon Go generated revenues of $950 million in 2016
Pokémon Go generated an estimated $950 million in revenues in 2016, according to a report by market researcher App Annie. Niantic Labs launched Pokémon Go on July 6, 2016, and it became a smash hit. Within a couple of months, Niantic announced that it had been downloaded more than 500... Read more