YANGON, May 28- Myanmar scrapped a proposed 5 percent tax on mobile phone top-up cards after lawmakers voted against the levy, the state-owned Global New Light of Myanmar newspaper said on Thursday, as one of the world's once least connected nations fast catches up. Following the reforms, people in Myanmar have been buying smartphones and topping them up en masse.» Read More
Let the rumor mill kick it up a notch with only a few short days left until the Apple Inc. Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco Monday.
While Microsoft is still riding a wave of goodwill after its unveiling of “Project Natal” to consumers, the company says it does not plan to rush the technology — and is willing to wait as long as necessary before putting the new gaming control system on store shelves.
A lot of people were looking for some good pricing news to come out of this year's Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles. Not going to happen. And because of that, we’re unlikely to see any improvement in industry sales figures or publisher earnings in the immediate future.
Yahoo has sued the NFL Players Association, claiming it shouldn't have to pay royalties to use players' statistics, photos and other data in its popular online fantasy football game because the information is already publicly available.
The iPhone and iPod Touch have nearly 11,000 games available via the Apple App Store. And many show more creativity than anything coming from any of the major video game companies.
In its two-month history, the Nintendo DSi has already sold more than 1 million units. It is, by any definition, a runaway hit in the video game industry. But it wasn’t the company’s first effort at extending its lead in the handheld marketplace.
One day after Microsoft unveiled its new motion sensing technology, Sony has joined the battle. The company on Tuesday showed its new motion capture device — a new controller that works in concert with a video camera that it says it plans to launch in the spring of 2010.
Sony is not backing down in the increasingly competitive field of portable gaming devices. The company today officially unveiled the PSP Go, a completely revamped version of its PlayStation Portable gaming device, which it hopes will better compete against the Nintendo DSi and Apple iPhone.
While its competitors focus on new hardware and new peripherals, Nintendo is focusing entirely on the games.
President Obama’s plan to beef up cybersecurity will likely boost providers of such technology. But experts have doubts about the long-term benefits.
Microsoft debuted a number of new partnerships and gave the world its first look at Project Natal, a new motion-sensing camera that allows players to control on screen action without any handheld controller.
With the General Motors filing for bankruptcy today, that left a vacancy in one of the most exclusive and prestigious clubs in all of finance. And I would have made the case that Apple Inc. ought to fill GM's slot on the Dow Jones Industrial Average.
Make no mistake, business gets done at the Electronic Entertainment Expo – lots of it – but since it serves as the industry’s rallying point for fans and the general public, the fun factor is given a massive dose of steroids. This year’s extravaganza runs June 2 through 4.
Superhero games on the whole have a pretty sorry history in the video game world. Batman, in particular, has had to endure some really crappy titles bearing his name. That inauspicious streak could end with "Arkham Asylum," though.
The game is a standalone expansion, and will certainly be shorter than previous "Halo" installments. Exact length of play and pricing hasn’t been determined, but Bungie has been quoted as saying they don’t view "ODST" as a $60 title.
Blending action and racing, the game pits you against a collection of stunt drivers and racers in a reality TV competition. The plot of the game, though, is fairly irrelevant. The fun lies in driving at insane speeds and wreaking havoc.
Before my interview today with Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, he glared at me when I told him what Yahoo's CEO Carol Bartz had to say about a potential partnership: I can't react to an offer or a deal when there's no offer or deal to react to, she said. Sometimes silence speaks volumes.
When Carol Bartz took over as CEO a few months ago, I like everyone else was intrigued about how she would turn this struggling company around. I got my chance with Bartz in her first TV interview since taking the Yahoo job, and what I got was a decidedly aggressive, straight-talkin', honest, sharp executive, firmly in charge, with a vision and the methods to make it happen. In short, I got exactly what Yahoo hasn't been, but has so desperately needed.
No secret that plenty of Silicon Valley companies have seen precipitous stock declines, and several, including Google and Intel have taken steps to help out underwater employees. At Electronic Arts to the growing chorus.