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Civilization VI lands on iPad

In case you wanted something engrossing to keep you distracted from family squabbles this holiday, a special gift just arrived: Civilization VI, which is now available as a $30 purchase for iPad via the App Store. The world building simulation game is possibly the most ambitious and expansive ever to ...

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Talent trickles out of Snapchat as Timehop founder leaves

Less than a year after joining Snapchat, social media nostalgia app Timehop’s founder Jonathan Wegener is departing the company. He tells TechCrunch he wants to build his own thing again, but the fact that the No. 1 teen social network isn’t exciting enough to stay at is telling. Share prices ...

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Mumbrella, a media startup focused on APAC’s marketing industry, gets acquired

Inside baseball klaxon: media writing about media story incoming:: Mumbrella, the Australia-based media company, has been sold by its founders to U.S./APAC events company Diversified Communications. Mumbrella operates media and marketing industry-focused websites for Australia and Asia, an events business and a database service called The Source. It has 33 staff across ...

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Fines for NBN installation delays proposed by ACMA

(Image: ACMA) The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has published new consumer protections to be implemented during the migration to National Broadband Network (NBN) services after finding that connection issues may not be resolved for over 100 days on some technologies. The ACMA gathered information about all technologies — ...

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Twitch announces reality show for up-and-coming streamers

Twitch is planning to highlight some of its most promising users in a reality show called Stream On. The Amazon-owned video game streaming service says the show is for participants who are “right on the cusp of making streaming full-time a possibility.” More concretely, it’s holding auditions for users who ...

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Apple revises its controversial guidelines on template-based apps

Apple today announced it’s amending the App Store guideline that banned apps created using templates and other app generation services. When the company revised its policies earlier this year, the move was meant to reduce the number of low-quality apps and spam. But the decision ended up impacting a much wider market ...

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Sequoia is looking to raise a $5 billion investment fund

Sequoia Capital is looking to raise a $5 billion investment fund. The legendary Silicon Valley venture firm, known for its stellar investment returns, is in the early stages of raising its next global growth fund. Recode’s Kara Swisher first reported the news of the fund. She’s hearing that Sequoia is ...

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