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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 Oct. 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 Jun. 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 Sep. 29, 2012


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 Aug. 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 Aug. 18, 2009


Miami to tap stimulus for $200 million smart grid

With 1 million smart meters on tap, Energy Smart Miami program is intended to help residents cut utility bills by providing data on home energy usage in real time.

By Apr. 20, 2009


Australia vs. U.S. in broadband stimulus plans

Australia and the U.S. see broadband as important, but the two countries have different ideas of how to build those networks and stimulate their economies.

By Apr. 8, 2009


Wireless industry wants in on health care stimulus money

Wireless industry is hoping it can reap the rewards of billions of dollars being spent on health care technology as part of the economic stimulus package.

By Apr. 7, 2009


Green-tech pros gird for stimulus jolt

Although it's early, green-tech investors and executives so far have been impressed with the Obama administration's direction and tactics on clean energy.

By Mar. 26, 2009


Risk factor could affect broadband stimulus payouts

Various organizations and companies debate at a public meeting whether broadband stimulus money should fund projects with varying degrees of risk involved.

By Mar. 24, 2009