A Six-Word Explainer For Zynga's Disastrous Second Quarter (ZNGA)

A Six-Word Explainer For Zynga's Disastrous Second Quarter (ZNGA)

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New The message from Zynga's disastrous second quarter, which sent its stock diving 40 percent, is simple: fewer people are playing Facebook games. Zynga was once one of the hottest IPOs of 2011. But it has faded from the top as gamers move to mobile devices and spend less and less...
A Six-Word Explainer For Zynga's Disastrous Second Quarter (ZNGA)
                                       

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We stopped by the office of a source who is plugged into the ad tech industry the other day.  On a white board, he drew for us a diagram that he says illustrates Facebook's next $10 billion opportunity. We took a picture: Here's a slightly more readable version we just...
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The mission, distilled. (Photo: Upworthy.com) Bad news for the liberally inclined and easily distracted: Today the New York Times offers an inside look at the latest startup looking to disrupt your workday with viral content. Upworthy (which launched in late March) is a high-minded new aggregator designed to share content that is...
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One day later: the leap second v. the Internet scorecard

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One day later: the leap second v. the Internet scorecard

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What's a Facebook Ad Exchange? A (Partial) Explainer

MIT creates self-assembling 3D nanostructures, could be the future of computer chips

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MIT has devised a way of creating complex, self-assembling 3D nanostructures of wires and junctions. While self-assembling structures have been made from polymers before, this is the first time that multi-layer, configurable layouts have been created, opening up the path to self-assembled computer chips.The science behind these self-assembling 3D structures...
MIT creates self-assembling 3D nanostructures, could be the future of computer chips

NBC's Olympic Web Video Plan: Live, Legal and "Painful"

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NBC's Olympic Web Video Plan: Live, Legal and "Painful"

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Even If The iPad Can Destroy Windows, Microsoft Still Needs To Make Great Software For It (AAPL, MSFT)

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