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Zynga’s Jagged Path to Zynga.com and Third-Party Partnerships

Apr. 1, 2012, 6:00 am EDT – Since last fall, social gaming company Zynga has endured a rocky IPO, the launch of a new platform, a major acquisition, and personnel changes. What's next? More 

LG’s Flexible e-Reader Screen

Mar. 30, 2012, 4:12 pm EDT – LG announced that it is producing a durable, flexible plastic screen for use in e-readers. Also, researchers in Canada announced new flexible-OLED screen tech. More 

Nokia, Microsoft Invest $24 Million in App Development Program

Mar. 28, 2012, 5:00 am EDT – Nokia and Microsoft are investing $24 million in an app-development initiative, called AppCampus, designed to give the Windows Phone OS a much-needed boost. More 

Why Analysts Get Grim on RIMM

Mar. 27, 2012, 2:08 pm EDT – As RIM's fourth-quarter earnings report nears, analysts' expectations have been predictably negative. More 

Survey: App Developer Interest in Android Slips, Leaving Apple iOS in Top Spot

Mar. 24, 2012, 2:30 pm EDT – App developer interest in Android has slipped well below that of Apple's iOS, a survey shows. More 

Google Wave Washes Out

Mar. 23, 2012, 5:00 am EDT – Google, which usually is quick to drop products that don't perform as hoped, is shuttering its Google Wave collaborative editing service. More 

Google Wallet Customers Receive $5 as an Apology for Account Hassles

Mar. 22, 2012, 2:16 pm EDT – Google Wallet customers received a $5 credit as an apology for account hassles that developed while the company addressed a security flaw. More 

Assessing Ticket Seller Fandango’s Partnership with Yahoo Movies

Mar. 21, 2012, 9:02 pm EDT – With its partnership with Yahoo Movies, online ticket seller Fandango expands its reach to include Yahoo’s 30 million users in the U.S. More 

Why Zynga’s Acquisition of Game Developer OMGPOP Makes Sense

Mar. 21, 2012, 5:54 pm EDT – Zynga acquired 'Draw Something' game developer OMGPOP in a deal worth a reported $180 million. More 

A Look Back at 2012 SXSW

Mar. 20, 2012, 12:37 pm EDT – There were few major product debuts at this year's South by Southwest festival, but attendees had plenty of chances to try out new products and services. More