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Tencent

Tencent gets green light to publish two Nintendo Switch games in China

China has given tech giant Tencent Holdings the green light to publish Nintendo Switch games Super Mario Odyssey and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, taking the number of games licensed for th...

CD Projekt

Poland’s CD Projekt seeks age approval for cyberpunk video game

Poland’s biggest video game producer CD Projekt is seeking age recommendations from the industry’s rating boards for its flagship product “Cyberpunk 2077” a...

Grindr

Grindr’s owner says to sell social media app for $608 million

The Chinese gaming company Beijing Kunlun Tech Co Ltd said on Friday that it has agreed to sell Grindr LLC, a popular gay dating app it acquired in 2016, for about $608.5 million.

Nintendo

Tencent extends warranty for Nintendo Switches in China as virus hits sales

BEIJING (Reuters) – Chinese technology giant Tencent said on Tuesday it would extend warranty for Nintendo Switches purchased in China via official channels before March 31 b...

Chinese regulators remove 'Plague Inc' game from Apple's China app store

Chinese regulators remove ‘Plague Inc’ game from Apple’s China app store

BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) – The video game “Plague Inc”, which has surged in popularity amid the coronavirus epidemic, has been removed from Apple’s China ...

Nintendo

Nintendo CEO says it has no plans for a new Switch in 2020

The Chief Executive Officer of Nintendo Co. Ltd, Shuntaro Furukawa has stated that the gaming company has no plans to launch a new version of its wildly popular Switch gaming devic...

China

Tencent, Sina apps targeted in Chinese privacy crackdown

BEIJING (Reuters) – China has criticised 41 apps including Tencent messaging app QQ and Sina’s sports app for allegedly forcing users to hand over personal data, part o...

Twitch

Russia blocks Premier League broadcasts by Amazon’s Twitch

MOSCOW (Reuters) – A court in Russia has blocked access to English Premier League game broadcasts by Amazon’s Twitch after Russia’s Rambler Media Group said it wo...

Netflix

Netflix tests cheaper annual subscription plan in India

BENGALURU (Reuters) – Netflix Inc is testing longer subscription plans in India as it looks to attract more users in a highly competitive market where smartphone and internet...

esports

Esports: Renault harnesses real F1 resources for virtual success

ENSTONE, England (Reuters) – Jarno Opmeer once trained in the Renault team gym as a junior academy driver and now the Dutch racer is back at the factory facility, preparing f...

Qualcomm

Qualcomm expects 5G phone sales to double in 2021

Reuters – Qualcomm Inc expects global smartphone makers to ship 450 million 5G handsets in 2021 and another 750 million in 2022, the world’s largest supplier of mobile ...

Google Stadia

Google enters gaming with cloud-based streaming service Stadia

Reuters – Alphabet Inc’s Google on Tuesday launched Stadia, a cloud-based service that allows users to stream games including “Assassin’s Creed Odyssey̶...

Women in Tech

Getting better? More women in tech but not at the top

LISBON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Technology firms are hiring more women and narrowing the gender gap, a poll by Europe’s largest technology conference found on Wed...