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72 articles published


Mario Kart Tour a much-needed smartphone hit for Nintendo

Business / Corporate Oct 29, 2019

Mario Kart Tour a much-needed smartphone hit for Nintendo

Nintendo Co. can finally claim a megahit smartphone game with its new Mario Kart Tour, which has been downloaded 123.9 million times in its first month and comfortably eclipsed the company's previous mobile game debuts, according to data from app research firm Sensor Tower. "The ...

Google owner Alphabet in bid to buy Fitbit: sources

Business / Tech Oct 29, 2019

Google owner Alphabet in bid to buy Fitbit: sources

Google owner Alphabet Inc. has made an offer to acquire U.S. wearable device maker Fitbit Inc., as it eyes a slice of the crowded market for fitness trackers and smartwatches, people familiar with the matter said on Monday. While Google has joined other major technology ...

T-Mobile outpaces estimates for profit and mobile-subscriber gains

Business Oct 29, 2019

T-Mobile outpaces estimates for profit and mobile-subscriber gains

T-Mobile US Inc. posted subscriber gains that exceeded analysts' predictions and raised its customer forecast for the year, once again outpacing larger rivals Verizon Communications Inc. and AT&T Inc. T-Mobile, which is awaiting U.S. court approval of its $26.5 billion takeover of Sprint Corp., said ...

Johnny Wilkinson, Bryan Habana show kids how it is done

Rugby Oct 29, 2019

Johnny Wilkinson, Bryan Habana show kids how it is done

by Kaz Nagatsuka

The 2019 Rugby World Cup has been electrified by inspirational performances of the Japan national team, which made the knockout stage for the first time at the quadrennial tournament. And the sport's global and domestic governing bodies hope that it will help encourage more children ...