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  • NBC talks about cable competition, Hillary Clinton mini-series

    NBC talks about cable competition, Hillary Clinton mini-series
    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...
  • Zynga shares fall on outlook as Don Mattrick takes over as CEO

    Zynga shares fall on outlook as Don Mattrick takes over as CEO
    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...
  • 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...
  • ‘Candy Crush Saga’ gives addicted mobile-game players a sugar rush

     
    I slide three shiny red jelly beans together. Trumpet blast. I put three lemon drops in a line. A xylophone […]...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • DrawSomething players drop 30% since Zynga purchase

     
    DrawSomething, a game developed by OMGPOP, has seen its number of daily players plunge 30% in the last 30 days on Facebook. This likely is not welcome news for Zynga Inc., which paid $180 million, plus an additional $30 million if certain milestones are...