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Clash of the Billionaire Titans Clash of the Billionaire Titans

The following is an excerpt from Eric Pianin | February 18, 2014 | The Fiscal Times | It’s no secret that the Koch brothers, those ultra-conservative multi-billionaires, are spending eye-popping sums in North Carolina and other key states to try to influence the outcome of the November Senate elections. Americans for Prosperity -- a super PAC founded by the two heirs to an oil fortune – has already spent $8.2 million on television, radio and digital ads to try to unseat Democratic ... Read More

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Zynga Relaunches Gaming Site; No Facebook Sign-In Needed Zynga Relaunches Gaming Site; No Facebook Sign-In Needed

The following is an excerpt from Gerry Shih | March 22, 2013 | msnbc.com | Online game publisher Zynga relaunched its website on Thursday, allowing users to play its games without first signing on to Facebook, a significant step toward establishing its independence from Facebook. The relaunch of Zynga.com is the latest step in the slow dissolution of a special partnership that once bound two of the most influential players in the social Internet industry. Tim Catlin, general manager of Zynga.com, told Reuters ... Read More

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How to Stay at No. 1 How to Stay at No. 1

Excerpt from J.J. McCorvey | From the July/August 2011 issue of Inc. magazine | inc.com | Niklas Hed is a little intimidated by his own success. Niklas Hed is co-founder of Rovio Mobile, the Finnish company behind the hit smartphone app Angry Birds. The game, released in December 2009, has been downloaded more than 200 million times. In May of last year, Angry Birds finally became the best-selling app in the United States. Slash from Guns N' Roses later tweeted, "Angry Birds ... Read More

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Mobilotto–Mobile Lottery Solutions Mobilotto–Mobile Lottery Solutions

Opportunist’s Managing Editor Leslie Stone talks with Loto Inc.’s President and Chief Technology Officer Fulvio Ciano about his company’s new and secure mobile lottery solution for cell phones. Smartphones are used for much more than making calls these days, especially when combined with functional apps that let you do everything from check your bank account to get directions. Now, thanks to Mobilotto, a wholly owned subsidiary of Toronto-based Loto Inc., users will be able to securely purchase lottery tickets and redeem ... Read More

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