TikTok Gets Another Reprieve From Order That Would Ban It in U.S.

A month after a preliminary injunction in a separate lawsuit, a federal judge blocked Commerce Department restrictions from taking effect on Nov. 12.

Under Armour to sell MyFitnessPal for $345 million, after acquiring it in 2015 for...

Global fitness giant Under Armour announced this morning that it will be selling MyFitnessPal to investment firm Francisco Partners for $345 million, five and a half years after acquiring it for $475 million. The company also announced that it will be winding down the Endomondo platform which it also acquired at the same time for […]

Merger Magic: How M&A Is Shaking Up Category Leaders in Mobile Games

Over the last few years, and particularly in 2020, M&A activity in the games industry has headed into overdrive, with multi-billion dollar acquisitions, key investments, and partnerships. Headline deals include Zynga’s $1.8 billion acquisition of Peak Games, as well as its purchases of Rollic Games, Small Giant Games, and Gram Games, while Scopely has been busy acquiring the likes of FoxNext Games and Digit Game Studios. Then there are major partnerships, such as Activision and Tencent’s collaboration on Call of Duty: Mobile, which generated approximately $480 million worldwide from player spending in its first year on the App Store and Google Play. This analysis looks at how these deals—and many others—have reshaped market share in the mobile gaming space.

Samsung debuts SmartThings Find to help you locate lost Galaxy devices

Visually track your Galaxy devices using Bluetooth and ultra-wideband tech.

Corsair acquires EpocCam, a webcam app for iPhone

Corsair Gaming today announced that it has acquired EpocCam, the software developer behind the iOS software of the same name. It’s easy to see why the gaming company would be interested in such an acquisition in 2020. The COVID-19 pandemic has lead to a worldwide spike in remote working — and, as a result, more […]

Google tests a helpful app comparison feature on Google Play

Google is testing a new feature that could improve discovery for Android apps on Google Play. The company confirmed it’s experimenting with a “Compare Apps” option that would allow Google Play users to quickly and more easily understand the slight differences between otherwise similar apps by comparing specific features and metrics — like star ratings […]

U.S. Home Improvement Brand App Adoption Has Doubled Over 2019 Since March

Consumers aren’t leaving home as often during the COVID-19 pandemic, but they are flocking to the mobile apps of brands focused on improving their living spaces. Sensor Tower Store Intelligence data reveals that first-time installs of the top home improvement brand apps in the United States between March and September 2020 doubled year-over-year, climbing 103 percent, while their monthly active users grew 35 percent for the same period.

Apple eyes the TikTok generation with an updated version of Clips

Apple is today rolling out an update to its video creation app, Clips, which brings much-needed support for vertical videos, allowing for sharing to TikTok and the “Stories” feature in other social apps. The addition is one of several arriving with the release of Clips 3.0, which also introduces support for horizontal video, as well […]

Genshin Impact Hits Nearly $250 Million in Its First Month, Making It One of...

Global blockbuster Genshin Impact from miHoYo has amassed $245 million in player spending during its first month, making it one of the biggest mobile game launches ever, Sensor Tower Store Intelligence estimates show.

The Future According to Grimes

The artist says her baby, X Æ A-XII, stays up watching “radical art.” So she made him an A.I. lullaby.

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