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  • Son of billionaire casino magnate Neil Bluhm invests in competitor

    Son of billionaire casino magnate Neil Bluhm invests in competitor
    The son of Chicago billionaire Rivers Casino owner Neil Bluhm and one of his top executives have invested in a rival video gaming operation even as the elder Bluhm backs a campaign to rein in video poker's growth in Illinois. Unite Here, a national hotel...
  • Game firm exec fuses art and technology

    Game firm exec fuses art and technology
    The gig: Mike Verdu was chief executive of TapZen, a start-up making games for smartphones and tablets, when Kabam Inc., a much larger gaming company, bought it in January. Now he's Kabam's chief creative officer and senior vice president for studios....
  • Mobile gaming app maker Kabam opens shop in L.A.

    Mobile game developer and publisher Kabam Inc. is opening a studio in Los Angeles after acquiring a pair of local start-ups, the company announced Tuesday. Kabam has created mobile gaming apps for films including "The Hunger Games," "Fast & Furious" and...
  • Former EA Tiburon employees help grow Orlando's tech community

    Former EA Tiburon employees help grow Orlando's tech community
    Philip Holt understands first-hand Electronic Arts Tiburon's effect on Orlando's technology community. Holt once worked as a studio general manager for the video-game giant in Maitland. When he left, he turned his attention to the city's emerging tech...
  • Tech company Junyo buys Orlando firm, plans growth

    Tech company Junyo buys Orlando firm, plans growth
    Junyo, a California-based education technology company, plans to grow in Orlando after acquiring 360Ed, a local company founded by tech entrepreneur Ben Noel. Junyo’s CEO is Steve Schoettler, one of the co-founders of video game company Zynga....
  • At Whisper's news-gathering operation, data collection comes under siege

    At Whisper's news-gathering operation, data collection comes under siege
    Can an app that people anonymously share confessions on, some of which become fodder for news stories, protect the users' identities? That's the issue surrounding Whisper this week. When opening the anonymous message board app Whisper on an iOS device...
  • Zynga's Mark Pincus Lists Unoccupied San Francisco Manse

    SELLER: Mark and Allison Pincus LOCATION: San Francisco, CA PRICE: $18,000,000 SIZE: 7 bedrooms, 6.5 bathrooms YOUR MAMA'S NOTES: Who knows if they caught a case of The Real Estate Fickle or if they're more practically concerned about the still...
  • Why Xbox Was Always Going to Struggle Making Original Shows

    Xbox Entertainment Studios, we hardly knew ya. The decision by Microsoft to pull the plug on its in-house division to produce a slate of original shows for the Xbox platform on Thursday didn't come as much of a surprise as new CEO Satya Nadella wants the...
  • Gaming company Zynga signs lease in Maitland

    Gaming company Zynga signs lease in Maitland
    Zynga, the company behind such games as Farmville and Words With Friends, has signed a lease for office space in Maitland. Real estate development company Emerson International confirmed the lease for Zynga, of 5,203 square feet at 2600 Maitland...
  • Zynga's Maitland team reveals NFL Showdown

    Zynga's Maitland team reveals NFL Showdown
    Video game company Zynga, best known for Farmville and Words With Friends, today is releasing its mobile NFL Showdown game. It was designed at its new Maitland studio. I got a live preview of the game earlier from local Zynga executives Mike Taramykin...
  • Five things for Thursday, September 4

    Five things for Thursday, September 4
    Five things for today in Orlando and Central Florida. 1. Two SunRail stories are breaking this morning. First off SunRail trains were running late after an early morning freight-train derailment on the tracks near Sanford. And the man struck and...