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FCC unlocks 3.5GHz CBRS band, enables OnGo in Apple and Android phones

Following six years of private and public collaboration to open up some of the United States’ most valuable wireless spectrum, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) today authorized full commercialization of OnGo services using the 3.5GHz CBRS band, a development that will enable the latest iPhones and Android phones to achieve faster data speeds in many parts of the country. The move will initially benefit 4G communications, but is expected to enhance 5G later this year.

Plague Inc. creator reminds us games have limits on what they can teach us

Plague Inc. creator Ndemic Creations announced on Friday that players should remember that their game isn’t a scientific model for how to deal with the coronavirus that broke out in Wuhan, China.

Atari hotels are happening because Hard Rock Cafe is for boomers

Atari was once the biggest name in gaming, but it has died multiple times since it reached its zenith in the early 1980s. But nothing from that era stays dead — not if someone can mine it and resell it as notsalgia. And Atari is taking that business model to another level with an Atari hotel in Phoenix, Arizona.

Bird raises $75 million and acquires escooter startup Circ

The micromobility market consolidated a bit today in what might be a harbinger of wider contraction. Coinciding with a $75 million extension to Bird’s series D funding round that brings its total raised to $350 million (up from $275 million as of November 2019), the Berlin- and Santa-Monica electric scooter and bike company confirmed it has acquired escooter operator Circ (formerly Flash) for an undisclosed amount. Over 300 employees from Circ’s offices in Europe will join Bird in its ongoing mission to provide “streamlined, sustainable, and safe” transportation.

ZTE 5G gear lets China’s experts remotely diagnose Wuhan coronavirus

As a dangerous coronavirus continues to spread outwards from the eastern city of Wuhan, China, experts from other parts of the country are now being called in — literally, using 5G cellular technology — to support growing diagnostic and treatment efforts. Chinese telecom equipment provider ZTE announced today that it has launched a remote 5G diagnosis and treatment system between West China Hospital and the Chengdu Public Health Clinic Center of Sichuan University, resulting in the first 5G remote diagnosis of coronavirus pneumonia, and will expand the service to Wuhan as the public health crisis continues.

LiveVox Announces Acquisition of SpeechIQ

SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–January 27, 2020–LiveVox, the leading provider of customer service and digital engagement tools, today announced the acquisition of SpeechIQ.

Red and Blue is a new digital card game from the creators of Hex

Brilliant Games and Hex Entertainment announced today that they are working on Red and Blue, a new digital card game that will come out for Android and iOS during the second quarter of this year.

Google will shut down App Maker on January 19, 2021

Google today announced it is killing off yet another service: App Maker, G Suite’s low-code environment for building custom business apps. Google App Maker will be “turned down” gradually this year and officially shut down on January 19, 2021. Google cited “low usage” as an explanation for the move. If your business was using App Maker or considering moving to App Maker, you’ll need to find another tool. Indeed, Google is making today’s announcement not even two weeks after acquiring no-code app development platform AppSheet.

Torchlight Frontiers transforms into Torchlight III

Arc Games announced today that Torchlight Frontiers is now Torchlight III. This is not just a symbolic gesture, as Frontiers was going to be a free-to-play game. Torchlight III will be a premium title, like its predecessors.