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  • Virtual sports betting comes to Facebook

    Virtual sports betting comes to Facebook
    As president of a company that just came out with a game on Facebook called "Sports Casino," Matthew Cullen is surprisingly OK with the prospect that the U.S. is not likely to see legalized online gambling anytime soon. Cullen's company, RocketPlay does,...
  • Phelps, Maryland's Olympians welcomed home

    Phelps, Maryland's Olympians welcomed home
    Arriving aboard the Pride of Baltimore II and hailed by a cannon blast from the Constellation, Michael Phelps and Maryland's other Olympic athletes were celebrated in true local style Monday afternoon by elected officials and an Inner Harbor crowd. "I...
  • Zynga calls EA lawsuit 'baseless,' countersues

    Zynga calls EA lawsuit 'baseless,' countersues
    Zynga Inc. has fired back at Electronic Arts Inc., calling EA's copyright infringement lawsuit against it "baseless" and filing a countersuit alleging that the video game giant for prevented its employees from leaving to work for Zynga. “Today we...
  • "Seeds" social gaming app seeks to make micro-lending fun

    "Seeds" social gaming app seeks to make micro-lending fun
    On October 5th, the Chicago International Social Change Film Festival will be kicking off at the Showplace Icon Theater on Roosevelt Road. Showcasing films that "heighten public conciousness" of social issues, one of the festival's featured screenings...
  • Facebook's first earnings report matches expectations; shares plunge

    Facebook's first earnings report matches expectations; shares plunge
    Facebook's first-ever earnings came in on target Thursday, with revenue of $1.18 billion on profit of 12 cents a share. Facebook posted a second-quarter loss of $157 million, or 8 cents a share. But on an adjusted basis, after accounting for restricted...
  • EA files copyright infringement suit against Zynga

    EA files copyright infringement suit against Zynga
    Electronic Arts has filed a copyright infringement suit against Zynga, alleging that the social gaming company's "The Ville" misappropriated EA's "The Sims Social" game. In a blog post explaining the lawsuit, Lucy Bradshaw, head of the studio that...
  • Amazon launches new game studio

    Amazon launches new game studio
    Amazon is getting into the game-making game. The Seattle-based company announced its first major social-game title, "Living Classics," on Monday. The free Facebook game is the first from its Amazon Game Studios, a new department at the e-commerce giant...
  • Facebook to Zynga: Social games are growing, not shrinking

    Facebook to Zynga: Social games are growing, not shrinking
    The tiff between the world's largest social network and the company behind the "FarmVille"  social game escalated this week. Facebook on Tuesday shot back at Zynga, saying the number of people playing games on the social network on a monthly basis grew...
  • Apple upsets Microsoft's record for most valuable company ever

    Apple upsets Microsoft's record for most valuable company ever
    As Apple's stock rose to new high on Monday, the technology giant set another record: It became the most valuable public company in history. Apple's market value -- the price of its stock multiplied by the number of outstanding shares -- hit $623 billion...
  • 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...
  • 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...