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'Pokémon GO' Hype Bubble Pops For Nintendo's Shares

Pokemon Go's McDonald's Partnership Points To A Promising Business Model — McDonalds will be the game's fist-paying sponsor by hosting 3,000 of its outlets in Japan as Pokemon Go 'gyms.' More are in the pipeline.

Softbank's $32 Billion ARM Deal Heralds Bargain Britain — Softbank's billionaire chairman is shrewdly taking advantage of a weaker pound, and other cash-rich tech firms may have similar plans. M&A in tech is already on the up.

Softbank Buys ARM Holdings For $32 Billion

Wall Street Line IPO - In Photos: Images From The Line IPO — Line characters pose for photos before the company's IPO at the New York Stock Exchange, Thursday, July 14, 2016. (Credit: AP Photo/Richard Drew)

LINE Takes Aim At Facebook With $1 Billion IPO — The messaging app's growth has faltered but it has one big strength: engagement in four Asian countries is off the charts.

Why Is Apple Slowing, And Samsung Sprinting? — Both companies have seen their fortunes diverge, and that could continue if the love for Apple products in China continues to wane.

Self-Driving Robots Will Start Delivering Food For Just Eat And Others — The head one of Europe's biggest food-delivery startups calls the robots "exciting" and plans to ramp up use in the coming years to cut delivery costs.

This Clever, Three-Word-Address System Is Coming To Middle Eastern Shoppers — What3Words has raised $8.5 million from logistics company Aramex to pitch its system to e-commerce companies in regions with poor addressing systems.

This Teen's Lawyer-Bot Is Busting Thousands Of Parking Tickets — Joshua Browder says public service chat bots like his are far more useful than the flimsy brand-made bots now populating Facebook Messenger.
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Jul 20, 2016

@mrhubrich @ForbesTech Good point. Reminds me of when Coca-Cola did a partnership with the Misfit fitness tracker.

Jul 18, 2016

@psawers @markscott82 By 'expensive' do you think he meant some kind of bidding war went on behind closed doors?

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