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In the News: Zynga, BlackBerry, Kindle & more

Posted by Dale Buss on December 16, 2011 08:55 AM

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.

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."

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