<![CDATA[Boulder - Weekly - Tech Today]]> <![CDATA[Playstation shortage may foil Sony release of 'God of War III']]> The opening scene for Sony Corp.'s "God of War III" video game shows a musclebound Greek warrior named Kratos vowing "My vengeance is now." Punishing rivals is what Sony hopes to do with its hugely anticipated, big-budget video game that launches Tuesday. To recoup high production costs by expanding the pool of buyers, most video games are made to be played on multiple systems. But the Japanese electronics giant produced "God of War III" solely for its Playstation 3 console, hoping it will boost sales for the device, which has lagged in third place behind rivals Microsoft Xbox 360 and Nintendo Wii.]]> <![CDATA[Amazon Studios Branches Out Into Original TV for Web and Network]]> Amazon is looking for television executives to develop original half-hour kids‘ and comedy series for both online and traditional distribution, according to two new job postings at Amazon.com.]]> <![CDATA[RIM posts huge Q1 miss: First net loss in 8 years, BlackBerry 10 launch delayed, 5,000 jobs cut]]> Analysts anticipated another miss ahead of Research In Motion’s first-quarter earnings report on Thursday as sales continue to stall ahead of the struggling smartphone vendor’s first BlackBerry 10 smartphone launch, which is expected this October. RIM warned in late May that it would likely see an operating loss in the first fiscal quarter — its first net quarterly loss since fiscal 2004 — but the Street’s consensus ranged from a profit of $0.01 per share on $3.1 billion in sales to a net loss of $0.03 per share. The numbers are now in and RIM reported on Thursday that it lost $0.37 per share on revenue of $2.8 billion.]]> <![CDATA[Workers at iPhone factory strike over strict standards, poor training]]> Seen those super-whiny, incredibly babyish complaints about near-microscopic nicks on new iPhone 5s?]]> <![CDATA[MySpace sold to online ad network in $35 million deal]]> <![CDATA[Facebook, Yahoo to test 'six degrees of separation']]> <![CDATA[GM to yank $10M in Facebook ads, saying they don't work]]> General Motors will pull some $10 million in paid advertising on Facebook, the Wall Street Journal reported, striking a discordant note with the growing public frenzy over the social network's pending IPO.]]> <![CDATA[Wikipedia, others plan 1-day blackout over anti-piracy bills]]> Most people probably haven’t paid much attention to the huge corporations waging war in Washington over legislation designed to crack down on online theft of movies, music and other content. But the conflict will hit consumers in the face Wednesday, when Wikipedia and several other websites intend to go dark to protest the proposed changes.]]> <![CDATA[Netflix's days without competition may be numbered]]> <![CDATA[Five Pinterest tips to heighten your pinning addiction]]> If Tumblr and StumbleUpon had a baby, they would likely give birth to Pinterest. The new social networking site, which lets you grab things--photos, videos, and blog posts--from around the Web and "Pin" them, is quickly claiming the social lives of Internet users.]]> <![CDATA[Zappos hacked: Information from 24 million users stolen]]> <![CDATA[Angry Birds maker to launch new title: Amazing Alex]]> Rovio is preparing to launch a new game to follow its wildly popular Angry Birds franchise.]]> <![CDATA[Gaming for a good cause]]> <![CDATA[Instagram Reaches 27 Million Registered Users And Says Its Android App Is Nearly Here]]> Instagram, the photo-sharing app that has taken a definitive lead on iOS, said it has surpassed 27 million registered users today at the SXSW Interactive conference in Austin, Texas.]]> <![CDATA[Radio Shack to close 20 percent of its stores]]> Radio Shack, will be closing around 1,100 of its stores, a number representing nearly 20 percent of its locations. ]]> <![CDATA[Hulu Owners to Buy out Private Equity Firm's Stake for $200 Million]]> Hulu's entertainment conglomerate owners have a handshake agreement to buy out private equity firm Providence Equity Partners' 10 percent stake in the online video joint venture for $200 million, Bloomberg News reported.]]> <![CDATA[Steve Jobs doll withdrawn after objections by his family, Apple]]> An eerily lifelike Steve Jobs doll will not be sold because the company behind the product received “immense pressure” from Apple’s lawyers and the late CEO’s family to not sell the figurine.]]> <![CDATA[Indian probe to Mars cost less than film, Gravity]]> A recently launched Indian probe to Mars was accomplished with costs of only $75 million.]]> <![CDATA[Samsung Galaxy S III announced: available in Europe May 29th, North America in June]]> Capping months of rumors and speculation, Samsung has announced its Galaxy S III smartphone at an event in London today. Major specs include a 4.8-inch PenTile Super AMOLED display at 720p resolution, 8-megapixel primary and 1.9-megapixel front-facing cameras with 990ms start-up time, 3.3fps burst mode, and best-shot selection (similar to the HTC One series), 16 or 32GB of storage (a 64GB version is coming later) with microSD expansion, Bluetooth 4.0 support, GPS with GLONASS reception, high-throughput 40MHz 802.11n Wi-Fi, NFC, and a relatively large 2,100mAh battery.]]> <![CDATA[Military readies Iron Man suit for summer testing]]> Though the public consciousness likely thinks of futuristic cyborg battle armor as the sort of thing still relegated to sci-fi films, it's closer to reality than the average person might realize. ]]>