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Here’s our roundup of the week’s tech business news. First, the most popular stories VentureBeat published in the last seven days:
Mark Zuckerberg: Facebook doesn’t make real profits, and that’s okay — Speaking at incubator Y Combinator’s Startup School event this week, Facebook’s chief executive talked about how his attitude toward building a business has changed over the years.
Creator of the fierce Doom and Quake games tries his hand at a cute Facebook app — John Romero is the creator of the Doom and Quake games that have haunted the memories of a generation of gamers with over-the-top shoot-em-up violence. Now he is trying his hand at making a cute Facebook game called Ravenwood Fair.
Why did Facebook unplug LOLapps games with 150M users? — Facebook evidently unplugged all the games from popular social game maker LOLapps after the company violated the social network’s terms of service. Following a two-day ban, the company’s games were restored on Monday.
One more sign the Verizon iPhone may not be coming (chart) — Apple’s surging iPhone sales are leading to boatloads of accessories — literally. And those overseas shipments suggest accessories makers aren’t expecting a future surge in iPhone sales from a new model.
Apple’s App Store crosses 300,000 apps — Apple’s App Store now has more than 300,000 apps, according to data from mobile ad exchange Mobclix.
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Apple’s Steve Jobs trash talks the mobile competition — “We’ve now passed RIM, and I don’t see them catching up with us in the foreseeable future,” Apple’s CEO Steve Jobs said Monday. And with that, he began ruthlessly tearing down Apple’s mobile competition.
Private eyes aim to kill Black Ops video-game piracy with kindness — Private investigators have begun tracking down pirates of Call of Duty Black Ops, an unpublished video game that’s expected to be the hottest game of the season. But instead of busting them and turning them over to the FBI, the investigators are trying a different tactic.
Honestly? People-review site Unvarnished gets a better name — and funding — Peter Kazanjy’s site, a tool for reviewing colleagues while hiding your identity from the people you rate, changed its name from Unvarnished to Honestly this week, and the previously invite-only site opened to the world.
WSJ: TechCrunch’s MySpace censorship claim “ridiculous” — The Wall Street Journal is fighting back against an article published Friday by TechCrunch’s Michael Arrington that claims the newspaper pulled its punches when examining whether or not online social networks were inappropriately leaking personal information to advertisers.
Kleiner Perkins announces $250M sFund for social startups — John Doerr, one of the best-known venture capitalists around and a partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, announced a $250 million fund for startups involved in “the social Web”.
VentureBeat’s VB Insight team is studying email marketing tools.
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