The mobile version of video game franchise Call of Duty racked up 100 million downloads in its first week, industry site Sensor Tower said on Tuesday, dwarfing the debuts of previous smashes including Fortnite and PUBG Mobile. PUBG Mobile, Fortnite, and Electronic Arts’ Apex Legends scored 26.3 million, 22.5 million and 25 million respectively in
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The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. 1. China attacks Apple for allowing Hong Kong crowdsourced police activity app Apple’s decision to greenlight an app called HKmaps, which is
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Rwanda’s Mara Group launched two smartphones on Monday, describing them as the first “Made in Africa” models and giving a boost to the country’s ambitions to become a regional technology hub. The Mara X and Mara Z will use Google’s Android operating system and cost RWF 175,750 ($190) and RWF 120,250 ($130) respectively. They will compete with
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Essential CEO Andy Rubin has been pretty silent over the past year for, well, lots of reasons — both business and otherwise. The company has struggled to sell devices, reportedly shipping only 88,000 handsets in its first year. On a far more serious note, Rubin has been plagued by reports of inappropriate behavior during his
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In the months before the Trump administration banned US tech sales to Huawei, the Chinese company furiously stockpiled US semiconductors and other parts it needed to keep producing telecom network equipment and smartphones. Some of those supplies are now running low, analysts say, pushing Huawei closer to a make-or-break point that will show whether China’s most powerful
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From the first moments of the internet, there were adorable animal pictures. And for good reasons! Watching something so innocent and fluffy can help induce a more positive mental state and make you more productive. Sometimes all you need is a lovable animal on your Instagram feed. Here are the cutest cats, raccoons, and everything
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South Korean handset maker Samsung, while modifying devices it supports with security updates, has dropped the Galaxy A5 (2016), Galaxy A3 (2016), and the Galaxy Tab S2 L/S Refresh from the list. The firm has added its 2017 Galaxy Tab A from quarterly updates to the ‘other’ category which essentially means it will get updates,
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Sony Interactive Entertainment has removed Facebook integration from the PlayStation 4, which means that one can not share screenshots and trophies with Facebook friends from a console now. “PlayStation 4’s share features will remain the same, except Facebook will no longer be offered as a destination to share screenshots, videos, music, or links to gameplay
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