Mobile

Microsoft previews PlayFab multiplayer game services

Microsoft is launching the public preview for the PlayFab multiplayer server platform, which helps game developers handle the backend requirements for online multiplayer games. Earlier this year, Microsoft bought Seattle startup PlayFab to integrate its live game operations business into the Azure cloud technology. And now some of that integration has happened, said Kevin Gammill, general manager […]

Gaming

Overwolf raises $16 million for game services in round led by Intel Capital

Overwolf has raised $ 16 million for its game apps and services in a funding round led by Intel Capital. The Tel Aviv, Israel-based Overwolf has created an overlay platform that enables developers to create game applications, modifications, or services that enhance the experience of today’s PC games. The deal follows an August announcement where Overwolf and Intel […]

Gears & Gadgets

Services drove Apple’s best third quarter ever, but iPhone sales aren’t growing

Enlarge / Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks about the new Apple headquarters during a media event in Cupertino, California, on September 12, 2017. JOSH EDELSON/AFP/Getty Images Apple reported very strong earnings to investors on its quarterly earnings call today. The company beat most analysts’ predictions for the quarter with a 17-percent increase in revenue year-over-year. […]