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Heroes of the Storm eulogy: For once, Blizzard couldn’t balance the casual and competive

Heroes of the Storm isn’t dead. But it isn’t alive, either. Blizzard Entertainment’s announcement this week that it was ending Heroes esports entirely, shifting developers off the game, and “changing the cadence” of updates effectively stated that the game was shifting away from active development.The maudlin tone of the piece, even though it said the game was continuing development, made ...

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Telcos gird their loins for a challenging future

Singapore LIKE a good detective story, the narrative threads are coming together in Singapore’s telco market. The basic plot elements are the same, starting with the murder – of average revenues per user (ARPUs) – and the usual suspects, like mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs … The Business Times

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DeltaDNA: In-game advertising becomes viable alternative to in-app purchases

After years of uncertain experimentation, free-to-play game developers are starting to view in-game ads as a genuine alternative to in-app purchases (IAPs) rather than just an additional revenue bonus, according to DeltaDNA‘s survey of 336 game developers and publishers. DeltaDNA said that in the last 12 months, the number of games owing at least 40 percent of total… VentureBeat

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Manufacturers made to share tech with newcomers

Formula 1’s manufacturers will have to share their technology with new engine entrants in the future, as part of a compromise deal agreed with series chiefs. With a radical overhaul of power unit regulations for 2021 having been abandoned in favour of tweaks to the current concepts, interest from new engine makers to come in to F1 has waned. While ...

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Has technology been made too easy to use?

SEVEN years ago, a younger and more carefree Mark Zuckerberg went onstage at Facebook’s annual developer conference and announced a major change to the social network’s design. Until then, apps connected to Facebook would regularly ask users if they wanted to publish their latest activity to their feed on the social network. Those pop-up messages – from apps such as ...

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