Classic Sega games including "Sonic the Hedgehog," "Altered Beast," "Kid Chameleon," "Comix Zone" and "Phantasy Star II" will be released on mobile devices with the Sega Forever initiative. The company intends to release more than 1,000 games, with new releases anticipated every two weeks.
Mobile is transforming shopping, with the "Amazon effect" inviting product and price comparisons and posing an additional challenge. TPN's Joe Scartz recommends ways that marketers can turn mobile to their advantage and generate more sales for their brand.
Every Sega game from every era is coming to both Android and iOS smartphones for free. The games will be released over time, beginning with titles like "Altered Beast," "Comix Zone," and the iconic Sega classic "Sonic the Hedgehog."
Samsung's Family Hub refrigerators are designed to act as hubs in connected homes by offering access to certain apps through embedded Android tablets. The company has revealed that the Samsung Connect app will come to the fridges this fall.
Disney's recent ending of Flash-based desktop site Club Penguin is another example of companies pulling away from Flash to focus on newer and more versatile platforms, including Unity, Haxe and OpenFL. It may be easier for companies to adapt old code to fit these specifications than to abandon games entirely, Craig Robinson writes.
LG reports that it has developed the largest flexible, transparent display, which is 77 inches and offers a resolution of 3,840 x 2,160 pixels. The screen has a transparency level of 40% and is portable, allowing users to easily transport and display it.
Apple's iPhone has affected just about every business segment because it helps consumers communicate faster. It also caused a few industries to become obsolete, such as companies that focused on traditional photography or GPS navigation.
Chatbots and artificial intelligence are becoming indispensable, but developers working on bots need to focus on exactly how consumers are likely to use them. Kayak's Matthias Keller reviews three important considerations: choosing the right platform, taking into account the different strengths of speakers and screens, and weighing the use of natural language processing.
Despite the weighty implications of the European Union's upcoming online privacy rules, but a large majority of US privacy professionals admit they've done little to prepare, writes MediaPro's Tom Pendergast. However, the EU requirements are being welcomed in the absence of any clarity on the topic in the US, although the response is slow.
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