BCCHardware

iTunes turns 13 (and still needs work)

iTunes is celebrating its 13th birthday. You'd think in 13 years Apple would have improved iTunes more than they have, but of course they haven't. Quartz has a history lesson on iTunes and why it's still awful.

Enter the iTunes Music Store, unveiled with a proud flourish by a beaming Steve Jobs. It was a digital jukebox, a music distribution game-changer, a record store to end all record stores—and it did, in fact, kill off a great number of those. The addition of the online store to the iTunes media player (which debuted in 2001) completely altered the way people bought, sold, and made music around the globe.

Nintendo is now worth more than Sony

Thanks to the huge success of Pokemon Go, Nintendo has seen its stock soar and has now surpassed Sony in value. Nintendo has seen their company value tack on an extra $23 Billion dollars since the release of Pokemon Go which as investors giggling. One would assume the value of Nintendo will come back down at some point once the hype dies down but for right now Nintendo is on top of the world. Mashable has the full story.

Pokémon, whoa.

Nintendo is now worth more than double what it was before the launch of Pokémon Go, as investors continue to drive up the price of the video game company's stock.

In dollar terms, Nintendo has added a whopping $23 billion to its value in less than two weeks.

The Best Smartphone for Every Need

We all know that there isn't that one perfect smartphone that will fit everybodys needs so Gizmodo has come up with a list of what they think is the best smartphone based on your needs. Best phone for Android purists? They've got it. Best Apple phone? They break that down as well. Check out the full list over here if you just cant figure out what phone would suit you best.

“What’s the best smartphone?” It’s a question I hear at least once or twice a month.

That’s fine. It comes with the territory, really. I write about all kinds of technology all day, every day, but none so much as smartphones. I’ve reviewed many of the major ones released in the past year, from the dirt-cheap to the metal and glossy. They all have something to add in their own way, but only a handful really stand out.

And as you’d imagine, the answer is complicated.

Verizon Snags Yahoo for $4.8 Billion

There has been rumors that Yahoo was looking to sell off their core business, but it was unclear as to who would buy them. Many thought that Microsoft would be the logical choice - or even Google may be a decent idea as they could integrate some search, patents and more. Out of left field comes Verizon however. They swooped in and snagged the ailing company for under $5 Billion, but the downside here is that this is only Yahoo's core business and the stuff that has been actually making the company money is not included. I hope Verizon has deep pockets.

In the end, the company was done in by Google and Facebook, two younger behemoths that figured out that survival required a continuous process of reinvention and staying ahead of the next big thing. Yahoo, which flirted with buying both companies in their infancies, watched its fortunes sink as users moved on to apps and social networks.

Source: NYTimes

Nintendo Slumps as Pokemon Go Details Emerge

Nintendo looked like they had a landslide winner with Pokemon Go, but they have just let their investors (and the public) know that it wasn't originally their idea and that they only get about a 13% share of the App profits. This is a bit different picture than we all believed at launch and the shareholders reactied. Nintendo is still doing well, but they don't get everything that you're spending online.

In a press release after the market closed on Friday in Japan, the Kyoto-based company said the game’s financial impact will be "limited" and that it is not necessary to revise its annual forecast even after factoring in current conditions. It also said revenue from Pokemon Go Plus, a Nintendo-produced accessory for the game expected to go on sale soon, has already been factored into the current guidance.

Source: Bloomberg

More Articles...

Page 4 of 915

4