Flappy Bird creator Dong Nguyen says he is considering bringing the game back, though he is not working on a new version. The wildly popular iOS game had reached the top of charts, and was earning Mr. Nguyen $50,000 a day, when he decided to pull it from the stores.
David Kushner of Rolling Stones catches up with Mr. Nguyen. Here is the link.
Game-maker Big Fish is partnering with bitcoin platform Coinbase, to accept the digital cryptocurrency. All Big Fish online games can now be purchased directly from Big Fish with bitcoin. Several of the company’s free-to-play games will also accept bitcoin for in-app…
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Yahoo has appointed Alex Stamos as the company’s chief of Information Security. In his role as CISO, Mr. Stamos will lead all aspects of information security at Yahoo. He will report to Jay Rossiter, SVP of Platforms & Personalization Products. Most…
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SimpleTuition, a website that offers student loan comparisons and related resources for students, has raised $26 million. Investors in the round include Atlas Venture, Flybridge Capital Partners, and North Hill Ventures. SimpleTuition was founded in Boston in 2006, and has helped more than ten million companies, according to its website.
Songwriter and musician Neil Young is launching his own digital music service, as well as a music player. PonoMusic encompasses both an online music store and a playback device, as well as a desktop media management application. Neil Young (Founder and…
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Comcast has signed an agreement with Sony Pictures Home Entertainment to sell the studio’s titles through the Xfinity On Demand digital store. Titles include The House of Cards and American Hustle, among others. The Comcast catalog now includes content from Fox, Lionsgate, NBCUniversal, Sony Pictures and Warner Bros.
Blizzard Entertainment is releasing World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor, this fall. The fifth expansion to the popular World of Warcraft multiplayer online role-playing game leads players to the world of Draenor, where the orc warchief Grommash Hellscream is forging his twisted Iron Horde into a weapon of conquest. The collector’s edition will retail for $89.99.
Secret, an app that lets users share words and images anonymously, has raised $10 million. The investment was led by Google Ventures. Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers also participated.
Machinima, an online network for gamers, has raised $18 million. The investment was led by Warner Bros. Google, Redpoint Ventures, and MK Capital also participated.
Cloud hosting service company DigitalOcean has raised a $37.2 million Series A round. The investment was led byAndreessen Horowitz, with participation from existing investors IA Ventures and CrunchFund.