Amazon and Google Bungle Video Game Development

Amazon and Google Bungle Video Game Development

At the end of January, Bloomberg released a well-researched article detailing Amazon’s failure at game development. A few days later Google announced it was shutting down its in-house game development studio for Stadia. To industry insiders these were not big surprises, but they have left many wondering about the future of Amazon and Google i.....
The Failure of Google Stadia

The Failure of Google Stadia

When we had our first look at the Google Stadia streaming service at GDC in March 2019 we left uncertain. To us it was unimpressive, but we were told Google had more up its sleeve. Last week Google Stadia officially launched (we think) and it became clear the emperor has no clothes. Google Stadia is dead on arrival. I.....

Razer Ouya Deal Eyes Android TV

JULY 30, 2015 • This week Razer Inc. confirmed it had acquired the software assets of Ouya, Inc. on June 12. The purchase netted Razer Ouya’s content catalog and online retail platform, plus the latter’s technical and develope.....

Nvidia Shield Branding Adapts

APRIL 24, 2015 • Introduced as the Nvidia Shield Console last March, Nvidia Corp. is now promoting its new Tegra X1-based set-top unit as the Nvidia Shield Android TV. The $199 device is expected to launch next month. System specifications include a 256-core Maxwell GPU equipped with 3GB of ram, 4K HD playback, internal storage totaling 16GB, support for USB 3.0 devices and MicroSD cards, .....

Google’s Nexus Player Streaming Box

OCT. 16, 2014 • Google Inc. is back in the television set-top business with its new $99 Nexus Player. Preorders for the unit start October 17 but Google has not announced an official launch date. The Nexus Player is one of the first devices to run on the latest Android 5.0 (Lollipop) OS, which has been optimized for large screen HDTVs. Major features include Google Cast, a wealth of streaming content providers and access to Android games and other apps available.....

New Nvidia Shield Tablet

JULY 22, 2014 • On July 29 Nvidia Corp. is releasing an eight-inch Android tablet in its Nvidia Shield Tablet hardware line. The device comes with a native 1900×1200 HD screen and a mini-HDMI 1.4b port to connect HDTVs. The Shield Tablet is pow.....

Samsung Shifts to Vietnam

DEC. 16, 2013 • Vietnam is becoming the smartphone manufacturing preference for Samsung Electronics Co. The South Korean company currently has 13 manufacturing facilities in China but is leading a wave of Korean firms that are shifting their production to Vietnam. According to the Vietnamese government, South Korean firms had cleared 3,400 investment projects in Vietnam as of August, the fourth highest total. Last March, Samsung started construction on a plant a.....

Google+ Gains Users

OCT. 29, 2013 • Since May the number of monthly active users (MAU) on the Google+ social network has grown 58% from 190 million to 300 million. The increase was announced at a Google event held in San Francisco. That puts Google+ squarely behind Facebook’s 1......