The UK and USA need to extend their “special relationship” to technology development

Matt Hancock Contributor Share on Twitter Matt Hancock is the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport and a Member of Parliament for West Suffolk. The UK and the USA have always had 

Wondery wants to become Hollywood’s podcast dream factory

When Hernan Lopez, the former chief executive of Fox International, started the podcast network Wondery roughly two years ago with a seed investment from his former bosses at Fox Networks Group, podca

The dinner that destroyed Gawker

This is an excerpt from Ryan Holiday’s new book Conspiracy: Peter Thiel, Hulk Hogan, Gawker, and the Anatomy of Intrigue, available now. Peter Thiel’s vague idea to do something about Gawker, the

Game studio Mighty Bear rises from the ashes of King’s former Singapore office

Office closures don’t just mean unemployment and uncertainty, they can lead to new opportunities. That’s the case for Mighty Bear Games, a Singapore-based games studio that grew out of the

CBS is turning “Candy Crush” into a game show

In what’s surely one of the early signs of the end times, Candy Crush is soon to be a live action game show over on CBS. Yes, the mobile game. A TV show. With contestants. And prizes. And some g

Study of Candy Crush players finds virtual currency buyers don’t go for upsells

The upsell we all fall for at fast food joints and places like Costco doesn't seem to work on purchasers of in-game currencies, according to a study conducted on millions of Candy Crush players. Turns

Activision Blizzard Acquires Candy Crush Maker King Digital Entertainment For $5.9 Billion

Well here's a blockbuster acquisition for you. Gaming mothership Activision Blizzard has entered into an agreement to acquire, maker of the wildly popular game Candy Crush and probably other

YouTuber PewDiePie Responds To Haters After They Discover He Made $7 Million Last Year

Felix Kjellberg aka PewDiePie is the king of the YouTubers . He’s a YouTube star with 9 billion views and Expressen, a Swedish newspaper, estimated that he made $7 million last year on advertisi

A Relic, An Iron And The King Dish Their Financial Results To Wall Street

It's earnings season, which puts a bright light on newly and recently public technology firms' performances. Given that 2015 is widely expected to be an active year for IPOs, how are the new kids doin

King Digital Falls To 50% Of Its IPO Price

Today King Digital, progenitor and purveyor of the formerly ubiquitous game Candy Crush closed at $11.25. That figure is precisely half of its IPO price of $22.50 per share. The company fell in its fi

Mobile’s “One Game Wonder” Problem

Mobile gaming is a massive success, but it's notable how many big game makers struggle to convert their successes into longer term franchises or other offerings. This week's King news is just another

Candy Crush Maker King Drops 20% After Reporting Disappointing Earnings

Candy <i>crushed</i>. King, maker and purveyor of Candy Crush, reported earnings today and was whacked by investors after detailing revenue that disappointed, and lowering its top line guidance. The c

King Falls 15% On Its IPO Day, Erasing $1.1B In Market Cap

Today King went public, and immediately was given a raspberry by investors who sent its stock price down throughout the day, hammering the company to the tune of more than 15 percent and $1.1 billion

Candy Crush Maker King Files For IPO To Raise Up To $533M

<a target="_blank" href="">King</a>, the European makers of the hit game Candy Crush Saga, today moved one step closer to an IPO in the U.S., filing an <a target="_blank" href="http

King’s Forthcoming IPO Shows That Mobile Gaming Is Staggeringly Large, But Mature

King’s long anticipated IPO filing dropped some staggering figures this week. The $1.8 billion in annual revenue that the Candy Crush Saga-maker earned last year was about $600 million or $700 m

Candy Crush Maker King Files For U.S. IPO

The studio behind addictive matching puzzle game Candy Crush has begun the process of filing for its U.S. IPO with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Re/Code reports. The UK company will look to

Facebook Says It Now Has 235M Monthly Gamers, App Center Hits 150M Monthly Visitors

<a target="_blank" href="">Facebook's</a> push for more engagement on its platform, to drive advertising and other monetization efforts (and to counterbalance that <a target="_b

Urwerk UR-CC1 King Cobra Watch Hands-On

<img src="">I wanted to say that the UR-CC1 "King Cobra" was one of the weirder Urwerk watches out there, but that is sort of li

Hold'em Or Fold'em? Looks Like Playfish Is Still In Play

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Samsung Is The RAM King: 4GB Modules, More Efficient and Faster

Samsung has figured out a way to stack DRAM modules on top of each other, which should eventually lead to—you guessed it—faster and more efficient memory. Separately, it’ll also perm