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App Annie: Yup, Candy Crush Saga Is Still Crushing It

Candy Crush Saga topped all but one of App Annie’s individual mobile app charts in May, the analytics company reported today. The casual matching game, which King first published on smartphones late last year, was the most-downloaded game on both iOS and Android in May, and the top-grossing game on iOS. The combo breaker was Japanese game Puzzle & Dragons, made by GungHo Online, which took the top spot in the Android top-grossing chart for May. Candy Crush Saga came in second place.


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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work