Opera Max promises to cut data usage across apps

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Opera Max promises to cut data usage across apps

Opera Max promises to cut data usage across apps

Posted: 18 Feb 2014 12:50 PM PST

Opera aims to help Android users save on data with Opera Max

Android users looking to save on their data plans may want to get in line for Opera's latest beta app, Opera Max.

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Initially announced in December announced in December, the app has spent the better part of two months in a private beta. On Tuesday, Opera is expanding the Opera Max beta to the public, albeit one with a waiting list.

Like the company's flagship Opera Web browser, the Opera Max application is designed to compress data help save users from spilling their precious, allotted megabytes.

Instead of only helping out with Web sites, however, Max promises to do the same across many of your data-driven ap... [Read more]


Bing food, health, and travel apps arrive on Windows Phone

Posted: 18 Feb 2014 10:08 AM PST

Bing Food and Drink (left) and Bing Health and Fitness.

(Credit: Bing)

Three new Bing apps landed on Windows Phone Tuesday: Bing Food & Drink, Bing Health & Fitness, and Bing Travel. All three apps are available to download in the Windows Phone store now.

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Like its name implies, Bing Food & Drink helps you find food and drink recipes, and even look up wine choices. The app pulls from more than 600,000 recipes on cooking sites AllRecipes, BigOven, Epicurious, Bon Appetit, Saveur, and Food52.

Bing Health & Fitness is an all-in-one health tracking app that keeps tabs on your diet, exercise, and overall health... [Read more]


Candy Crush Saga maker King files for IPO

Posted: 18 Feb 2014 04:49 AM PST

A look at Candy Crush Saga.

King Digital Entertainment, a digital-gaming provider perhaps best known for its Candy Crush Saga title, has filed papers with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to go public.

King's statement with the SEC is exceedingly short on details, due mainly to the company still needing to decide how many shares will be offered, who will be offering those shares, and when it will go public. However, the filing statement does indicate that nearly 120 million shares were outstanding as of 2013. It's not clear how many of those will be offered to the public. If King follows through with the IPO, its shares will trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol "KING."

Still, the filing peels back the curtain on just how big a casual-gaming company can be. According to its filing, King Digital generated $1.9 billion in revenue last year, up from $164 million in the prior year and $63.9 million in 2011. Its profits jumped to $567.6 million. The massive growth is due in large part to a significant uptick in gamers playing its titles. The average monthly unique users for all its games in 2013's fourth quarter was 304 million. In the fourth quarter of 2012, that figure stood at 43 million.

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