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JP Morgan banker quits after market fine
NEW YORK (MarketWatch) - A senior banker at J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. in London resigned on Tuesday after the U.K. financial-services regulator fined him $720,000 for disclosing confidential information about an oil company to a prospective client.
Google's last dance before Facebook IPO
SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) - It's had almost eight years to enjoy the spotlight as one of the great initial public offering investments in Silicon Valley history.
"It Was Never The Sex": Leisure Suit Larry's Creators Kickstart An Ailing ...
It is fair to say that Larry Laffer, star of the big-selling 1987 PC sex comedy Leisure Suit Larry in the land of the Lounge Lizards has not had an easy retirement.
How Grand Theft Auto changed video games (and the world)
shinobigarth5pts. Activision charges $60 each year for "Call of Duty 2011", "2012" etc, but people still hand them cash for that.
THQ market value, once $2 billion, dips below $35 million
"To be clear, there is a market for kids' games, only it is becoming more and more platform agnostic," Meloni noted, citing Activision Blizzard Inc.'s success with Skylanders Spyro's Adventure, Angry Birds and Minecraft -- all of which either can be ...
Pepsi pushing people to "Live For Now"
Jakeman, who hails from Australia, joined PepsiCo last year from video game maker Activision Blizzard Inc, where he was chief marketing officer.
EA Laying Off Hundreds of Employees, but Still Aggressively Hiring
... the company's game schedule. Last year, the company shipped two epic projects: Battlefield 3 and Star Wars: The Old Republic, which were challenging Activision's respective dominance in first-person shooters and massively multiplayer online categories.
How Low Will EA Go?
For example, a recent report from market researcher NPD Group showed that domestic retail sales of video games fell 20% in February.
Justin Bieber's Mom, Pattie Mallette, Gets Happy Birthday Wishes On Twitter
Justin Bieber's mom, Pattie Mallette, is being inundated with Happy Birthday wishes Monday on Twitter for giving birth to the pop star.
Kickstarter Game "Mythic: The Story of Gods and Men" Proves a Scam
The game was supposedly "by the same team that left Activision / Blizzard", with "gameplay characteristics will be similar to that of World of Warcraft" and graphics that "should be up there with Skyrim", build on a custom version of the Unity3D engine ...