Don Mattrick Debuts as New Zynga CEO, With Loss Expected in Q2

It’s now up to the former Xbox chief to turn around the ailing online gaming company.
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Wall Street Reacts to Apple’s Legal Win Over Samsung: Maybe, Let’s Not Kill All the Lawyers!

Apple stock up even more on patent infringement win.
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Is Yahoo’s Human Resources Department Next to Get a Mayer Shakeup?

Will the man in charge of jobs loses his as the new CEO takes charge of talent at the Silicon Valley Internet giant?
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Panasonic Posts Record Annual Net Loss

Panasonic Corp. said Friday its net loss in the fiscal fourth quarter grew more than tenfold from a year earlier, as ongoing struggles at its television operations and a tax-related charge pushed the Japanese electronics conglomerate to its biggest annual loss in its 77-year history.

As Nintendo Fades, Zynga Continues to Grow

For years, the game industry has worried about the shift toward social and mobile from more traditional platforms. But now there’s more than anecdotal evidence to cause concern.
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FitBit’s New (Non-Wearable) Device: The Wi-Fi Smart Scale

Fitbit, maker of the popular fitness device that clips onto clothing and tracks activity and sleep patterns, is attempting to set itself apart in the increasingly crowded fitness-tech market with the introduction of a new, Wi-Fi-equipped scale. The Aria Wi-Fi Smart Scale measures weight, body-fat percentage and body-mass index, and wirelessly transfers the data to users’ FitBit accounts; information from the scale is also accessible through FitBit’s iPhone and Android apps. First announced at CES earlier this year, the $129.95 scale goes on sale today on Fitbit’s Web site.

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AMD Posts $590 Million Loss

Advanced Micro Devices Inc. swung to a first-quarter loss as the chip maker continued to bear costs related to its spun-off foundry business, though its core earnings improved.

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Sony Projects Deeper Loss

Sony Corp. slashed its earnings outlook for the fourth time in less than a year, warning that it now expects a ¥520 billion ($6.4 billion) loss for the past fiscal year because of a tax-related charge from continued losses at the Japanese company’s U.S. operations.

After Stock Got Whacked Last Week, Demand Media Readies Its Q4 Story for Wall Street

The online content company reports after the markets close — investors will be focusing on traffic and costs.
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