By WRAL Tech Wire
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• Microsoft tests $99 Xbox deal; When Facebook Met Wall Street; Google extends Hangouts on Air broadcasts to all; AT&T chief regrets offering unlimited data for iPhone; Angry Birds maker Rovio makes $106M in 2011, considers IPO. Read more details here.
• Facebook Mark Zuckerberg, clad in a black hoodie and sneakers, met with buttoned-up Wall Street types Monday in an event that brought a flavor of Silicon Valley’s latest technology frenzy to a New York crowd. Read more details here.
• Google opened up its “Hangouts on Air” broadcasting capability to the world at-large on Monday, providing a video record to the Web at large. Read more details here.
• When Randall Stephenson, AT&T’s chief executive, spoke about the state of the wireless industry at a conference this week, he shared some surprisingly frank comments about the iPhone. Read more details here.
• Finnish game maker Rovio Entertainment Ltd., creator of the highly popular Angry Birds games, distributed over 648 million copies of its games across all platforms and booked revenue of over US$106 million for 2011, the company revealed in its 2011 financial results Monday. Based on its strong results, the company may soon consider going public. Read more details here.