Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 generated gross revenues of $775 million in its first five days after worldwide release, breaking previous sales records set by Call of Duty: Black Ops this time last year.
The number of pirated video games has increased by 20% in the last five years, that's according to research published by internet piracy analysts Envisional. Game publishers are worried that they are potentially losing millions in lost revenue to illegal downloads.
Facebook quietly rolled-out a new inline translation feature last night. The service, which uses Bing Translate, allows users to translate public Facebook Page content, like comments, into their own language.
A rather clever Microsoft patent made public last week proposes using devices like Microsoft's Kinect to judge a persons age. Based on the system's age predictions appropriate content can be served accordingly - a automated parental control system if you will.
Facebook has chosen Microsoft's Bing Maps over Google Maps to power new mapping features on its visually improved Timeline profile page. The new Timeline profile places greater emphasis on location-aware postings, with Facebook once again partnering with Microsoft rather than Google - arguably a greater competitor.
Following a controversial precedent set by Apple exactly five years ago with the release of the iPod Touch, Microsoft has announced that the next iteration of Internet Explorer, IE10, will no longer support Adobe Flash in Windows 8's new tablet-friendly mode.
With seven weeks to go until October's Dublin Web Summit, a major keynote speaker from Facebook has been announced; Ethan Beard. Ethan is one of eight speakers announced this week, with over 60 speakers planned for October's event.
Almost two years after Apple introduced the Magic Mouse, Microsoft has unveiled their new Touch Mouse. The multi-touch mouse functions as a normal mouse, but also allows users to perform certain tasks on Windows 7 using fingertip gestures on the mouse's capacitive surface.
Nominations for one of Ireland's old digital media awards, the Irish Internet Association's (IIA) Net Visionary Awards, ends this Friday (July 29) and as the deadline approaches more details about the awards are being released.
Apple is reportedly considering making a bid for Hulu, the on-demand TV show and movie streaming service, according to Bloomberg. Bloomberg quote two people "who weren't authorized to speak publicly" that Apple are in early talks with Hulu, and may eventually make an offer for the video giant.
The sixth Dublin Web Summit took place in the RDS, Dublin yesterday and was undoubtedly a great success. As well as live blogging yesterday's proceeding, we also captured some photos before and after the main speaking events.