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From Elon Musk to Tim Cook, here's where the world's most influential tech founders and CEOs went to college — and what they studied

College is where many figure out what they're actually interested in and determine the career they want to pursue. We researched the degrees and schools attended by well-known tech CEOs, many of whom launched their companies or landed on the idea for their first startup while studying at college. Here's where 52 CEOs and founders in the tech industry went to school, and what they studied. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. For new college students, choosing a major can feel l...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Europe, Elon Musk, Cook, Sweden, Maryland, Microsoft, Yahoo, Mba, Stanford, India, Satya Nadella, Trends

The company behind Pokémon Go has a new plan to help businesses attract new customers, as it explores more responsible ways to make money than traditional advertising

Niantic, the creator of Pokémon Go, is allowing small businesses to sponsor locations in the game for the first time ever. Pokémon Go has had advertising deals with giants like McDonald's and Starbucks practically since the game launched in 2016, but this is the first time that smaller companies will be able to buy these ads on their own. They can sponsor Pokéstops and Pokémon gyms, which Niantic says can attract big foot traffic — especially since they can also opt to host so-called raid batt...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Japan, Samsung, San Francisco, Trends, Connecticut, Harry Potter, Starbucks, Louisiana, McDonald, Li, Niantic, John Hanke, Pokemon Go, Sensor Tower

The CEO behind 'Pokémon Go' says the company is cash-flow positive as it becomes worth almost $4 billion

Niantic, the developer of "Pokémon Go" and the forthcoming "Harry Potter: Wizards Unite," announced that it's raised $245 million in a deal valuing it at "almost $4 billion." CEO John Hanke tells us that Niantic is cash-flow positive, but the money helps it bunker down for a possible venture capital crunch as it starts the years-long road towards a possible IPO. The funding round brings in Samsung and Axiomatic Games as strategic investors — two companies that Hanke says are very important for...
Tags: Apple, Google, Samsung, Trends, Reddit, Nintendo, Harry Potter, Warner Bros, IVP, Business Insider, Wilmington Delaware, Niantic, Jeff Vinik, John Hanke, Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment, Pokemon Go

The Newspaper Scene is Changing Dramatically in Northeast Ohio

The Cleveland Plain Dealer’s parent company announced last week it is moving most of the paper’s functions other than local coverage to locations out of state. Other newspapers in the region, including the Akron Beacon Journal were sold in the past two years and are also making changes. Retired area newspaper executive Mike Hanke has some thoughts on where it all may be headed. Hanke believes the decline of newspapers as we’ve known them will continue. He is a former General Manager of the Canto...
Tags: Northeast Ohio, Tim Rudell, Akron Beacon Journal, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Hanke, Mike Hanke

The creators of Pokémon Go have totally revamped their original game — and it's perfect for Pokémon masters looking for a new challenge

Before there was Pokémon Go, there was Ingress — the original map-based augmented reality game, originally introduced in 2013.  Now, developer Niantic has relaunched the game with Ingress Prime, bringing revamped graphics, sound, tutorials, story, and pretty much everything else.  Ingress Prime is way more complex than Pokémon Go. But for Pokémon trainers who are on their way to catching them all, it could be a welcome level of new challenge. Niantic itself sees Ingress as a platform for expe...
Tags: Google, La, Trends, Netflix, Pokemon, Harry Potter, Resistance, Ingress, Wizards, Wang, Niantic, John Hanke, Hanke, Wizards Unite, Ingress Prime, Ingress Niantic

The creator of Pokémon Go reveals its ambitious vision for the future of computing (GOOG, GOOGL)

Niantic, the creator of hit mobile games Pokémon Go and the forthcoming Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, showed off its cutting-edge augmented reality (AR) technology at a press event this week.  Niantic revealed the Real World Platform, a service that should make it easier for developers to integrate state-of-the-art AR into their own apps. It also announced the acquisition of Matrix Mill, a small augmented-reality startup. The key takeaway: Beyond just making smash-hit games, Niantic wants to b...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, UK, San Francisco, Trends, Pokemon, Harry Potter, Ar, University College London, Apple Microsoft, Niantic, Google Pixel, John Hanke, Pokemon Go, Hanke

Pokemon Go Gets AR Update Thanks to Apple's ARKit

"Pokemon Go" is moving into a different dimension on the iPhone, thanks to software that allows the game to play new tricks with its menagerie of digital critters. An upcoming game update relies on built-in Apple software called ARKit that gives the iPhone's new ways to serve as a portal into augmented reality. AR is a technology that projects life-like images into real-world settings such as parks and streetscapes. The new approach, announced Wednesday, adds depth to the playing field and le...
Tags: Apple, Google, Niantic, John Hanke, Hanke

The maker of Pokémon Go just raised $200 million to build other AR games

Niantic, the company behind hit mobile game "Pokémon Go," has raised roughly $200 million. Niantic's next game will be an augmented reality game based on "Harry Potter." The creator of hit game "Pokémon Go," Niantic, has raised $200 million in funding as it prepares to release another augmented reality game based on the world of "Harry Potter." The new round of financing was led by Spark Capital and first reported by The Wall Street Journal on Friday. Spark partner Megan Quinn will join Nian...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Trends, Chicago, Harry Potter, Quinn, Wall Street Journal, Niantic, John Hanke, Hanke, Pok, Megan Quinn, Pokemon Go Fest, Go Niantic

Niantic breaks its silence after the Pokémon Go fiasco and blames 'some network providers'

What was once a simple fictional battle between Ash and Team Rocket has quickly been subsumed by the battle over who's to blame for the failure of the big Pokémon Go event in Chicago. In a blog post Tuesday, Niantic CEO John Hanke responded to allegations that the game developer had not adequately prepared for Saturday's 20,000 person event that was plagued by technical issues that made the game unplayable for many attendees.  Hanke said that while Niantic did have some server issues, it was mos...
Tags: Verizon, Youtube, Trends, Chicago, Louisiana, Business Insider, Niantic, John Hanke, Hanke

Pokémon Go's first real-world event has been a disaster, and everyone is getting refunds

CHICAGO — “Fix the game!” “Fix the game!” Boos and jeers erupted from thousands of Pokémon Go players in Chicago’s Grant Park on Saturday after the game stopped working for many who had paid and traveled far to be there. Server outages and bugs plagued Niantic’s Pokémon Go at the height of its popularity last summer, and a similar situation occurred early into the game’s first-ever, all-day ticketed event. Because of the server outages, which began early in the day and continued for hours, all...
Tags: Verizon, Trends, Chicago, Pokemon, AT T, Niantic, Grant Park, John Hanke, Australia Europe, Hanke, Hanke Pok

Pokémon Go's first real-world event was a disaster, and everyone was refunded

CHICAGO — “Fix the game!” “Fix the game!” Boos and jeers erupted from thousands of Pokémon Go players in Chicago’s Grant Park on Saturday after the game stopped working for many who had paid and traveled far to be there. Server outages and bugs plagued Niantic’s Pokémon Go at the height of its popularity last summer, and a similar situation occurred early into the game’s first-ever, all-day ticketed event. Because of the server outages, which began early in the day were never completed fixed, ...
Tags: Verizon, Trends, Chicago, Pokemon, AT T, Niantic, Grant Park, John Hanke, Australia Europe, Hanke, Hanke Pok

Influence Redefined Shows the Relationship Between Communication and Leadership

Good leaders inspire. Amazing leaders develop a following. Amazing leaders are the subjects of countless biographies and headlines: Steve Jobs, Richard Branson and Oprah Winfrey. We hold onto their every word because we want something they have. Others want their power to influence, whether they are seeking to get a new job or get a new customer. Influence Redefined: Be the Leader You Were Meant to Be, Monday to Monday is a guide to understanding how influence works and how you can cultivate it ...
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The fad may be over, but Pokémon Go still has 65 million monthly active players

As a social phenomenon, Pokémon Go may have peaked just a few months after its July 2016 launch.  But in a talk today at the London Games Festival, John Hanke, CEO of Pokémon Go developer Niantic,  reveals that the game i s still healthy and thriving with 65 million monthly active users.  Just for context, that puts the game ahead of the 55 million monthly players most recently claimed by Minecraft, the phenomenon on which Microsoft bet $2.5 billion . This isn't quite an apples-to-apples ...
Tags: Microsoft, Trends, Pokemon, Niantic, John Hanke, Hanke

Pokémon Go Legendary Pokémon Coming In 2017: What You Need To Know

Niantic Labs CEO John Hanke told the German edition of Wired on March 3 that Pokémon Go will receive the Legendary Pokémon update in 2017.  The update is expected to bring three legendary bird Pokémon — Zapdos, Moltres and Articuno — and might also bring the much-awaited Mew and Mewtwo. “I can safely say we’ll see more of them this year,” Hanke told Wired in reference to Legendary Pokémon.
Tags: News, Niantic Labs, Mew, Mewtwo, John Hanke, Hanke, Zapdos Moltres

‘Pokémon GO’ Latest News: John Hanke Teases ‘New Products’ At SXSW 2017

As expected, “Pokémon GO” creator and Niantic Labs CEO John Hanke made an appearance at the SXSW (South by Southwest) 2017 on Friday. And while fans anticipated for him to give more details about the planned updates for the augmented reality game, Hanke focused more on the positive effects of the famous mobile gaming app to its users during his conference. Interestingly, he managed to interject another revelation about the plans of the company he also founded.
Tags: News, Pokemon, Niantic Labs, Southwest, John Hanke, Hanke, SXSW South

Pokémon Go is soon getting monster trading and real-time player battles

It seems Niantic has finally decided give loyal fans what they’ve been asking for as Pokemon Go is slated to get monster trading and real-time player battles very “soon.” In an interview with Waypoint, Niantic CEO John Hanke revealed the two features are already in the pipeline but will likely land gradually in a series of updates, in what he described as “an abbreviated form.” The new additions will not only make Pokémon battles much more scenic, but also allow players to collaborate by exchang...
Tags: Startups, Gaming, Apps, Augmented Reality, Niantic, John Hanke, Hanke

The 3 most requested features in Pokémon Go are coming 'soon,' Niantic confirms

Since it was released last summer, "Pokémon Go" has become a cultural phenomenon and generated an estimated $1 billion for the game's creator, Niantic Labs. But early server issues, a string of buggy updates, and the delay of promised new features have since caused "Pokémon Go" to sink down the App Store's charts. Niantic has managed to stoke renewed interest in the game with holiday promotions, but its core fans are still waiting on two big features: Pokémon trading and player vs. player battl...
Tags: Trends, Pokemon, Niantic, Mewtwo, John Hanke, Hanke, Luckily Niantic

The Thrill Is Gone: Sardonicism ‘R Us, Part Un

This post contains some parting, case-specific, comments on Canadian common law judicial reasoning for interested Canadian lawyers (or those interested for other reasons) to ponder, related to a few Canadian reasons for judgment delivered late in 2016. It’s not my job or real concern any more, unless it’s at a friend’s request or for other good reason. Whether it ought to remain any part of my concern is something I don’t plan to ponder very much in 2017. If I do, though, it’ll be only after I’v...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Miscellaneous, Fox, Canada, Quinn, British Columbia, CSC, Columbia, Ontario, Abbott Laboratories, Supreme Court of Canada, Wise, Clements, Mohan, R

This is what's next from the team behind Pokémon Go

On July 5, 2016, we were living in a world without Pokémon Go. On July 6, 2016, it was inescapable.  The wildfire phenomenon that is Pokémon Go, still roaring but not burning quite as brightly these days, took over in a matter of days. The game went from zero to tens of millions of players in an incredibly short period of time. It's the fastest-growing game ever — beating apps like Twitter and Snapchat for daily users at one point. 50 million people played it this summer, each month, all over t...
Tags: Google, Trends, Nintendo, Pokemon, Niantic Labs, Niantic, Hanke

A plea to make Pokemon Go exciting again and save the game, from the first person to catch them all

Last week was a big week for Niantic Labs, the developer of Pokémon Go, as CEO John Hanke, took the stage at Apple’s iPhone launch event. There, Hanke announced that Pokémon Go will be coming to the Apple Watch (eventually) and bragged that Pokémon Go had surpassed 500 million downloads, making it one of the most downloaded games ever. Yet if you looked at the news surrounding the game the past few weeks, you wouldn't’t know it. Video game industry analysts have found that Pokémon Go has around...
Tags: Apple, Trends, Pokemon, Apple Watch, World of Warcraft, Niantic Labs, Niantic, Nick Johnson, Mewtwo, John Hanke, YouTube Twitter, Everquest, Hanke, Pok

The CEO behind Pokémon Go emailed Sundar Pichai for 'reinforcements' as players overloaded the system (GOOG)

It didn't take long after its early July launch for  Pok émon Go to become a phenomenon — and even less time after that for players to totally overload the game's servers, causing the game's developer Niantic Labs to pause international rollout. "A few hours into the launch we had blown through our machine quota," John Hanke, CEO of Pok émon Go developer Niantic, said at Tuesday's TechCrunch Disrupt event.  "We knew at that point we were in trouble." They had planned for lots of players, sur...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Trends, Sundar Pichai, Niantic Labs, Pichai, Niantic, John Hanke, Google Cloud, Hanke

Pokemon Go Is Coming to Apple Watch

Niantic announced at Apple‘s press event in San Francisco Wednesday that it is bringing Pokemon Go to Apple Watch. Pokemon Go allows users to capture Pokemon by exploring the real world around them. With Pokemon Go on Apple Watch, users will be able to record any walks they take while playing Pokemon Go as “workouts” within the Apple Watch application. During a workout, the Apple Watch app will display the user’s current workout time, distance traveled and calories burned, and it will also show ...
Tags: Apple, Mobile, Gaming, Apps, San Francisco, Seo, Pokemon, Applications, Mobile Games, Apple Watch, Workouts, Niantic Labs, Niantic, John Hanke, Pokemon Go, Apple Watch Games

Niantic Begins Reversing Some Pokemon Go Account Bans

Niantic has begun reversing some Pokemon Go account bans, which affected users who were using “add-on map applications” to find nearby Pokemon. Earlier this month, Niantic began banning users that it said were “taking unfair advantage of and abusing” the game. This included users who were using apps that display nearby Pokemon on a map. In a blog post, John Hanke, CEO of Niantic, explained the bans: Each end-user app can be used as a collection tool by the app creator, invisibly collecting and f...
Tags: Ios, Itunes App Store, Android, Google Play, Security, Mobile, Gaming, Apps, Privacy, Safety, Seo, Applications, Mobile Games, iOS games, Distributed Denial of Service attacks, Niantic Labs

The creators of Pokémon Go say some players were accidentally attacking their servers

When Niantic, the developers of smartphone sensation  Pokémon Go, started to ban cheaters from the game, some users who had thought that they were always playing by the rules were surprised to find themselves banned. In a new blog post, Niantic explains exactly what happened and why, along with a promise to remove the bans for the users in question. Long story short: Some players were using certain unauthorized, fan-made apps to find nearby Pokémon in Pokémon Go — apps that actually had an e...
Tags: Microsoft, Trends, Niantic, John Hanke, Hanke, Pok

Pokémon Go players got together to bust one of the game's biggest myths — with data

When Brooklyn-based Nick Johnson came forward in late July as the first person to catch all 142  Pokémon that are currently available to Pokémon Go players in the United States, there was a minor outcry in my e-mail inbox. People started coming forward to downplay Johnson's accomplishment, saying that they had actually managed to collect all 145 Pokémon currently available in the game, worldwide, including the three exclusively available in Europe, Asia, and Australia.  And, those players al...
Tags: Asia, Hong Kong, Europe, London, Australia, New York City, America, Trends, Harvard, Brooklyn, United States, Reddit, San Diego, Pokemon, Johnson, Farfetch

This one chart explains why the creators of Pokémon Go are shutting down the game's most useful apps

Over the last week, Niantic — the developers of smartphone smash-hit Pokémon Go — has taken a lot of heat as it moves to shut down popular apps and services like PokeVision, which put the monsters on a map. Niantic defended the move earlier this week by claiming that those sites, and the massive amounts of data they had to pull to work, were putting a lot of stress on the servers. That stress had been translating into making the game unreliable for players all over the globe, which is bad given ...
Tags: Trends, Justin Bieber, Latin America, Niantic, John Hanke, Hanke

Niantic CEO wants users to play Pokémon Go on internet-connected contact lenses someday

Reports suggest Pokémon Go just surpasses $160 million in revenue worldwide, or at least the parts of the world it’s currently available in. Niantic CEO John Hanke’s vision, however, was of something even bigger: an app that required a special internet-connected contacts and involved spending big at businesses promoted within the game all while cleaning up local communities in the process. Hanke reportedly wanted gamers to rock the custom lenses in an effort to completely augment the game by req...
Tags: Startups, Insider, Niantic, John Hanke, Hanke

Pokemon Go creator wants more tie ups like McDonald's Japan

By Lisa Richwine RANCHO PALOS VERDES, California (Reuters) - The creator of mobile gaming phenomenon Pokemon Go is exploring more sponsorships by companies that want to attract character-hunting players to their businesses, the chief executive of developer Niantic Labs said on Tuesday. Niantic is talking with several companies interested in partnerships similar to the deal that turned nearly 3,000 McDonald's restaurants in Japan into stops for collecting virtual supplies or "gyms" for on-scr...
Tags: Japan, News, Niantic Labs, McDonald, Niantic, John Hanke, Lisa Richwine, Hanke

Pokemon Go creator Niantic’s CEO hacked on Twitter

 John Hanke, the CEO of Pokemon Go creator Niantic, has been hacked on Twitter by the hacker group OurMine. In the past 24 hours, the hacker collective took control of the account and posted a series of tweets, including one that identified Hanke’s password as “nopass.” Of course, this isn’t OurMine’s first high-profile hack. The organization has broken into a… Read More
Tags: TC, Tech, Niantic, John Hanke, Pokemon Go, Hanke

CEO of Pokémon Go’s Niantic Labs hacked on Twitter

John Hanke, CEO of Pokémon Go creator Niantic, is the latest in a string of high-profile Twitter account hacks recently. The hack saw Hanke join the likes of Sundar Pichai, Mark Zuckerberg and Jack Dorsey — the CEOs of Google, Facebook and Twitter — and again, the hack was perpetrated by OurMine, the Saudi collective that claimed responsibility for the previous social media hacks as well as taking down WikiLeaks a month back. OurMine gained access to the account due to a failure on behalf of Han...
Tags: Startups, Jack Dorsey, Niantic Labs, Insider, Niantic, John Hanke, Google Facebook and Twitter, Hanke