Posted by Rob Rich
on February 7th, 2014
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Can’t get enough of the Sochi Olympics? Actually I suppose at this point they’ve only just begun. So, do you foresee yourself not being able to get enough? Well thankfully the NBC Sports Live Extra app has been updated for the 2014 games.
With NBC Sports Live Extra, you can now potentially watch every single event from this year’s Olympics live on your iPhone or iPad. That’s over 1,000 hours of watching the world’s best athletes compete across 15 different sports and for almost 100 medals. And you can download it right now for free. Quick, grab it before the opening ceremonies! I mean it’ll still be available afterwards and still be free, but you want to get a head start right?
It’s pretty fair to say that 2013 has been an incredible year for Apple. With the company’s stock price currently reflecting upwards of $550 a share, it’s clear that investors have renewed faith in the firm’s ability to deliver on its mission to create some of the world’s most desirable products.
One such investor is billionaire business mogul Carl Icahn. Publicly announcing back in August that he now holds a “large stake” in $AAPL, Icahn is perhaps most known for his reported hostile takeover of Trans World Airlines in 1985.
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While Icahn is keeping quiet on exactly how big his stake in $AAPL is, the Wall Street investor is said to be in ongoing negotiations with company CEO, Tim Cook. These talks, if successful, could see Apple increase its recently announced stock buyback program for investors, resulting in Icahn potentially buying back as much as $60 Billion in stock options.
But it isn’t just the arrival of newfound investors that has seen the company elevate itself to the point of operation we see today. New hires were also a large part of Apple’s fiscal 2013. The most prominent of these being the confirmed hiring of Burberry CEO, Angela Ahrendts.
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Posted by Rob Rich
on September 24th, 2013
Today Pocket Gamer announced Pocket Gamer Connects, a new mobile gaming conference that will be the largest the U.K. has ever seen.
Pocket Gamer Connects is set to open up on January 21, 2014 at Vinopolis in London’s Southbank. They’ve already been securing speakers from all over the place, including Asia, Europe, and the US, but if you’re interested in throwing your hat into the ring as a sponsor or speaker yourself there’s still time to do so. Just hop over to the official website and let them know!
“We’ve been dedicated to helping the mobile games industry develop for almost 8 years now. In that time we’ve created some of the industry’s leading websites, reports, awards and a whole host of great networking events. A fully fledged conference is the next natural step and we believe our expertise and connections will allow us to create something genuinely innovative, valuable and of course fun!”
- Chris James, Managing Director of Steel Media
via: Pocket Gamer Connects source: Pocket Gamer
Ready to slyde? Our friends at Powerslyde, the app recommendation app (say THAT ten times fast), are back with another list for this past week. Here are some highlights:
NFL.com Fantasy Football 2013
NFL Pro 2014 : The Ultimate Football Simulation
Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2013
Clash of Clans
The Simpsons: Tapped Out
This week’s list is dominated by sports (three apps this week if you include the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2013 app). Football season is right around the corner, so it should come as no surprise that NFL.com Fantasy Football 2013 and NFL Pro 2014: The Ultimate Football Simulation top our list this week. Who knows what other football-inspired goodies will show up on our list in the coming months.
But for those who prefer their competition to be more virtual than gridiron, there’s Clash of Clans and The Simpsons: Tapped Out to keep them occupied. So no matter what type of competitive battle you want, there’s an app for that.
Thanks again to Powerslyde for our list this week. What apps do you recommend? Drop us a comment below, or send us a message on Facebook or Twitter. See you next week!