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Building your core is the key to success, I am told.

Like Its Prickly CEO, Kixeye’s Games on Facebook Are Not Cute or Cuddly

Farms don’t have rocket launchers, but games built by Kixeye do. You also won’t find purple cows or other decorations — just blood.
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Google’s Eric Schmidt Shows Off Movie Studio, a Tablet Video-Editing App

Speaking at Mobile World Congress, the Google executive says that contrary to critics, devices are actually improving human connections. His talk is just getting started. Click here for live coverage from Mobilized’s Ina Fried.

Bill Gross's UberMedia Raises $17.5 Million From Accel, Index and Steve Case

UberMedia, which just bought TweetDeck for $30 million in equity last week, has raised $17.5 million in a round led by Accel Partners. The valuation for the Pasadena, Calif., start-up founded by well-known entrepreneur Bill Gross–which was actually struck some month ago–is $40 million.

Exclusive: Facebook Exploring Permitting a Tender Offer for $1 Billion of Employee Shares at $60 Billion Valuation

Facebook is exploring permitting a tender offer up to $1 billion of its employee shares, after being approached by a number of big institutional investors about investing in the company, according to sources close to the situation. The new approximate valuation? An eye-popping $60 billion, sources said, which is a significant increase to a recent $1.5 billion investment round led by Goldman Sachs that had pegged the social networking behemoth at a $50 billion valuation.

Q&A: Bill Gross's UberMedia Goes for a Third Name and Strategy

NetworkEffect talks to UberMedia, the perpetually renamed year-old start-up, about the business of buying up independent Twitter clients that compete with Twitter’s own options.

YouTube Revenue Doubled Last Year. Which Means…What?

Growth is good! But we still don’t have any real sense of how much money YouTube generates. And don’t even think about asking about profits.

GameStop Expands Digital Strategy by Opening Doors to an Android Storefront

GameStop is expanding from primarily selling games in retail stores found in malls around America to a digital strategy that includes a new mobile component starting today.

Exclusive: MySpace and Google Zero in on Renewing "Realistic" Search Deal

After what started out as one of Web 2.0’s most frothy deals and soon became a contentious relationship, several sources said that Google and MySpace are moving close to signing a new agreement, in which the search giant would remain the provider of search and online advertising technology for the social networking site. But, said sources, this deal is a lot different from the one signed four years back, when the News Corp. unit was flying high and Google forked over $900 million in guaranteed payments to stave off a competitive effort from Microsoft.

Exclusive Video: Bill Gross Talks About TweetUp and Gives a Tour of Idealab

Bill Gross is widely considered the man responsible for the invention of paid search advertising, which heralded such Web powerhouses as Google. Now, in a can-lightning-strike-twice effort and armed with $3.5 million in venture funding from a group of leading investors, the well-known entrepreneur talks about his decision to monetize Twitter on his own and gives a tour of his well-known Idealab incubator where his newest start-up, TweetUp, is being cooked up.

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