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A step closer to Mario in the App Store? Nintendo-owned firm launches first iOS title (in Japan)

Pokemon iOS App

Pokemon iOS App

Last week Sony stubbornly gave up seven years of resistance when it finally made its music library directly available for iTunes users in Japan. While that local news piece fell below the radar of global media, it was a symbolic sign of the times; the once dominant entertainment brand bowing to Apple’s dominance. Well, here’s another small but interesting move out of Japan, Nintendo has released its very first iOS app on Friday. Well, sort of. Pokédex, the title that Nintendo-owned Creatures Inc. is bringing to the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, is one of those things that is designed for the Pokeman-crazed Japanese. Read the full story at The Next Web.

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Shelly Palmer is the host of NBC Universal’s Live Digital with Shelly Palmer, a weekly half-hour television show about living and working in a digital world. He is Fox 5′s (WNYW-TV New York) Tech Expert and the host of United Stations Radio Network’s, MediaBytes, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment.