Daily Archives: April 8, 2009

Chris Nuttall

Will Wright, creator of one of the video game industry’s most successful franchises The Sims, is leaving the publisher Electronic Arts after 12 years to start his own company.

EA is tempering its loss by taking an equal stake with Mr Wright in his new venture – Stupid Fun Club. Read more

Maija Palmer

Phorm logoThere was a certain weariness about Kent Ertugrul, the chief executive of Phorm, as he took questions at the advertising technology company’s second town hall meeting in London on Tuesday night.

The company, which provides technology that matches advertising to web browsers interests,  has now gone through more than a year of trying to damp down allegations of spying and violations of privacy. Read more

  • Indian police filed formal charges against former Satyam chairman B. Ramalinga Raju, two of his brothers, two Price Waterhouse auditors and four others, in a widening of the probe into the outsourcing giant’s alleged fraud. Meanwhile, four parties emerged as serious bidders for what’s left of Satyam, set to be auctioned off on Monday.
  • The Australian government is set to invest $31bn in the construction of a national broadband network. The eight-year project is expected to create 37,000 jobs, and will amount to the nation’s largest-ever infrastructure project.

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