Rob Consoli

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Have you seen people wandering around in public spaces, eyes glued to their smartphones, pausing and turning in different directions as if seeking some invisible landmark? Chances are you've spotted someone playing Pokémon GO, a location-based augmented reality game that is taking the world by storm. Released just last month, Pokémon GO has already smashed previous records for mobile game downloads while inspiring millions to leave their homes in search of virtual Pokémon creatures. The creatures are invisible to the naked eye, of course, but they appear on user's screens as if occupying real-world space. Just as the Data Platform as a Service (dPaaS) model of data integration and management is changing the way companies approach data, Pokémon GO is altering the way we think about games. And that's not all dPaaS and Pokémon GO have in common. Consider these three pa... (more)