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Nov 6, 2013

‘Call of Duty: Ghosts’ video game passes $1 bln in sales to retailers

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov 6 (Reuters) – Activision Blizzard Inc’s
latest title from its blockbuster “Call of Duty” video
game franchise surpassed $1 billion in sell-in sales – the
number of copies shipped to retailers – a day after its launch,
the company said on Wednesday.

Activision shares were relatively unchanged at $16.63 in
early afternoon trade on the Nasdaq.

Nov 6, 2013

‘Call of Duty: Ghosts’ passes $1 bln in 1st-day sales, sets record

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Activision Blizzard Inc’s latest title from its blockbuster “Call of Duty” video game franchise surpassed $1 billion in retail sales a day after its launch, the company said on Wednesday.

Activision shares were relatively unchanged at $16.63 in early afternoon trade on the Nasdaq.

Nov 6, 2013

‘Call of Duty: Ghosts’ video game passes $1 billion in first-day sales

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Activision Blizzard Inc’s latest title from its blockbuster “Call of Duty” video game franchise suprassed $1 billion (£621,233,770.27) in retail sales a day after its launch, the company said on Wednesday.

Activision shares were relatively unchanged at $16.63 in early afternoon trade on the Nasdaq.

Nov 6, 2013

‘Call of Duty: Ghosts’ video game passes $1 bln in 1st-day sales

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov 6 (Reuters) – Activision Blizzard Inc’s
latest title from its blockbuster “Call of Duty” video
game franchise suprassed $1 billion in retail sales a day after
its launch, the company said on Wednesday.

Activision shares were relatively unchanged at $16.63 in
early afternoon trade on the Nasdaq.

Oct 29, 2013

Grand Theft Auto V drives Take-Two’s stellar results

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 29 (Reuters) – Take-Two Interactive
Software raised its fiscal 2014 results forecast after
reporting a quadrupling in second-quarter revenue, driven by the
record-breaking success of the video game “Grand Theft Auto V.”

Shares in Take Two jumped 2.5 percent after it reported the
results, which beat Wall Street forecasts.

Oct 24, 2013

Zynga firms up mobile efforts, shares up 13 pct

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 24 (Reuters) – Zynga Inc said it
expects a full-year profit after reporting better-than-expected
third-quarter results due to cost-cutting and a renewed focus on
mobile games and core franchises like “Zynga Poker” that lifted
shares 13 percent.

The creator of casual game “Farmville” said on Thursday it
expects to make a slim profit for 2013 before taking into
account exceptional items such as restructuring charges.

Oct 23, 2013

Kabam bumps up 2013 revenue forecast as games outperform

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Mobile gaming company Kabam is raising its 2013 revenue forecast by about 8 percent to $325 million as recent hits like “Dragons of Atlantis” beat expectations and its publishing business for other developers’ games is taking off, Chief Executive Kevin Chou said.

Kabam, which is considering going public, expects to be profitable this year, with revenue up 80 percent from 2012, the former Silicon Valley venture capitalist and investment bank analyst said in an interview late on Tuesday.

Oct 13, 2013

Festival of open houses taps San Francisco’s tech startup allure

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – New York-based entrepreneur Caleb Gandara came to San Francisco this week and managed a rare feat: he spent half a day roaming the offices of hot startups DropBox, Cloudera and Sidecar, chatting up executives at will.

Gandara was one of 3,700 people who signed up for “OpenCo”, a festival of open houses held at scores of San Francisco startups, non-profits and corporations from Google Inc to local business and chocolatier TCHO over two hectic days.

Oct 3, 2013

Twitter at a glance

Oct 3 (Reuters) – Twitter aims to raise $1 billion in the
largest Silicon Valley IPO since Facebook Inc’s in 2012,
according to an IPO filing made public on Thursday.

Here are some facts about the micro-blogging site:

Created: 2006

Headquarters: San Francisco, California

Founders: Jack Dorsey, Evan Williams, Biz Stone, Noah Glass

Chief Executive Officer: Dick Costolo

Active users: Over 215 million monthly active users
worldwide. By comparison, at the time of its 2012 IPO filing,
Facebook had 845 million active monthly users worldwide,
including 161 million active monthly users in the United States.

Sep 29, 2013

Sony’s PS4 tops Xbox One as gamers’ holiday choice -Reuters/Ipsos poll

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 29 (Reuters) – More U.S. shoppers prefer
Sony Corp’s upcoming PlayStation 4 than Microsoft
Corp’s Xbox One, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll, as
the industry’s two leading videogame console makers prepare to
do battle this holiday season.

Asked about their interest in dedicated game devices, 26
percent of 1,297 people surveyed online last week say they are
likely to purchase the new PlayStation 4 when available, versus
15 percent opting for the Xbox One.