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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...
  • Apple to make many security guards full-time employees

    CUPERTINO, Calif. Amid debate about Silicon Valley's sweeping use of contract workers, Apple will dramatically expand its in-house security team, giving the officers the same benefits as other employees. After a yearlong review, Apple has decided to hire...
  • 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....
  • Silicon Valley shuttle drivers vote to unionize

    Shuttle drivers who ferry tech workers between Silicon Valley and San Francisco have voted for union representation. The San Francisco Chronicle reports (http://tinyurl.com/nf3ltp2) that drivers working for Compass Transportation voted 104-38 in favor of...
  • 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....
  • New titles for Firaxis, Big Huge Games show signs of life in local gaming industry

    New titles for Firaxis, Big Huge Games show signs of life in local gaming industry
    If Sid Meier's "Civilization" is among the forefathers of Baltimore County's video game industry, it can add two more descendants to its family tree. Meier's Firaxis Games released the latest chapter in its series of strategy games, "Civilization:...
  • 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...
  • Entrepreneur shifts strategy in volatile online game business

    Entrepreneur shifts strategy in volatile online game business
    Technology entrepreneur Philip Holt took a detour in the online-game business late last year — one he says is paying off now with lucrative deals for his startup once known as Row Sham Bow Inc. The former chief of EA Sports' Maitland operation...