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Pokemon Go Performance Issues - Gotta Catch Them All Pokemon Go has stormed onto the scene this past week and the buzz is everywhere about it! However, being so successful in such a brief period of time can have a downside. Reports of players being unable to access services started appearing in relatively short order. Amazon's CTO jumped into the fray offering their cloud services to help scale NiantecLab's (creators of Pokemon Go) server-side infrastructure. While the Pokemon Go app has been positively rated by the majority of players, there are clearly a large number of players who thought differently, as indicated in the Google play App ratings. We had a look at how Pokemon's website has been keeping up with the influx of traffic, and created a Pokemon Performance Dashboard. The two things that really stand out here; the amount of data being transferred every ... (more)

2014 Super Bowl Tips to Avoid Ad Site Fails

This year, the Seattle Seahawks dealt Denver one of the worst beatings in recent Super Bowl history; however, the only highlights of the broadcast were the commercials. They ranged from serious and thought-provoking to funny and quirky. Each ad was meant to do one thing: drive eyes to a brand. With most of the population watching with their phones and tablets, every advertiser's site had to be ready for those eyeballs. Everyone wants to interview the winners and losers after the game. There is a dissection of every drive as analysts want to understand key aspects of success and... (more)