Silicon Valley pub that helped birth PC industry to close because of high rent

Enlarge / The O sits at 241 El Camino Real in Menlo Park, a short distance from Stanford University. (credit: Cyrus Farivar) MENLO PARK, Calif.—An iconic, family-run burger-and-pizza pub that has been operating in the heart of Silicon Valley for 60 years announced this week that it would close for good on March 7 due […]

Tax reforms prompt upheaval in the private-equity industry

IN THE political cacophony surrounding America’s new tax law, the voice of the private-equity industry has been muted. This is perhaps unsurprising. The industry has managed in large measure to retain its favourable tax treatment, despite a threat from President Donald Trump to close the “carried interest” loophole on which it had grown fat. So […]

Build All The Things: Rise Of Industry Is An Extremely Ambitious Business Tycoon Game

Tycoon game Rise of Industry has been a sleeper hit on itch.io and has recently become available as Early Access title on Steam and GOG. This industrial simulation throws you into a giant sandbox and has you figuring out supply chains for several industrial sectors. You’ll control every aspect from gathering, refining, production, and logistics […]

16 predictions for the Chinese and Southeast Asian games industry in 2018

GUEST: In celebration of 16 years of delivering market intelligence on the Chinese and Greater Southeast Asian digital games industry, we’ve put together 16 predictions about the 2018 digital games industry in the eight markets we cover: China, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, and Taiwan (Chinese Taipei). China is the single most important […]

'Russia threat' used as excuse to funnel trillions into military industry – Russian envoy to US

Washington uses the alleged Russian threat as a pretext for its nuclear build-up, while the real purpose behind the new hawkish nuclear strategy is to pump money into the military complex, the Russian ambassador to the US told RT. “The problem is that the Americans are again using Russia as a bogeyman to justify the […]

Mexican drug cartels are targeting a multibillion-dollar industry

Thomson Reuters SALAMANCA, Mexico (Reuters) – The first call, from someone claiming to belong to the Michoacan Family drug cartel, came in February 2015. “They said they knew who I was and where I lived,” said Alberto Arredondo, who got the call at work as a pump technician at an oil refinery in the central […]

Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff: Facebook should be regulated like the cigarette industry (CRM)

CNBC Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff says some technology has addictive qualities and should be regulated. Benioff is the latest high profile tech executive to raise questions about the way some tech products have become intertwined in people’s daily lives.  Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff may have made his billions selling software, but that doesn’t mean he’s […]

Google hired a video games industry veteran who worked for both PlayStation and Xbox (GOOG, MSFT, SNE)

Mario Anzuoni/Reuters Phil Harrison, a former PlayStation and Xbox veteran, is moving from the gaming space to the technology world and announced on Twitter that he is joining Google as a vice president and GM. Harrison spent over 15 years at Sony, from 1992 to 2008, where he helped the growth of Sony Computer Entertainment’s […]