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In The News 08/12/2016

Thursday, August 11th, 2016 by | Filed Under: In The News

Pokemon Go Doesn’t Help Nintendo’s Bottom Line

Initially, some investors thought the huge success of the Pokemon Go app would translate into big profits for Nintendo, the company that owns the rights to Pokemon. But Nintendo isn’t the developer of the game, they licensed the characters to Niantic and will get some licensing fees, but that hasn’t really boosted their bottom line.


The company lost almost $232 million so far this year and their quarterly sales fell by nearly $600 million. Poor sales of the Wii U and the 3DS game devices are hurting the company. Right now they are pinning their hopes on the upcoming Pokemon Go Plus device that alerts Pokemon Go players when there are Pokemon to catch.


Security Patches Coming For Nexus Phones

If you use one of the following Nexus devices, the company will have security patches available for you this month to take care of some issues found with the Qualcomm components of the phones.

  • Pixel C – MXC89L
  • Nexus 6P – MTC20F
  • Nexus 5X – MTC20F
  • Nexus 6 – MOB30W and MMB30R
  • Nexus Player – MOB30W
  • Nexus 9 LTE – MOB30W
  • Nexus 9 Wi-Fi – MOB30W
  • Nexus 5 – MOB30Y
  • Nexus 7 2013 Wi-Fi – MOB30X
  • Nexus 7 2013 Mobile – MOB30X

The updates will be pushed to your phone and you should be notified that updates are ready to install.

Microsoft Launches A Bug Hunt

Microsoft wants to track down any bugs in the new Edge browser and they’re offering a special $15,000 bounty for anyone who can track down vulnerabilities that hackers can use to remotely execute malicious code.


The Edge hunt lasts for the next 10 months and Microsoft will pay bounties between $500 and $15,000 depending on the severity of the bugs.

~ Cynthia

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2 Responses to “In The News 08/12/2016”

  1. ERNEST WHITE says:

    I don’t care about Pokemon Go!

    • Jadesqr says:

      Hey Ernest, So you’re NOT a fan of walking in front of a BUS while reading ‘Your Phone’. . . I’m shocked!

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