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Samsung Turns In Huge Profits Thanks To Galaxy Phones (SSNLF, AAPL)

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SEOUL (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics, the world leader in mobiles and memory chips, said it likely earned a quarterly profit of $8.3 billion, as it sold close to 500 handsets a minute and as demand picked up for the flat screens it makes for mobile devices, including those for rival...
Samsung Turns In Huge Profits Thanks To Galaxy Phones (SSNLF, AAPL)

Chinese mobile gamers to hit 192M this year, outnumbering PC gamers

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The number of mobile gamers in China is expected to hit 192 million this year, according to market researcher Niko Partners. That means that the number of mobile gamers now exceeds the number of PC players in China. The number is part of a five-year forecast that Niko has...
Chinese mobile gamers to hit 192M this year, outnumbering PC gamers

Why this Apple fanboy loves his new Samsung Galaxy S III

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Wayne Bishop Last year I had the opportunity to write an article titled, “Why I own an Android Phone.” To summarize, the article described people’s fascination when they discovered that I (an iOS app developer and self-declared Apple fanboy) actually owned an Android phone. A year later I’ve decided to stay...
Why this Apple fanboy loves his new Samsung Galaxy S III

Game News Roundup: Sony loses billions and Microsoft ponders Kinect-controlled internet browsing

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Sony’s PlayStation division loses $2.8 billion over the full year. This is down from a $429 million profit made in 2011. The PlayStation 3 price drop and low console sales are the main culprits. The PlayStation 3 sold 13.9 million units in 2012 compared to 14.3 in 2011. PlayStation 3...
Game News Roundup: Sony loses billions and Microsoft ponders Kinect-controlled internet browsing
Rovio to launch Angry Birds cartoon series this fall
Samsung Is The Giant, Fast-Growing Tech Company You're Not Paying Enough Attention To (SSNLF)
Mobile industry players Tapjoy and Kontagent form partnership (exclusive)
Stylyt, Dibsie, TripleLift: 3 NYC social commerce startups to watch

Sony's Michael Lynton on How the Net and Social Media Are Changing the Movie Business

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Michael Lynton joined Sony as its studio chairman in 2004. Eight years later — last March — he ascended to CEO of Sony Corporation of America, taking on oversight of all of the company’s U.S. entertainment businesses, except for videogames. A big job, and one that he’s performing at a...
Sony's Michael Lynton on How the Net and Social Media Are Changing the Movie Business
App Annie launches analytics for Google Play Android apps
Tech sector layoffs spike to a 3-year high; HP, Sony lead the way in pink slips
Last chance to be a part of Kickstarter history: Double Fine campaign ends today

Slow And Low: Smartphone Sales Grew By Only 32% This Quarter; Overall Mobile Market Just 1%, Says StrategyAnalytics

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Now that all the big handset makers have put in their quarterly sales figures, Strategy Analytics has done the number crunching for an overall picture of what happened in the mobile market. The upshot: just as many predicted, mobile as a whole — facing wider economic slowdown and “shifting consumer tastes”...
Slow And Low: Smartphone Sales Grew By Only 32% This Quarter; Overall Mobile Market Just 1%, Says StrategyAnalytics
Korean game togetherness: Nexon acquires 14.7 percent of NCsoft for $688M

Hummer's Demise and Lessons Learned

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The proposed sale of GM's Hummer brand to a Chinese company fell through this week, and GM will now shutter the company. The ultimate symbol of overconsumption has finally fallen prey to higher energy prices and changing consumer demands. This New York Times piece offers some interesting stats, like the...
Hummer's Demise and Lessons Learned
Tablet computer sales will overtake notebooks by 2016
GamesBeat 2012 roundup: The Crossover Era, Ouya, the iPad as this generation's console

PopCap Games cuts 50 staffers as it grapples with 'completely different world'

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Just over a year after Electronic Arts agreed to pay up to $1.3 billion for PopCap Games, the maker of Plants vs. Zombies and Bejeweled is cutting staff and considering other cost-cutting moves such as the closure of its Dublin, Ireland office. About 50 people are losing their jobs, with...
PopCap Games cuts 50 staffers as it grapples with 'completely different world'

Microsoft rumoured to be working on Xbox Surface, a 7-inch tablet designed specifically for gaming

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Microsoft is working on a new 7-inch tablet designed specifically for gaming, according to a recent report by The Verge. It follows rumours in June that the company was creating a new product, called the Xbox Surface, which could operate as a streaming device similar to the Wii U and...
Microsoft rumoured to be working on Xbox Surface, a 7-inch tablet designed specifically for gaming

Gaikai streams Bulletstorm console game in the Chrome browser

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Game startup Gaikai streamed the high-end game Bulletstorm to the Chrome web browser today in a demo at the Google I/O conference in San Francisco. Normally, you have to play such games using a console and game disc. Or you could play it by using a streaming service such...
Gaikai streams Bulletstorm console game in the Chrome browser
Angry Birds Space hits 50M downloads in 35 days
Report: $99 Android-based game console Ouya on the way
People are playing mobile games at home — especially in bed
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