| 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.
| Aug 13, 2013
| 7:38 PM
At struggling casual video games company Zynga Inc., the name of the game appears to be "Restructuring With Friends."
Chief Operations Officer David Ko, Chief People Officer Colleen McCreary and Chief Technology Officer Cadir Lee are leaving the...
| 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....
| Aug 1, 2013
| 4:35 PM
It's been a good couple of days for entertainment and cable companies.
Shares of DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc., CBS Corp. and Time Warner Cable Inc. rose Thursday after those companies reported strong quarterly earnings.
| 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...
| 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...
| 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 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...
| 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...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 12:42 PM
SAN FRANCISCO -- Facebook is the latest Silicon Valley company to bar the media from attending its annual meeting.
Google and Zynga also decided to keep out the media this year.
Instead, Facebook suggests the media watch a live webcast of its first...