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  • Twitter files for an IPO; five things you should know

    Twitter files for an IPO; five things you should know
    As you may have heard, Twitter has filed for a confidential initial public offering of stock, so in case you aren't too familiar with the company, here are five quick things you should know. It has 200 million monthly active users Twitter hasn't...
  • Local gamers share their curiosity about Xbox changes

    Local gamers share their curiosity about Xbox changes
    Check back on this slug frequently for updated details about the Xbox release. Microsoft today showcased details of its next-generation gaming platform, Xbox One, which will succeed the Xbox 360. The announcement at Microsoft's Redmond campus followed...
  • Twitter has good news for shareholders: one class of shares

    SAN FRANCISCO -- As Twitter made public its stealth filing for an initial public offering, it parted with some of its Silicon Valley brethren by saying it would only issue one class of shares, meaning it plans to give all shareholders a vote. Unlike...
  • Twitter gets $1-billion credit line ahead of IPO

    Twitter gets $1-billion credit line ahead of IPO
    SAN FRANCISCO -- Wall Street is rolling out the red carpet for Twitter. The company has received a $1-billion credit line from some of the banks underwriting its initial public stock offering. Twitter set up the agreement with lenders earlier this...
  • Twitter prices IPO below expectations, moves date to Nov. 6

    Twitter prices IPO below expectations, moves date to Nov. 6
    SAN FRANCISCO — Twitter has set the price range of its hotly anticipated initial public offering between $17 and $20 a share, with hopes of raising as much as $1.4 billion. At $20 a share, Twitter would be valued at about $11 billion. That...
  • Zynga to cut 18% of workforce

    Zynga to cut 18% of workforce
    Social video game company Zynga Inc. on Monday said it will cut 18% of its staff, or about 520 employees. The struggling maker of games such as "FarmVille" and "Words With Friends" is making the cuts as part of an effort to reduce costs by $70 million...
  • California Film Commission sees big jump in tax credit applications

    California Film Commission sees big jump in tax credit applications
    The California Film Commission saw a nearly 20% jump in the number applications for its annual film tax credit lottery. The Film Commission said 380 projects had applied for a piece of the $100 million the state allocates annually for film and...
  • Big screen gets bigger! Viacom and Amazon cut deal. Finke drama.

    Big screen gets bigger! Viacom and Amazon cut deal. Finke drama.
    After the coffee. Before getting John Mellencamp's new CD. (Yes, I still buy CDs.) The Skinny: I was all set to watch some pilots last night when I finally got home around 9, but instead I got caught up in "American Reunion" on HBO. It wasn't that bad a...
  • Zynga's Pincus steps down as CEO, succeeded by Microsoft Xbox exec

    Zynga's Pincus steps down as CEO, succeeded by Microsoft Xbox exec
    Mark Pincus is stepping down as chief executive of Zynga Inc., the social video game company he founded, and will be replaced by Don Mattrick, the head of Microsoft Corp.'s Xbox business, the company said Monday. Zynga's stock surged on word of the...
  • New Zynga chief Mattrick's compensation could top $50 million

    New Zynga chief Mattrick's compensation could top $50 million
    Don Mattrick, who earlier this week was appointed to replace Zynga's founder Mark Pincus as CEO, has a tough task in front of him: turning around the struggling social video game maker.  But he will certainly be well-paid for his efforts. According to...
  • Paltalk, of PRISM fame, brings video chats with strangers to tablets

    The once-inconspicuous Paltalk, the least known of the technology companies said to be involved in the National Security Agency’s PRISM surveillance program, released a video-chat application for iPad and Android tablets on Monday. Paltalk...