Nintendo makes a debut, a lawsuit against Google, more hacking, and a boatload of cash for Apple.
Posted on January 13, 2017, at 8:13 p.m. ET
The Switch, Nintendo's new video game console, will debut March 3rd alongside five brand new games, including titles in the Super Mario and Zelda franchises.
We almost had an iPod phone
A YouTube video posted this week of two original iPhone prototypes shows that the past 10 years might have been very different: The first iPhone almost had a scroll wheel.
The Department of Labor
From BuzzFeed reporter Caroline O'Donovan: "As a federal contractor, Google is required to provide the government with data about its equal employment program, but it failed to do so. Now, the Department of Labor is suing."
Their good friend the DNC
From BuzzFeed reporters Sheera Frenkel and Ali Watkins: "The FBI alerted the Democratic National Committee as recently as New Year’s Eve that hackers were once again trying to break into their computer systems, BuzzFeed News has learned.
'There was activity the day after the president issued sanctions [against Russia], looking for ways to get into the servers,' one high-level source familiar with the investigation said."
A smooth $3 billi
Apple set a new App Store record with $3 billion in December sales. Then it topped it off with a $240 million New Year’s Day.
Blake Montgomery is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in San Francisco.
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