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At the CTIA 2013 trade show, Rovio's chief operating officer says "gaming company" no longer fits the bill. Wall Street was expecting earnings of 81 cents a share on revenue of $28 billion for the second quarter. Helios Bars are sleek handlebar replacements that come with built-in LED lights and smartphone connectivity. Will Microsoft run away with the next generation of home gaming, or do Sony (and even Nintendo) have a fighting chance? [Read more]
Microsoft confirms Xbox Live Arcade games from Xbox 360 won't carry over to the next-generation platform. Using facial recognition software, a team has created a program that crawls Google Maps, seeking out faces hidden in the Earth's folds. The information network hopes to protect member accounts with a more sophisticated login system. [Read more]
Speaking of Glass, Google's chief Internet evangelist predicted, "It may be we will have to experience some damage before we discover what the social conventions are. An update to Google Chrome for Android brings better search, with an update to iOS Chrome in the offing. Sharon Vaknin gives us a double report of last night's Webby Awards and the new Xbox One gaming console.