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Inside the Candy Crush Kingdom as It Prepares to Create 2,000th Level
When it comes to mobile gaming, the Candy Crush games have proven to be sweetly addictive for hundreds of millions of active users around the world. Sebastian Knutsson, co-founder and chief creative officer of King, the company behind Candy Crush, took ABC News on a tour of the company's Stockholm
Activision Is Buying Candy Crush Creator for $5.9 Billion
Candy Crush game maker King Digital just scored a sweet $5.9 billion buyout from Activision Blizzard, the company behind popular games such as "Call of Duty" and "World of Warcraft."
Why Activision Is Buying Candy Crush Creator for $5.9 Billion
Candy Crush game maker King Digital just scored a sweet $5.9 billion buyout from Activision Blizzard , the company behind popular games such as " Call of Duty " and "World of Warcraft." While Activision Blizzard is at the forefront of PC and console gaming, the company had yet to make its mark in
'NRA: Practice Range' App Released for Children Ages 4 And Up
The National Rifle Association (NRA) has released a "Practice Range" Shooting App for iOS, according to Apple's App Store description. The app combines the NRA's facts and educational materials with a 3-D shooting game, which, according to the description , "instills safe and responsible ownership
Gun Control Advocates See 'Opportune Moment' as Biden Readies Proposals
Still days away from any announcement of the White House's proposals for addressing gun violence -- and less than one month since a mass shooting claimed the lives of 27 people, including 20 first graders, in Newtown, Conn. -- Americans are lining up around the block to buy guns. And though gun
Biden Gun Violence Meetings: NRA Criticism Draws No Comment
Vice President Joe Biden described his meeting with the National Rifle Association Thursday as “productive” and said that even advocates for gun owners do not agree on one single solution to minimizing gun violence “I thought we had a very straightforward, productive meeting,” Biden told...
China Will Be Its #1 Market
Morning Business Memo… The sun rises in the east – for Apple. CEO Tim Cook says his firm expects China to be its number one market in the future, overtaking the U.S. The remarks were made to a Chinese news agency during a visit to...
Facebook's Forgotten Rule: No Fake Names Allowed
One of the oldest jokes about the Web -- the 1993 New Yorker cartoon that said "On the Internet, nobody knows you're a dog" -- may not be true for much longer. Several major websites spent the past year slowly chiseling away at online anonymity . Two of the biggest forces, Facebook and Google ,
Apple's got its eye on mobile games
In the eye of the typical beholder, Apple's iPhone is simply a popular device, great for fun, on-the-go applications — and phone calls. But mobile-game publisher Neil Young sees the iPhone as a catalyst for a revolution in entertainment that's beginning to spread from mobile devices to the home.
Simon Applebaum wins 2010 media prognostication title
A strange year in media and tech also ends strangely for the 14th Annual USA TODAY Media Prognostication Contest. For the second time ever, our winner is an industry player as opposed to a reader or analyst. Simon Applebaum, a journalist in New York who has covered television for 30 years — he