| Jul 7, 2013
| 8:30 AM
Microsoft will pull the plug on MSN TV, the service based on the early Internet-device startup WebTV it bought 16 years ago, effective Sept. 30.
It will surely surprise some that the Son of WebTV was still extant. In recent years, the company has focused...
| Jul 8, 2013
| 4:30 PM
Freaked out by the idea of a TV provider watching your movements through a camera in the set-top box? You're in the minority.
Most consumers don't have serious concerns about so-called "spy" set-tops, which could be used to serve targeted ads or...
| Jun 3, 2013
| 1:20 PM
Social video game company Zynga Inc. on Monday said it will cut 18% of its staff, or about 520 employees.
The struggling maker of games such as "FarmVille" and "Words With Friends" is making the cuts as part of an effort to reduce costs by $70 million...
| 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...
| Jun 12, 2012
| 1:14 AM
SAN FRANCISCO — How young is too young to join Facebook?
The Menlo Park, Calif., company currently bans anyone under age 13 from joining the world's most popular social network. Yet an estimated 7.5 million preteens — most of them under age...
| Jun 19, 2012
| 10:30 PM
Usually when people steal money it’s to buy something, and that something is typically real and tangible.
But an Arlington, Wash., woman who has been charged with stealing nearly $10,000 in very real dollars to purchase “goods” for...
| Sep 14, 2012
| 2:52 PM
Zynga Inc. has fired back at Electronic Arts Inc., calling EA's copyright infringement lawsuit against it "baseless" and filing a countersuit alleging that the video game giant for prevented its employees from leaving to work for Zynga.
| Aug 9, 2012
| 1:49 PM
We are approaching a moment when candidates running for Congress don't have to bother with old-fashioned media.
Not so long ago, it might have been unthinkable for a non-incumbent to largely kiss off all but carefully scripted exchanges with local...
| 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...
| Jul 30, 2012
Laura Pincus Hartman stood before a congregation in a church just south of 75th Street, gazing at anticipatory faces.
The pastor had just finished preaching an hour-long sermon from the Gospel of Mark about Jesus healing a woman. Hartman was about...
| Apr 17, 2012
| 9:33 PM
King.com, a small but highly profitable game developer based in the U.K. and in Sweden, knocks Wooga and Electronic Arts off the chart as the No. 2 game publisher on Facebook, as measured by daily players, on Tuesday....
| Oct 12, 2011
| 4:33 PM
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