Our technology analyst ponders why the game developer behind the Flappy Birds app is shutting down shop for what he’s reportedly calling an addictive pastime.
The maker of Candy Crush Saga, one of the most popular apps across Facebook and on mobile devices, has obtained a trademark from the European Union for the word “Candy.”
Apple Inc. said its website for software developers was hacked Thursday. It’s possible that some developers’ names, mailing or e-mail addresses was accessed, although other information was encrypted and can’t be accessed. The company said it took the site down immediately on Thursday and has been working on fixing the problem since.
The FTC’s chairman, Jon Leibowitz, defended the government’s approach. “When you are talking about children, you have to give the benefit of the doubt to privacy,” he said last week on Capitol Hill.
The San Jose City Council is considering offering builders incentives to help further develop the downtown area.
San Jose residents were invited to a community meeting Wednesday to weigh in on the mayor’s proposal to sell the Rancho Del Pueblo golf course.
Facebook is once again tweaking its privacy settings as the social networking site is planning to let third-party app developers access the phone numbers and addresses of its users.