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  • Flappy Bird developer says he took down game because it was addictive

    Flappy Bird developer says he took down game because it was addictive
    Days after removing ultra popular mobile game Flappy Bird from the Apple App Store and Google Play, developer Dong Nguyen has finally given an explanation for his decision to kill the game: It was too addictive. Nguyen, a 29-year-old independent...
  • EBay cancels auction of $99,900 iPhone with Flappy Bird, seller says

    EBay cancels auction of $99,900 iPhone with Flappy Bird, seller says
    The seller of an Apple iPhone 5s that came with popular mobile game Flappy Bird installed claims EBay took down the sale of the device. The device had gained 74 bids and was listed at $99,900. The item still had six days left before the auction closed,...
  • Microsoft hoping users will get friends, family to leave Windows XP

    Microsoft hoping users will get friends, family to leave Windows XP
    Microsoft plans to end support for Windows XP on April 8, but there are still many users whose computers run the outdated software. That's why the company has asked tech-savvy users to encourage their friends to upgrade their computers or buy new ones....
  • Apple streaming the Beatles' historic 'Ed Sullivan' performance

    Apple streaming the Beatles' historic 'Ed Sullivan' performance
    Apple is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Beatles' U.S. debut by streaming the band's historic performance on "The Ed Sullivan Show." The Cupertino, Calif., tech company launched a channel for Apple TV called "The Beatles" where users can go to...
  • Apple iPhone with Flappy Bird selling for $99,900 on EBay

    Apple iPhone with Flappy Bird selling for $99,900 on EBay
    An iPhone 5s with Flappy Bird installed has fetched 74 bids on EBay and is currently going for $99,900. [Updated, 11:18 a.m. PST Feb. 10: The item is no longer listed on EBay and neither is another device, mentioned below, which had earned a bid of $98,...
  • Carl Icahn ends bid to get Apple to increase its stock buyback

    Carl Icahn ends bid to get Apple to increase its stock buyback
    In a letter to Apple shareholders published on Monday, activist investor Carl Icahn announced he was dropping his shareholder proposal that would have asked Apple Inc. to buy back $50 billion of stock this year. The move came after an influential...
  • Flappy Bird creator removes game from Apple App Store, Google Play

    Flappy Bird creator removes game from Apple App Store, Google Play
    The creator of Flappy Bird has removed the popular game from both the Apple App Store and Google Play. Users who have already installed the game will be able to keep playing it, but it is not possible for new users to download the game, which was at the...
  • 'Flappy Bird' to be removed from app stores, developer tweets

    'Flappy Bird' to be removed from app stores, developer tweets
    "Flappy Bird" will not be available for download after Sunday morning, game developer Dong Nguyen said Saturday in a surprising series of tweets. The game has recently risen to the top of charts of both the Apple App Store and Google Play. Users tap...
  • Paper: First impressions of Facebook's newsmagazine app [Video chat]

    Paper: First impressions of Facebook's newsmagazine app [Video chat]
    One day before its 10th anniversary, Facebook released Paper, an app that gives iPhone users a new way to see the content their friends post on the social network. Paper is laid out like a magazine, with numerous sections for users to turn to. The first...
  • Image Expo: Scott Snyder, Bill Willingham, more announce new projects

     
    Scott Snyder wants you to be terrified of “Wytches,” Bill Willingham is inciting a catastrophic “Restoration” of magic, and Ed […]...
  • Google invites All Access subscribers to buy Glass eyewear device

    Google invites All Access subscribers to buy Glass eyewear device
    Google on Tuesday began sending out invitations to purchase its $1,500 Glass wearable device to users of its All Access music subscription service. The invitations are Google's latest effort to expand its program of early users of Glass, its high-tech...