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Which company is worth more: Zynga or THQ?

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Source: Dean TakahashiZynga CEO Marc Pincus THQ and Zynga have both been giants in their time. THQ’s revenues peaked at $1.03 billion in its 2008 fiscal year. Zynga’s sales last year were above $1 billion. But times have changed, and now the stock market values both companies at virtually zero....
Which company is worth more: Zynga or THQ?

Zuckerberg takes heat for hoodie on IPO roadshow

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Wedbush Securities analyst Michael Pachter says the Facebook CEO's hoodie is a "mark of immaturity" and shows a lack of respect for investors. Even so, he set a $44 price target and gave Facebook an outperform rating. [Read more]...
Zuckerberg takes heat for hoodie on IPO roadshow
Zynga earnings preview: what the analysts think

Netflix Streaming Tops 1 Billion Views in June

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Netflix CEO Reed Hastings More and more people are getting their entertainment through online distribution services, a niche Netflix is poised to dominate. The online-rental-service-now-turned-video-streaming giant just hit a major milestone, when it streamed 1 billion hours of video in June.   Netflix CEO Reed Hastings announced the milestone July 3...
Netflix Streaming Tops 1 Billion Views in June

Facebook disappoints on its opening day, closing down $4 from where it opened

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At the end of Facebook’s first day of public trading, shares were selling for around 9.5 percent less than their opening price. By the time the closing bell rang, the stock ticker symbol FB sat at $38.06. Facebook got off to a rocky start this morning, offering shares at...
Facebook disappoints on its opening day, closing down $4 from where it opened

P4RC Names Kevin Dent as COO and Appoints Two New Board Members

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P4RC, which is building a platform that rewards people with prizes for playing mobile games, has hired Kevin Dent as COO. Previously, Dent founded Tiswaz Entertainment, a games consulting firm. The Los Angeles-based company also announced that Jeffrey Lapin, former CEO of Atari, and Michael Pachter, a gaming analyst for...
P4RC Names Kevin Dent as COO and Appoints Two New Board Members

Analyst who attacked Zuck’s hoodie says: “A jacket over a T-shirt and jeans would be fine”

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I have to believe that Michael Pachter of Wedbush Securities is just looking for attention at this point. Yesterday, we reported that Pachter called Mark Zuckerberg’s signature hoodie a “mark of immaturity” is at it again on Bloomberg. This time, he has alternative fashion suggestions for Zuck (bold by TNW):...
Analyst who attacked Zuck’s hoodie says: “A jacket over a T-shirt and jeans would be fine”

Sponsor post: Super lineup of super sessions at the 2012 NAB Show

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Sponsor post: Super lineup of super sessions at the 2012 NAB Show

Salesforce.com Shares Crash After Earnings Disappoint

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Shares of Salesforce.com ended the day down by more than 5 percent a day after the company reported earnings that fell short of expectations. Salesforce shares closed at $43.25 a share, down $2.44, or 5.25 percent. Yesterday the company said it earned 10 cents a share on a non-GAAP basis...
Salesforce.com Shares Crash After Earnings Disappoint

Poll: Mark Zuckerberg’s hoodie, thumbs up or down?

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As Facebook prepares for what promises to be a landmark IPO for the tech industry, the attention of Wall Street this week focused on one of the company’s signature features — Mark Zuckerberg’s hoodie. Yes, the attire of the Facebook CEO seemed to generate as much attention as the...
Poll: Mark Zuckerberg’s hoodie, thumbs up or down?

As Nintendo Fades, Zynga Continues to Grow

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It’s a battle between Mario and the farm, and the farm seems to be winning. Yesterday, Nintendo reported an annual loss — its first in more than three decades, after revenues fell 36 percent. Hours later, five-year-old upstart Zynga reported nearly the opposite results, saying that first-quarter revenues jumped 32...
As Nintendo Fades, Zynga Continues to Grow
Why Facebook's stock is struggling despite phenomenal revenue growth
Disney and others bring disruption to movie-licensed games

What happens if the price of music falls to zero?

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Nobody knows for sure how the music business will work in 5 or 10 years. But underlying all the confusion is a stark fact: the market price of recorded music is falling. FORTUNE -- Shares of Pandora fell on Tuesday and stayed down after Wedbush Securities analyst Michael Pachter downgraded...
What happens if the price of music falls to zero?
Yelp shares soar 22% after lockup expires

Analyst: Xbox One to cost $399, PlayStation 4 pricetag at $349

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Wedbush Securities analyst Michael Pachter based his estimates, in part, on the cost of materials for the speculated specifications for each console. [Read more]...
Analyst: Xbox One to cost $399, PlayStation 4 pricetag at $349
Best Buy's Amazon price match is a $400M all-in bet it can't win

Facebook share price to be set at $38

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Social network's landmark flotation has investors clamouring to buy, but some analysts issue warnings about IPOFacebook was expected to set the final price of shares in its landmark initial public offering (IPO) at $38 (£24), the top of the price range it gave this week, as investors clamoured to buy...
Facebook share price to be set at $38
Activision Blizzard’s quarterly earnings report predicted to shine come Wednesday

Free-to-play games on Xbox 360? It could happen sooner than you think

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Is Microsoft getting ready to bring free-to-play (F2P) online games to the Xbox 360? At least two developers are currently in talks with the company, GamesBeat has learned. “There hasn’t been a hi-res free-to-play game on the console yet, and we still don’t have any definite announcements or dates, but we’re...
Free-to-play games on Xbox 360? It could happen sooner than you think
Threeview: SimCity reviewed by a critic, an analyst, and an academic
Threeview: Call of Duty: Black Ops II reviewed by a critic, an analyst, and an academic
Analysts disappointed with EA’s outlook, but see bright points
EA has a lot riding on Battlefield 4, and it is stepping up its investment in a big way
Analysts pore through Zynga's numbers as the stock price rises

What the Facebook Skeptics Know

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What Wedbush Securities analyst Michael Pachter on Thursday called “media hype” about Facebook’s lockup expirations, I would call market transparency. Thanks to the intense media scrutiny Facebook has received, retail investors now know more about the company than perhaps those on Wall Street would like. They know that more than...
What the Facebook Skeptics Know
Threeview: A critic, an analyst, and an academic review Resident Evil 6

Kablam! Facebook’s gaming boom is over, analyst firm says

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Facebook’s gaming boom has come to an end, according to a report from IHS Screen Digest Media Research. The subject is open to debate and players such as Facebook and Zynga will no doubt dispute this. But IHS Screen Digest has put together an argument that will likely get a...
Kablam! Facebook’s gaming boom is over, analyst firm says

The Analyst Who Hates Zuckerberg's Hoodie: Stop Worrying About Facebook Usage Leveling Off (FB)

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Wedbush Securities analyst Michael Pachter shot down recent concerns that Facebook's growth is leveling off during an interview with Bloomberg West on Monday, by pointing out that Facebook has already saturated nearly three quarters of U.S. Internet users. "We're foolish to look at Facebook as a lack-of-growth story because they've...
The Analyst Who Hates Zuckerberg's Hoodie: Stop Worrying About Facebook Usage Leveling Off (FB)

Netflix CEO: password sharing is not a big deal

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Netflix CEO Reed Hastings isn’t all too worried about people sharing their passwords with strangers. “We really don’t think that there is much going on of the ‘I’m going to share my password with a marginal acquaintance,’” Hastings said during the company’s Q1 2013 earnings call. Hastings was asked about...
Netflix CEO: password sharing is not a big deal
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