Zynga’s Newest Casino Game, Amazon Installs TV Mounts in Seattle: Tech Biz Wrap

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Sohu.com’s (NASDAQ:SOHU), video branch Tv.sohu.com, reported that it would become the sole Internet platform broadcasting Voice of China, which is a popular variety show. The video website says that it might pay over 100 million yuan to purchase these shows’ exclusive broadcasting rights, the amount of which topped historical records for comparable deals in the sector.

Zynga (NASDAQ:ZNGA) says that it will launch its newest casino title, Elite Slots, on Facebook in the near term. The offering will comprise the firm’s third casino title, following poker and bingo. The company needs to do well with this game, since there exists a large audience that enjoys spinning the wheels to win virtual currency on Facebook. However, all this is not linked with Zynga’s plans to reap big money online through real-money gaming, which efforts are still at the least a year away.

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Although Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) has been employing Samsung (SSNLF.PK) to make the processors to run the iPhone and iPad, the two firms are battling each other with competing products and in the courtrooms. Because of this a lot of chatter has it that Apple just might move some of its output needs from Samsung to Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company and even Intel Corporation. However, as good the decision to make these moves might be from the business prospective, Apple could then expose itself to product disruptions because of the large amounts of components required to build the hundreds of millions of units it sells, along with the intricacies of these devices.

Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN) is now working with a Seattle area firm to install television mounts in your home. The service, priced at $275, is now only in beta mode, and available in the environs of Seattle. Included in the deal is the mount itself, and the labor costs for installation. Other than that, all else required is a is a flatscreen TV, and let Amazon’s partner do the rest.

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