In the News: Zynga, BlackBerry, Kindle & more


In the News

Zynga prices IPO at $10/share (which CEO Mark Pincus played early). Its $7 billion valuation could lift all social gaming.

BlackBerry crisis mounts as troubled RIM co-CEOs announce they’re deferring smartphone relaunch until late 2012.

Amazon reports selling more than 1 million Kindles a week.

Apple struggles to take a bigger bite of China.

Covidien to spin off pharmaceutical unit.

Dell abandons netbooks.

eBay counters Amazon‘s shopper incentive.[more]

Ford looks to revitalize Lincoln brand with WPP agency team based in New York.

H&M reveals second collection with Versace – spring resortwear.

HP dismisses new logo rumor.

Madonna signs a new record deal.

Michael Kors rises post-IPO.

Microsoft takes wraps off, a social network for students.

New York Times ousts CEO Janet Robinson.

Olympus cover-up investigated by Reuters.

P&G Pringles sale hits a bump.

Sony will release its next-generation PlayStation Vita on Saturday.

U.S. marks end of nine-year war in Iraq.

Vanity Fair announces and mourns loss of contributor Christopher Hitchens.

Victoria’s Secret accused of using child labor.

& U.S. retailers promote pre-Christmas “Super Saturday.”