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Rockstar to dole out $500k 'stimulus' to GTA V online users

Grand Theft Auto V maker Rockstar Games says it plans to give players half a million dollars each of in-game currency to make up for online gameplay hiccups.

By October 11, 2013


Aussie game devs awarded AU$6m stimulus

Ten Australian game developers have been awarded between them an AU$6 million stimulus package to boost the local industry.

By June 19, 2013


Canada's stimulus plan advertised on The Pirate Bay

Whoops. Perhaps an ad on a notorious piracy-oriented file-sharing site is not the best way to encourage Canadians to spend money. The government says it was all a mistake.

By September 29, 2012


Bringing broadband to the boonies, part 3: Fiber's not free

Stimulus dollars are connecting Eric Mack's tiny mountain town to a high-speed fiber network. But without further investment, the new technology could continue to pass him by.

By March 28, 2012


Unions want share of green tech 'stimulus' jobs

A report released Thursday by labor groups calls for any stimulus subsidies to include "wage requirements" and a "prevailing wage policy" as well as an end to the practice of giving contracts to the lowest bidder.

By February 5, 2009


Tech industry, unions at odds over 'stimulus' plan

At the Good Jobs Green Jobs conference, the labor movement and tech industry clash over the "buy American" provision of the bill, as well as the Employee Free Choice Act.

By February 4, 2009


Open source, not $19 billion, may be best health care stimulus

Government may be overlooking an open-source solution that already works for the U.S. Veterans Administration: VistA.

By August 24, 2009


Leap applies for stimulus funds as big carriers pass

Major ISPs, such as Verizon, AT&T, and Comcast, are sitting out the first round of stimulus funding, but smaller players like Leap Wireless are applying.

By August 18, 2009


Senate panel OKs $49 billion energy 'stimulus' plan

The Senate Appropriations Committee, over Republican objections that not one hearing had been held on the measure, approves a $365 billion spending bill.

By January 27, 2009


GOP, Dems spar over broadband 'stimulus' and FCC powers

Republicans in the House Energy and Commerce Committee charge the FCC is given too much authority over broadband measures in the economic stimulus package, and that the process is being rushed through without any hearings.

By January 22, 2009