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Formerly popular HQ Trivia game shutting down

1 month ago   |   By NY Daily News

The business plan of simply giving away money multiple times per day has finally failed. HQ Trivia is shutting down, CNN reported. The trivia game-show app once drew millions of people each day to answer rapid-fire questions in pursuit of that sweet, sweet cash, but the app's popularity had steadily...
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HQ Trivia, the live game show app that became a worldwide sensation a few years ago, is shutting down

HQ Trivia, the live game show app that became a worldwide sensation a few years ago, is shutting down

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

Embattled live-gameshow app HQ Trivia is reportedly shutting down its operations after a deal to acquire the company fell through.
"Effective today, HQ will cease operations and move to dissolution. All employees and contractors will be terminated as of today," HQ Trivia's CEO and co-founder Rus Yusupov announced in a company-wide email obtained by Kerry Flynn of CNN Business .
The app's extreme popularity in 2017 attracted over 15 million user installs, and highlighted its potential to re-imagine live shows for the digital age.
But HQ Trivia struggled to recover from the loss of its...
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Democratic National Convention postponed to August due to the coronavirus

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US jobless claims skyrocket to 6.6 million, marking a 2nd straight weekly...

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Luckin Coffee stock tanks 80% after discovery that COO fabricated about $310...

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Oil prices surge after Trump says he expects Saudi Arabia and Russia to end...

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'From competitors to collaborators': The cigarette giant that owns Marlboro...

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FDA Says Zantac Should Be Pulled From Market, Citing Cancer Risk

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Wall Street stocks drop on disastrous US unemployment data

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