Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 budget with metal body and fingerprint sensor

Xiaomi Redmi Note 3, smartphone

China based tech company Xiaomi new budget smartphone the Redmi Note 3 is equipped with metal casing and fingerprint sensor. The device is 5.5" inches and priced only at US$140 (899 yuan).

Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 will be released in the market in China on November 27.

The device is powered by octa-core 64-bit processor with 2GB of RAM. It has 5.5-inch full-HD 1,080x1,920 pixel display. It has 16GB storage. It is equipped with 13-megapixel rear camera with phase detection auto focus. It has 4G dual-SIM slots. The Note 3 is equipped with 4,000mAh battery.

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Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Activision Blizzard Buys "Candy Crush" maker (King Digital) for $5.9B

Activision Blizzard buys Candy Crush, King Digital

Candy Crush Saga was the most sought after app of 2013, it is a very addictive game and it is made by King Digital. Video game behemoth Activision Blizzard is acquiring King Digital for $5.9 billion.

The deal was announced late, Activision Blizzard (ATVI) maker of games Call of Duty and Destiny — will acquire all outstanding King shares for $18.00 in cash per share, a 20% premium to King's (KING) Oct. 30 closing share price.

The deal brings together two of the top five highest-grossing mobile games in the U.S. (Candy Crush Saga and Candy Crush Soda Saga), with the top global console video-game franchise in Call of Duty, and the world’s biggest PC game franchise, World of Warcraft, the companies said.

During the twelve months ending Sept. 30, 2015, the companies had adjusted revenues of $4.7 billion (Activision Blizzard) and $2.1 billion (King).

Candy Crush remains popular and ranked 3rd in the Apple app.