Merry Christmas, Zynga: CityVille eclipses FarmVille as the world’s biggest game

In just 22 days, Zynga’s CityVille has eclipsed FarmVille as the world’s biggest game. Today, CityVille added an astounding 6.9 users to end the day at 61.7 million monthly active users, compared with 56.8 million for FarmVille, according to stat collector AppData. Before today, FarmVille, also made by Zynga, was the biggest social game on Facebook, and it also...

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Why everyone hates new net neutrality rules—even NN supporters

By Nate Anderson | Last updated about 13 hours ago It’s no surprise that those who have always opposed net neutrality weren’t pleased with today’s FCC order instituting it—one expects no less—but the sheer vehemence of the objections was still surprising. Republican FCC Commissioner Robert McDowell unleashed a biblical jeremiad against the...

In a California showdown over corporate governance, the largest U.S. public pension fund is attacking Apple Inc. for the way it handles board elections. ReutersApple has been criticized on its corporate governance. CEO Steve Jobs, above. Apple’s directors can currently hang on to their seats with a single “yes” vote in uncontested elections....

Big changes in store for Android Market

By Ed Burnette | December 11, 2010, 12:30pm PST Over the next several days, Google will be updating the Android Market on devices running Android 1.6 or higher to introduce a number of changes that will affect users and developers alike. According to email sent Saturday to registered developers, the changes include: Reducing the purchase refund window to 15...