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  • 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...
  • Will Wall Street have a crush on Candy Crush IPO?

    SAN FRANCISCO -- Will Wall Street have a crush on King Digital Entertainment? The London-based maker of the highly addictive smartphone game Candy Crush has filed paperwork with the Securities and Exchange Commission for an initial public offering of up...
  • 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...
  • Video game creator Eugene Jarvis is Player One

    Video game creator Eugene Jarvis is Player One
    The young guy in the trucker cap, skinny jeans and Air Jordans squeezed the trigger on the toy shotgun and his umpteenth round of “Big Buck Hunter” blasted to life. The guy was maybe 25 and so focused on bagging digital deer, the butt of the...
  • Zynga closes Timonium video game studio in broader consolidation

    Zynga closes Timonium video game studio in broader consolidation
    Zynga, the video game maker best known for FarmVille and Words With Friends, has closed its Timonium office as part of a broader corporate consolidation, company officials said Monday. The company also made changes at three other offices, closing and...
  • 'Oz' fest: Chicago startup creates 'Wizard of Oz'-themed game

    'Oz' fest: Chicago startup creates 'Wizard of Oz'-themed game
    It's not exactly the Yellow Brick Road, but a proverbial hop, skip and a jump up the Kennedy Expressway from the wizard of Oz's birthplace lies the origin of a new kind of Oz creation. More than a century after L. Frank Baum penned "The Wonderful ...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • TV ratings: 'Big Brother' and 'America's Got Talent' slip

    Aaryn Gries' novelty may be wearing off for viewers of CBS' "Big Brother." The reality show's ratings dropped 13% from last week. Wednesday night's telecast scored a 2.0 rating in the key 18-49 demographic, according to preliminary numbers from Nielsen....