When Video Game Consoles Wanted (and Failed) to Be Computers

    Image: Scan of Intelivision owner manual. A lot of early video game consoles secretly wanted to be home computers, too. Their makers either sold keyboard add-ons or failed miserably in the process. A version of this post originally appeared on Tedium, a twice-weekly newsletter that hunts for the end of the long tail. Of all […]

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    Up Your Social Media Game with These New Instagram Features for Small Business

      Since paying more attention to my visual branding, I’ve come to really love Instagram. Actually, that’s an understatement. I’m pretty much obsessed with Instagram. If you’ve been on the image-heavy social media platform lately, then you may have noticed some new Instagram features like live video streaming and short stories a la Snapchat. You now […]

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    10 Ways to Improve Your Online Marketing Game in 2017

    If you plan to run a business in 2017, you need an online marketing strategy. And if you plan to up your online marketing game in the new year, you might be able to benefit from some advice from members of our small business community. Here are some of their top tips for upping your […]

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    iPhone 7 Not a Game Changer, Say Analysts

    Not even Chief Executive Tim Cook singing “Sweet Home Alabama” on Carpool Karaoke could get Wall Street excited about the launch of Apple Inc’s iPhone 7. The new iPhone, which features a high-resolution camera and the option of a jet-black glossy finish but notably lacks the traditional analog headphone jack, is not revolutionary, analysts said. […]

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    EA Posts Unexpected Profit on Higher Game Downloads

    Video-game publisher Electronic Arts Inc, known for titles such as FIFA and Star Wars Battlefront, reported an unexpected first-quarter profit, helped by higher downloads of its games. The company’s digital business, where players download digital versions of games, generates higher margins than sales of physical discs. EA’s shares initially rose about 2.5 percent in extended […]

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    Pokemon Go Update Resets Game Progress, Some Users Complain

    HIGHLIGHTS Latest update has reportedly reset the in-game progress for many players The step counter has been completely removed from the game The damage values for battle moves have been improved with the update When a game as popular as Pokemon Go gets an update, it is bound to create reactions from all over the […]

    Xbox One Is Finally Available at Local Game Stores in India

    HIGHLIGHTS You can now buy the Xbox One at local game stores. These are official units with warranty from Microsoft. Microsoft India appears to be unaware of this. Almost two months ago we spotted Xbox One exclusive games like Halo 5 on the store shelves with retailers telling us the Xbox One console itself will […]