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Pokemon GO: Born to Win But its Creator Not Alive to See the Success

The idea for the game was conceived in 2014 by Satoru Iwata of Nintendo (who died in July 2015) and Tsunekazu Ishihara of the Pokémon Company as an April Fools’ Day collaboration with Google called Pokémon Challenge, with geographical location-based tech know-how from Tatsuo Nomura of Google Maps. Nomura later became a full-time senior project manager at Niantic. Niantic is ...

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India’s Umpire Ravi Makes it to Elite ICC Panel

A decade after S. Venkataraghavan served on the elite ICC umpires’ panel, Sundaram Ravi has made it to the top ICC selection of umpires on Thursday, besides biggies like New Zealand’s Chris Gaffaney, replacing the outgoing umpires Billy Bowden and Steve Davis. The 49-year-old umpire from Chennai was officiating in the two-Test England-NZ series in England prior to this selection, ...

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Mayweather, Pacquiao Gear up for Historic Boxing Bout Awaited for 5 Years

Boxing legends US Floyd Mayweather and Filipino Manny Pacquiao weighed in below the welterweight limit before a packed arena of screaming, singing fans anticipating the landmark bout on Saturday. A day before Mayweather and Pacquiao finally meet in the richest event in boxing history, they took the stage in an MGM Grand Arena on Friday filled with 11,500 fans enjoying ...

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Odisha giant Croc Skeleton to be preserved: Forest Officials

Orissa wildlife authorities have decided to ptoreserve the skeletal remains of a giant male crocodile measuring 18.5ft in Bhitarkanika. The skeleton was found near a creek of the Bhitarkanika National Park in Kendrapara district of Orissa last month raising curiosity among the people and authorities have decided to move it to the interpretation centre of the museum of the park. ...

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Allu Arjun-starrer ‘S/o Sathyamurthy’ box office collections cross ‘Attarintiki Daredi’ record

Allu Arjun-starrer ‘S/o Sathyamurthy’ (SoS) has crossed all box office expectations with Rs.33.35 crore in two days after its release on Thursday in more than 1645 screens in the country and overseas. “The film has registered the biggest opening of the year so far. It has collected a gross of Rs.33.35 crore in two days since its release worldwide. It’s ...

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Turkey lifts ban on Facebook, Twitter but not Youtube

Turkey, known for its on and off ban on Facebook, Twitter and Youtube has lifted the ban on social networking websites, pending talks with Youtube on adherence to government rules not to publish photos or spread them on their platforms. The recent ban was imposed following a court order to stop sharing images of a lawyer being held at gunpoint ...

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iPhone 6 Sales Reach Record Sales, Apple Upbeat with $18.2bln Profit

By Fernando Mexia  Los Angeles, Jan 28: Technology giant Apple last year broke its own record with a record breaking quarter sales of iPhone, particularly the new iPhone 6, which raised its net profit to $18.02 billion, a 37.8 % year-on-year increase, the company said. According to a company statement on Tuesday, the company took in $74.5 billion between October and ...

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