| Mar 13, 2014
| 12:30 PM
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...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 12:30 PM
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...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 9:14 AM
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...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 6:00 AM
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...
| Dec 17, 2012
| 4:24 PM
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...
| Feb 25, 2013
| 4:00 PM
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...
| Feb 26, 2013
| 1:05 PM
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 ...
| Mar 31, 2013
| 10:09 AM
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...
| Jul 31, 2013
| 9:00 AM
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...
| Jul 31, 2013
| 1:09 PM
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...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 9:22 AM
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....