| Dec 17, 2012
| 4:24 PM
The young guy in the trucker cap, skinny jeans and Air Jordans squeezed the trigger on the toy shotgun and his umpteenth round of “Big Buck Hunter” blasted to life. The guy was maybe 25 and so focused on bagging digital deer, the butt of the...
| Jul 26, 2012
| 1:31 PM
Facebook's first-ever earnings came in on target Thursday, with revenue of $1.18 billion on profit of 12 cents a share.
Facebook posted a second-quarter loss of $157 million, or 8 cents a share. But on an adjusted basis, after accounting for restricted...
| Aug 3, 2012
| 10:58 AM
Electronic Arts has filed a copyright infringement suit against Zynga, alleging that the social gaming company's "The Ville" misappropriated EA's "The Sims Social" game.
In a blog post explaining the lawsuit, Lucy Bradshaw, head of the studio that...
| Aug 7, 2012
| 4:20 AM
Amazon is getting into the game-making game. The Seattle-based company announced its first major social-game title, "Living Classics," on Monday.
The free Facebook game is the first from its Amazon Game Studios, a new department at the e-commerce giant...
| Aug 14, 2012
| 1:20 PM
The tiff between the world's largest social network and the company behind the "FarmVille" social game escalated this week.
Facebook on Tuesday shot back at Zynga, saying the number of people playing games on the social network on a monthly basis grew...
| Aug 14, 2012
| 3:55 PM
Stocks in the beleaguered social-media sector keep heading down.
Shares of Angie’s List Inc. and Groupon Inc. plunged Tuesday as investors continued their retreat from the formerly red-hot sector.
Angie’s List, the consumer-review website,...
| Aug 20, 2012
| 9:29 AM
As Apple's stock rose to new high on Monday, the technology giant set another record: It became the most valuable public company in history.
Apple's market value -- the price of its stock multiplied by the number of outstanding shares -- hit $623 billion...
| Feb 13, 2012
When we showed up to the University of Texas at Arlington, there was this fear that no one would be playing Words with Friends during the lunch break. That fear quickly disappeared.
“We have little challenges, competitions, and see who wins,&...
| May 10, 2012
| 12:21 PM
Facebook users who haven't yet discovered the joys of FarmVille or plugged in to the sounds of Spotify will be getting an easier way to find apps that run on the site.
On Thursday, the site unveiled Facebook App Center, a clearinghouse for social apps...
| May 24, 2012
| 6:16 AM
FORTUNE -- Here's another example of how on Wall Street for the big banks it's heads they win, tails they win.
Even as Facebook's shares dropped, causing losses for regular investors, Morgan and other underwriters of the company's IPO likely racked up...
| Feb 9, 2012
| 1:43 PM
Can't get enough of those virtual cows and crops from FarmVille? Good news, agrarians: Zynga toys and games are coming this fall.
Hasbro, the big-time toy company responsible for My Little Pony and Monopoly, announced Thursday that it has bought the...
| Oct 17, 2012
With dozens of new apps launching every day it is difficult to find the best ones. But with this premier edition of Apps to Know we’ll show you the latest and greatest the app world has to offer.
Forgetting the dates of new releases is now a thing...