Niantic acquires ‘Blade Runner: Revelations’ and ‘Marvel Strikeforce’ developer Seismic Games

“Pokémon Go” developer Niantic Labs has sure been keeping itself busy. The company has announced that it’s acquired Seismic Games, developer of “Blade Runner: Revelations” and “Marvel Strikeforce.” The studio employs veterans of some big names in gaming like EA and Activision. Niantic trades on augmented reality offerings. Seismic isn’t known for AR games, although […]

Nest CEO steps down, will remain at Google as ‘executive advisor’

After a brief tenure, Nest CEO Marwan Fawaz has stepped down. Fawaz assumed the role in 2016 immediately following the departure of Nest founder Tony Fadell. Fawaz will remain at Google as an “executive advisor” for the company’s hardware ventures, hardware chief Rick Osterloh said in a statement. There was reportedly friction between Fawaz and […]

Google hit with record $5 billion Android antitrust fine from EU

The amount Google must pay the European Commission for its latest Android-related antitrust fine has now been revealed as a record 4.34 billion euros ($5.06 billion). That figure dwarfs the $2.7 billion fine Google previously received for giving preferential treatment to its own shopping comparison tools in searches. Fine of €4,34 bn to @Google for 3 types of illegal restrictions on […]