Here’s our roundup of the week’s tech business news. First, the most popular stories published by VentureBeat in the last seven days:
Psych! LulzSec and Anonymous are “bros,” hacker groups say — Hacker groups LulzSec and Anonymous are launching a carpet-bombing hacking operation on government agencies, marking the first time the two highly publicized hacker groups have cooperated.
Nintendo: Wii U not significantly more powerful than Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 — The new console will strike a balance somewhere between bringing in high-definition graphics and performance and remaining cheap and accessible for gamers.
Popular Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox hacked, prices drop to pennies — The most popular exchange of Bitcoin online currency, Mt. Gox, on Sunday admitted it had been hacked. It made the announcement after the price of Bitcoins dropped from $17 to nearly zero in a matter of minutes.
Naratte’s Zoosh enables NFC with just a speaker and microphone — Zoosh, a new technology developed by Sunnyvale startup Naratte, aims to deliver all the benefits of NFC (near-field communication) with any device that has a speaker and microphone.
Next iPhone to carry A5 and 8-megapixel camera, coming in September? — Yet more iPhone 5 speculation.
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More Duke Nukem games coming despite recent game being awful — Take-Two will likely publish more Duke Nukem games despite its most recent title, Duke Nukem Forever, being one of the most disappointing games of the year according to critics.
Should you invest in the Grouponzi IPO? — On the heels of filing its $750 million initial public offering, online coupon startup Groupon is under heavy scrutiny from critics.
Rumor factory churns on: EA now potential buyer for casual game maker PopCap — Game publisher Electronic Arts is the latest rumored suitor looking to buy casual games maker PopCap for more than $1 billion.
Game on: Winklevoss twins resume Facebook legal dispute — Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss have resumed legal disputes against Facebook concerning their $65 million cash-and-stock settlement with the company.
Say hello to Appsterdam: developers aim to move the Valley to Amsterdam — Looking for an alternative to Silicon Valley? Developers in Amsterdam are set to launch an ambitious initiative this weekend that aims to transform the city into a new app developer hub. They’re calling it Appsterdam.