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Cops: Robbers Use Pokémon Go to Find Victims

4 are arrested in Missouri

(Newser) - The new Pokémon Go game is turning out to be way more lifelike than intended. Police in Missouri say four teens used the app to lure victims to remote spots and rob them at gunpoint, reports KMOV . Authorities in O'Fallon tell Gizmodo that eight or nine people fell... More »

Zynga's HQ May Be More Valuable Than the Company

Building Zynga bought in 2012 for $228M may now be worth closer to $540M

(Newser) - As a publicly held company, Zynga, the gaming company perhaps best known for FarmVille and Words With Friends, isn't doing so hot. Its market value of $9 billion in oh-so-distant 2011 has dropped to $2 billion, and the blog Halting Problem says that after factoring in substantial cash reserves,... More »

Half of Doctors Constantly Play Mobile Games at Work

Dopamine activated by gaming 'overrides judgment': psych professor

(Newser) - "Let's start your colonoscopy as soon as I complete Dreamworld Level 171" probably isn't something you want to hear your gastroenterologist say, but according to a new YouGov survey on phone usage in the workplace, a good number of doctors just can't quit their mobile gaming... More »

App Maker Is Trademarking the Word 'Candy'

Other developers get warning letters

(Newser) - Hey, developers: If your next game title features the word "candy," you may want to rethink it. The company behind hit mobile app Candy Crush Saga has a provisional trademark on the word, the San Jose Mercury News reports. A Florida developer is among those who have reportedly... More »

Angry Birds to Launch Luxury Jewelry Line

$290 for the silver Mighty Eagle Ring

(Newser) - The gigantically popular app Angry Birds is extending its brand into ... luxury jewelry? After hitting 1 billion downloads in May and launching successful lines of toys and clothes, game-maker Rovio is testing its merchandise appeal with a more upscale clientele, reports Forbes . The launch item is a $290 silver ring,... More »

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