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.
Ten Australian game developers have been awarded between them an AU$6 million stimulus package to boost the local industry.
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.
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.
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.
The Senate Appropriations Committee, over Republican objections that not one hearing had been held on the measure, approves a $365 billion spending bill.
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.
Republicans and Democrats were at odds Thursday in the House Energy and Commerce Committee over which energy technologies should receive additional loan guarantees.
House Democrats claim that enacting a $825 billion so-called stimulus plan is necessary to save the economy. What they didn't say is that it tries to impose highly controversial Net neutrality rules through the back door.
A 258-page bill proposed by House Democrats as a way to counter the economic downturn spends billions on clean electricity generation, better battery technology, and broadband deployment.