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Facebook hopes to launch an internet satellite in early 2019

Facebook has cooperated on internet satellite initiatives (with less-than-ideal results), but there's been precious little word of plans to make its own satellite beyond high-level promises. Now, however, there's something tangible. Both publicly d…
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Sony will stop making physical PS Vita games in 2019

The PS Vita might still attract new fans thanks to indie releases and JRPGs like Persona 4 Golden, but they're clearly not enough to prevent its impending death. According to Kotaku, Sony's American and European divisions are ending the production of…
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‘PES 2019’ hits PC, PS4 and Xbox One on August 28th

If you'd rather not support EA's definitions of "gambling" and "loot boxes" but still want to play virtual soccer football, maybe this year's Pro Evolution Soccer from Konami will tickle your fancy. PES 2019 will be in stores August 28th (US) and Aug…
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Apple will ship its redesigned Mac Pro in 2019

If you were budgeting for the redesigned Mac Pro this year, you'll want to earmark that money for something else. Apple has revealed to TechCrunch that the modular workstation is now slated to ship in 2019, rather than sometime in 2018 as many expect…
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That’s a wrap! See you in Atlanta in 2019

It was a nail biting matchup with the underdogs prevailing in a game that came down to the last second.

Hundreds of thousands of people made their way to the Twin Cities this past Sunday to catch the action live. But for the millions of you that weren’t there in person, you haven’t missed the chance to watch and rewatch the Big Game’s always-entertaining slate of ads on YouTube.

On YouTube, fans engage with the Big Game well before the kickoff and long after the last touchdown. We saw over a 16 percent increase in viewership of ads on YouTube this year, with viewership on Living Room devices increasing by 52 percent.1 In fact, one in every eight ads on YouTube watched on Sunday were watched on Living Room devices.2

For the 11th year, fans turned to YouTube AdBlitz to watch, cheer, and share their favorite ads. This year, we expanded AdBlitz to include even more content beyond ads for fans to enjoy — like top football content, custom creator videos from ThreadBanger, Wong Fu Productions, devinsupertramp, and more.

The cheers and in-hub views of the ads in AdBlitz have now been counted, and … drumroll … it’s time to reveal the three ads that came out on top. The battle for these top spots was fierce this year with 80+ brands participating in AdBlitz, and more fans visiting the site than ever. In fact, in just two days, AdBlitz site traffic this year exceeded total AdBlitz traffic during the entire Big Game week last year.

The AdBlitz 2018 fan favorites are: Amazon Alexa, Bud Light, and Groupon!

Amazon’s Big Game ad takes the top spot. In this hilarious ad, Alexa loses her voice and counts on a star-studded team including Cardi B and Gordon Ramsay to come to her rescue.

Bud Light’s “The Bud Knight” came in second among AdBlitz fans, bringing their well-known Dilly Dilly creative to the Big Game with the introduction of the “Bud Knight.”

In third, Groupon and Tiffany Haddish join forces to let you know that every time you use Groupon in your neighborhood, you’re supporting local businesses.

The Big Game may be over, but you can visit YouTube AdBlitz at any time to watch and rewatch all the top videos from this year’s event. After you’ve watched the ads, test your knowledge of the Big Game’s most popular spots and YouTube trends with Deja:View trivia. Play now!

Meredith Bailey, YouTube Product Marketing Manager, recently watched “Pink Belts Out the National Anthem! | Super Bowl LII NFL Pregame.”

1 YouTube Internal Data, U.S., February, 2018
2 YouTube Internal Data, U.S., February, 2018


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Android apps must have 64-bit support by August 2019

Android has supported 64-bit apps ever since Lollipop arrived in 2015, but they haven't been necessary. Now, however, Google is laying down the law… or rather, it will. As of August 2019, Android apps will have to support 64-bit code. They won't…
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Nintendo will close its Wii Shop Channel in 2019

A month after Nintendo launched the Wii in November 2006, the company introduced the Wii Shop Channel, a marketplace for downloading apps to the system. Over a decade and two console generations later, Nintendo is shutting it down…eventually. Today…
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Theranos settlement means it could have a lab again in 2019

Theranos has been headed toward disaster for a while through its dodgy blood testing methods, but it might have just avoided the worst possible outcome. The biotech outfit has reached a settlement with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Service…
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T-Mobile is considering nixing 2G and 3G by 2019

During a press conference at MWC 2017 in Barcelona this past weekend, T-Mobile revealed that it was considering getting rid of its 2G and 3G network in the next couple years. Getting rid of 2G isn’t unheard of — AT&T has already done it, but still has their own 3G network going. T-Mobile, on the […]

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Verizon will shut down its 2G CDMA network by 2019

Verizon has announced that it will shut down its 2G CDMA network by 2019. It’ll work to transition the service’s remaining users to LTE in the intervening years.

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Report: Wearable device shipments to surpass 214 million in 2019

In 2015, about 80 million wearble devices will be shipped around the world, and in 2016 this figure will rise 44.4 percent to 111.1 million units. Smartwatches will drive much of this increase, according to the International Data Corporation (IDC).

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