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  • 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...
  • In Ridiculous Stunt, Adult Swim Premieres 'Rick and Morty' Episode on Instagram in 100-Plus Video Clips

    Adult Swim is touting the Instagram debut of a new episode of animated comedy "Rick and Morty" ahead of its regular TV broadcast next Monday as a television network first. And it may also be the last. Adult Swim, the programming block on Turner's...
  • 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 signs Tiger Woods to help develop golf game in Orlando

    Zynga signs Tiger Woods to help develop golf game in Orlando
    Zynga, the maker of games like Words With Friends and Farmville, will develop a golf game at its new Orlando studio. The company has signed Tiger Woods as a partner to endorse the new mobile game. Called Zynga Sports 365, the new arm of the company will...
  • Not all fun and (video) games

    Not all fun and (video) games
    Big Huge Games in Timonium closed last May, taking nearly 100 jobs with it. Nine months later, a local studio that was launched from the ashes of the video game-maker shut down, too. And Zynga, which created FarmVille and Words with Friends, closed its...
  • Chris DeWolfe's SGN gaming company acquires Mob Science

    Chris DeWolfe's SGN gaming company acquires Mob Science
    SGN, the social gaming company led by Myspace co-founder Chris DeWolfe, has acquired Carlsbad-based game developer Mob Science, the shop behind “Legends: Rise of a Hero,”  the company said Thursday. The deal will add Mob Science’s 11...
  • RealNetworks tries to grow casino games as Zynga drops gambling

    RealNetworks tries to grow casino games as Zynga drops gambling
    RealNetworks Inc., the company that makes the RealPlayer streaming software, is betting it can revive its casual games business with the help of its casino games on Facebook. The casino arm, which features games including video poker and blackjack, is...
  • Zynga files suit against casual-sex app maker

    Zynga files suit against casual-sex app maker
    In this legal battle, it's casual gaming vs. casual sex.  Zynga Inc., the social video games maker known for "Words With Friends" and "Scramble With Friends," has sued Bang With Friends Inc., a service that facilitates casual sex encounters, claiming...