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Tero Kuittinen

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Bio

After launching mobile game company SpringToys tragically early in 2000, Tero Kuittinen spent eight years doing equity research at firms including Alliance Capital and Opstock. He is currently an analyst and VP of North American sales at mobile diagnostics and expense management Alekstra, and has contributed to TheStreet.com, Forbes and Business 2.0 Magazine in addition to BGR.

Pokemon Go Update News

Wait just a goddamn minute before you bury Pokemon Go

August 23rd, 2016

So, I was going to do one of those “Pokemon Go RIP” pieces everyone is cranking out this week. But I spent three minutes thinking about it and decided not to. The problem with this corpse is that it is astonishingly vibrant, and there are three reasons why diagnosing the true state of Pokemon Go at this …

Pokemon Go engagement numbers

Pokemon Go has done the impossible for mobile apps

July 21st, 2016

Pokemon GO has rolled out in more than 30 countries and it is now two weeks since its US launch. The data around the usage patterns is becoming ever more mindboggling. New numbers AppAnnie has shared with BGR defy belief. Most apps would be deliriously happy to top 20 minute average daily engagement. But each …

LINE IPO

LINE is another Zynga

July 14th, 2016

LINE became the biggest tech company to enter the US stock market this year as its shares soared 30% above issue price in early New York trading. Buying these shares is something you should not do. Yes, messaging is a hot space and no, there aren’t many messaging apps companies you can invest in. But …

Pokemon Go Sales

New Pokemon Go statistics will blow your mind

July 13th, 2016

There is little doubt by now that Pokemon Go is becoming the most successful mobile app of all time, at least as far as launch-week performance is concerned. Niantic just launched the game in Germany… and it hit No. 1 on the iPhone revenue chart in just three hours. The 13 hours it took to hit the …

Pokemon Go Guide

Why Pokemon Go is an even bigger game-changer than you think

July 11th, 2016

Nintendo finally allowed a mobile game version of one of its biggest money-spinners to be made. And you have been hearing about it a lot over the past 48 hours. Possibly too much. But one thing that has not been widely discussed is the truly monstrous revenue performance that Pokemon GO has delivered right out …

Peach Messaging App

Death of Peach: An eerie echo of Meerkat’s collapse

January 11th, 2016

Peach is dead, four days after its launch. This seems as obvious as the death of Meerkat one month after its debut. One cool aspect of the modern app market is that the hype cycle can now peak in less than 24 hours. A messaging app called Peach triggered a media maelstrom on Friday afternoon, peaked at No. 85 on the …

Apple Music Vs. Spotify Revenue

Apple’s attempt to stop Spotify has been a spectacular failure

December 8th, 2015

Perhaps the biggest revenue success story in the U.S. app market this year has been the stunning rise of Spotify in the iPhone revenue charts. This is all the more remarkable considering that Spotify has been facing direct competition from some of the biggest names in the music and software businesses in 2015.

HBO Now iPhone iPad Revenue

Triumph of the cord cutters: HBO Now is already making a fortune

May 7th, 2015

Precisely one month after HBO Now debuted on iOS devices, we are getting a sense of how many consumers are paying for the mobile service. Based on App Annie statistics, the early traction looks terrific. HBO Now this week hit the No. 1 spot on the U.S. iPad revenue chart — and even more interestingly, it has soared to the …