Daily Archives: November 19, 2010

Near Field Communication, approved as a standard seven years ago, has gone viral just this past week.

Google’s CEO led off his interview at the Web 2.0 Summit with a demonstration, Research in Motion said BlackBerrys would have it and AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon announced the ISIS joint venture to develop a national NFC network in the US.

But what is it and why the sudden attention? Read more

Gamers worldwide spent $650m on Call of Duty:Black Ops in its first five days on sale last week, according to the latest figures from its publisher Activision Blizzard.

The new record – $100m more for an entertainment launch than its predecessor Modern Warfare 2 a year ago – was the second bit of good news this week for video game publishers. Read more