| Oct 11, 2012
| 2:10 PM
Computers, desks, chairs and other office equipment and items that belonged to the now-defunct Big Huge Games, a Timonium-based video game maker, will be auctioned Tuesday as part of the company's Chapter 7 bankruptcy and liquidation.
Big Huge Games...
| Oct 16, 2012
| 2:26 PM
Hundreds of computers, monitors, office furniture and digital design tools were auctioned Tuesday in Timonium to raise money for creditors of defunct Big Huge Games and its Rhode Island parent company, 38 Studios LLC.
Traces of a one-time creative...
| Oct 24, 2012
| 5:10 PM
Some of those who came to play at Hot Spot Sweepstakes in Towson on Wednesday afternoon walked away disappointed. Some seemed stunned.
Finding the door locked, they peeked into the tinted storefront window to see a dark room and tables and chairs, but...
| Feb 25, 2013
| 4:00 PM
Zynga, the video game maker best known for FarmVille and Words With Friends, has closed its Timonium office as part of a broader corporate consolidation, company officials said Monday.
The company also made changes at three other offices, closing and...
| Mar 31, 2013
| 10:09 AM
Big Huge Games in Timonium closed last May, taking nearly 100 jobs with it. Nine months later, a local studio that was launched from the ashes of the video game-maker shut down, too. And Zynga, which created FarmVille and Words with Friends, closed its...
| Mar 15, 2012
| 11:59 AM
March Madness kicked off today, but for gamers, it's a sad reminder that for two and a half years, nobody has bothered to capture this exciting month of sports in a video game.
College athletics is in a tumultuous time, with increasing pressure to...
| Nov 25, 2011
| 11:48 AM
As shoppers find the best Black Friday deals and swipe their credit cards, The Baltimore Sun shares their stories.
Deals 'better than what we thought'
Shortly after 9 a.m., drivers circled the multi-level parking lots at Towson Town Center looking for...
| Oct 3, 2011
At a recent meeting I attended, a name surfaced as a resource and possible speaker for a future caregiving forum. The individual's name is Amy Goyer, author and multigenerational family expert. It turns out that Goyer wears many hats for AARP, formerly...
| Jan 29, 2011
| 9:39 AM
Employees at Carefirst BlueCross BlueShield, the region's largest insurer, can work from home several days a week.
Hunt Valley-based McCormick & Co. lets some full-time spice plant employees work four-day weeks.
And in the "flexible workplace" of...
| Jun 26, 2011
Investment guru Peter Lynch once advised ordinary folks to "invest in what you know."
For many small investors, some of the companies they are most familiar with are the e-commerce and social media sites they use every day.
Now some of these private...
| Jun 27, 2011
| 4:43 PM
Working out of a Highlandtown studio, Ben Walsh and his small team of video game developers recently created My Pet Rock, a family-friendly Facebook game.
But, Walsh said, some day he might decide to design a video game for a more, er, mature audience ...
| Sep 19, 2011
| 7:50 AM
Below is a mea culpa from Netflix over its recently poor customer relations moves.
But blogger Peter Cohan doesn't seem moved: "Changing your name is not enough to turn around a struggling business," he writes. He says Netflix has some significant...