Tag Archive: staff

Popular developer Gameloft closing studio, laying off staff

Gameloft, a.k.a. one of the most important publishers in mobile gaming, has announced that it’s closing its NYC studio effective immediately. As the studio behind some of the best-selling games of the past decade-and-a-half, including the great Spider-Man Unlimited game,…Read more ›

Path Lays-Off 20% Of Staff To “Realign” Company For Path 4.0

Path — the mobile only social network that I don’t understand, no one at Cult of Mac uses, and which recently started selling stickers to support itself — has laid off 13 staff members, or 20% of its total staff,…Read more ›

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Chicago Sun-Times Lays Off Entire Photo Staff, Will Give Reporters iPhoneography Training

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The Chicago Sun-Times, one of the remnants of traditional paper journalism, has let go its entire photography staff of 28 people. Now its reporters will start receiving “iPhone photography basics” training to start producing their own photos and videos.

The move is part of a growing trend towards publications using the iPhone as a replacement for fancy, expensive DSLRs. It’s a also a sign of  [Read More…]

Frog Orbs Brings Missile Command-Style Gaming To iOS, Now With A Valentine’s Day Cap And Magic Staff

Froggy love, anyone?

Froggy love, anyone?

If you’ve got a hankering for a Missile-Command-styled arcade action game on your iPhone or iPad without engaging any emulation or lame vector graphics, Ballpit Monster’s Frog Orbs might be the game for you. Plus, if you’re in the mood for some holiday-themed fun, you can grab a special Valentine’s heart hat for your frog, along with a staff shaped like, you guessed it, a heart.

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Three Months After Firing Much of Its Staff, Hipstamatic Releases Gangster-Themed FreePak

The jury’s still out on what effect the firing in August of some key players at Hipstamatic will have on the app itself — but the toy-camera simulator is still pumping out the FreePaks, those cute virtual lens-and-film pairings that often tie in with some pop-culture reference. This time it’s based off the star-stuffed Gangster Squad flick, set to be released early next year. Oh, and they’re giving away a Canon  [Read More…]

T-Mobile Basically Tells Staff They Arent Getting The iPhone Again This Year

Go to T-Mobile for an iPhone 5 and you could be coming away with an Android.

If you’re a T-Mobile customer who was hoping that the iPhone 5 would be the first iPhone to gain official support for your carrier, then look away now. A leaked T-Mobile memo reveals the company is instructing its staff to sell “against the iPhone” from September 21, and it looks like they’ll be trained to help  [Read More…]

AT&T Has Commanded Its Retail Staff To Stop Selling People The iPhone

When AT&T reported last month that their iPhone activations only grew by 3% compared to the last quarter, a lot of analysts were scratching their heads at first but decided people probably weren’t buying as many new iPhones because of iPhone 5 rumors.

But what if there was a more sinister hand at play in the slumping iPhone sales?According to a new report, that’s exactly what’s happening as AT&T Regional Retail  [Read More…]

Apple Requesting Retail Staff to Help In Testing OS X Mountain Lion

Generally, pre-releases of Apple’s operating systems are only available for developers so that they can get their applications ready for the new operating system and continue with their sales in the App Store or Mac App Store. In addition to testing their own applications, developers are also asked to focus use on certain aspects of the operating system to aid Apple in fixing bugs. The downloads are seeded to developers from the developer section of  [Read More…]

Report Says Apple Stealthily Hiring Staff for Israel R&D Center

As reportedlate last year, Apple’s interest in Anobit, a flash memory company based in Israel, hinted at a large investment of cash, resources, and talent by Apple in the Middle East. And today, we’re learning even more about this ongoing development. A newspaper out of the Middle East says that Anobit, which was acquired by Apple in late 2011, is hiring at a rampant pace. And that’s good for Apple, which has designs on doing  [Read More…]

USA Today Places Massive iDevice Purchase for Staff

Talk about a gigantic Christmas present. t was revealed Thursday that Gannett Co. – USA Today’s parent company – has placed a massive purchase with Apple to acquire “thousands” of iPhone 4S and iPad units for the company’s army of journalists – employees who increasingly depend on tools enabling the real-time production of news content. “Were excited to announce a significant investment in our newsgathering tools,” a leaked memo from Gannett shows. “This week, we  [Read More…]