Meet the Mastermind Behind This Summer’s Pokemon Craze

When Google's 2014 April Fool's Google Maps-meets-Pok?mon mashup teased an official Pok?mon Master position at the search giant, it was obvious the company was fooling around.

Except maybe it wasn't. Maybe, two years later, someone clinched that position after all. Only not at Google goog , but at an intrepid Google startup that has since gone independent. A San Francisco-based startup dubbed Niantic that takes its name from a fortune-seeking 19th...

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