APPLE became the first company in the world to be valued at $1trillion on August 3, but poor holiday sales figures saw it slump back below that mark. When the computing company shares were launched in December 1980 they were worth just 51 cents each - but now shares in the company can mean major wealth. Here's what you need to know about one of the world's most successful companies. How much is Apple worth and what is its share price? The US tech giant became the first public company valued at $1trillion (£767bn) on August 2, but poor holiday sales figures has seen the value dip by as much as seven per cent - wiping $70billion off the company's market price. Apple had beaten its nearest rival, internet retailer Amazon, to the accolade. Fast forward three months to November 2018 and CEO Tim Cook admitted "weakness" as he unveiled plans to stop reporting the sales for iPhones, iPads, and Macs. Sales of all three of the company's flagship products failed to show significant … [Read more...] about What is Apple’s share price, when did it fall below $1trillion and what is CEO Tim Cook’s net worth?
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After many years of Vivendi threatening to takeover Ubisoft. Ubisoft has finally managed to come out as a victor as Vivendi has backed down from taking over. It is now going to sell its remaining shares. Ubisoft has managed to defend itself from a major shareholder. This all started 3 years ago when Ubisoft shared that Vivendi was trying to take over. Vivendi purchased many parts of Ubisoft to become a major shareholder of the company. To counter that, Ubisoft took help from several investors. By 2016, Vivendi had over 20% of Ubisoft’s Stock and said that it’s delaying the takeover due to strategic reasons. During that time, Vivendi also managed to takeover Gameloft who was going through alot. Most of Gameloft Studios were closed and in a big loss. Vivcendi took the opportunity of the situation and bought most of its stock. But with Ubisoft, they luckily had a defense system and they didn’t face any decline in sales which is why Vivendi had a hard time.Now, Vivendi … [Read more...] about Vivendi to Sell Ubisoft Shares by the End Of March, Win For Team Ubisoft
As part of our commitment to solving challenges for connected games development, we’ve focused first on real-time multiplayer games, and we’ve learned a lot from our prior attempts to democratize this space. First and foremost, we know that in order to build the right new technology, we need your feedback every step of the way. So as we begin this new chapter, we welcome you to build alongside us, give us feedback, and in return, we promise to give you frequent updates and high transparency. Following a previous blog post announcing the deprecation of UNet, it became immediately apparent from the feedback we received that we would need to provide more details about our plans moving forward. In this blog post, we will address this by sharing both our long-term vision and the first releases, which will be available this fall. Networking: Performance and scalability Long-term: “Performance by Default” is how we describe several ongoing feature-initiatives, … [Read more...] about Multiplayer Connected Games: First steps forward – Unity Blog
PUBG is already a legend, perhaps a cult for it has nailed down so many flags that most of the game developers, fear from it in a way. While the fear sinks in deep of that game taking over the throne, let us add more to the fear. It seems like PUBG has become the first ever game, to hit one million concurrent players for 365 days. Yes, that is correct, this global phenomenon may have had a few bumps lately by its competitors but after the recent record-breaking strike, it has made, breaking a major concurrent player record on Steam. The world has yet again be shaken from its roots. This news comes from the Steam charts, where the whole trend of the concurrent players for this game can be seen. Starting from September of 2017 till the present day, the game has not only managed but has been consistently having, more than one million concurrent players. In the month of January this year, PUBG peaked with 3.2 million concurrent players, then following that the numbers remained above 2 … [Read more...] about PUBG Becomes The First Ever Game To Hit One Million Concurrent Players For 365 Days
As you gear up for the 2018 Game Developers Conference in San Francisco next week, remember that this year marks the return of the Vision Track - a series of mini-keynotes featuring great speakers and forward-thinking companies discussing the future of the game industry! These talks will give you new opportunities to learn from companies or individuals who are doing amazing work outside game dev that then feeds back into game innovation. You'll also see talks from leaders in video games that will give you vibrant insight into how to take your work forward in the years ahead. For example, NYU Game Center director Frank Lantz will deliver "This Is Your Brain On Games", a session devoted to interrogating whether there's any evidence that games are having this effect on us. Lantz will look at examples from specific games and extrapolate to a broad vision of how games might have the capacity to increase our collective … [Read more...] about Supercell, Pixar, and top devs share insights at the GDC 2018 Vision track!