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BitTorrent Giant BTjunkie Shuts Down For Good

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Founded in June 2005, BTjunkie has been among the top BitTorrent sites for more than half a decade. The site was never involved in any legal action, and to keep it this way the site’s operators decided to shut the site down for good today. The following message was posted...
BitTorrent Giant BTjunkie Shuts Down For Good

Alibaba CEO Jack Ma To Step Down As CEO On May 10th, Stay On As Chairman Of China's Ecommerce Giant

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Jack Ma, who has been CEO of Chinese ecommerce giant Alibaba for the past 14 years (since it was founded in 1999), will step down on May 10 2013 but remain as company chairman — focusing on Alibaba’s strategic vision, talent development to grow the internal leadership team, and corporate...
Alibaba CEO Jack Ma To Step Down As CEO On May 10th, Stay On As Chairman Of China's Ecommerce Giant

The Pirate Bay Moves to North Korea, Gets Virtual Asylum

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Last week the Swedish Pirate Party saw itself forced to shut down its routing services to The Pirate Bay. The Party and its leaders took this difficult decision after they were threatened with a lawsuit by a local anti-piracy group. Luckily for The Pirate Bay, the pirate parties of Norway...
The Pirate Bay Moves to North Korea, Gets Virtual Asylum

Does your small business need a mobile app to stay competitive?

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With more than 750,000 apps in the iOS App Store and 700,000 available in Google Play, it can seem at times that absolutely everyone has an app--except you. As a small-business owner, choosing whether to join the app-development club can be a difficult decision. You may feel like you...
Does your small business need a mobile app to stay competitive?
Copyright Issues Could Spur Changes To Pinterest’s Terms Of Use And ‘Pin Etiquette’
Six tips for creating a killer brand for your company

Lessons from Om Nom: The future of Windows and the web, as viewed from ‘Cut the Rope’

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Cut the Rope, as ported to the web by Pixel Lab. Om Nom is a lovable little monster, a character who can keep people playing “Cut the Rope” for hours under the simple premise of trying to satisfy his sweet tooth. But behind the scenes, the game by ZeptoLab is...
Lessons from Om Nom: The future of Windows and the web, as viewed from ‘Cut the Rope’

EA shuts down more Facebook games: Goodbye The Sims Social, SimCity Social and Pet Society

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Electronic Arts is continuing the termination of some of its games. The company today announced that it will be shutting down three of its Facebook titles, namely The Sims Social, SimCity Social and Pet Society. The games will go offline on June 14, 2013. From the official announcement: Today we...
EA shuts down more Facebook games: Goodbye The Sims Social, SimCity Social and Pet Society

EA Kills SimCity Social And Several Other Facebook Games (EA)

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On June 14, Electronic Arts and Maxis will be shutting down several Facebook games, EA announced in a blog post on its web site. EA says interest in the games has dropped dramatically. This news follows the well-documented troubles of Facebook game maker, Zynga. So, this could mean that  people...
EA Kills SimCity Social And Several Other Facebook Games (EA)
Tara Hunt and Buyosphere: sometimes the startup magic just doesn't happen

Green Throttle Takes (A Few) Mobile Games to the Living Room

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The last time I owned a videogame console, Hypercolor shirts were in, everyone pegged their jeans, and I had a perm. In other words, it was a long time ago. (It was the Nintendo Entertainment System, by the way.) I’m ready to get a new system now, and choosing one...
Green Throttle Takes (A Few) Mobile Games to the Living Room

Nosedive: Microsoft has again killed off its flight simulator

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In 2009 Microsoft turned off Aces Studio, the producer of Microsoft Flight Simulator. A new title in that line hasn’t been released for more than a half decade. However, Microsoft did release a new flight simulator game, Microsoft Flight, in February. Fast forward today: It’s dead. Microsoft is done developing...
Nosedive: Microsoft has again killed off its flight simulator

Jack Dorsey Gives Everyone He Hires The Same Red Book

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When new employees start at Jack Dorsey's payments company, Square, they receive a welcome kit. The welcome kit comes in the form of a sleek black box. In it, there's a square-shaped pamphlet that explains "The Four Corners Of Square"--a set of principles for the company. There's also a Square...
Jack Dorsey Gives Everyone He Hires The Same Red Book
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Cheezburger cuts 35% of its staff as it looks to make transition from desktop to mobile

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Breaking: Cheezburger today announced that it is cutting 24 employees or about 35 percent of its staff as it looks to make a transition from a desktop world to a mobile world. More to come: Here’s the press release: Cheezburger, one of the largest social humor sites, today announced its...
Cheezburger cuts 35% of its staff as it looks to make transition from desktop to mobile
EMI terminates its music licensing contract with Grooveshark

Heins: RIM focusing on a 'smaller number of devices'

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During today's shareholders meeting, RIM CEO Thorsten Heins threw out terms like "streamlining," noting his plans to help make the Canadian smartphone maker a "lean, mean hunting machine." The plan includes limited the company's production sites, decreasing the workforce (with earlier layoffs he referred to as "an incredibly difficult...
Heins: RIM focusing on a 'smaller number of devices'
Torrent Site Pirate Bay Claims To Have Moved Servers To North Korea
EA pulls the plug on 3 Facebook games
Grooveshark loses EMI contract, its last major label partner

Curious when Apple products go on sale? This chart tracks when the first and best deals arrive

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Aside from the occasional holiday discount, Apple products usually have notoriously stable prices. However, there are still deals to be had for the diligent shopper. A new chart from Dealnews outlines when the first and best discounts on Apple products have arrived over the past year. Assuming that history repeats...
Curious when Apple products go on sale? This chart tracks when the first and best deals arrive

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer's Next Big Hire Could Be A Big Surprise (YHOO)

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Rumor has it new Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer wants to hire back a Yahoo executive who left the company shortly after the last CEO got the boot. 39-year-old Rich Riley joined Yahoo way back in 1999, when Big Purple bought a startup he founded. His team eventually created the Yahoo...
Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer's Next Big Hire Could Be A Big Surprise (YHOO)
Pebble raises record $10 million on KickStarter, sells 85,000 watches
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EA Shuts Down Social Media Games Without Refunding Money

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Fresh off their victorious repeat of "Worst Company In America" Consumerist award, which the company brass explained away by reminding us how killer-awesome they are, Electronic Arts is now taking steps to mend the wounds with their customers. And by mending the wounds I mean taking down more games...
EA Shuts Down Social Media Games Without Refunding Money

Top Yahoo Ad Exec Riley Departs in Wake of Recent Changes (Memo)

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In a move that comes as little surprise to anyone paying attention to insider baseball, top Yahoo exec Rich Riley will be departing the company. Riley, who has had a number of jobs at the Silicon Valley Internet giant over 14 years, was most recently the head of its critical...
Top Yahoo Ad Exec Riley Departs in Wake of Recent Changes (Memo)

Zynga Loses the Deal Guy Behind Lady Gaga and Snoop Marketing Stunts

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After three and a half years at Zynga, Jonathan Flesher, VP of business development, has left the social games company, the latest in a string of resignations. Jonathan Flesher According to sources familiar with the move, Flesher’s last day was Nov. 9. He could not be reached for comment, but sources...
Zynga Loses the Deal Guy Behind Lady Gaga and Snoop Marketing Stunts
Google to close Affiliate Network later this year

Microsoft ends work on 'Flight' in blow to games group

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Well, that didn’t last long. Microsoft confirmed today that it has ended development of Microsoft Flight, the “freemium” PC title that the company launched less than six months ago as a follow-up to its discontinued Flight Simulator franchise. We were impressed by our time with the game, but it apparently...
Microsoft ends work on 'Flight' in blow to games group

GREE hit with another round of layoffs

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Japanese mobile-social gaming juggernaut GREE recently laid off around 30 employees from its San Francisco office, according to GameIndustry International. “We have recently aligned GREE’s U.S. studio to focus on creating the next generation of mobile social games,” said Anil Dharni, chief operating officer of GREE, in an official statement....
GREE hit with another round of layoffs
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