Zynga Loses Marketing Chief, CTO In Latest Round Of Departures
September 10 2012 7:08 PM
Zynga., creator of popular social and mobile games like "FarmVille" and "Words with Friends," is losing its chief marketing and revenue officer, Jeff Karp, the second executive departure in as many days.
Tech And Gaming Channel G4 To Get A GQ-Inspired Facelift, Here Are Some Programming Ideas For The New G4
September 07 2012 12:04 PM
G4, a channel that has established itself as a premier destination for all things geek culture is apparently going to undergo a bit of a change. NBC/Universal is looking to shift the channel from its nerdy roots to a more mature, GQ-inspired look.
Square Enix Declares Own Cloud Gaming Portal 'Selfish', Discusses OnLive Situation
September 07 2012 10:49 AM
Square Enix’s cloud-based gaming portal Core Online was born out of a “selfish” need to grab more gamers, according to the company. While Square Enix would obviously want more people to enjoy their various titles including the upcoming “Hitman: Absolution” and “Tomb Raider,” the company also offers browser-based versions of games like “Mini Ninjas” and “Hitman: Blood Money.”
Ubisoft Abandons DRM For PC Games: What This Means For Consumers
September 05 2012 5:39 PM
Ubisoft Entertainment announced on Wednesday that it is abandoning its always-online digital rights management (DRM) practices for PC games, ending a long battle between the software publisher and its critics and consumers over the controversial anti-piracy measure.
- Cybercrime Costs US Consumers $20.7 Billion, Says Norton Study
September 05 2012 8:27 AM
The Norton Cybercrime Report released Wednesday pegs the total cybercrime cost for the U.S. consumers at $20.7 billion, with close to 71 million Americans falling prey to the online scam.
Facebook Stock Prices Swing Amid Mark Zuckerberg's Reassuring Vows To Boost Investor Confidence
September 05 2012 7:35 AM
Facebook's (FB) stock continued to witness swinging fortunes as its prices hit an all-time low of $17.55 Tuesday before closing at $17.72, almost 1.82 percent lower than the previous close. Amidst the fluctuating fortunes, CEO Mark Zuckerberg declared that he would not sell any shares at least for another one year.
Cambodia To Deport Pirate Bay Co-Founder Gottfrid Svartholm Warg To Sweden
September 04 2012 8:15 AM
Cambodia has decided to deport popular BitTorrent site Pirate Bay co-founder Gottfrid Svartholm Warg, who was arrested Aug.30, for violation of copyright laws and enabling illegal downloading of music and films.
Can Tweeting The Workday Away Save The Economy?
August 30 2012 1:04 PM
A new report released by the business consulting giant McKinsey Global Institute, showed that social-media tools stand to add $900 billion to $1.3 trillion to the economy, largely through increased productivity among skilled workers.
Zynga Regains Facebook Prominence Amid Continuing Departures
August 29 2012 2:06 PM
Three weeks after Zynga launched its latest sim-style game "ChefVille" on Facebook -- the social media platform that Zynga itself blamed for most of its current financial woes -- the game developer is slowly crawling its way back to the top of the social gaming food chain, new data shows.
ZeekRewards Receiver Estimates 2 Million Victims; Probe's Like 'Drinking From a Firehose'
August 28 2012 5:25 PM
The receiver who was handed control of Paul Burks' company Rex Venture Group and ZeekRewards following its forced closure by the SEC told reporters that trying to following the money collected through hundreds of thousands of Zeek affliates has been like "drinking from a firehose."
ZeekRewards Facing Federal Class-Action Lawsuit
August 28 2012 3:15 PM
ZeekRewards, Rex Venture Group and its founder, accused in an alleged Ponzi scheme, now face a federal lawsuit brought by former "affiliates."
OnLive CEO Steve Perlman Steps Down, Hands Company Over To Lauder Partners: The Impact On Cloud-Streaming Game Service
August 28 2012 9:59 AM
According to Eurogamer, OnLive founder and CEO Steve Perlman has stepped down as head of the company, making way for new ownership in the form of Lauder Partners, an investment group specializing in technology.
How To Expose Fake Twitter Accounts Of Celebrities
August 28 2012 8:40 AM
A UK-based firm has unveiled a new software tool that can identify fake Twitter accounts, especially those that carry a pretension of being "followers" of celebrities, politicians and other personalities.
AOL's $600M Stock Buyback, Special Dividend
August 27 2012 10:54 AM
Internet company AOL Inc. (NYSE: AOL) announced plans Monday to return $1.1 billion to shareholders through a special dividend of $5.15 per share and also to buy back $600 million of stock under an accelerated stock-repurchase agreement with Barclays Bank PLC.
Microsoft Courting Former OnLive Employees: What Does This Mean For The Next Xbox And Cloud-Based Gaming?
August 25 2012 3:10 PM
According to VentureBeat, Microsoft is courting former OnLive employees now that the game-streaming company has entered a period of restructuring that caused layoffs for multiple employees.
Nintendo Explains Their Wii U 'Miiverse' Social Networking Concept
August 23 2012 11:08 AM
According to a lengthy Kotaku article, Nintendo has begun openly discussing its direction with the Miiverse.
Silicon Valley Is Dying - Yammer CEO
August 21 2012 7:20 AM
David Sacks took to Facebook over the weekend to air his grievances about the state of the revered San Franciso Bay Area long assumed to be the centerpiece for innovation within the tech industry, giving a gloomy prediction of the tech industry's future shortly after selling his own company to Microsoft.
Hulu Internal Document Leaked, Changes To Content and Service Incoming?
August 20 2012 1:54 PM
Hulu, the popular television and film streaming service, is changing the way it does business. In an internal document leaked to Variety, the company is not only restructuring, but will also apparently lose some of its most popular content providers.
OnLive Restructure Detailed, Game-Streaming Company Looking Ahead
August 20 2012 9:57 AM
OnLive, the cloud-streaming online game service, has had its share of difficulties over the past week or so, including potentially having filed for a form of bankruptcy, as well as firing multiple employees.
YahClick: New Internet Services in Africa Brings More Possibilities, Broader Access
August 20 2012 2:37 AM
The Internet opens and connects you to new worlds of possibilities and opportunities anywhere, anytime. In South Africa, the Internet is a make or break in many situations these days with limited access and expensive rates that abounds just to receive the best Internet connection.