Daily Archives: June 18, 2009

Anyone doubting that social gaming is the next big growth area for the video-game industry should note which way top executives in the industry are moving.

Electronic Arts has just announced that John Pleasants (pictured), its chief operating officer and president of global publishing, is leaving the company. His destination is the chief executive role at Playdom, the leading social game developer on MySpace. Read more

From Digital Business:

“You may well be reading this column online, in a web browser. If that’s the case, take a moment to appreciate this well-worn frame for internet content, it deserves a little recognition.” Read more

  • Lots of activity on the iPhone front. The reviews are now out for the iPhone 3GS and they are generally very positive. The phone goes on sale on Friday, but its new operating system update – 3.0 – became available on Wednesday and sparked an avalanche of downloads. Meanwhile, Apple’s ongoing irritation with its rival, the Palm Pre, continues. It has already made thinly veiled threats about the Palm device’s similar use of a multi-touch screen. Now, it is warning that newer versions of Apple’s iTunes software may no longer provide syncing functionality with non-Apple digital media players – a reference to a popular function on the Pre.

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