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Zynga's Chief Games Designer Brian Reynolds Resigns

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Another report of a high-profile loss for Zynga: This time it is confirming that chief game designer Brian Reynolds has resigned. In a statement, Zynga’s President of Games Steve Chiang confirmed the departure: “Brian has a long history in the game industry and has been a great partner to the...
Zynga's Chief Games Designer Brian Reynolds Resigns

Who’s Playing Social Games? [STATS]

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Casual game-maker Popcap Games (famous for Plants vs. Zombies and Bejeweled) commissioned Information Services Group to perform a survey of people who play social games online. It found that the average social gamer is a 43-year-old woman, despite long-standing social stereotypes about people who play games.Note that “social games”...
Who’s Playing Social Games? [STATS]
Twitter is definitely in like -- if not quite love -- with Windows 8
Playnomics raises $5M to fuel data science for digital games

Clickbooth Affiliate Network To Pay $2 Million FTC Settlement Over Acai Berry Ad Claims

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Fighting deceptive advertising on the web is probably akin to playing a game of Whac-A-Mole, but the FTC has scored a hit against affiliate marketers that allegedly used deceptive ads to sell acai berry weight-loss products and colon cleansers. The FTC recently announced a $2 million settlement... Please visit Marketing...
Clickbooth Affiliate Network To Pay $2 Million FTC Settlement Over Acai Berry Ad Claims

How Apple Just Made Your Mac A Lot More Like The iPad (AAPL)

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Yesterday we got the final details on Mountain Lion, Apple's upcoming operating system for Macs. The current operating system, called Lion, is a great example of how Apple began to merge the PC and tablet. Mountain Lion further blurs the lines.  So how is Apple doing it? We tok a...
How Apple Just Made Your Mac A Lot More Like The iPad (AAPL)

How the Apple TV can compete with the Xbox One

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Microsoft impressed me when it unveiled the Xbox One earlier this week. I can’t imagine a future where we won’t be talking and gesturing to our TVs while visiting with grandma on a video call and playing a game at the same time. Throughout the presentation, I was thinking, I wish...
How the Apple TV can compete with the Xbox One

OnLive Multiview on an LG Google TV, eyes-on (video)

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Between the giant screen gaming demos, the shiny new hardware and the ever-present booth babes, the Electronic Entertainment Expo may well be the short attention span capital of North America at the moment. How does one possible manage to up the ante on electronic attention deficit disorder? Nintendo and...
OnLive Multiview on an LG Google TV, eyes-on (video)
Kinect in a smartphone? Amazing Cirque du Soleil Chrome experiment reveals the future of web browsers
Play this: Hexagon

Sony tries to patent stylus with friction-based haptic feedback

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There's a certain disconnected feeling that comes with using a touchscreen, and Sony isn't content with vibration being the sole standard for haptic feedback. The company has filed a bunch of patent applications for a stylus which instead uses artificially generated friction to make it harder or easier to...
Sony tries to patent stylus with friction-based haptic feedback

The Second Billion Smartphone Users

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I speak with little fear of contradiction when I tell you this is the first TechCrunch article posted from Myanmar aka Burma. Only a few years ago the Internet here was both tightly censored and insanely slow. But now that this country is “on the path to democracy,” according to...
The Second Billion Smartphone Users

Boot up: iOS6 3G woes?, Android in China, Padfone 2 launches and more

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Plus Joy of Tech on Huawei, India's spam problem, Guardian's n0tice gets location, EFF pushes on software patents and moreA quick burst of 10 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology teamA new Apple iOS Wi-Fi problem has popped up while others remain unfixed >> ZDNetSome...
Boot up: iOS6 3G woes?, Android in China, Padfone 2 launches and more

15 Incredibly Clever Augmented Reality Campaigns

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In a world full of smartphones, augmented reality (AR) campaigns are a very smart and unique way for brands to engage with consumers. Instead of watching a television commercial, looking at an ad in a magazine, or seeing a quick web ad before your YouTube video, AR lets consumers actually...
15 Incredibly Clever Augmented Reality Campaigns
Finally, a Motorola-built phone to get excited about
The new console war pits Microsoft, Nintendo, and Sony in an Apple arena

Intel predicts ubiquitous, almost-zero-energy computing by 2020

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Intel often uses the Intel Developer Forum (IDF) as a platform to discuss its long-term vision for computing as well as more practical business initiatives. This year, the company has discussed the shrinking energy cost of computation as well as a point when it believes the energy required for “meaningful...
Intel predicts ubiquitous, almost-zero-energy computing by 2020
XEOPlay’s beautiful iOS game Tilt World strives to make a real-world impact

The DVR That Watches You Back: Verizon Applies For 'Ambient Action' Detecting Device Patent

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Here's another patent application to keep an eye on, following on the heels of Microsoft's patent app for a TV that counts noses in order to charge each viewer for content, potentially turning your living room into something akin to a porn store viewing booth or bus stop TV --...
The DVR That Watches You Back: Verizon Applies For 'Ambient Action' Detecting Device Patent

Peanut Labs Launches Groupon-Like Deals In Virtual Currency Offers On Facebook

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We recently wrote about 8Coupons and Yipit, which both aggregate Groupon-like deals. Today, Peanut Labs is launching a different twists to the crowdsourced local deal; the startup is allowing users to earn virtual currencies by buying local goods and services at huge discounts, called Cherry Deals. So when playing...
Peanut Labs Launches Groupon-Like Deals In Virtual Currency Offers On Facebook
The long, weird lead-up to John McAfee's arrest

Heyzap's 'Play With Friends' Feature Connects You With Other Players In Any Mobile Multiplayer Game

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Heyzap has added a cool new feature to its social platform for mobile games — the ability to actually start playing games with other users. The app already allowed users to check-in to games that they were playing (either manually in the Heyzapp app, or automatically through its many SDK...
Heyzap's 'Play With Friends' Feature Connects You With Other Players In Any Mobile Multiplayer Game

At Demo, entrepreneurs used game dynamics to tackle climate change and obesity

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Game developers get a lot of flack for building time-sucking products that don’t add much value. They usually deserve it. To the folks at Draw Something: I’d like my Thursday afternoon back. Hoping to change that, entrepreneurs at DEMO Spring in Silicon Valley launched games that make it fun and...
At Demo, entrepreneurs used game dynamics to tackle climate change and obesity
6 billion datapoints from 500 million devices reveal differences between smartphones and tablets
Steam quietly fixes bug that makes your private game info public

Zynga Appoints Tim LeTourneau as Chief Creative Officer

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As fast as Zynga has lost high-level employees, the FarmVille-maker has been busy cultivating new ones to fill in the gaps. Today AllThingsD has learned about another appointment: Zynga has promoted Tim LeTourneau to the position of Chief Creative Officer, replacing Mike Verdu, who left the company in August to start his...
Zynga Appoints Tim LeTourneau as Chief Creative Officer
PlayStation 4: A living room console built for a mobile era

Black Powder Media's Impulse Controller hands-on (video)

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Black Powder Media showed up at our double-wide HQ with a couple Bluetooth Impulse Controllers on hand for us to play with. This tiny Bluetooth 2.1 controller is actually a jack of all trades device as it will control your phone, tablet or PC for gaming, multimedia control, remote...
Black Powder Media's Impulse Controller hands-on (video)

Facebook Updates Stream Publishing Policy For Developers

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When Facebook opened up their “stream” to developers via the Open Stream API last year, they arguably added potential value for end users and are now trying to provide consistency of use in applications. The Facebook Developer Blog has a new post indicating a policy update on the devopment use...
Facebook Updates Stream Publishing Policy For Developers
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