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Fandium raises $1.25 million for sports app that blends storytelling with betting
Xbox Live is getting Nickelodeon, Machinima, & tons of live sports

Fear and Loathing in the Gaming Industry?

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Fear and Loathing in the Gaming Industry?

The tech landscape of Macau

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Rui Marcelo, CIO of CTM (Companhia de TelecomunicaASSAues de Macau SARL) has spent 30 years in Macau. He talks to Computerworld Hong Kong about his IT career in Macau, the 1999 handover, liberalization of gaming industry, and the evolving IT industry...
The tech landscape of Macau

Here Are All Of Apple's Upcoming Product Changes Tim Cook Hinted At Last Night

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Tim Cook didn't end up announcing any new products at All Things D's big tech conference last night (no surprise there), but the Apple CEO did offer some big clues about a few new products and updates Apple has coming up - as well as a few that the company...
Here Are All Of Apple's Upcoming Product Changes Tim Cook Hinted At Last Night

Samsung, Research In Motion Sued For Using Emoticons ;(

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A shell company capped off a week of patent controversy by suing two popular phone makers for including a button that lets users put a smiley face in their messages. Varia Holdings LLC filed a complaint in New York that accuses Samsung and BlackBerry maker RIM (NSDQ: RIMM) of...
Samsung, Research In Motion Sued For Using Emoticons ;(

Apple's Game Center: More Opportunities for Social Games Developers

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Most of the initial buzz surrounding Apple's announcement on Thursday of its new operating system, iPhone OS 4, centered on the support for multitasking. While this feature has been long anticipated by users and developers alike, another important but less discussed aspect of the update involves Apple's Game Center -...
Apple's Game Center: More Opportunities for Social Games Developers

Ouya Games Console Starts Shipping To First Customers

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The Kickstarter-funded, $99 device is expected to shake up the gaming industry. Ouya, the cube-shaped gaming console that won all its backing on Kickstarter, has started shipping units, reports the BBC. The system, which runs on Android, rapidly raised over $8 million in investment, and is expected to disrupt...
Ouya Games Console Starts Shipping To First Customers

How Linden Labs Hopes To Find Second Life In Mobile Creative Play

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Linden Labs, the company that created Second Life and grew that online community into one of the most colorful, varied online social networks in the world, is doing some very different things for the first time in many, many years. The timing is likely right: reports recently indicate Second Life...
How Linden Labs Hopes To Find Second Life In Mobile Creative Play

ReadWriteWeb DeathWatch: Video Game Consoles

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Modern game consoles are much more powerful than yesterday's Pong-pads, but their setup and business model remain virtually identical to the Ataris and Colecovisions of yore. But all of that's about to change - this coming generation of game consoles will be the last to resemble anything you remember. The...
ReadWriteWeb DeathWatch: Video Game Consoles

Cisco's CEO Is Making All Managers Read Sheryl Sandberg's Book And Promote Women (CSCO)

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Cisco CEO John Chambers says he's had his eyes opened to women's issues by reading Sheryl Sandberg's new book. He was so inspired, he bought a copy of "Lean In" for all his senior managers and is making them read it. Then they must find ways to promote more women...
Cisco's CEO Is Making All Managers Read Sheryl Sandberg's Book And Promote Women (CSCO)
NRA blames 'Grand Theft Auto,' 'American Psycho,' and music videos for gun violence

Kixeye Poaches CityVille GM Patmore From Zynga to be VP of Product

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Zynga’s tanking stock price is everyone else’s gain. Kixeye, the iconoclastic, midcore Facebook gaming company, just hired away the general manager of CityVille, Alan Patmore, to be its vice president of product. It’s a score for the company at a time when the entire social gaming industry is in flux....
Kixeye Poaches CityVille GM Patmore From Zynga to be VP of Product

Seattle entrepreneur Dan Shapiro: Startups are not a science

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Seattle entrepreneur Dan Shapiro interviewed by Nextcast's Jeff Dickey When Dan Shapiro joined the startup world in 2002, he was bitten by the bug…hard. Find out what he’s learned along the way and hear his startling confession in this episode of Nextcast. Dan Shapiro grew up with computers, getting his first...
Seattle entrepreneur Dan Shapiro: Startups are not a science

Will Zynga Emerge As A Gaming Company Or Gambling Company?

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There is more than a bit of schadenfreude among longtime insiders in the gaming industry at Zynga’s performance over the last year. The company has fallen from a private, pre-IPO valuation of around $14 billion to just $2 billion over the past year as it failed to maintain growth on...
Will Zynga Emerge As A Gaming Company Or Gambling Company?
Never mind the hardware: why didn't Sony's PS4 event have any women?

EA stirs controversy by adding gay characters to Star Wars game

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In a new move for the gaming industry, Electronic Arts adds characters in same-sex relationships to its games, which brings it under attack from conservative anti-gay groups. [Read more]...
EA stirs controversy by adding gay characters to Star Wars game

Nintendo, Sony and Microsoft: three very different takes on portable gaming at GDC 2012

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Tim Cook says the darnedest things. Why, just last week Apple's head honcho suggested that iPad users are ditching their home consoles in favor of Cupertino's favorite slate. Bold words, ones that can't be sitting well with the gaming industry's big three. Steady thy rifle, hardcore gamer, Cook has...
Nintendo, Sony and Microsoft: three very different takes on portable gaming at GDC 2012
Why you should wait on a Wii U

The Little Device That Might Change TV Forever Is Going To Launch In A Few Weeks (GOOG)

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Kickstarter success Equiso has designed an HDMI dongle called the Smart TV that essentially turns your television into an Android tablet. Here's what the company's up to, per its most recent Kickstarter update: Production is still on track to deliver completed units this month. The only major problem to solve...
The Little Device That Might Change TV Forever Is Going To Launch In A Few Weeks (GOOG)

Eidos president: Low broadband speeds are holding the game industry back

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No matter how fast your new graphics card is or how much RAM is in your console, the biggest limitation for your gaming rig (and the gaming industry as a whole) could just be your Internet connection. At least that was the message Eidos President Ian Livingstone delivered to delegates...
Eidos president: Low broadband speeds are holding the game industry back

University of Texas gaming academy to be led by execs behind Deus Ex, Warcraft

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Whatever value you see in game development schools, it's clear that few of them tout gaming industry veterans who can lead by example. The University of Texas' upcoming Denius-Sams Gaming Academy could solve this discrepancy by tapping two executives whose work many of us know by heart. Both legendary...
University of Texas gaming academy to be led by execs behind Deus Ex, Warcraft
Jason Citron's Phoenix Guild nets $1.1M in funding to create "exploitation-free" games for core gamers
Angry Birds Space hits 50M downloads in 35 days

333 GAME stores snapped up by OpCapita, keep running

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UK retailer GAME was partly saved from its fall into administration Sunday after private investment group OpCapita agreed to buy 333 of the stores. The terms of the deal weren't made clear, but are expected to have OpCapita shoulder some of GAME's debt. OpCapita Managing Partner Henry Jackson saw GAME...
333 GAME stores snapped up by OpCapita, keep running
Don't count gaming consoles out in 2013

IPO Mafias, BODM, and Brands Born From the U.S. Election: Three Mobile Trends Starting to Unfold

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With more than one month of 2012 down and still two weeks to go until the largest mobile and gaming industry trade shows — Mobile World Congress and Game Developers Conference — here are three trends that are starting to unfold and should define the year of mobile technology. The...
IPO Mafias, BODM, and Brands Born From the U.S. Election: Three Mobile Trends Starting to Unfold

Teen Sues Mom for Hacking his Facebook

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Teen Sues Mom for Hacking his Facebook is a post from Chris PirilloA 16-year-old boy from Arkansas has filed suit against his own mother for breaking into his Facebook account and embarrassing him on his profile page. Denise New hacked her way into his account last month to “check on”...
Teen Sues Mom for Hacking his Facebook

Halo sells its 50 millionth copy as Halo 4 adds fresh momentum to the popular franchise

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Microsoft has sold more than 50 million copies of Halo 4, it became known today. With the release of Halo 4, Microsoft has set fresh benchmarks in the gaming industry, as the title brought in $220 million in revenue in the first day of its life on the market. Those numbers,...
Halo sells its 50 millionth copy as Halo 4 adds fresh momentum to the popular franchise
Rovio teases Angry Birds Trilogy for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Nintendo 3DS
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