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February 11, 2013News covering the consumer electronics industry

  Today's Digital Pulse 
  • GREE exec: Revenue from mobile games trending way up
    Despite the restrictions imposed by Apple, offering games for the iPad and the iPhone is a rapidly growing market, according to GREE's Anil Dharni, who works out of the Japanese company's office in San Francisco. "It's 4x and beyond in terms of revenue [compared with a year ago]," he says. In the U.S., GREE is keying on mobile game development. "We're pretty singularly focused on content," Dharni says. TechCrunch (2/10) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Qualcomm exec: Welcome to the era of distributed gaming
    More powerful processors and greater bandwidth capability will help improve the gaming environment, according to Qualcomm's Raj Talluri. "You undertake it when you have a powerful computer on both sides, and high bandwidth in between. It's distributed gaming, more than cloud gaming," he says in this interview. Talluri adds, "You have a pretty powerful processor on this side, too." VentureBeat (2/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • SwrveTalk to push in-app marketing messages to mobile gamers
    SwrveTalk is designed to narrowly target users with its in-application marketing messages to mobile gamers by employing behavioral and demographic data, according to Swrve. The app is combined with the Swrve app analytics platform to measure and hone the effectiveness of an in-app marketing campaign, the company notes. TechCrunch (2/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Tech News 
  • Firm sees child programmers as next malware threat
    An 11-year-old boy in Canada was writing and distributing malicious programs designed to steal passwords for Team Fortress and other video games, according to AVG Technologies, a security software firm. "We believe these junior programmers are motivated mainly by the thrill of outwitting their peers, rather than financial gain, but it is nevertheless a disturbing and increasing trend," AVG Chief Technology Officer Yuval Ben-Itzhak said. Techworld (U.K.) (2/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Retail Trends 
  • RadioShack names Walgreen executive to CEO post
    RadioShack has named Joseph Magnacca as its new chief executive. He succeeds interim CEO Dorvin Lively to become the consumer electronics retailer's fourth CEO in three years. Magnacca, who is credited with helping lead Walgreen's upscale transformation as the company's executive vice president of marketing and merchandising, faces the immediate challenge of driving higher sales while shoring up RadioShack's bottom line, analysts said. Chicago Tribune (tiered subscription model) (2/7), Bloomberg (2/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  CEA Zap 
  • Gary Shapiro on "Does the government hurt innovation?"
    Check out what CEA President and CEO, Gary Shapiro, had to say in his latest column! This week, Gary discusses how low government barriers help innovation and businesses thrive in the U.S. "Government has a role in innovation. Ensuring that old laws and regulatory regimes do not favor old competitors and old business models over new ones best fills that role. If America is to be the land of innovation then we must start doing away with outdated laws and ensure that new ones are necessary, specific and clear," said Shapiro. Do you think the government hurts innovation? Check out and comment on the full article on LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Exhibit at CEA's fourth annual CES on the Hill
    The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® will again hold CES on the Hill this spring in the Rayburn House Office Building on April 16. In this prime location on Capitol Hill, exhibitors will have the opportunity to demonstrate products and services at the heart of ongoing tech policy issues to a congressional audience. If you are interested in exhibiting, please email by this Friday, with your company name, contact information, the commercial name of the product(s), technology or service(s) your company wishes to showcase, an explanation of how the product relates to current or future tech-related public policy issues and topics, and a brief description of how the product(s), technology or service(s) will be displayed at CES on the Hill. For more information, please contact Kathryn Alpago. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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