Week in review: Microsoft's game business is growing fast

Here’s our roundup of the week’s top tech business news. First, the most popular stories we’ve published in the last seven days:Microsoft’s Kinectified game business grows 55 percent — fastest-selling consumer electronics device in history — Call it Kinectification. Microsoft said Thursday that its video-game business grew dramatically thanks to sales of its Kinect motion-sensing system.

What you should know about LinkedIn’s IPO — We look at some of the most significant facts about the professional networking company and its IPO plans.

Sean Parker says he enjoyed The Social Network film, but “it’s complete fiction” — Parker, who was depicted by Justin Timberlake in the movie, said his life was over-glamorized, and that the film inaccurately describes how he treated Facebook co-founder, Eduardo Saverin.

Motorola’s Xoom tablet landing at Best Buy Feb. 17 for $700 — Looking to get your hands on the best-looking Android tablet from CES? You won’t have to wait much longer.

Facebook phone from HTC rumored to debut next month — Here we go again: Rumors of a potential Facebook phone have emerged once more.

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barack obamaObama urges 80 percent clean energy by 2035, gives electric cars a shoutout — In his state of the union address Tuesday night, President Obama called for an end to oil subsidies and set a national goal of reaching 80 percent clean energy by 2035.

You know what’s cool? 8 Oscar nominations for The Social Network– That the film was well-received by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences comes as no surprise — The Social Network was a critical darling, and it also walked away with four Golden Globe awards, including Best Picture.

Facebook CTO: 2011 is all about mobile and HTML5 — Facebook may be the most-downloaded free application on the iPhone, but the company’s chief technology officer Bret Taylor seems more excited about the opportunities offered by the mobile Web and HTML5.

Kongregate takes another crack at launching online arcade on Android — It’s round two in the Google versus Kongregate mobile arcade match — and hopefully there will be less drama this time around.

Eric Schmidt sees next decade as age of “augmented humanity” — Eric Schmidt may not be chief executive of Google for long (he turns that title over to Larry Page on April 4). But he isn’t going to stop sharing his vision for the future.

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