Google Play Pass testing phase rolls out under the radar

The new subscription service lets users play games for one monthly fee. Google Play Pass is a new app subscription service that gives users access to premium mobile game apps for one monthly fee. However, what’s interesting about this service is that although it currently is available for users to try out, Google has not yet officially announced its luanch. Play Pass to compete with Apple Arcade. The launch of a monthly mobile game subscription service is not a revolutionary concept. In fact, earlier this year, QR Code Press reported…

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Global mobile app downloads and consumer spend break records in Q2 2019

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Worldwide, mobile consumers downloaded over 30.3 billion apps in the second quarter of this year. According to AppAnnie’s second quarter (Q2) report of 2019 app trends, the number of mobile app downloads and the amount of money spent in app stores is at the highest it has ever been. Globally, the report says that over 30.3 billion apps were downloaded by consumers in Q2 2019. Meanwhile, consumer spend reached almost $22.6 billion in a single quarter alone, up an impressive 20% year over year (YOY). Google Play saw a far…

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Japan continues to turn to QR code mobile payments to encourage cashless transactions

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QR code payments greeted baseball fans in Japan at Eagles stadium in the spring. QR code mobile payments are increasing in Japan as the country seeks to find new ways to encourage more cashless transactions. When Japan’s baseball season started in the spring, fans of the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles were surprised to find food, beverage and merchandise stalls were cash-free. This was done in an effort to promote QR (quick response) code digital payments. What began as a marketing ploy by the baseball team’s owner evolved into something more…

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Charity eSports tournaments to help support fight against cancer

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A year-long partnership has been formed between the American Cancer Society and Skillz. The American Cancer Society (ACS) and the leading mobile eSports platform Skillz have announced a year-long partnership that will feature a series of charity eSports tournaments. These charity tournaments with support the fight again cancer, VentureBeat reports. Mobile gamers around the world can compete in games and donate proceeds to the American Cancer Society. The charity eSports tournaments will include games that are powered by the Skillz platform. Mobile gamers across the globe will have the chance…

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Stranger Things mobile game announced for 2020 release

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Next Games and Netflix have teamed up to develop a game based on the hit series. A Stranger Things mobile game is reportedly in the works. The upcoming free-to-play mobile game is being developed by Finnish games developer and publisher Next Games and is based on the popular, Sci-fi-thriller Netflix series “Stranger Things.” Expect Pokémon Go AR-style game-play. While few details have been released about the upcoming Stranger Things mobile game, in a Next Games press release announcing the title, the company said that the location-based puzzle RPG game will…

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