Japan’s quake victims will be the beneficiaries of proceeds from a 2 day sales blitz on all PopCap Games, including its Plants vs. Zombies title that is a top-seller in Japan. The Seattle game giant and Bejeweled creator reports that no staff at its new Tokyo branch were harmed in the disaster.
Thanks to YouTube, Google lapped the field several times over in US online video views, viewers and viewing time for February, according to comScore, with Microsoft, Yahoo, Facebook and VEVO in a tight race for the next slots. While Microsoft sites leapt 5 spots to come in 2nd, Hulu managed just 9th place, although it boasted the most ad impressions.
Headed by Burt Hamner, Hydrovolt‘s clean turbine technology claimed the Water-Energy Nexus Prize at San Francisco’s Imagine H2O event. Cash and complimentary services awarded to the Seattle startup will come in handy as it sets its sights on the California market – and the regulatory hurdles that come with it.