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When you listen to a song on Spotify, the artist is paid around $0.0007, which is hardly enough to send an up-and-coming act out on tour. Imagine, however, if a band's small but devoted fanbase played a short album on repeat for a whole night, each one would earn around $4. That's the inspired ide...

March 19th 2014 at 2:29pm 0 Comments
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Despite winning his case against Electronic Arts back in July, John Madden Football designer Robin Antonick will not see his promised $11 million. The San Francisco Chronicles reports US district judge Charles Breyer has overturned that ruling. Breyer said there was no clear evidence that Antonick...

January 24th 2014 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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GOG.com, a platform for both new and classic downloadable games, recently launched an indie portal as part of its services. The portal offers indie developers a clear method of submitting their games to the platform, which already features popular games like FTL, Fez and Hotline Miami. GOG.com is...

August 19th 2013 at 3:30pm 0 Comments
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Just last week Microsoft added Foxconn's parent company to its growing list of licensees for patents it asserts are key to Android, and now ZTE has inked a deal with Ballmer and Co. as well. Now that the pact is in place, Microsoft says it's struck patent accords with roughly 20 hardware makers, a...

April 23rd 2013 at 11:26pm 0 Comments
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Adobe recently released version 12 of Director, its interactive app creation system, and in doing so introduced the ability for those who use the app to create iOS games to publish their titles directly to the App Store. As it turns out, that potentially time-saving capability comes at a premium....

February 13th 2013 at 9:00pm 0 Comments
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When Microsoft and Nokia married at the temple of Windows Phone last year, the dowry was nothing if not complicated. Nokia had to pay a minimum amount in software royalties to Microsoft each quarter, regardless of how many Lumia smartphones it sold, but the financial hit was more than cancelled ou...

January 24th 2013 at 8:02am 0 Comments
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Audience is a US-based company that makes voice and audio processors for mobile products. In the past, Apple used Audience's audio technology in the iPhone, but that may change with the next iPhone model, says a report in Reuters. Audience's CEO Peter Santos told Reuters in an email interview...

September 7th 2012 at 1:30pm 0 Comments