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iPhone triggers videogame gold rush

The commercial tsunami unleashed by the iPhone has served as a launch pad for the videogame industry in Montreal, which hopes to seize on the success of Apple's smartphone.

dateNov 07, 2010 in Business
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Online games as social meeting places

boundary crossing in online games, researchers Jonas Linderoth and Camilla Olsson at the University of Gothenburg analyse the culture of online games and the boundary-crossing community associated with the activity. The report ...

dateOct 12, 2010 in Social Sciences
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Disney to buy social-gaming site Playdom

(AP) -- The Walt Disney Co. is buying online social-gaming company Playdom for $563.2 million, the latest sign the company is becoming a formidable player in the video-game industry.

dateJul 27, 2010 in Business
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Zynga plants 'FarmVille' app

Zynga CEO Mark Pincus is expanding his farm. Zynga's ultrapopular Facebook game FarmVille, which has 70 million active monthly players, has launched a mobile app for Apple's iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad touch-screen tablet.

dateJul 05, 2010 in Software
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