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Activision, Infinity Ward settle long-standing legal dispute

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Just as the long-simmering legal issues between Call of Duty publisher Activision and former members of Call of Duty developer Infinity Ward seemed headed to trial early next month, the parties have apparently reached a mutually agreed-upon out-of-court settlement. "All parties have reached a settlement in the dispute, the terms of...
Activision, Infinity Ward settle long-standing legal dispute
5 most surprising things heard at Harvard Cyberposium

Gaming fans go wild as Blizzard promises long-awaited Starcraft 2 improvements

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The Starcraft franchise has been the crown jewel of competitive gaming for quite some time, starting in South Korea, and then spreading globally following the massive success of Starcraft 2, the latest installment in the series. Starcraft 2, however, is being released in three tranches, the second now racing towards completion....
Gaming fans go wild as Blizzard promises long-awaited Starcraft 2 improvements
'Minecraft' developers' new game 'Scrolls' out in beta next month

Today in Tech: Why YouTube will be a $3.6 billion business this year

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The secret to Reddit's massive success; 3 reasons why Microsoft's Surface warrants a serious look.  YouTube's gigantic year is already here, Citi says [ALLTHINGSD] The video site should generate more than $3.6 billion in gross revenue this year, says Citi's Mark Mahaney. After distributing some of that to partners, Google...
Today in Tech: Why YouTube will be a $3.6 billion business this year
NPD: Apple products almost 20 percent of US holiday consumer electronics sales

Apple Names John Browett as New Senior Vice President of Retail

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Apple announced this morning that John Browett will be joining Apple as their new Senior Vice President of Retail. Browett will be leaving his current position as CEO of Dixons Retail. Apple® today announced that John Browett will join the company as senior vice president of Retail, reporting to Apple...
Apple Names John Browett as New Senior Vice President of Retail
The Hottest Smartphone Maker On The Planet Isn't Apple (SSNLF, AAPL)

Microsoft: No New Xbox in 2012, Rumors “Premature”

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In recent weeks, the Internet's exploded with rumors of a successor to the Xbox 360. Unfortunately, we've got some bad news for the armchair analysts in the audience. Microsoft, you see, has taken to digging through the charred post-explosion Internet wreckage, and it hasn't uncovered a single scrap of truth. “We’re...
Microsoft: No New Xbox in 2012, Rumors “Premature”
Pin it, like it, buy it: Ubokia enables back-door e-commerce on Pinterest

16M Users Strong, TwitchTV Takes Live-Streamed Gaming Portal Mobile With iPad And Android Apps

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TwitchTV, a live-streamed video game portal and community for gamers that was spawned last June from live video platform Justin.tv, has been booming in terms of growth and revenue. But the platform didn’t yet offer native mobile apps for the iPad or Android, which was a main requests from users....
16M Users Strong, TwitchTV Takes Live-Streamed Gaming Portal Mobile With iPad And Android Apps

Life beyond 'Cut the Rope': Zeptolab unveils new game, Pudding Monsters, launching 20 Dec

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After seeing massive success with Cut the Rope (and sequel Cut the Rope: Experiments), British-Russian games studio ZeptoLab is today announcing its new upcoming game at Le Web in Paris, France. Launching on 20 December, the new game is called Pudding Monsters and will be released for iOS and Android...
Life beyond 'Cut the Rope': Zeptolab unveils new game, Pudding Monsters, launching 20 Dec

Can Windows Phone 8 save Microsoft?

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Earlier this week, while hurricane Sandy harassed the east coat and forced Google to release Android 4.2 and its new Nexus devices via an unceremonious blog post, Microsoft held an event in San Francisco that finally filled in the remaining Windows Phone 8 blanks. Following the release of Windows 8,...
Can Windows Phone 8 save Microsoft?
Beats introduces Executive noise-cancelling headphones, available today for $299.95

Amazon's next Kindle e-reader will have a "Paperwhite" backlit display

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Ever since Barnes & Noble debuted its backlit Nook e-reader, all eyes have been on Amazon for its upgraded Kindle. Now it looks like Amazon’s backlit e-reader has been leaked, ahead of the company’s media event next week. The Verge has gotten its hands on a series of images...
Amazon's next Kindle e-reader will have a "Paperwhite" backlit display

NASA will send a second Curiosity rover to Mars in 2020

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In a surprise announcement at the American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting, NASA has revealed that it will be sending another rover to Mars in 2020. This news has been met with a mix of reactions, with some planetary scientists wondering why NASA continues to focus on Mars, when there...
NASA will send a second Curiosity rover to Mars in 2020
Maples' Law: A million ways your startup can die and only one unsatisfying way to make sure it lives
Google Maps Beefs Up Its Live Transit Information With Updates For NYC, DC And Salt Lake City
Seven years in, Amazon shares Prime's biggest hits

Someone is trying to poach Solavei sales reps, and the company doesn't like it one bit

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An unidentified company is looking to lure members of the Seattle area wireless service provider Solavei this holiday season. And guess what? The Solavei folks don’t like the blatant recruiting effort one bit. How do we know this? Yesterday, I got a random “robocall” on my cell phone. I didn’t pick...
Someone is trying to poach Solavei sales reps, and the company doesn't like it one bit

To Go Against LINE: Yahoo Japan Teams Up With Kakao Talk [Social Networks]

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Messenger app sensation Kakao Talk is the clear winner in its home market of Korea (65 million users worldwide) but hasn’t been able to win over users in Japan where LINE is the undisputed king. Kakao Talk has been available in Japanese for quite a while now, but now maker Kakao...
To Go Against LINE: Yahoo Japan Teams Up With Kakao Talk [Social Networks]

Diablo III out for open beta this weekend

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Blizzard is giving patient fans a chance to play Diablo III, the next installment of the popular series that last released a new title in 2000. Diablo, as a franchise, is a massive success that has sold over 18.5 million copies to date. Diablo III is expected to sell 5...
Diablo III out for open beta this weekend

If People Like You And Your Work They'll Pay; If They Like Your Work, But Don't Like You, They'll Infringe

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With the massive success of Double Fine's Kickstarter campaign (which has passed quadruple what it asked), a lot of people are commenting about just what it means to be successful in today's digital climate. Among those talking are indie game developers who are taking the time to reflect on this...
If People Like You And Your Work They'll Pay; If They Like Your Work, But Don't Like You, They'll Infringe

Yahoo Mulling Buy of Address Book Appmaker Xobni

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Yahoo is in serious discussions to buy Xobni, maker of address book apps and plugins, according to sources familiar with the situation. The two companies have been talking for a while, but a deal appears more imminent now, the sources said. Of course, these things are never final until they’re...
Yahoo Mulling Buy of Address Book Appmaker Xobni

Pigs beware: Angry Birds Trilogy coming to 3DS, PS3 and Xbox 360 later this year

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Despite already being a massive success story on the Android and iOS platforms, Rovio's clearly not planning on slowing down its Angry Birds adventure any time soon. Speaking to IGN earlier today, the company's Executive Vice President of Games, Petri Järvilehto, told the site that the Angry Birds Trilogy...
Pigs beware: Angry Birds Trilogy coming to 3DS, PS3 and Xbox 360 later this year

Inside That Traffic Data Concerning Y Combinator Companies

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Y Combinator (YC) is among the world’s leading seed-funding and startup accelerator groups. They have funded companies that have gone on to massive success, such as Dropbox and Disqus, and myriad others that have run the gamut from closing, to medium-strength exits. Danielle Morrill of Referly is working to better quantify...
Inside That Traffic Data Concerning Y Combinator Companies

Amanda Palmer On The True Nature Of Connecting With Fans: It's About Trust

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There's been so much talk about Amanda Palmer's TED talk this week, that the folks at TED rushed to get the video edited and up on the site within days, rather than the customary months. It is, not surprisingly, quite inspiring: The crux of the message: people are focused on...
Amanda Palmer On The True Nature Of Connecting With Fans: It's About Trust

Eulogizing The Disruptor: Why Zipcar's Sell-Out Is A Bad Sign For Innovation

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Zipcar is the Apple of car rental services. Like any of today's nimble disruptors (think Square, Uber) Zipcar "just works" in a way that competitors are light years away from figuring out. But while Apple's massive success has reinforced its winning formula, some other less patient disruptors are looking for...
Eulogizing The Disruptor: Why Zipcar's Sell-Out Is A Bad Sign For Innovation
President Obama's Ask Me Anything on Reddit needed 60 dedicated servers (!)

EXEC fields over 60 requests for #execfounders, adds another founder into the mix

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We told you about a new charity initiative from San Francisco based EXEC a few days ago, which allows you to “rent” time from some of the top founders in the valley for $100 an hour, with the money going directly to Donors Choose. Initially, the founders involved were Alexis...
EXEC fields over 60 requests for #execfounders, adds another founder into the mix
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