Google Unveils Stadia Game Streaming Platform and is Dead Serious About Eliminating Barriers and Making High-End Gaming Accessible for Everyone

Google CEO Sundar Pichai unveiled their Stadia game streaming platform at the 2019 Game Developers Conference in San Fransisco today. Stadia is designed to bring high-end gaming to Chrome and other devices and aims to eliminate the many barriers to gaming.

Apple Watch Gets Pokémon Go

“Oh boy, here we go,” said John Hanke, CEO of Niantic Labs when speaking at Apple’s iPhone 7 event today. “Pokémon Go is coming to the Apple Watch.” Hinke stated that Pokémon Go has had more than 500 million downloads…

Which Pokemon Go Team is Most Popular? YouTube has the Answer!

Pokemon Go, launched July 6, 2016, is arguably the fastest growing game ever. In that spirit YouTube Trends wondered just how big is it? “We asked the YouTube data, and can confirm that “Pokemon Go” is a unique video game…

Merch By Amazon Is Amazon’s New On Demand T-Shirt Service For Game Developers

Amazon announced a new self-service program aimed at game developers to help them sell t-shirts. It’s called Merch by Amazon and encourages developers to “take their fans to the next level.” You design the shirts, and Amazon produces, sells, and…

Study Finds People Are ‘Practically Addicted’ To Email

When it comes to email, people just can’t seem to get enough. That’s the main takeaway form a new study conducted by Adobe. Sure, the conventional wisdom might be that people are sick of getting so much email, but the…

New Study Looks At Email Open Rate Factors

Email marketing software company Constant Contact just released a new study looking at open rates, finding that subscriber email domain and industry are major factors. According to the firm, segmented, personalized subscriber lists see higher open rate success and mobile…

Important Email Marketing Findings To Consider Ahead of the Holidays

Email continues to be one of the best ways to reach consumers, and thankfully, many of them are happy to get it from businesses they’re interested in. This is good to know as the time for holiday marketing planning approaches.…

You Can Now Direct Email To Slack Channels

There have been countless reports about how Slack is “taking on email” or trying to “kill email” in the workplace. While these certainly seem like an exaggeration, such comments aren’t completely unfounded. Slack has quickly become a popular communication tool…

Here’s What Those New Netflix Emails Look Like

As reported earlier this week, Netflix is changing the way it emails its DVD subscribers. I found this interesting because I’ve been a member for over a decade and can’t recall a time when this has changed much at all.…

Google Launches ‘Paid Search Best Practices’ Email Newsletter

Google announced the launch of a new email newsletter, which it will send out once a month to subscribing advertisers. It’s called Google Best Practices, and aims to give advertisers advice on improving their campaigns. “We get it. You’re busy.…

Email Marketing Study Suggests Sending More, Just Not To Recipients’ Primary Accounts

Return Path recently released an email marketing study suggesting that the frequency that generates maximum response without excessive complaints differs among brands as well as based on account type. It maintains that marketers can send more messages without suppressing response,…

Apple Is Removing Apps with Confederate Flag Imagery

In the wake of the Charleston church killings and the wave of companies and state governments moving to ban confederate flag imagery, Apple has begun to yank games and other apps featuring the symbol from its App Store. According to…

You Can Now Play a Game in Facebook Messenger

In March, Facebook launched what it called “Messenger Platform” and “Businesses on Messenger”, two initiatives that the company hopes will turn Messenger into more than just a simple messaging platform. Facebook now lets developers build apps for Messenger – the…

Your Customers Want More Of This From Your Business

Personalization. Consumers want offers from businesses to be more personalized. The question is: are you doing your part? And to what degree? Are you making efforts to ensure your offers are highly personalized for your potential customers? What are your…

Mobile Email Revenue Hit A New Record This Year

Mobile email revenue reached a new record in the first quarter of 2015, a new study from Yesmail finds. While it’s no surprise that mobile email revenue would continue to climb along with mobile usage in general, it’s interesting that…

Popular Social Media Sites Lean On Email For User Engagement

Remember the days when it wasn’t uncommon to read an article speculating about whether or not social media would kill email? In fact, if you count the increasingly popular business communication tool Slack, it’s still a subject that comes up.…

Grand Theft Auto Maker Trying to Kill BBC Movie About the Game’s Tumultuous Inception

When the BBC announced that it was developing a feature-length film based on the making of the popular gaming franchise Grand Theft Auto, most assumed that it was at least OK’ed by the game’s creators – if not blessed by.…

Facebook Messenger May Soon Have Games

Facebook is in the process of turning Facebook Messenger into much more than a simple messaging app, and the latest move might be the most ambitious yet. According to The Information, Facebook is currently talking to game developers about putting…

Nintendo Is Finally Going to Make Smartphone Games

By the end of this year, you’ll be able to play a Nintendo game on your iPhone. Wading into a market its always been wary of, Nintendo is finally going to start producing smartphone games. The first one should be…

Nintendo Rides At Universal Theme Parks To Become A Reality

Gamers everywhere rejoice. Nintendo and Universal Parks & Resorts just announced that they will be creating “spectacular, dedicated experiences based on Nintendo’s wildly popular games, characters and worlds” to Universal theme parks. The agreement between these two giants is seen…