Nintendo Switch’s US sales surpass the PS4 and Xbox at the same age

Nintendo today revealed the Switch has now sold over 8.7 million units at the 21-month mark in the US, more than both the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One did when they were the same “age.” Given how little we know about the sales of at least one of the consoles past that mark, this might be the last time we get to compare the three reliably. The information comes from data analysis company The NPD Group, which tracks video game sales. The little hybrid console also outsold one of its predecessors, the Nintendo Wii, within the same timeframe, and… This story continues at The Next Web Or just read… Read More

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2019 will be a pivotal year for Southeast Asian tech startups

With a rising middle class and a booming tech startup scene, Southeast Asia (SEA) sits where China did 10 years ago — on the cusp of a major economic boom fueled by the tech industry. The only questions over the last few years have been: When will the tipping point be reached, and when will SEA mature from a promising regional market into the next big world economy? I’ve seen promising signs that in 2019, our region may finally reach that tipping point. The 10 nations in SEA — Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Cambodia, Vietnam, Thailand, Brunei, Laos, Myanmar, and the… This story continues at The Next Web …read more Source::… Read More

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Lime reveals new ridership data as Seattle becomes first city to eclipse 2M bike rides

Lime Bikes in Seattle, Nov. 2018. (GeekWire Photo / Kurt Schlosser) As it continues to expand around the globe amid reports of a potential acquisition by Uber, transportation startup Lime today touted new metrics that reflect the company’s growing footprint. Lime is now active in 100 markets as it recently eclipsed more than 26 million trips across its fleet of pedal bikes, electric-assist bikes, electric scooters, and “transit pods” that are being tested in Seattle. That’s up from just 1 million trips at this time last year. In Seattle, Lime said that users have taken two million trips on e-assist and pedal bikes over the past 17 months, the first… Read More

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Microsoft and 343 Industries’ Bonnie Ross to be inducted into the AIAS Hall of Fame

Bonnie Ross, head of Microsoft’s Halo franchise, speaking at Grace Hopper x1 in Redmond, Wash. (GeekWire Photo / Clare McGrane) The Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences has announced that it will induct Microsoft and 343 Industries‘ Bonnie Ross into its Hall of Fame at the next DICE (Design Innovate Communicate Entertain) Awards. The award is to be presented to Ross by Microsoft’s Phil Spencer. The Hall of Fame award is typically given to designers, producers and creative directors who “demonstrate the highest level of creativity and innovation … on a scale that expands the scope of the industry.” Previous winners include Hideo Kojima (Metal Gear Solid), Dan and Sam… Read More

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Microsoft and 343 Industries’ Bonnie Ross to be inducted into the AIAS Hall of Fame

Bonnie Ross, head of Microsoft’s Halo franchise, speaking at Grace Hopper x1 in Redmond, Wash. (GeekWire Photo / Clare McGrane) The Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences has announced that it will induct Microsoft and 343 Industries‘ Bonnie Ross into its Hall of Fame at the next DICE (Design Innovate Communicate Entertain) Awards. The award is to be presented to Ross by Microsoft’s Phil Spencer. The Hall of Fame award is typically given to designers, producers and creative directors who “demonstrate the highest level of creativity and innovation … on a scale that expands the scope of the industry.” Previous winners include Hideo Kojima (Metal Gear Solid), Dan and Sam… Read More

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Teacher of the year for life: Professor hired mercenaries to rescue student from ISIS

Charlotta Turner, a chemistry professor at Sweden’s Lund University, hired a team of mercenaries to extricate a student from ISIS-occupied territory when she found out they were going to be late on an assignment. Now we know exactly who this mug belongs to: The extraordinary events occurred in 2014 when graduate student Firas Jumaah left Sweden in response to a family emergency: ISIS had occupied a village adjacent to his hometown, where his wife and two children remained. Jumaah told Lunds University Magazine (LUM): My wife was panicked, everyone was shocked at how IS behaved. I took the first plane… This story continues at The Next Web …read more Source::… Read More

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