The new iPad is for gaming

The new iPad, third generation, iPad 3, whatever you call it, is a serious gaming machine. For some games, it even rivals a console like the PlayStation 3. We’re going to see more and more gaming done on the iPad in the months to come. And we’re going to like it.

Are you BI-Curious? A look at business intelligence (Infographic)

With the mountainous wastelands of data that dot the landscape of today’s business, we’re sure glad that business intelligence exists.  To those familiar with business intelligence, it’s tools such as Domo, Bime, GoodData, and Jaspersoft. For the uninitiated, it’s just another buzzword. Really though, it’s not difficult to understand: think of it as a dashboard of all your key business metrics all in a neat operations center-like screen.

GamesBeat Weekly Roundup

Here are some of the stories that ran on GamesBeat this week. We’re running more articles exclusively in the GamesBeat section of VentureBeat, particularly when they’re mainly of interest to our game readers. The broader-interest posts will continue to run on VentureBeat as well. Please visit the GamesBeat section to catch up on the latest game news. We’re ramping up our game coverage, so you’ll find a larger amount of deeper news at GamesBeat.

Untapped Opportunities in Singapore

When people think of Singapore, they probably think of a bustling financial center. What many people do not realize, however, is that Singapore is also developing a thriving software ecosystem that makes it a perfect place…

2012: The year of the App-ocalypse?

In the past week, two high-profile mobile apps were effectively shut down and acquired – Hipster by Aol and Oink by Google. Both had big PR buildups, rave reviews from the tech press, and strong usage from the digerati.

The DeanBeat: Video games can be about love, not just violence

For decades, the dominant theme in video games has been violence. That’s not surprising, since violent competitions have been dominant in culture for thousands of years. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Video games can be about love, emotion, and positive motivation, according to a panel of game developers who are trying to make all of that happen.

Zynga to sell 43M shares in secondary offering, bought OMGPOP for $180M

Zynga filed a revised S-1 this morning with the SEC that contained a number of interesting details. It pegged the price of its recent purchase of NYC game company OMGPOP at $180 million. The filing also revealed the company will sell just under 43 million shares in a secondary offering. And while CEO Mark Pincus is offloading about 15 percent of his shares, his voting power will stay very much intact.