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Niantic (company)

Niantic (company)

Niantic is a mobile app development company founded in 2010 by John Hanke.

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Phil Keslin

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Greg Kumparak
December 5, 2019
TechCrunch
We've known for a while that Pokémon GO creator Niantic feels a bit limited in what it can do with augmented reality today. Between the latency limitations of 4G cellular networks and the need for players to wave a smartphone around to do anything in AR, the tech just isn't where Niantic wants it to [...]
Greg Kumparak
November 19, 2019
TechCrunch
First came Pokémon GO. Then came Harry Potter: Wizards Unite. Then came... Catan? It's starting to look like the next property to get Niantic's "real world game" treatment will be Catan -- the namesake island from the popular Settlers Of Catan board game series. Late last month, the company behind Catan said during a board [...]
Greg Kumparak
November 6, 2019
TechCrunch
Sponsored locations aren't new to Niantic games. Companies like Sprint, McDonalds, and AT&T have had sponsored locations in games like Pokémon GO and Harry Potter: Wizards Unite for a long while now. The idea: by turning your business into a big in-game beacon and giving players some reason to stop by, you increase foot [...]
Greg Kumparak
November 6, 2019
TechCrunch
Pokémon GO and games like it can't exist without waypoints -- the in-game locations that correlate to real world points of interest, acting as the Poké Stops, gyms, etc. The more waypoints they have around the world, the better the game becomes. But building up these databases of waypoints is tough. A company can't [...]
Greg Kumparak
June 20, 2019
TechCrunch
Just shy of three years ago, Pokémon GO took over the world. Players filled the sidewalks, and crowds of trainers flooded parks and landmarks. Anywhere you looked, people were throwing Pokéballs and chasing Snorlax. As the game grew, so did the company behind it. Niantic had started its life as an experimental "lab" within Google [...]
Greg Kumparak
May 1, 2019
TechCrunch
We've captured much of Niantic's ongoing story in the first three parts of our EC-1, from its beginnings as an "entrepreneurial lab" within Google, to its spin-out as an independent company and the launch of Pokémon GO, to its ongoing focus on becoming a platform for others to build augmented reality products upon. The Niantic [...]
Greg Kumparak
April 12, 2019
TechCrunch
What is Niantic? If they recognize the name, most people would rightly tell you it's a company that makes mobile games, like Pokémon GO, or Ingress, or Harry Potter: Wizards Unite. But no one at Niantic really seems to box it up as a mobile gaming company. Making these games is a big part of ...
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Pokémon Go creator Niantic is raising a $200 million Series C at a valuation of $3.9 billion according to a report from Katie Roof at the WSJ. The round is expected to be led by IVP with participation from Samsung and aXiomatic Gaming. The upcoming raise would bring the company's total fundin...