Zynga may be losing some ground after spending years completely dominating the Facebook social gaming market.
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Justin.tv announced today that it has secured an exclusive distribution deal with the electronic sports league, ESL, to broadcast electronic sports tournaments on Twitch.tv.
Storied venture capitalist Vinod Khosla and his firm, Khosla Ventures, have raised a $1.05 billion fund.
Social gaming giant Zynga has decided to list its shares on the tech-heavy NASDAQ stock exchange, according to a recent filing with the securities and exchange commission.
Part of Google’s revenue growth can be attributed to the company finally completing its acquisition of flight search data provider ITA.
Search giant Google brought in $9.72 billion in the third quarter this year — or $7.5 billion minus traffic acquisition costs. That amount crushed consensus Wall Street analyst estimates of $7.23 billion, and is a 33 percent increase from the same quarter one year ago.
[Update: it looks like $4.5 million of the funding on the document is part of Idle Games' last round, announced at TechCrunch Disrupt 2011. The second round of funding is worth $10 million]
Angry Birds maker Rovio is on track to file for an initial public offering that would value the company at more than $1 billion later next year, the company’s chief marketing officer Peter Vesterbacka said.
Amid a host other game announcements, Zynga unveiled its newest “Ville” game, CastleVille, at the Zynga Unleashed event this week. CastleVille certainly seems more ambitious than other games — it has better graphics than Zynga’s other titles and the soundtrack features a 75-person orchestra.
Game maker BioWare has added a four-player cooperative multiplayer mode to its Mass Effect 3 game, one of next year’s most anticipated titles, the company said today.
Cloud storage provider Box.net today announced it has closed an $81 million extension to its fourth round of funding, which includes new investors New Enterprise Associates and Bessemer Venture Partners.
Social gaming giant Zynga today announced it is bringing its latest online social game, Mafia Wars 2, to Google’s online social network, Google+.
Social gaming company Zynga today unveiled Zynga Direct, its new online distribution service. It will give Zynga a way to deliver its games to players on computers or mobile devices, without having to go through Facebook.
New estimates from Wall Street analysts suggest Apple registered more than 3 million pre-orders for its newest smartphone, the iPhone 4S, after selling the device for one weekend.
Editor's Pick Apple fans are nowhere near done paying their respects to the man who arguably jump-started the smartphone revolution.
The run-and-gun Max Payne series hasn’t seen a new title in eight years but will finally return when Rockstar Games releases Max Payne 3 next year. It’s the company’s largest release slated for 2012 and follows the success of the company’s last two games, Red Dead Redemption and L.A. Noire. We’ve got a first look at it.
Apple announced today that it will launch its popular iPhone line on Sprint, the third-largest provider of wireless service in the U.S., at a press event in Cupertino, Calif.
Gears of War developer Epic Games today unveiled the second version of its hardcore mobile hack-and-slash game, Infinity Blade — designed specifically for Apple’s next iPhone (also unveiled today) and once again featuring suped-up graphics.
Expectations are extremely high for Apple’s new iPhone event tomorrow, where the company will unveil its latest flagship mobile device. Apple’s new chief executive, Tim Cook, will also be under pressure to repeat the success of the company’s last CEO, Steve Jobs, who left the company in August. Janney Capital Markets analyst Bill Choi said today that he expects Apple to sell around 107 million iPhones this year.
Online retailer Amazon moved 95,000 units of its hotly-anticipated 7-inch tablet, the Kindle Fire, the first day the tablet was available for pre-order, according to estimates from market research firm eDataSource.
ABC News will begin distributing its news content through Yahoo, it announced today.
Epic Games’ Gears of War 3 — one of the holiday season’s first blockbuster titles — has sold more than 3 million copies in its first week of sales.
Earlier reports of mobile payments provider Square raising $100 million that arose in June are now confirmed thanks to a Form D filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Editor's Pick The first time I met Box.net chief executive Aaron Levie, he showed me a magic trick with a deck of cards.
Editor's Pick Some crazy concept cars have emerged since the electric car frenzy hit the market in 2008. Where are they now?
Cloud storage provider Box.net will now work with Salesforce.com’s enterprise social network, Chatter, and its mobile application will now come pre-loaded on the Motorola Xoom tablet, the company announced today.
The cloud computing revolution has made the titanic valuations of major Web 2.0 companies like Facebook and Twitter completely justified, storied venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz co-founder Marc Andreessen (pictured right) said today.
City of Heroes, an online role-playing game run by NCSoft, will now use a freemium model that makes money off the sale of premium goods in lieu of requiring all players to pay a subscription fee.
Search giant Google today announced it has made another large investment in a residential solar provider, this time dropping $75 million into Clean Power Finance, an online service that connects solar panel installers with investors.
1000memories, an online memory-sharing site, is well on its way to finding revenue after launching a new content-sharing feature today called Shoeboxes.
Editor's Pick Blizzard Entertainment is under pressure to deliver something big before the end of the year, now that it has delayed Diablo 3 until 2012. It has plenty of options, but signs point to the company finally dropping details about its hotly-anticipated next online game, code-named “Titan.”
Blizzard Entertainment’s next highly-anticipated online game, Diablo 3, won’t come out until early next year, the company’s chief executive Mike Morhaime said Friday.
Continued uncertainty about financial stability in Europe and a government deadlock in the United States struck publicly-traded equities on Thursday, sending the tech-heavy NASDAQ index down 3.3 percent and below a technical level of support that might indicate future weakness.
FirstFuel Software, a provider of analytics software that tracks energy usage in commercial buildings, announced today it has raised $2.4 million from Battery Ventures in its first round of funding.
Game publisher Electronic Arts‘ massive online role-playing game, Star Wars: The Old Republic, could be delayed until 2012, the company’s chief financial officer, Eric Brown, told investors today.
Payments and financial software provider Intuit has its own mobile card swipe reader, but that’s not stopping it from saying card readers’ days are numbered.
Editor's Pick The beta for Blizzard Entertainment’s next potential hit, Diablo 3, finally landed yesterday. We got a chance to blitz through the beta with each of the character classes and try out just about everything available, and it looks like Blizzard Entertainment has hit all the right buttons.