Epic Games reports that "Fortnite" is at nearly 250 million users, up from 200 million only four months ago. This is particularly promising as the company has been able to maintain steady growth despite the release of rival game "Apex Legends."
Burger King is offering free Whoppers to its mobile app users in Brazil who take advantage of a new augmented reality feature promoting the company's preorder service, BK Express. Users can photograph ads for competing fast-food brands then launch the app to watch the ad burn on their screens, to be replaced by the Whopper offer.
AV-TEST, an independent security research institute, has evaluated anti-virus security apps for Android according to the degree of protection they offer, their usability and their features. Eleven received at least 5.5 points out of 6, with AhnLab V3 Mobile Security's version 3.1 topping the list.
Amazon is introducing its first sub-$100 Kindle reader that incorporates a light and other premium features. The company is also giving current Kindle users the option of sending in their old devices for gift cards and 25% off the new $90 Kindles.
Fibaro has integrated Samsung's SmartThings Hub into many of the products in its line of smart home sensors. The devices now compatible with the hub include Fibaro's Motion Sensor, Dimmer 2, Flood Sensor and Wall Plug.
Razer and Tencent are collaborating on mobile gaming, with plans to optimize certain popular games, such as "PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds" and "Fortnite," for Razer smartphones. The companies may also look at options for monetizing mobile gaming features by adding a rewards or loyalty program.
Messaging apps permeate an increasingly mobile world, but many marketers continue to shy away. That shouldn't be the case, writes Kieley Taylor, because messaging presents a rich opportunity for five primary reasons including its unique capacity for creating relationships.
Abstract says it has raised $30 million in a Series C round for its new platform managing software design project workflow and versioning. The product is intended to fill a largely vacant market niche for tools that manage the flow of work through successive versions and collaborations.
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