- 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.
- Instagram 3.0 ‘Photo Map’ Arrives: 5 Features We Want To See In The Next Update
August 16 2012 4:34 PM
The widely successful camera app Instagram has just received a new update that will incorporate location-based tags. The function, known as Photo Mapping, has rolled out to both Android and iOS-based iterations of the app.
- Activision Co-Founder To Zynga: You 'Give The Casual Market A Bad Name'
August 14 2012 6:07 PM
David Crane, co-founder of Activison and creator of the legendary Atari 2600 game "Pitfall!" criticized Zynga for giving the "'casual' market a bad name" in a recent interview, showing once again the divisiveness of the social gaming giant's presence within the gaming and tech industry.
- Etsy Looking To Crack Down On Drug Deals
August 10 2012 2:22 PM
Etsy, the online craft marketplace, is looking to crack down on drug paraphernalia, according to Mashable. Transactions of those pertaining to the sale of drug-related culture and content will be prohibited, in an update that has gone live on the website.
- Global Broadband Speed Up 25%, US Connection Speed Increases 29% To 6.7 Mbps: Akamai
August 10 2012 8:52 AM
The speed of broadband connections is steadily on the rise, Akamai's Q1 2012 "State of the Internet" report has stated. The broadband speed is now 2.6 Mbps in comparison to 2.3 Mbps registered last quarter.
- Zynga COO John Schappert Resigns As Company Searches For New Direction
August 09 2012 11:50 AM
Zynga's John Schappert is resigning from his position as COO and board after he was stripped of creative duties last week, the social game developer announced on Wednesday in a regulatory filing. What does the future hold for what was once the rising star of a burgeoning industry?
- Internet Archive Partners BitTorrent To Serve 1 Petabyte of Classics, Modern Favorites
August 09 2012 8:08 AM
Internet Archive, a non-profit project established to act as online library for digital information has to date promoted nearly a petabyte data of content via the controversial file-sharing site, BitTorrent.
- New Flash Plug-in On Google Chrome For Windows Users Facilitates Smoother Browsing Experience
August 09 2012 4:56 AM
For long, Flash has been a key deterrent to smooth internet experience of browsers owing to stability and security issues. To address this aspect, Google Chrome introduced an updated version of Flash plug-in for Windows users.
- Valve To Offer Non-Gaming Software On Steam
August 08 2012 4:00 PM
Software and video game developer Valve is opening its digital distribution and gaming service platform Steam to include additional types of software. The new content will begin to arrive on the platform as early as September.