By The Numbers

Candy Crushed

Marketplace Staff Nov 3, 2015
13

That’s how many finalists there were in Lego’s open call for new designs to potentially put into production. Each of the 13 received the required 10,000 votes to be considered, with designs including a “Golden Girls” set, to Elsa’s castle from the movie “Frozen.” And the winner? No one. Lego announced that none of the potential designs passed the tests necessary to be put into production.

$15 to $99

That’s the range of prices that Taser International charges police departments for use of its cloud storage service. The company is primarily known for its stun gun and body cam products. But with Evidence.com, Taser is monetizing the storage of that footage, which the police can use to collect and organize all of the material collected by body cams.

$5.9 billion

That’s how much Activision Blizzard Inc. has agreed to pay for King Digital Entertainment Plc. For the gaming naif: Basically, World of Warcraft just bought Candy Crush. As Bloomberg writes, King has been suffering of late after it failed to deliver another hit. But the move is considered smart for Activision, as the company looks to get into mobile gaming.

$85

That’s how much a can of Sherman-Williams’ new paint costs. But it’s not just meant to give walls a new color. The company says the paint is designed to kill bacteria. And the target for such a product? Hospitals.

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