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2010-06-16 09:20:00

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., June 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Akamai Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: AKAM), the leader in powering video, dynamic transactions and enterprise applications online, today announced that its range of delivery and acceleration solutions have successfully helped online social and casual gaming companies scale, expand their global reach, and manage spiky traffic around releases and updates of new and existing online games. PopCap Games, Perfect World and Mindjolt - leading...

2010-06-14 08:00:00

SEATTLE, June 14 /PRNewswire/ -- PopCap Games, the worldwide leader in casual video games, today announced the launch of Bejeweled® 2 for WiiWare(TM). Coinciding with the tenth anniversary of Bejeweled, and adapted and optimized for console play on the Nintendo Wii(TM), Bejeweled 2 can be purchased now via download for 1000 Wii points. Bejeweled's arrival marks the 16th platform on which the seminal match-3 game is available, making it one of the most ubiquitous video...

2010-05-26 08:00:00

SEATTLE, May 26 /PRNewswire/ -- PopCap Games, the worldwide leader in casual video games, today announced that preliminary results of a new study being conducted by East Carolina University's Psychophysiology Lab have identified improvements in cognitive function through the playing of "casual" video games such as Bejeweled® and Peggle(TM). (PopCap Games, maker of the aforementioned games used in the study, did not underwrite the study.) The study, which has been underway...

2010-05-25 08:00:00

SEATTLE and DUBLIN, May 25 /PRNewswire/ -- PopCap Games, maker of some of the world's most popular video games, today announced that longtime technology industry veteran Steve Raymund has joined the company's board of directors. Mr. Raymund becomes the sixth member of PopCap's board and the second outside member, joining independent investor Larry Bowman. Mr. Raymund is chairman of the board of directors at Tech Data, a Fortune 150 corporation where he served as CEO for more than 20 years...

2010-04-27 08:00:00

SEATTLE, April 27 /PRNewswire/ -- PopCap Games, maker of some of the world's most popular video games, today announced the inception of its "Show Your Bejeweled® Love" contest as part of the company's celebration of the 10th anniversary of its flagship franchise. The contest begins today and ends May 26th, 2010 and is open to residents of the US, Canada (except Quebec) and the UK. Participants must submit a YouTube video illustrating or describing their affinity for...

2010-04-13 03:00:00

SEATTLE, April 13 /PRNewswire/ -- PopCap Games, maker of some of the world's most popular video games, today announced that it has hired Frits Habermann, a longtime technology industry veteran and Adobe technology pioneer, as the company's new Chief Technical Officer. Mr. Habermann joins PopCap after 20 years at Adobe, most recently as VP of Core Technologies, where he managed the strategy and operations of key, deep-science technologies for all Adobe products including Photoshop, Flash...

2010-04-02 10:19:00

SEATTLE, April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- PopCap Games, maker of some of the world's most popular video games, today announced its Plants vs. Zombies(TM) HD app for iPad® is now available on the App Store. Since its introduction on the iPhone(TM) and iPod® touch in February, Plants vs. Zombies has sold more than 650,000 units. With this latest adaptation, PopCap is propelling the Plants vs. Zombies franchise to new heights - delivering even more great gameplay...

2010-03-09 09:00:00

SAN DIEGO, March 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Zeebo, Inc. today announced PopCap Games, maker of some of the world's most popular video games, has added its blockbuster Peggle(TM) franchise to its existing catalog of games on the Zeebo system. Zeebo, Inc. is the maker of the Zeebo 3G-connected digital gaming, entertainment and education platform. The system was developed exclusively for emerging global markets and is currently selling in Brazil and Mexico. A cult favorite among hardcore gamers and...

2010-02-25 08:00:00

SEATTLE and DUBLIN, Feb. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- PopCap Games, maker of some of the world's most popular video games, today announced that the iPhone and iPod touch adaptation of its award-winning game Plants vs. Zombies(TM) sold more than 300,000 units in its first nine days of availability, setting a new record for App Store launches. Plants vs. Zombies shot to number one in the units sold and "top grossing" App Store charts within 24 hours of its launch and remained there until yesterday. At...

2010-02-17 08:00:00

SEATTLE and DUBLIN, Feb. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- PopCap Games, maker of some of the world's most popular video games, today unveiled the results of a survey targeting "social gamers": Consumers in the U.S. and UK who play games on social networking platforms such as Facebook® and MySpace®. More than 24% of respondents said they play social games regularly, indicating a total social gamer population of approximately 100 million in America and the United...


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