Motorola is celebrating the 45th anniversary of the first mobile phone in the world with a sale. The device happened to be the Motorola DynaTAC – 13-inch tall, weighing 1.75 pounds and with no display of any sort. The company is offering discounts on select phones in the US. The Moto E series gets up to $ 40 off. The Moto G and X series get up to $ 100 off. Finally, the Moto Z series gets up to $ 150 off. These discounts are only available on select models in the series and vary depending upon the variant you choose. So, for example, while the 64GB Moto G5s Plus gets $ 100 off, the…
Cloud storage and collaboration company Dropbox — which started 10 years ago as a small startup in the San Francisco-based Y Combinator incubator program — went public today, and its shares were up nearly 36 percent as of market close this afternoon. The successful performance makes Dropbox the biggest tech IPO since Snapchat’s in March 2017. Dropbox ended the day of trading, under the ticker symbol “DBX,” with a market valuation of around $ 10 billion.
We knew Dropbox was likely expecting a favorable outcome, considering it priced its shares at $ 21, above its initial projected $ 18 to $ 20 range. But the surge in share price, which helped Dropbox match its last private funding valuation, is a welcomed vote of market confidence for a…
When some people hear “Apple,” they think “overpriced,” or “expensive.” After all, the new iPhone X starts at $ 999 and the 256GB model retails for $ 1,149 (before sales tax). But how much have previous iPhones cost? And what did users get with each new upgrade? Continue reading to take a look at iPhone prices, starting […]
Epic Games’ popular Fortnite Battle Royale game for iOS devices has grossed an estimated $1.5 million worldwide since its release last Thursday, according to figures shared this afternoon by app analytics firm Sensor Tower.
Fortnite has topped the iPhone download charts in more than 40 countries since it was released, despite the fact that it continues to be invite only. As of now, it is the number one free app in the Games section of the App Store.
According to Sensor Tower, Fortnite earned $1 million during the first 72 hours after in-app purchases first became live in the game for beta testers.
In Fortnite, players can buy outfits, tools, weapons, emotes, gliders, and more using the in-game currency, V-Bucks. Players can purchase 1,000 V-Bucks for $9.99, which is the minimum in-app purchase. Higher quantities of V-Bucks are available for more money.
Fortnite earned far more than other survival-style games that were released at the same time. Knives Out, a competing game, earned $57k, while Rules of Survival earned $39k. Fortnite could have some competition now, however, as Tencent today released the official version of PUBG Mobile, which offers the same kind of gameplay available in Fortnite.
Compared to other popular games, Fortnite hasn’t brought in quite as much money, but it is still in a beta testing phase. Pokémon GO brought in $4.9 million just four days after release, and Clash Royale earned $4.6 million four days after it was released.
The goal in Fortnite is to be the last person standing, with players tasked with killing opponents using a variety of weapons while also avoiding death from other players. The game is also available on PCs and consoles, with cross-platform gameplay available if enabled.
Fortnite can be downloaded from the App Store for free, but a beta invite is required to play. Epic Games plans to expand the beta in the weeks to come, but it’s not yet clear when it will see an official launch. [Direct Link]
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The Elder Scrolls: Legends [Free] is ready to expand once again by returning to the mushroom-esque landscapes in Vvardenfell when Houses of Morrowind launches. This will be the biggest expansion content wise since Heroes of Skyrim. There will be 149 new cards that will be all too familiar to fans of The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind. The expansion also brings various new abilities for each House. The abilities include Betray, Rally, Exalt, Plot, and more. This expansion arrives after Return to Clockwork City arrived a few months ago.
One highlight in the expansion is Three Attribute Decks. These decks let you include up to 100 cards with 75 being the minimum. As you can tell, this expansion raises the maximum deck size for all decks to 100. This expansion will release on March 28th on all platforms. Bethesda will be revealing more cards in the next few days on their website. If you’ve wanted to check The Elder Scrolls: Legends now is a great time to get into it and you can check out our forum thread with impressions here. Read our review for the game here
If you haven’t heard, all you need to know is that two years ago, two boys became very famous for a short period of time — a period of time with ups and downs and baffling surprise twists — after one of them filmed the other one wearing a pair of white sneakers. Observing the white sneakers, he shouted, “Damn, Daniel! Back at it again with the white Vans.” It was silly, and it was good.
It was the subject of a Rolling Stone feature story in which Daniel’s longest response to any question was on the subject of learning to drive:
“I have a lot of friends that drive…
Emergency dispatch centers in Elk Grove and Sacramento, Calif., have over the past four months seen an increasing number of false alarm calls originate from an Apple facility in the area, with workers there fielding about 20 such calls per day.
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The founder of the communications app is worth about $ 4.5 billion.
Snap CEO Evan Spiegel sold roughly 2.7 million shares of stock last week, worth more than $ 50 million, which is his first personal stock sale since Snap went public last March.
The sale, which was executed as part of a pre-arranged sales plan that executives often use to avoid concerns over insider trading, was a small amount of Spiegel’s over holdings — a little more than 1 percent.
It’s not uncommon for public company executives to sell stock, but Spiegel’s sale is notable given that it’s his first since the company’s IPO. Spiegel and co-founder Bobby Murphy had previously pledged not to sell any shares in 2017, a promise intended to soothe any potential investor concerns around the time Snap’s employee lockup period ended.
Decisions by public company CEOs about when and how to sell their stock can be meaningful. Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg rarely sold stock; until he started doing so to fund his philanthropy; now he sells regularly, so much so that he initially tried to split Facebook’s stock in order to ensure he could keep selling without losing company control. Twitter’s Jack Dorsey, on the other hand, has actually purchased stock on multiple occasions as a more symbolic way of showing faith in the company.
It’s too soon to know what Spiegel’s cadence will be, although he’s not in jeopardy of losing control of Snap: Spiegel and Murphy controlled a combined 88.5 percent of Snap’s voting power at the IPO. Spiegel’s net worth is around $ 4.5 billon.
For the first time since its April 2014 debut, Apple Watch has managed to overtake Fitbit in terms of annual sales—a major milestone for Apple’s wearable device, especially when you take into account all of the inexpensive fitness bands, watches and tracking device Fitbit is selling…. Read the rest of this post here
“For the first time since its inception, Apple Watch overtook Fitbit in annual sales” is an article by iDownloadBlog.com.
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On the heels of this past Tuesday’s annual shareholders meeting, Apple has made the transition to their new campus official by changing the company’s corporate address to One Apple Park Way. The change comes just weeks after Apple was given occupancy permits for several sections of the main campus building.