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Are Gamers Waiting for the New Consoles, or Have They Moved On?

Will it ever again be the right time to launch a videogame console?
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The Penny Arcade Guys Film a Reality TV Show Called “Strip Search”

Penny Arcade founders Mike Krahulik and Jerry Holkins search for America’s next top comic artist.
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A New King of Magazines Emerges

The new public company would include Meredith’s 18 magazines, which would be combined with most of Time Inc.’s portfolio—excluding Time, Sports Illustrated and Fortune.

Allrecipes President Lisa Sharples Stepping Down a Year After Sale

The popular food site is losing its president a year after Meredith Corp. purchased it from Reader’s Digest.
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Palantir Acquires the Voicegem Team, but Not the Product

Voicegem announced today that its team is moving to New York from Palo Alto, Calif., to join Palantir. Over the past eight months, the Y Combinator company developed a voice-based email service that worked as an alternative to a phone call. Palantir, a well-backed data analytics company, is not acquiring Voicegem’s product or its user data. The service will shutdown on March 15. Voicegem’s announcement appeared on Hacker News.

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Best Buy Makes Price-Matching Policy Permanent

Looking for ways to combat “showrooming,” Best Buy has confirmed that it will make its holiday price-matching promotion permanent. Best Buy said it is taking effect on March 1, and that it is also reducing its return policy to 15 days from 30 days, Bloomberg reports. Other retailers, including Target, have taken similar steps to keep customers from looking for cheaper prices on Amazon when in the store.

eBay Contends That Sales Tax Proposal Will Hurt Small Businesses

EBay is against a bill that would require more online retailers, like Amazon, to pay local taxes.
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Next Sony PlayStation to Stream Games

Sony is planning to offer technology to stream games to its next videogame console, people familiar with the company’s plans say, alongside other enhancements to bolster its position in the market.

EA and Zynga Quietly Resolve Copyright Dispute Out of Court

Terms of the settlement are confidential, so it’s unclear exactly how the two companies resolved their differences.
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Xbox Remains Top Console in U.S., but PlayStation’s Strength Is Global

Amazon’s Love Note to Senate Backs Sales-Tax Proposal

Angie’s List Worth Nearly $1 Billion as Shares Soar 25 Percent

Trulia Gets a Boost From a Strong Mobile Real Estate Market

Groupon Surging After Analyst Becomes Bullish on New Products

On Deck Raises $42 Million to Provide Online Loans to Local Businesses

Seven Questions for Gree’s SVP of Studio Operations, Anil Dharni

CEO John Donahoe Says eBay Is Building the Uber for Delivery

Groupon Has Acquired MashLogic and Is Shutting Down Its Note-Taking Service

American Express Cardholders Can Now Tweet to Buy

After Acquiring 15 Groupon Clones, CrowdSavings Finds a Buyer for Itself

Zynga Shares Soar 11 Percent as New Jersey Moves Closer to Online Gambling

MyTime Wants to Create a One-Stop Shopping Destination for Local Services

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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald