Alibris Adds Games
APRIL 27, 2011 • Alibris, best known as an online marketplace for independent book sellers, is adding a dedicated section for the sale of used and new video games. Alibris will support common search topics such as title, platform and
New Bigpoint Ownership Stake
APRIL 26, 2011 • Private equity firms TA Associates and Summit Partners will pay $350 million to Comcast Interactive Capital’s Peacock Equity Fund, GMT Communications partners and General Electric to acquire a majority interest in Bigpoint GmbH in Hamburg, Germany.
Sony’s New Android Tablets
[caption id="attachment_10132" align="alignleft" width="390"] Sony's S1 and S2 Android tablets.[/caption] APRIL 26, 2011 • Sony Electronics will widen the field of tablet computers available this fall with two new units: codenamed S1 and S2. Both devices are slated to be
James Cameron Pushes 3D Video Games
[caption id="attachment_10126" align="alignleft" width="390"] Director James Cameron (right) at the NAB convention.[/caption] APRIL 25, 2011 • According to motion picture director James Cameron, it will be 3D video games that drive the next round of 3D TV innovation. "Videogames are going
Playfish Endorses Facebook Credits
APRIL 19, 2011 • Playfish, the social gaming subsidiary of Electronic Arts, is dropping its own cross-game virtual currency in favor of using Facebook Credits. The shift will become mandatory as of July 1.  During the transition, users can exchange
Wal-Mart Acquires Kosmix
APRIL 18, 2011 • Wal-Mart Stores Inc. acquired Mountain View, Calif.-based social media company Kosmix for an undisclosed sum. Kosmix's founders and staff will now operate as @WalmartLabs, a new group at the retailer that will create technologies and businesses


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