In any year, there are winners and losers, those that successfully rode--or shaped--the tide, and those smashed by the waves of change. As virtual battles raged on Xboxes, Kinects, and other platforms, software developers waged war over market share and steadily loosening budget dollars. Eagerly awaited new products and beta versions made their debuts, jockeying for position and sales. The past year was, of course, no exception. In the rapid-paced world of social media, granddaddy MySpace all-bu
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When it was released to much acclaim in November, Call of Duty: Black Ops quickly shattered sales records, grossing more than $650 million worldwide in its first five days. The game, for Microsoft Xbox, easily surpassed the prior record-holder, "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2." Released Nov. 9 by publisher Activision, "Black Ops" brought in a record $360 million in sales during the first 24 hours.
Google in the Enterprise SurveyThere's no doubt Google has made headway into businesses: Just 28 percent discourage or ban use of its productivity products, and 69 percent cite Google Apps' good or excellent mobility. But progress could still stall: 59 percent of nonusers distrust the security of Google's cloud. Its data privacy is an open question, and 37 percent worry about integration.