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With the walls closing in, Zynga announced CityVille 2 is in closed beta. The company couldn't share any info but to say it "delivers a truly social and visually rich city building experience." It will launch soon. Not that investors seem to currently care.As the LA Times notes, Zynga's combined ca...

October 9th 2012 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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I've been preaching AAPL for as long as I've been long on the stock -- or about 10 years now. In that time Apple has gone from being just another PC manufacturer to being the most valuable company on the planet and the master of the mobile handset world. Only three years ago, the stock was sitt...

September 17th 2012 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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Apple announced the iPhone 5 last week, and pre-orders of the device were very impressive. According to the Washington Post, Wall Street responded favorably to the news of the iPhone 5, and brisk trading pushed Apple's stock to another record high. Apple opened the day on Friday with a record hi...

September 17th 2012 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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Truce Sokolov is a character I like to hold up as an example of how characters can take on lives of their own. She was created as more of a throwaway than anything, a Draenei Shaman whose main character trait was being kind of shy. Flash-forward a year, and she was my main character on the Allian...

September 7th 2012 at 2:00pm 0 Comments
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Electronic Arts, long known for assimilating numerous studios under its label, may be putting itself up for sale in return. The New York Post reports that EA is looking into such a deal with various interested firms, such as KKR and Providence Equity Partners. One of the Post's sources said that...

August 17th 2012 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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The hits keep coming for Zynga, and we aren't talking about blockbuster game launches. The latest is from a Bloomberg source, who says Zynga gave out equity grants to all full-time employees in late July to prevent an exodus, following the tides of fortune turning.Bloomberg reports although the com...

August 10th 2012 at 10:30am 0 Comments
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It might not pack the same thrill as the rumors of in-feed video, but Twitter has added clickable stock symbols on tweets. This now throws up search results for both the stock and the company, using a new 'cash' tag, like $FB, to differentiate from typical links and tags. As noted by TNW, it's bad...

July 31st 2012 at 5:22am 0 Comments
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THQ received notification from stock exchange NASDAQ that the company is back in compliance, having maintained a closing stock price of over $1 for 10 consecutive business days.The publisher accomplished the feat through a 10-to-one reverse stock split, consolidating THQ's 70 million shares to 7 mi...

July 24th 2012 at 9:00am 0 Comments