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May 6, 2010

Activision results top Street, shares up

SAN FRANCISCO, May 6 (Reuters) – Activision Blizzard Inc
<ATVI.O> reported better-than-expected results, led by its twin
blockbusters “Call of Duty” and “World of Warcraft,” and its
shares rose 3 percent after hours.

Activision offered a conservative outlook for the current
quarter and kept its 2010 outlook in place, but that failed to
deter investors well-accustomed to the game publisher’s
typically cautious approach.

May 5, 2010

THQ results beat forecasts

SAN FRANCISCO, May 5 (Reuters) – THQ Inc <THQI.O> posted
better-than-expected fourth-quarter results, led by sales of
its “Darksiders” and “Metro 2033″ video games.

The publisher gave a profit outlook for the current quarter
and fiscal year that was below Wall Street’s view, but THQ’s
shares rose modestly on light volume in extended trading, after
closing down 5 percent on Wednesday.

May 5, 2010

Developers question Apple’s advertising ambitions

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Software developers expect a windfall in ad revenue from games and other applications they are designing for the iPad, but Apple Inc’s <AAPL.O> push into mobile advertising is raising some industry hackles.

Apple said last month that its new advertising network, dubbed iAd, will sell display advertisements within the software applications, or apps, for the iPhone and iPad, and aims to improve their quality and relevance to consumers.

May 4, 2010

Regulators mull antitrust look at Apple: source

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Regulators are considering an inquiry into whether Apple Inc violates antitrust law by requiring that its programing tools be used to write applications for the iPad and iPhone, a source familiar with the matter said on Monday.

The news comes amidst a high-profile dustup between Apple and Adobe Systems Inc, which makes the widely used Flash software to provide video and build games.

May 3, 2010

U.S. regulators mull antitrust look at Apple – source

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Regulators are considering an inquiry into whether Apple Inc violates antitrust law by requiring that its programming tools be used to write applications for the iPad and iPhone, a source familiar with the matter said on Monday.

The news comes amidst a high-profile dustup between Apple and Adobe Systems Inc, which makes the widely used Flash software to provide video and build games.

May 3, 2010

Government mulls antitrust look at Apple: source

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Regulators are considering an inquiry into whether Apple Inc violates antitrust law by requiring that its programing tools be used to write applications for the iPad and iPhone, a source familiar with the matter said on Monday.

The news comes amidst a high-profile dustup between Apple and Adobe Systems Inc, which makes the widely used Flash software to provide video and build games.

May 3, 2010

U.S. mulling antitrust look at Apple-source

SAN FRANCISCO, May 3 (Reuters) – U.S. regulators are
considering an inquiry into whether Apple Inc <AAPL.O> violates
antitrust law by requiring that its programming tools be used
to write applications for the iPad and iPhone, a source
familiar with the matter said on Monday.

The news comes amidst a high-profile dustup between Apple
and Adobe Systems Inc <ADBE.O>, which makes the widely used
Flash software to provide video and build games.
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May 1, 2010

Apple launches 3G iPad, looks to maintain momentum

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – In the second stage of a two-part rollout, Apple Inc on Friday began selling the pricier, high-speed wireless version of the iPad in the United States, following the successful launch of the short-range Wi-Fi tablet earlier this month.

Although the event certainly lacked the buildup and excitement of the April 3 debut — with the heartiest waiting in line overnight — some Apple retail stores in big cities still saw decent-sized crowds ahead of the 5 p.m. launch.

Apr 30, 2010

HP tablet plans draw interest after Palm deal

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Hewlett-Packard Co hopes its planned $1.2 billion acquisition of Palm Inc will not only give it solid foundation in the growing smartphone market, but also provide it with a platform for other mobile devices, including tablets.

HP has made it clear that its plans for Palm, an early pioneer in handheld devices, include products beyond just smartphones.

Apr 29, 2010
via MediaFile

Lost iPhone’s finder unmasked, lawyer in tow

The world on Thursday finally — finally! — discovered the identity of the infamous bar patron who scooped up the lost Apple iPhone prototype from a Silicon Valley beer garden, thus setting off a chain of events that has taken us far afield from the technology world, into the murky waters of journalistic ethics and police raids.

Wired.com first identified the individual as Brian Hogan, a 21-year-old who lives in Redwood City, California. But it wasn’t long before an email from Mr. Hogan’s lawyer was shooting into the inboxes of journalists everywhere, defending him as “kind of young man that any parent would be proud to have as their son.”

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