IGT Not Deterred by Zynga Scrapping Real-Money Gambling Plans

In its Q2 earnings report earlier this week, Zynga said it has abandoned its plans to pursue real-money gambling in the U.S. But Nevada-based IGT, which makes both physical and virtual casino games, said its plans are unaffected. “What Zynga’s finding out is that breaking into real-currency wagers is a difficult thing,” said executive VP … Continue reading

Twelve Things About Voxer’s Tom Katis

Frustration was the impetus for Tom Katis to co-found Voxer in 2007. While he was serving in the U.S. Special Forces in Afghanistan, he experienced the limitations of communication via military walkie-talkie firsthand. Now his push-to-talk app is looking to be the Nextel of the future, with free Voxer Pro and Voxer Pro for Business … Continue reading

BlackBerry Lays Off 250 Employees From Its New Product Testing And R&D Department

Layoffs at Waterloo-based smartphone industry pioneer BlackBerry cut deep last year, with around 5,000 employees being let go. Those cuts continue into 2013 as BlackBerry undergoes what CEO Thorsten Heins called a “complex transition” earlier this month, and the latest is that 250 employees of its core R&D and new product testing facility have been … Continue reading

A Year In The Making, Machine Zone Launches Game of War, An Impressively Large MMO For iOS

While iOS games started out as either simple physics or casual simulation titles when the platform launched about five years ago, the bar has gotten steadily higher and more hard-core. Midcore studios like Kabam started to rise in prominence. Now the iOS platform might be seeing is most hardcore title to date – a very, … Continue reading

FitBark Has Another Go At Proving Its Health Tracker For Dogs Isn’t Barking Mad

Bored of quantifying your self already? Why not quantify your pet instead? FitBark is a Fitbit style health tracker for your under-walked canine companion. We’ve covered this (frankly) barking mad gizmo before, back in May, when its creators were exhibiting at Hardware Alley at TechCrunch Disrupt NY but they’ve now taken to Kickstarter to raise … Continue reading

If The Ubuntu Edge Crowdfunding Experiment Works, Backers May Get To Vote On The Next Model’s Specs

Smartphone companies have it pretty rough – they’ve got to sink millions into research and development every year, all in the hope of making their next shiny touchscreen gewgaw the fastest, slimmest, smartest, prettiest one ever. And every year we eat it all up, and take what we’re given. But Canonical, the folks behind the … Continue reading

With New CEO Mattrick At Helm, Zynga Reports Loss of $16M And Revenue Decline Of 31%

Zynga’s revenues for the second quarter of 2013 declined 31% year-over-year to $231 million in the midst of a challenging transition that saw former CEO Mark Pincus hand over the reins to Don Mattrick. The company had a net loss of $16 million compared to last year’s net loss of $22.8 million during the same … Continue reading

Zynga Won’t Pursue Real-Money Gaming License In The U.S.; Shares Drop 13% In After-Hours

Zynga is giving up what many investors had hoped might be its trump card: a real-money gaming business in the U.S. The company, which has been testing out real-money casino games in the U.K., said it won’t be pursuing a U.S. license after all in its second quarter earnings report today. Sources tell us this … Continue reading

Microsoft Launches Files Tool For Windows Phone 8.1

Will The Last BlackBerry User Turn Off The Flashing LED Light?

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