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This Company Helps You Understand Apple Stock

Apple (AAPL) shareholders are begging for another iPhone-like invention, something so revolutionary and entertaining that sales of it stay in the stratosphere for years. Apple created incredible shareholder riches with such wow-inducing new products for a decade, and its inability to produce …

App Store Update: July 24

Lums illuminates the App Store with Angry Birds-meets-vampires gameplay, Rockstar's having a GTA sale and free pinball!<p>Every day hundreds of new apps …

U.S. consumers spent $3.5B on games in the first quarter, flat from a year ago

U.S. consumers spent $3.5 billion in video games in the first quarter. That figure includes physical games bought in retail stores as well as games purchased in digital formats. The figures are flat compared to a year ago.<p>The figures include used and rental games ($559 million), and digital games …

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3 Elements of Every Successful Business Plan

So you have a great product, platform or business that you’re stoked to start up. It can be an exciting and thrilling opportunity to get your own …

As player numbers crater, EA will shut SimCity Social, other Facebook games

Yet another sign that the social gaming bubble has well and truly burst.<p>When EA paid over $300 million for social gaming powerhouse Playfish in late …

Zynga Tumbles In Another Setback to Facebook Gaming

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Online social games maker <b>Zynga</b> ( ZNGA) fell 5.85% to close at $3.22 Monday after <b>Electronic Arts</b> ( EA) said it was taking …

CHART OF THE DAY: U.S. Teens Want An iPhone For Their Next Smartphone

<i>This chart comes from Business Insider Intelligence, a new research and and analysis service focused on the mobile and Internet industries. Sign up for a free trial here.</i><p>Teens strongly prefer iOS for their next smartphone purchase, according to data from Piper Jaffray's semi-annual report on teen …

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Waze Was “Surprised” By iOS 6 Maps Backlash, Says Apple Is “Hostage To Its Maps Vendors”

One of the apps commonly toted as a replacement for iOS 6’s Maps app after the latter was released (and proved to be something of a debacle for Cupertino) was Waze, a crowd-sourced traffic app.<p>Now, according to a new interview conducted on-stage at AllThingsD’s Dive Into Mobile Conference, even …

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Microsoft brings 3D maps to Excel users

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: Microsoft<p>The PC market might be a hot mess right now, but anyone using a Windows machine for data analysis might be …

SILICON VALLEY: Americans Aren't Skilled Enough To Do The Jobs We Need

"We have a strange immigration policy for a nation of immigrants," Zuckerberg wrote in a <i>Washington Post</i> op-ed announcing his new group, FWD.us. "And it's a policy unfit for today's world."<p>FWD.us has offices in Silicon Valley and Washington, D.C., and is led by entrepreneurial and technology stars, …

Product Development: Creating A Winning Idea For YOUR Startup (Step 1) – Andrew D. Ive

Ive never tried to get this very personal process down in one place before.<p>From idea through to a real business step by step with as many of my own …

Spotify Is Paying Something Like $400,000 per Day to Advertise on YouTube

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Spotify is giving ones of its competitors $400,000 per day to advertise on its homepage. At least …

Ubisoft's uPlay platform hacked, offering access to unreleased games (update)

An exploit shared on a Russian gaming forum has allowed users to bypass protections on Ubisoft's uPlay games distribution platform, offering access to the company's complete line-up of PC titles, including those that are yet to be released. According to <i>Gameranx</i>, the software tool is able to fool …

Europe’s other problem: where are all the tech startups?

European leaders want you to 'test your own wings,' but there are systemic headwinds getting in the way<p>Europe, the grand old lady of the civilized world, is starting to look a little tired lately. Its single currency model is under threat, economic growth is but a fond memory, and worse, nobody …