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Two screen shots from "Pudding Monsters," the first new franchise for ZeptoLab since striking gold with "Cut the Rope."

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Two screen shots from "Pudding Monsters," the first new franchise for ZeptoLab since striking gold with "Cut the Rope."

‘Cut the Rope’ Creator to Debut First New Game Franchise Since Its Big Hit

More than two years after ZeptoLab released the mega-hit mobile game “Cut the Rope,” the Russian developer is trying to lasso more players with its next venture. Tomorrow, ZeptoLab plans to release its first game unrelated to “Cut the Rope”...

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Loren Brichter, a former Apple and Twitter employee, is now working on mobile games. His first release is a word game.

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Loren Brichter, a former Apple and Twitter employee, is now working on mobile games. His first release is a word game.

Ex-Apple Developer’s Much-Anticipated Next Act: A Word Game

Among app fanatics, the anticipation has been high for Loren Brichter’s next project, and for good reason: The 27-year-old developer has a history of creating mobile software that ends up being used by millions of people. At Apple, he worked...

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Played at a high volume, the Pill has much less distortion than the Jambox.

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Played at a high volume, the Pill has much less distortion than the Jambox.

Beats Moves From Headphones to Listening Out Loud — Really Loud

Ever since its release, Jawbone’s Jambox has set the standard for grab ‘n’ go mobile-device speakers. Now it has a new competitor: the PillĀ from Beats Electronics, purveyors of the ubiquitous Dr. Dre-endorsed stereo headphones. It’s an interesting time for Beats,...

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The latest iPod touch borrows liberally from both the iPhone 5 and 4S.

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The latest iPod touch borrows liberally from both the iPhone 5 and 4S.

New IPods Offer Music and More, With Emphasis on the ‘More’

Maybe a new point-and-shoot camera and a new portable FM radio aren’t the most scintillating of tech products these days. But what if the camera also let you conduct video chats and play games, while the radio allowed you to...

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A programmer in the 1950s works in a data processing room with a Remington Rand UNIVAC computer and tape drives.

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A programmer in the 1950s works in a data processing room with a Remington Rand UNIVAC computer and tape drives.

Search for Programmers Leads Agency Down Road to ‘Diablo’ Hell

In Silicon Valley, Google, Facebook and others try to court in-demand programmers by offering high salaries, stock and office perks such as free lunches. At one Israeli advertising agency, they’re attracting job candidates by offering demons. When BBR Saatchi &...

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King.com surpassed EA and Wooga thanks to its game Bubble Witch Saga, which has 6 million daily active users, according to AppData.com.

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King.com surpassed EA and Wooga thanks to its game Bubble Witch Saga, which has 6 million daily active users, according to AppData.com.

King.com Going Mobile After Gaining Fame on Facebook

Seemingly out of nowhere, King.com became the second most popular game developer on Facebook last month, surpassing Electronic Arts and Wooga. Now the company is gearing up to make its next splash in mobile. The London-based company climbed the charts...

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Seismic's new game for Facebook, "CelebrityMe," enters a platform dominated by Zynga.

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Seismic's new game for Facebook, "CelebrityMe," enters a platform dominated by Zynga.

Facebook Gets a New Game Not Made by Zynga. Will It Score?

After all the hoopla surrounding Facebook games in 2009, there’s been very little success to show for it. Or more accurately, the success has been concentrated in one company: Zynga. Thanks to breakout hits like FarmVille and CityVille, the $9.5...

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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos holds a Kindle Fire tablet computer

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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos holds a Kindle Fire tablet computer

MySpace Co-founder DeWolfe Making Surprise Bet on Kindle Fire

Speaking at Austin’s SXSW Interactive in a session the future of game development, DeWolfe said that his new company is “betting on Android in a big way.” Along with former MySpace colleagues Aber Whitcomb and Colin Digiaro, DeWolfe has been...

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