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Success of Pokemon GO adds impetus for change at Nintendo

The phenomenal success of Pokemon GO and the surge in Nintendo Co’s (7974.T) market value by $17 billion in just over a week has been seized upon by one of its most vocal investors to press for a change of strategy at the company. Until Pokemon GO, a mobile game, …

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Twitter, Facebook move quickly to stem celebrations of Nice attack

Twitter Inc moved swiftly to remove posts from Islamic extremists glorifying a truck attack in Nice, France, watchdog groups said Friday, in a rare round of praise for a platform that has often struggled to contain violent propaganda. A spate of violence over the past several months has posed numerous …

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Developer of Nintendo’s Pokemon GO aiming for rollout to 200 markets soon

The head of the developer behind Nintendo Co Ltd’s (7974.T) Pokemon GO said he wanted to launch the smash-hit mobile game in roughly 200 countries and regions “relatively soon” and was working on bolstering server capacity to enable the wider rollout. The game, which marries a classic 20-year old franchise …

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Nintendo surges to hit six-year high, Pokemon GO hits UK market

Shares of Nintendo Co (7974.T) jumped nearly 10 percent to a six-year high on Friday, extending their rally since the launch of its Pokemon GO augmented reality game and almost doubling the company’s market value in just over a week. The mobile game has become an instant hit with more …

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Pokemon GO could be next big marketing tool for retailers

Pokemon GO, a mobile game that has rocketed to the top of Apple Inc and Android app stores in record time, looks set to challenge young internet companies which specialize in increasing foot traffic for small businesses and may end up playing a role in major brands’ marketing, according to …

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U.S. safety agency seeks answers on fatal Tesla Autopilot crash

U.S. highway safety regulators have demanded that Tesla Motors Inc hand over detailed information about the design, operation and testing of its Autopilot technology following a May 7 fatal crash in which the system was in use. The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), investigating an accident that has …

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Google notifies users of 4,000 state-sponsored cyber attacks per month: executive

A senior executive of Alphabet Inc’s (GOOGL.O) Google unit said on Monday that the company was notifying customers of 4,000 state-sponsored cyber attacks per month. Speaking at a Fortune magazine tech conference in Aspen, Colorado, Google senior vice president and Alphabet board member Diane Greene mentioned the figure while touting …

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Musk hints at top secret Tesla masterplan: tweet

Tesla Motors Inc (TSLA.O) CEO Elon Musk on Sunday tweeted his intention to soon publish part two of his “top secret Tesla masterplan” following an embattled several weeks for the Silicon Valley heavyweight. The tweet, which read “Working on Top Secret Tesla Masterplan, Part 2. Hoping to publish later this …

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Bitcoin ‘miners’ face fight for survival as new supply halves

Marco Streng is a miner, though he does not carry a pick around his base in south-western Iceland. Instead, he keeps tens of thousands of computers running 24 hours a day in fierce competition with others across the globe to earn bitcoins. In the world of the web-based digital currency, …

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