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Insight: On Facebook, app makers face a treacherous path – DAWN.com

Insight: On Facebook, app makers face a treacherous path – DAWN.com

— Reuters (File Photo) SAN FRANCISCO, Mon Mar 11, 2013 – Last spring, the future for Viddy, a video-sharing Facebook app, seemed as sunny as southern California’s skies. Based a block away from Venice Beach, the 30-person startup impressed prospective investors with skyrocketing user growth figures and won funding from them at a $370 million valuation. […]

Amazon’s Bid to Gain Web Names Is Opposed – Wall Street Journal

BY GREG BENSINGER Large and small companies are vying for control of an array of new Internet domain names, but Amazon.com Inc.’s plans are coming under particular scrutiny. Two publishing industry groups, the Authors Guild and the Association of American Publishers, are objecting to the online retailer’s request for ownership of new top-level domain names […]

Book publishers blast Amazon’s plan to control domain names – CNET

Book publishers blast Amazon’s plan to control domain names – CNET

Amazon’s effort to control dozens of new generic top-level Internet domain names is drawing fire from a pair of publishing industry groups. The Authors Guild and the Association of American Publishers oppose the Internet retail giant’s plan to control so-called generic top-level domains (gTLD) that end in suffixes .book, .author, and .read, arguing that such […]

Million dollar appeal on Kickstarter for Ultima sequel – BBC News

Million dollar appeal on Kickstarter for Ultima sequel – BBC News

8 March 2013 Last updated at 12:46 ET Ultima Online was one of the first widely successful online fantasy games One million dollars are being sought on Kickstarter for a sequel to the long-running Ultima series of video games. The cash is […]

Nerd dad hacks ‘Donkey Kong’ for daughter so she can do the rescuing – msnNOW

Hey feminists: Give a shout-out to this fantastic nerd dad. Game developer Mike Mika and his 3-year-old daughter love to play old-school Nintendo, but something about “Donkey Kong” bothered the kid. Why couldn’t she play it as the girl, and have the game’s damsel in distress, Pauline, save Mario? So Mike hacked the game, reprogramming it so […]

Bill would ban traffic cameras statewide – Coshocton Tribune

Bill would ban traffic cameras statewide – Coshocton Tribunehttp://news.google.com/news/url?sa=t&fd=R&usg=AFQjCNHUrh-T7tppHb_Kmo88i4g5EYWXKg&url=http://www.coshoctontribune.com/article/20130310/NEWS01/303100029/Bill-would-ban-traffic-cameras-statewidehttps://news.google.co.in/news/feeds?region=us&pz=1&cf=all&ned=in&hl=en&topic=tc&output=rssTechnology – Google NewsGoogle Newshttps://ssl.gstatic.com/news-static/img/logo/en_in/news.gif

Chairman of Sony Announces Retirement – New York Times

He announced his departure on Friday in New York during a speech at the Japan Society, and Sony, in Tokyo, confirmed the news on Sunday. He will step down at an annual general shareholders meeting. Mr. Stringer, a Welsh-born American and 15-year employee at Sony, became president and chief executive in 2005, when the once […]

Seattle bar bans Google Glass, still loves beer goggles – Ars Technica

Seattle’s 5 Point Cafe, whose webpage boasts of “alcoholics serving alcoholics since 1929,” has issued a zero-tolerance ban for Google Glass. The announcement was made via Facebook last week and read: “For the record, The 5 Point is the first Seattle business to ban in advance Google Glasses. And ass kickings will be encouraged for violators.” An […]

Google shows off hacked shoes at SXSW – SlashGear

Google shows off hacked shoes at SXSW – SlashGear

Google has shown off another one of its creative projects that, sadly, will not be making it to the market place. At SXSW, Google showed off its talking shoe. The modified shoe is part of a pair of Adidas high tops. It is customized with accelerometers, gyroscopes, pressure sensors, and a microphone attached to its […]

SimCity increases stability and considers ‘offline mode’ in the future – SlashGear

SimCity increases stability and considers ‘offline mode’ in the future – SlashGear

SimCity has updated its blog and has stated that its making good progress in restoring stability to its servers. Lucy Bradshaw, the General Manager of EA’s Maxis Label, stated that tens of thousands of new players are logging into SimCity everyday. SimCity’s launch on March 5th was admittedly a huge failure. The always-on DRM and […]