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Oprah wants to thank you for playing her new Facebook game

Plenty of celebrities have lent their name or talents to video games, but few seem as odd a fit as Oprah Winfrey. Nevertheless, the talk show queen and media maven has teamed with… Continue reading

Zynga’s in the black – but for how long?

While the gaming world was busy watching THQ implode last week, a funny thing happened in the background. Zynga began trading in positive territory. Boosted by Facebook’s IPO filing, the social games maker finally… Continue reading

‘Godfather’ social game bypasses Facebook

It takes a lot of guts for a social game to turn its back on Facebook, but you probably would expect nothing less of a game based on the Godfather franchise. The Godfather:… Continue reading

Spotify hits the quarter-million mark

Less than three months after formally bursting onto the scene in the United States, streaming music service Spotify has established an impressive foothold. Reuters reports the company has signed up more than 250,000 paying… Continue reading

Rhapsody buys Napster

The long-awaited consolidation in the music streaming space is underway. Rhapsody has acquired Napster from electronics giant Best Buy for an undisclosed price. The deal will combine two of the largest streaming services… Continue reading

Facebook introduces media apps

(Note: This story was co-written with Variety’s Andrew Wallenstein) At its f8 conference Thursday, Facebook introduced a new class of apps that will allow viewing and sharing of content on its massive social… Continue reading

The Money Making Game #12: The Social Network

We certainly have no problem getting caught up in the fun of playing games, but the people who create them have their pocketbooks to worry about, too. In this column, finance expert and… Continue reading

Why Hollywood needs to focus more on Facebook

Facebook’s a great way to waste 10-15 minutes. You can catch up with friends. You can let everyone know about the mundane details of your day. And you can learn more about your… Continue reading

Google+ launches games section, takes on Facebook

The social war between Facebook and Google just got a lot more fun. Google+, the search giant’s fast-rising social network, has added games to its offerings, encroaching on the most profitable and popular… Continue reading

Game Review: Words With Friends (Facebook)

Phone app fans of word games likely already knows about Words With Friends — but adding the popular Scrabble-like game to Facebook should make dwell times on the site soar. You can play multiple opponents simultaneously.… Continue reading