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Though Vivendi hasn’t officially put its stake in Activision Blizzard spacer on the block, sources tell me it’s starting talks with the giants who have the $8 billion plus to buy its 60 percent stake in the game-maker.
The video game industry will roll out some of its biggest guns next year — and the expected launch of new console systems from Microsoft and Sony could make a big year even bigger.
Some of the unique businesses that have survived — or been revived on — Route 66.
The centerpiece of Zynga's 'Unleashed' was a new way to bring together its players across all devices and platforms, what it describes as a "game lobby."
Zynga the social game maker is readying to unveil its pipeline of new games and its strategy for its next leg of growth at a big event at its San Francisco headquarters today.
Zynga is still raking in hundreds of millions of dollars from sales of virtual cattle and fish, and from other games like poker. But in recent months, the company has run into trouble as investors and game players alike have cooled on the company’s game lineup.
Brave’s Princess Merida joins Disney’s panoply of princesses, a brand which has generated over four billion dollars in global retail sales.
YouTube made a lot of headlines when it launched its original content channels—but it also is making a lot of money. More specifically, its revenue this year is expected to be twice the cost of the company back in 2006.
Think that glass of wine or scotch is going to help you relax? Of course you do. And you know what? You're starting to relax already, just thinking about it. Hey, that's not me talking, that's science!
Facebook quietly started running ads on Zynga.com today: the ads look like ads on Facebook, with the same social context, and the two companies are sharing the ad revenue.
Microsoft and Madison Avenue are in a battle unlike anything we’ve seen for years. They’re fighting over the future of Internet advertising, and the $70 billion annual global ad business is at stake.
Recent graduates with arts degrees face a jobless rate of 11.1 percent. With numbers like that, the degree probably seems useless. But many people have gone on to great success after earning “useless” degrees.
'Draw Something,' Zynga's popular 'Pictionary'-style mobile app, has been optioned by CBS to be made into a game show. Ryan Seacrest has signed on to help produce the 'Draw Something' TV project, which will feature teams competing in front of a live audience, The Christian Science Monitor reports.
Facebook is announcing changes to its payments system to make it easier for developers to drive payments on their apps, generating more revenue for Facebook.
Pandora shares were off more than 6 percent earlier today, now down over 3 percent on news of a new rival from Spotify. The streaming music service is launching a new web radio service for mobile devices, which takes direct aim at Pandora’s business model.
The acquisition moved the stock, because along with the Instagram acquisition, it tells a larger story of Facebook’s commitment to mobile.
Digital will drive growth, and boost everything from the publishing industry to music, according to PricewaterhouseCoopers' new “Global Entertainment and Media Outlook,” which projects out from 2012 to 2016.
But despite this victory today AOL’s stock has tanked, down over six percent today. Why the drop? Investors seem to be concerned that AOL’s victory reduces pressure on the company to cut costs.
The primary question: are providers inappropriately limiting competition from online video services like Netflix and Hulu by capping the amount of data/videos subscribers can stream every month?
It's off 11.5 percent at last check, bringing the social gaming company down nearly 50 percent year to date. What happened? It seems people are choosing more mobile instead of social games.
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