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ZeeVee’s Zinc Browser Gets Web TV Right

Seeking to help users organize and view TV content online, ZeeVee recently launched the latest iteration of its video browser. Currently in beta, the new Zinc browser, formerly named "Zviewer," has more than just a new name. Besides new content from existing video hubs such as Hulu, Fox, YouTube, C...

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Game Sales Sputter, ‘GTA’ Fails to Steal the Show

It's been a tough week for the gaming industry. NPD reported a 17 percent decline in console video game sales for March, and the "Grand Theft Auto IV: Chinatown Wars" debut was not so grand. Activision's upcoming "DJ Hero" stirred up legal issues, while "Fallout" developer Bethesda Softworks got bus...

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Can Microsoft Win the Online Game?

It's been another busy week in the gaming world. Topping the news was the announcement that game designer Will Wright is leaving Electronic Arts to head up his entertainment think tank, Stupid Fun Club, full-time. Elsewhere, Take-Two may have another hit on its hands -- this time in downloadable for...

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Nintendo’s DSi Gathers Buyers While Wiis Gather Dust

Nintendo made headlines in the gaming industry this week with the U.S. release of a new device, the highly anticipated Nintendo DSi portable gaming system. The third iteration of the top-selling on-the-go video game machine features two built-in cameras and recorded sounds that users can alter. The ...

Innovation in a World of E-Commerce Woe

It's been nearly a decade since the Internet bubble burst in 2001, and the intervening years have seen the rise of powerhouse companies such as Google, MySpace and Facebook, which have helped broaden the scope of what was once referred to as the "Information Superhighway." The Internet was once limi...

Transparency in Outsourcing, Part 2: Mum’s the Word

As the ongoing global economic crisis continues to impact the technology sector, many employees who once thought their jobs were secure are being given pink slips and shown the door. Giants like Microsoft, IBM and Sun Microsystems have cut tens of thousands of jobs in just the first quarter of 2009,...

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Wii Shoots for the Stars, PS2 Aims for the Basement

Even as the recession grinds on, the gaming industry continues to draw in consumers' entertainment dollars. Nintendo hit a console shipping milestone last week with the Wii, while retailer GameStop announced a monster of a sales quarter. Sony made a price cut that may have some players scratching th...

Transparency in Outsourcing, Part 1: Silent Shrinkage

Layoffs are an unfortunate but predictable byproduct of an economy in decline. As the global economic crisis stretches into yet another month, companies in nearly all industries continue the painful process of purging employees in an effort to reduce costs. After the automotive and manufacturing sec...

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New Players Shake Up the Gaming Biz

It's Game Developers Conference time, and that means plenty of news -- some good; some great. Thus far, the most eye-catching announcements out of GDC '09 have come from two upstart hardware makers -- one trying to bring console gaming to users around the globe, the other aiming to take the console ...

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Shortcovers E-Reader: An Unfinished Story

Over the past year or so, e-readers have suddenly become a must-have gadget. Amazon's Kindle e-reader was even named one of talk show host Oprah Winfrey's favorite things in 2008. With the recent release of the second iteration of the Kindle, electronic books and their accompanying devices are back ...

Apple Talks In-App Purchases, Game Devs Hear ‘Cha-Ching’

This week, the gaming industry saw a challenger in the portable gaming market grow more powerful, and its name is iPhone. The platform's upcoming 3.0 software, which Apple previewed, includes new ways for game makers to make money, which may attract even more developers with even more serious offeri...

So You Want to Be a Game Designer, Part 2

It takes a village to make a video game. In the beginning, it is the game designer who develops the concept for the game, and while that designer may receive the lion's share of the glory, a video game would not be come to fruition without the skills and talents of scriptwriters, animator, programme...

Will ‘MadWorld’ Take a Chainsaw to Wii’s Goody-Two-Shoes Image?

This week, Nintendo once again topped the news in the world of video games, taking a risk with the exclusive release of a violent, Mature-rated game for the Wii, a console that generally supports wares of a more family-friendly variety. Meanwhile, Take-Two announced a big loss for the first quarter ...

So You Want to Be a Game Designer, Part 1

In the tech industry, there are few careers with a cool factor equal to the title "game developer." For a whole host of gamers, making a living out of creating video games is akin to finding the holy grail, winning the lottery or becoming a renowned actor or musician. For their legions of fans, the ...

Windows Opens Vista SP2 Release Candidate to the Masses

Microsoft announced on Wednesday the availability of the Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 Release Candidate for the general public. The software was initially put on limited release a week ago to the company's TechNet and MSDN subscribers. The announcement means that anyone inter...

Nintendo’s New Showcase, Microsoft’s New Hit, Sony’s New Order

This week Nintendo unveiled its lineup of upcoming titles for the year. Sony CEO Howard Stringer did some executive shuffling in an apparent effort to re-energize the consumer electronics company. Also, Microsoft got some good news from Japan, scoring a hit with its latest exclusive title, "Star Oce...

Social Disease: Worm Writhes Its Way Through Facebook

Facebook has apparently become a choice distribution channel for several malicious applications and a new variant of a pernicious piece of malware originally detected in 2008. The popular social networking site has been hit by at least three separate security issues in the last week -- two phony app...

Startup’s Shape-Shifting Linux Netbook Boasts 15 Hours of Run Time

There appears to be a new netbook maker on the block. Always Innovating has announced a new touchscreen netbook that purports to offer users four devices in one. The new Touch Book from the Menlo Park, Calif.-based startup weighs in at less than two pounds with an 8.9-inch screen and has a battery l...

Facebook Wants Your Two Cents

A little more than a week after Facebook responded to a controversy surrounding its updated terms of service agreement by capitulating and reverting to the previous version, the company announced new procedures Thursday that will open governance of the service and its policy processes to input from ...

Windows Washing: Microsoft Talks Up Tweaks Following Public Beta

With its big round of public beta testing out of the way, Microsoft is apparently moving quickly to the next milestone on the Windows 7 upgrade path. On Thursday, the company revealed some of the changes users can expect to see in the upcoming Windows 7 Release Candidate -- possibly the penultimate ...

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