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UK Culture Secretary Compares Ad Blocking to Music Piracy

Ad blocking plugins have become a topic which polarized opinions and causes some friction between content creators and their readership. Websites like eTeknix rely on advertising revenue to pay staff wages, and help produce detailed content. On…

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TMZ Falls Victim to Malvertising Campaign

Malicious online activity in the form of hacks, malware and viruses have seen an exponential increase over the past 5 years, the rise in the number of consumers online coupled with a lax understanding concerning the dangers…

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Top 10 PC Games Revenue Destroys Consoles During 2015

The demise of PC gaming and its impending doom is a common misnomer which doesn’t reflect how well the platform is doing financially and in terms of total players. For example, earlier this month Steam managed to…

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Mobile Gaming Revenue Will Exceed $25 Billion by The End of 2015

The rise of mobile gaming has been pretty dramatic in the last few years and attracted a casual audience to the industry. As a result, free-to-play mobile games like Candy Crush Saga and Angry Birds have…

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Hewlett-Packard To Cut Up To 30,000 Jobs As Part Of Restructuring

Rapid expansion can have one fatal flaw, if you do not match or beat revenue expectations then you will have to eventually downsize your company. HP have found this out, or the employees to put it…

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Hearthstone Mobile Revenue Thrives as PC Version Profits Slump

Blizzard’s thoroughly addicting card caper has been an extraordinary success story and translated superbly onto mobile platforms. Figures released by SuperData Arcade illustrate a massive shift in the financial benefits from PC to mobile. The graph below…

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AMD’s Revenue Expectations Reduced

AMD’s growth forecasts have been downgraded from 8% to 3% for the second quarter which ended on July 17th. The company attributes this scaling back of commercial expectations on: “The sequential decrease is primarily due to…

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Tidal CEO Today Gone Tomorrow

Upheaval continues as the new kid on the streaming block, Tidal have announced their interim CEO, Peter Tonstad has left the company. Although by labeling your new CEO who only joined in April 2015 “interim” it…

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Grand Theft Auto V Sales Went Through The Roof

All this Grand Theft Auto V hype was bound to bring something like this sooner or later, so the recent sales figures won’t be a surprise to anyone. But before revealing them, let’s have a look…

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More than 70% of Facebook’s Revenue Is Mobile

Facebook has shown us a thing or two about itself in its first three years as a public company. It knows how to make serious amounts of money, is increasingly mobile and keeps attracting users even…

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4.9 Million New Netflix Members in the First Quarter

Netflix just reported its first quarter financial performance and shareholders sure have to be happy with the news that sent shares up more than 10%. The company reported that there were 2.3 million new domestic subscribers…

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YouTube Plans to Introduce a New Paid Subscription Service

There have been rumours of YouTube working on introducing a new paid subscription service for some time now, but there hasn’t been anything concrete until now. The streaming service looks to add a monthly subscription that…

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Apple Expects to Sell 1 Million Watches During Opening Weekend, 8 Million in its First Year

Gene Munster, an analyst from Piper Jaffray, has stated in his recent research that Apple Watch sales could reach over one million units in the opening weekend. The unit buyers are said to be all from…

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Facebook Scammers Exploit Robin Williams’ Death

Not too long ago, we reported on the tragic and unfortunate death by suicide of actor and comedian Robin Williams. Some people have now decided to utilize this tragedy for their own personal gain. You may…

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Twitter Has User Growth for the Second Quarter in a Row

Twitter is looking like it’s on the up again for the second quarter in a row. The company posted figures that shows user growth  in Q2 of this year. The growth rate is helping the company get…

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Gowex Provides Free WiFi and a 90% False Report

Residents of San Francisco and New York are well aware of a free WiFi option offered in particular areas, with this service being run by a lesser known company named Gowex. Based out of Madrid, this provider has recently…

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Freemium Apps Said to Generate 98% of Google Play’s Revenue in May

A study performed by App Annie is said to have revealed in a report that Google Play’s revenue in May was not made from paid applications. With over 1.5 million apps from the store platform, it…

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Can Bitcoin Be Taxed? The IRS Seems Clueless

How do we define Bitcoin? Is it a commodity, an asset, a currency? It seems that opinions are different everywhere you look. For example, a federal judge considers Bitcoin as a currency, while the Internal Revenue…

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AMD’s Revenue Propels By 38% At The End Of Q4 2013, $1.59 Billion Recorded

AMD has related its financial situation today at the Q4 2013 Earnings Conference, where they have detailed their milestones, earnings and overview of their company’s financial situation. They have stated that they were successful in executing…

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Most Chinese Gamers Are Still Playing On PCs

A report points out that most Chinese gamers still play on PC and not consoles or mobile devices as most gamers all around the world do. China’s video game industry is worth around $13 billion, which…

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Bitcoin Currency To Be Accepted By Overstock.com In 2014

The CEO stated for The Financial Times that Overstock.com is thinking of accepting Bitcoin as payment in 2014. Apparently the retailer has the ambition to become the first major online retailer to accept the digital currency.…

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Facebook Exceeds Expectations With 874 Million Monthly Mobile Users

Due to mobile advertising, Facebook’s growth in Q2 substantially increased and continued to climb up and over the 1 Billion target. Moreover, the social network’s Analysts had their expectations exceeded with over $2.02 Billion in revenue…