The move signals a clear, ruthless investment by Google. And when a giant like Google makes a push like … Read more
Amazon's streaming set-top box could feature a game controller, according to a new report.
Amazon has reportedly been planning to launch a set-top box for the last several months. More evidence to that effect cropped up on Friday in Brazil where an FCC-like government agency revealed images of an Amazon game controller. That listing, discovered by Zatz Not Funny, shows an all-black controller feature four actions buttons, two thumbsticks, and both triggers and bumper buttons. The controller also includes a directional pad and connect via Bluetooth.
Google's newest acquisition could point to the company adding snazzy gaming components to its rumored upcoming set-top box. The Web giant confirmed on Tuesday that it recently snapped up Green Throttle Games.
Green Throttle Games is known for its Bluetooth Atlas controller and Android Arena app that let users convert smartphones or tablets into makeshift consoles. In a cryptic message posted to its Web site in November, Green Throttle announced that its Arena app would no longer be available and all backend support for the app was ending.
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Cloud storage service Box expects to double its revenue this year by making more than $200 million, Bloomberg reported Friday.
Unnamed sources told Bloomberg that Box will publicly unveil its plans for an initial public offering in a few weeks. It was reported in January that the company has secretly filed for an IPO.
Box, which CEO Aaron Levie and his childhood friends started in 2005, has quickly become a well-known provider of cloud enterprise services. The company has a lot of competition, including Dropbox and Microsoft's OneDrive. But, Box has aggressively pursed both individual users and companies, by … Read more
An Amazon Web TV product has purportedly been in the works for a while. That device could finally hit the market next month, Recode reported Friday.
Citing information from industry sources and Amazon partners, Recode's Peter Kafka said Amazon's set-top box would compete with Apple TV and Roku to pipe online content to your television. Amazon already offers TV shows and movies through its Prime service and is more aggressively producing its own shows. So a Web TV product would be a natural fit.
The box reportedly would be outfitted with Android, an obvious choice since Amazon's … Read more
Cloud-storage service Box may be ready to go public.
The company has secretly filed paperwork for an initial public offering, reported Quartz on Thursday. Box has tapped banks Morgan Stanley, Credit Suisse, and JP Morgan Chase as its top underwriters and could be looking to raise about $500 million in an IPO, said Quartz.
If true, it's not an unexpected move. CEO Aaron Levie said early last year that the company was eyeing an IPO in 2014. Box is aiming to hold its IPO in the second quarter, reported The New York Times.
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Stu's Quiz Boxes creates a question-and-answer-style game for two to six players that's perfect for classrooms or parties. It comes preloaded with a few quizzes in academic areas and a few in pop culture, but you can easily add your own questions to this Jeopardy-style game, and it's quick to set up and run.
The interface for Stu's Quiz Boxes is straightforward, with options for selecting quizzes, skins, setting the number of players, and beginning the game across the top of the screen. There are three skins that come with the program including one featuring Harry … Read more