Electronic Arts (NASDAQ:EA) postpones the debut of the next version of its cult SimCity franchise until March of next year. However, chatter surrounding the new SimCity, which will assertively feature multiplayer/social gaming, has been primarily positive, due partially to some well-received trailer videos.
Yahoo! (NASDAQ:YHOO) pledges to ignore the “Do Not Track” privacy requests by its search partner Microsoft’s Internet Explorer 10. Already, Microsoft’s”Do Not Track” default setting on IE10 has ignited a firestorm inside the Internet advertising industry and Yahoo’s new decision could further pressure Microsoft to pull back.
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A source tells the Wall Street Journal that Scott Forstall’s exit from Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) was “not his decision,” and others say that Forstall clashed with other executives and beefed about a lack of big ideas from his division, although outsiders have complained about this as well. John Gruber comments that , “Forstall was an obstacle to collaboration… his responsibilities are being divided between four men who foster collaboration,” while Erica Ogg remarks that, “It’s Tim Cook’s Apple now.” It seems that Forstall’s departure is cheered by others, as a source to The New York Times says that, “This was better than the Giants winning the World Series… people are really excited.”
Hewlett-Packard Co. (NYSE:HPQ) is poised to debut its first new line of printers in seven years, while Chief Executive Meg Whitman goes forward in her endeavors to remake the company by boosting its share of the fast-growing market for “multifunction” printers, which include software and scanners to manage electronic documents.