Marketplace Tech for Wednesday, March 6, 2013

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Complaints are rampant that the video game industry treats female employees and female players as outsiders or worse. But it wasn't always that way. And, remember MiniDiscs? Way better than cassettes, right? But as of this month, Sony says the format is no more. Though Minidiscs were engineered to make imperfect copies, some people clung to it deep into the iPod era.

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EU slaps Microsoft with $732 million penalty

The EU says Microsoft abused its market dominance by making Internet Explorer the default browser on its Windows operating system.
Posted In: Microsoft, windows, antitrust

Goodbye Sony MiniDisc, we loved you when

Remember the MiniDisc? Sony has announced it is killing off the music format this month.
Posted In: Sony, mp3, CD, Music

Roberta Williams: The mother of computer video games

Complaints are rife that the video game industry treats female employees and female players as outsiders or worse. But it wasn't always that way.
Posted In: video game, women, Tech

Twitter and public opinion: Can't see the forest for the tweets

According to new research from the Pew Research Center, Twitter is a bad way to predict public opinion.
Posted In: Twitter, social media, pew, public opinion