Pokémon GO Was The Most Searched For Term On Google In 2016

Every year Google releases data showing what its users searched for and this year is no exception. Interestingly, it is Pokémon GO which takes the crown for the most searched for term of 2016. It was followed by the iPhone 7, Donald Trump, Prince, and Powerball. The popular augmented reality application sure is unstoppable. Source

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Google Teases Its New Pixel Smartphone With A Zelda Majora’s Mask Reference

Google is set to reveal its new smartphone range later today which is being advertised under the Pixel banner. The company has a live stream countdown to the unveiling on YouTube and one Redditor has spotted that the countdown timer uses an iconic The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask reference. This could be nothing more … Continue reading Google Teases Its New Pixel Smartphone With A Zelda Majora’s Mask Reference

Nintendo Earning Less From Pokemon GO Than Google And Apple

While Pokemon GO has been a resounding success for both Niantic and Nintendo it would appear as though the majority of the money from purchases in the game are going to both Google and Apple. Apple and Google collect a third of the sales that happen on their app stores so any micro transactions you purchase will go … Continue reading Nintendo Earning Less From Pokemon GO Than Google And Apple

Pokemon GO: No Google Account User Data Has Been Accessed And Working On Fixes

A number of publications yesterday raised concerns that Pokemon GO has access to your entire Google account if you decide to sign in that way. Well, US technology publication Ars Technica has reached out to both developer Niantic and Google who have said that the application requests more permissions than it actually needs and has not … Continue reading Pokemon GO: No Google Account User Data Has Been Accessed And Working On Fixes

Pokemon GO Was Born From A Google April Fools Prank

Niantic CEO John Hanke has explained how the upcoming mobile title Pokemon GO came to be. The inspiration came from an April Fools prank that Google made three years ago, in which Google and the Pokemon Company collaborated on a Google Maps prank called the Pokemon Challenge. Hanke went on to explain that Tatsuo Nojima … Continue reading Pokemon GO Was Born From A Google April Fools Prank

Pokemon GO Was One Of Top Trending Game Search Terms Of 2015

It seems as though a lot of people were excited and intrigued by the announcement that the augmented reality game Pokemon GO is in development for mobile platforms. The name has made the top ten trending video game search terms of 2015, according to Google. Pokemon Go is ranked sixth and is just behind popular titles such … Continue reading Pokemon GO Was One Of Top Trending Game Search Terms Of 2015

Amazon Is Looking To Buy Twitch After Google Deal Falls Through

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Amazon is in talks to purchase the immensely popular video game streaming service, Twitch. Many expected Google to finalise the deal, but it looks as though that venture has fallen through. The deal is thought to be worth one billion US dollars.Update: Amazon has confirmed it has acquired … Continue reading Amazon Is Looking To Buy Twitch After Google Deal Falls Through

Here’s What Google Mailed Its ‘Pokemon Masters’

You might remember that back on April 1st Google Maps had been completely taken over by Pokemon. Google asked the world to sort through Google Maps and discover all 151 Pokemon in an effort to be crowned Pokemon Master by Google. Now the internet giant has begun mailing those that discovered all the Pokemon this lovely letter and … Continue reading Here’s What Google Mailed Its ‘Pokemon Masters’

iOS and Google Play Games Spending Was 3 Times The Amount Of Dedicated Handhelds Q3 Of 2013

Apple's iOS App Store and Google Play experienced huge game sales growth during the third quarter of 2013. This surge in App spending has vaulted these platforms above the Nintendo 3DS and the PlayStation Vita for the first time ever. Analytic firm App Annie reports that the App Store and Google Play spending on games combined was … Continue reading iOS and Google Play Games Spending Was 3 Times The Amount Of Dedicated Handhelds Q3 Of 2013