Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) is rumored to be in talks to acquire Mojang AB, the company behind the Minecraft video game franchise. This deal would value Mojang at over $2 billion, according to The Wall Street Journal.
Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) has launched a Drone Store. The Amazon Drone Store sells drones and related accessories. The Drone section includes recreational and photography-based drones. The Drone Store includes cases, batteries, and propellers. There is a “Buying Guide” and “Fly Responsibly” section on the Amazon Drone Store. These sections have flying tips and safety codes from the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International and the Academy of Model Aeronautics. Last year, Amazon.com announced a new project called Prime Air. Prime Air is a moonshot project to deliver packages by UAVs.
Terry Crews, an actor and Old Spice spokesman, has lent his voice to Google’s navigation app Waze. Crews’ voice in Waze is leading up to the season two premiere of “Brooklyn Nine Nine” on September 28th. Crews’ character on the show is Sgt. Terry Jeffords. You can add Crews’ voice to the app by selecting Settings > Sound, and “English (US) – Terry Crews” in the app. Waze has over 50 million users worldwide and is available in over 30 languages.
Snapchat has settled a lawsuit with co-founder Reggie Brown after over a year of fighting. The settlement is based on “mutually agreeable terms.” Those terms were undisclosed.
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) hosted an event today to announce several new products. Here is a breakdown of what happened at the event when it started at 1:00PM today.
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Yo, the popular messaging app, lets users send the word “Yo” back-and-forth. Yo has hit over 100 million messages so far. Yo launched the ability to send attached links and hashtags last month.