| Jun 3, 2013
| 5:14 PM
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...
| Jun 4, 2013
| 7:27 AM
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...
| Jul 1, 2013
| 3:00 PM
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...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 3:25 PM
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...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 9:04 AM
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.
| Jul 25, 2013
| 4:36 PM
Shares of social video game company Zynga Inc. fell more than 14% in after-hours trading after the company on Thursday gave revenue and earnings guidance that fell short of analysts' expectations.
The San Francisco company said revenue for the third...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 9:37 AM
Zynga Inc. is kicking the gambling habit.
The social gaming company had been trying to get into the online betting business as revenue from Facebook games weakens, but on Thursday Zynga said during its second-quarter earnings report that it would not...
| Jul 27, 2013
| 10:59 AM
With cable television taking more chances with edgy content, NBC Entertainment President Jennifer Salke said it was important for the network to let producers know that it too will stand by programs that push the envelope.
Responding to a question at...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 7:10 AM
Business news giant Bloomberg LP is bringing in new leadership for its media unit.
Justin B. Smith, president of Atlantic Media and credited with building a strong digital presence for Atlantic magazine, has been named president of Bloomberg Media. He...
| May 25, 2013
I slide three shiny red jelly beans together. Trumpet blast. I put three lemon drops in a line. A xylophone […]...
| Apr 6, 2012
| 12:56 PM
If you're one of the millions of new players of the addictive online Pictionary-like game Draw Something (which earned its maker, OMGPOP, a $180-million payday from buyer Zynga), you know there's one thing that Draw Something players can't seem to erase:...