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Google Gets Its Game On

Posted by Sheila Shayon on July 1, 2011 05:00 PM

Google+ — Google's still-in-beta social platform that was announced this week, becoming so popular that Facebooker-in-Chief Mark Zuckerberg signed up, and invites were halted — is apparently going gaming. 

Engadget unearthed Google+ code referencing “Google+ Games,” signaling the tech behemoth’s intention to expand into social gaming, with further evidence in their recent job postings and interest in gamification — in another move that might keep its social media competitors up at night.Continue reading...

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In the News: Walmart, EA, Chrysler & more

Posted by Dale Buss on June 3, 2011 09:00 AM

In the News

Acer faces rising tablet challenge.

American Family tops insurance-satisfaction ranking.

Bing, Google and Yahoo partner on web standards.

Chevron boosts Gulf of Mexico production.

EA launches Origin, a consumer gaming platform.

Facebook testifies that Ceglia e-mails were forged.

Fiat buys rest of US government stake in Chrysler.Continue reading...

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In the News: Chrysler, Romney, Virgin & more

Posted by Dale Buss on June 2, 2011 09:00 AM

In the News

Acer sees stock tumble after questionable financial audit.

Amazon rolls out Groupon rival, Amazon Local.

American Airlines and Orbitz forced to play nice.

Android assails Nokia in Europe.

Anthony Weiner's Twitter scandal continues.

Asos bottom line dinged by warehouse move.

Audi sued for allegedly using Eminem's Chrysler ad music.

Borders sees bidder emerge also with Michigan roots.Continue reading...

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In the News: Apple, Groupon, Twitter and more

Posted by Dale Buss on February 28, 2011 09:00 AM

Branding NewsThe King's Speech won four Oscars including Best Picture at the Academy Awards last night, unseating early favorite The Social Network; click here for more coverage.

Apple's iPad 2 rumored to come in white as design guru Jony Ive may return to the UK.

Audi counts on accelerated sales in the US.

Baseball Hall of Famer Duke Snider dies.

Berkshire Hathaway is looking for “more major acquisitions,” Warren Buffett says.

Blackstone wins bidding for U.S. assets of Centro for $9.4 billion.Continue reading...

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In the News: Mark Zuckerberg, PepsiCo, Yahoo and more

Posted by Dale Buss on December 15, 2010 09:00 AM

In the News

Best Buy says its sales are suffering as shoppers chase deals.

Chrysler teases new 300 model online.

Dynegy sold to Carl Icahn for $665 million.

Facebook called best place to work as CEO Mark Zuckerberg named TIME's person of the year.

Fiat actions raise doubts about Alfa-Romeo.

Gmail enables email delegation.Continue reading...

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In the News: BP, HP, J. Crew and more

Posted by Shirley Brady on November 23, 2010 09:00 AM

In the News

Apple announces Black Friday sale.

BP's $2 billion Gulf compensation fund fails to quell critics.

Citi launches "financial capability" site to educate consumers.

Coty is buying Philosophy, one of of Oprah's "Ultimate Favorite Things" brands.

Disney's video games chief steps down.

Gawker forced to remove Sarah Palin book excerpts.

GM plans 100-dealer network for Baojun in China.Continue reading...

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Google: Still In China, In One Form Or Another

Posted by Laura Fitch on March 18, 2010 11:44 AM

As rumors swirl that Google will pull up its Google.cn stakes in China by the end of March, it’s far from the end of the line for the company here. Google is still confident about the expansion of many of its other products, with Google CFO Patrick Pichette commenting that he expected sales of Android, the company’s handset platform, to “flourish.”

China Unicom, one of the country’s largest telecom service providers, has already agreed to sell Android handsets, according to Mike Harvey in The Times Online.Continue reading...

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Headline Roundup: Google Takes Over

Posted by Sara Zucker on February 12, 2010 07:46 AM

Iran bans Gmail in favor of its own national e-mail program. [CNN Money]

Google purchases question-and-answer website Aardvark. [WSJ]

Fashion designer Alexander McQueen is dead. [Washington Post]

Twitter is atwitter over U.K. Paperchase's plagiarism scandal. [Econsultancy]

New start-up Pixable creates mosaics from your Facebook photos. [TechCrunch]

Toy companies are going green and becoming tech-savvy in 2010. [Reuters]Continue reading...

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