Tag Archive: Candy

Gorgeous headphone amp isn’t just ear candy

Lust List: Oppo HA-2 portable headphone amplifier and DAC What kind of audiophile nerd do you have to be to shell out 300 clams to “improve” your iPhone audio? Well, that’s what it is going to cost you to convert your digital audio into analog goodness with style. You can find cheaper options than the […]

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Activision Blizzard acquires Candy Crush creator for $5.9 billion

Activision Blizzard, the gaming company known for franchises like Call of Duty, Warcraft, and Guitar Hero, has acquired King Digital Entertainment for $ 5.9 billion. The Candy Crush creator boasts one of the largest networks of players on mobile, with a staggering 474 million active users a month. King has enjoyed incredible success on Android, iOS, and other mobile platforms with the Candy Crush series, as well as […]

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Fallout Shelter dethrones Candy Crush Saga on App Store charts

For years, King.com’s Candy Crush Saga has been one of the App Store’s top earners. The addictive match-3 game was considered the crowning success of the freemium app genre, and although the growth of Candy Crush Saga has been slowing…Read more ›

British politician uses iPad to play Candy Crush during debate

A British politician has owned up to sneaking a quick game of Candy Crush Saga during a particularly dull parliamentary debate. Nigel Mills, a Conservative MP for Amber Valley in the U.K., was photographed getting his Crush on during a…Read more ›

Candy Crush not so sweet after disappointing earnings

We may be in something of a golden age for iOS gamers, but Candy Crush maker King isn’t reaping the benefits quite as much as it had hoped. With revenue shrinking, and having been unable to recapture the lightning in…Read more ›

Market Isn’t So Sweet On Candy Crush IPO

For the company behind Candy Crush, developer King Digital don’t exactly seem to be crushing it in their public market debut on the New York Stock Exchange. Shares in the popular developer — which grossed $ 1.88 billion last year —…Read more ›    [Read More…]

Candy Crush Developer Ends Saga To Trademark The Word ‘Candy’ In U.S.

The company behind Candy Crush Saga has withdrawn its controversial trademark application for the word “Candy” in the United States, according to documents filed with the U.S. Trademark Office early on Monday morning. Cult of Mac previously reported on developer…Read more ›    [Read More…]

International Game Developers Contest King’s ‘Candy’ & ‘Saga’ Trademarks

The International Game Developers Association has issued a statement opposing King’s recent Candy Crush Saga trademark filing — in which the game developer claimed ownership of the words “candy” and “saga” across all gaming platforms. Calling the move “predatory,” the…Read more ›    [Read More…]

Candy Crush Dev Also Chasing Indies Who Use “Saga”

Not content with stopping game creators from using the word “candy” in their titles, Candy Crush Saga developer King is now trying to block indie developers from using the word “saga,” too. The company has filed a “Notice of Opposition” against Stoic for its Viking-themed…Read more ›    [Read More…]

Makers Of Candy Crush Saga Crushing Any App With ‘Candy’ In The Name

If you have the word Candy in the name of your app, watch out. King.com Limited — the makers of the hypnotically popular mobile game Candy Crush Saga — is gunning for you. They have trademarked the word ‘candy.’ Developers…Read more ›    [Read More…]