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  • After Zynga announcement, bitcoin price tops $1,000

    After Zynga announcement, bitcoin price tops $1,000
    The price of bitcoin shot up past $1,000 Monday after Zynga, an online gaming company, announced it would test using the digital currency as payment. Bitcoin, the volatile unregulated currency, has hit highs and lows in recent weeks and has gained...
  • Smartphones reducing 'digital divide' for blacks, survey finds

    Smartphones reducing 'digital divide' for blacks, survey finds
    Smartphones are helping black Americans whittle down the “digital divide” with whites, according to a report released Monday by the Pew Research Center. Blacks are still behind whites in Internet use, especially among older and less educated...
  • Las Vegas: Two casinos become first in Sin City to accept bitcoin

    Two downtown Las Vegas casinos -- the D Las Vegas Casino Hotel and the Golden Gate Hotel & Casino -- will begin accepting bitcoin on Wednesday. The co-owned properties will welcome the digital currency at their hotel and gift shops but not for gambling,...
  • 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...
  • Facebook blows past estimates, reports big gains in revenue and profit

    Facebook crushed expectations with its first-quarter financial results. The world's biggest social network reported profit of $642 million for the three months ended March 31, nearly three times its profit of $219 million in the year-earlier period....
  • It's 'Game Over' as Zynga founder Mark Pincus leaves company

    It's 'Game Over' as Zynga founder Mark Pincus leaves company
    Zynga's Mark Pincus will no longer be involved with the day-to-day operations at the company he co-founded seven years ago. The announcement came Wednesday morning along with the company's results for the first quarter. Pincus led Zynga to fame and...
  • PR Firm Sunshine Sachs Promotes Duo to Partner Posts

    Sunshine Sachs' principals Ken Sunshine and Shawn Sachs have promoted Heather Lylis and Keleigh Thomas Morgan to partner. The duo joins Sunshine and Sachs as the only other partners at the PR firm. Thomas Morgan runs West Coast operations for the firm...
  • Microsoft Game Studios' Phil Spencer Takes Charge of Xbox

    Microsoft Game Studios chief Phil Spencer has been given oversight of Xbox and Xbox Live, which are combining under the games group. In the new role, Spencer will oversee the designers behind the Xbox One video game console, its Xbox Live interface, as...
  • Silicon Valley satire nails the culture, geeks say

    REDWOOD CITY, Calif. — Silicon Valley, with its influence and economic clout soaring to all-time highs, is having its pop culture moment. But the stream of movies, books, even a reality TV show spotlighting nerdy start-up culture have all been...
  • Seth MacFarlane's 'Ted' Comes to Zynga Slot-Machine Game

    "Ted," the 2012 comedy from Seth MacFarlane about a raunchy, beer-swilling teddy bear, has landed in a virtual casino. Social-games developer Zynga has licensed the "Ted" character to be part of its free-to-play "Hit It Rich Slots" game, seeking to...
  • Facebook Widens Rollout of 15-Second Premium Video Ads

    Facebook is expanding the availability of 15-second video ads to "a select group of advertisers," the social giant announced. Facebook didn't reveal which new advertisers it's working with on Premium Video Ads, nor would it disclose ad rates. The company...