Amazon Launches Luna, Apple and Russia

Amazon launches its streaming gaming service with a Prime tie-in; then Apple stops selling hardware in Russia, but didn’t take down the App Store. Both make sense.

Gaming the Smiling Curve

The spate of recent acquisitions in the gaming space — Take-Two and Zynga, Microsoft and Activision, and Sony and Bungie — make sense in the context of the Smiling Curve.

The Intel Split

It appears that Intel’s partnership with TSMC is much larger than it first seemed; the implications for Intel as whole are massive.