Business Minute: Game Boy Turns 25 & General Mills Gets Told

Published 04/22 2014 08:40AM

Updated 04/22 2014 08:58AM

Time now for your Business Minute on this Tuesday.

GAME BOY IS 25!

Nintendo's iconic handheld device "Game Boy" turns 25 years old Monday! (Whaaaaaaat?!? How old do you feel?) According to Gamespot, the original Game Boy first appeared on this date back in 1989. Game Boy is widely viewed as the first portable gaming device to appeal to mainstream gamers. Nintendo says it has sold nearly 120-million versions of the Game Boy, along with just over half-a-billion Game Boy games.

UH, OUR BAD...

General Mills
scraps a plan to strip consumers of their right to sue the food company. The maker of Cheerios and other brands had posted a note on its website, saying anyone who used the site, liked the company on Facebook or engaged with it on Twitter couldn't sue, and would have to settle disputes through arbitration.

General Mills dropped the idea, after being soundly criticized (ironically) on social media.

GOOGLE VS APPLE

Google and Apple are reportedly wooing developers to ensure top game titles show up first on their devices. The Wall Street Journal says both are offering to give games premium placement in their app stores. Last summer, Apple signed a deal with Electronic Arts to have access to a new zombie fighting video game two months before Google.

RIGHT DIRECTION!

The Dow Jones started the week off on a positive note, gaining 41 points Monday. The NASDAQ closed the day up 26 points, and the S&P 500 ended Monday up 7 points.

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