Monthly Archives: October 2012

Microsoft sells 4 million Windows 8 upgrades

At the Microsoft BUILD conference keynote today, CEO Steve Ballmer announced that the company has sold 4 million Windows 8 upgrades since the OSes launch on October 26, 2012. The upgrade is currently discounted to $15 for those who purchased

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Disney acquiring Lucasfilm – Social and Mobile Games to come

The Walt Disney Company is adding a few more universes to its empire, as it today announced an agreement to acquire Lucasfilm from its owner, George Lucas. The multimedia giant will purchase Lucasfilm, including the Star Wars franchise, for $4.05

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Tablet war: Google Nexus 10 for $399 in November

Google announced a full set of devices today to complete their Nexus line-up for the holiday season. The devices include the Nexus 4 smartphone, the Nexus 10 tablet, and an updated Nexus 7 tablet. All three devices will come installed with Android

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Tablets used mostly for gaming

Tablets are primarily game-playing devices, according to a new study by Flurry, a mobile analytics firm. Flurry looked at 6 billion application sessions across 500 million smart devices, and found that tablets were used for gaming much more than smartphones were, and

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Gamigo sold to Samarion S.E.

Samarion S.E. now takes hold of Gamigo, a leading online games company in Europe. “With Samarion S.E. we want to strengthen our focus and make use of future growth opportunities, also through the consolidation of our market segment of online

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Halo 4 Microsoft’s most expensive game ever

“Nothing’s even close,” Phil Spencer says of the sci-fi shooter’s development cost. Halo 4 isn’t just Microsoft’s biggest game this holiday season; it’s the company’s biggest game ever. In a Polygon feature delving into the game’s user playtest process, Microsoft

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Apple reports record Q4 results, as iPhone sales jump 58%

Apple once again set a record with its financial results, posting revenue of $36 billion and net profit of $8.2 billion for the quarter ended September 29th. The same quarter last year was $28.3 billion with a $6.6 billion net

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Zynga undervalued?

Zynga’s stock has been in a freefall since its initial public offering, and the tech pundits and press have been looking on with schadenfreude as it continues to drop. Zynga is now worth essentially nothing: Its market capitalization of $1.82

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ngmoco CEO is leaving

Over the years, however, ngmoco has fallen from its peak in popularity, as it was acquired by the Japanese social gaming giant DeNA, and then decided to focus mostly on bringing cheap ports of that company’s games over to Android

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Samsung and Apple still lead smartphone sales in Q3 2012 – Nokia drops out of top 5

The worldwide mobile phone market grew 2.4% year over year in the third quarter of 2012 (3Q12), driven by heavyweights Samsung and Apple as Nokia dropped off the Top 5 list of smartphone vendors. According to the International Data Corporation

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