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Recent articles by Mike:

Pin a star on this IPO: Pinterest shares rise more than 28% after initial public offering

After Pinterest's initial public offering Thursday, the company's stock price rose more than 28%. → Read More

Ubisoft pledges monetary, tech assistance for Notre Dame Cathedral restoration

Ubisoft is donating 500,000 Euros to the rebuilding of Notre Dame Cathedral. Its virtual version of the church can be used in the restoration, too. → Read More

Record Store Day 2019: Special releases hit Saturday as vinyl LP sales continue climb

The 12th annual Record Store Day is Saturday. Independent record stores across the US will have special limited vinyl LP releases from Al Green to U2. → Read More

'Fortnite' adds reboot vans to let you revive fallen teammates

The latest patch or update to hugely popular online video game 'Fortnite' includes a feature that lets a teammate respawn another player. → Read More

YouTube expands Coachella 2019 coverage to both weekends, including Kanye's Easter service

YouTube expands its Coachella live stream into the music festival's second weekend. On the schedule: Childish Gambino, Ariana Grande and Kanye West. → Read More

May the buzz be with you: 'Gold Squadron' lager, other Star Wars booze names trademarked

Lucasfilm has trademarked several Star Wars-related alcoholic beverage names, perhaps to be served at Galaxy's Edge opening soon at Walt Disney World. → Read More

Tyson Food subsidiary recalls 10 tons of beef patties for possible plastic contamination

AdvancePierre Foods, acquired by Tyson Foods in 2017, is recalling about 20,300 pounds of beef patties for possible contamination with plastic. → Read More

In video game 'Destiny's Sword,' mental health is as important as combat strategy

Your characters may battle depression, PTSD and addiction, as well as enemy combatants in upcoming online video game 'Destiny's Sword.' → Read More

Sony chairman and former PlayStation chief Kaz Hirai to retire in June

Former Sony Corp. CEO and the one-time PlayStation head Kaz Hirai will retire from his post as Sony chairman in June. → Read More

Facebook charged by Trump administration with 'discriminatory' housing ad practices

The Trump Administration is charging Facebook with "discriminatory" ad practices for letting landlords and developers target ads and exclude users. → Read More

Mountain Dew creates own 'Game of Thrones' saga with "A Can Has No Name" marketing plan

Ahead of HBO's epic fantasy TV series' Season 8, Mountain Dew is unveiling limited 'faceless' cans that when chilled reveal Arya Stark's kill list. → Read More

Verizon to release free features this week to help stop robocalls and catch spam calls

Verizon is just the latest carrier to help consumers stop unwanted robocalls. Its blocking app and spam alert feature is due later this week. → Read More

What's in your wallet? Apple wants you to add an Apple Card credit card, coming in summer

Apple is partnering with Goldman Sachs on its own Apple Card Mastercard, coming this summer. Its 2 percent rebate goes to 3 percent on Apple products. → Read More

German family, stakeholders in Krispy Kreme, Panera Bread, to donate $11M over Nazi past

The Reimann family, whose JAB Holding Co. controls Krispy Kreme and Panera Bread, will donate $11 million after learning of its ancestors' Nazi past. → Read More

AT&T's DirecTV, Viacom reach deal, avoid blackout to keep Comedy Central, BET, Nickelodeon

DirecTV and Viacom have reached an agreement to keep Viacom channels such as BET, Comedy Central, Nickelodeon and MTV on the satellite TV service. → Read More

These free mobile games on Android and iOS bring fun to spring break, travels

Columnist Marc Saltzman offers up a trio of mobile games you can use to pass the time on spring break or on a long trip. → Read More

Facebook temporarily blocked White House official's page because it acted like a bot

Facebook apologized for blocking White House social media director Dan Scavino's page because it mistook him for a bot. President Trump was not happy. → Read More

Google Stadia takes on Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo with new online game platform

Google's Stadia, announced at the Game Developers Conference Tuesday, will make games available on Chrome browsers on PCs, computers, phones and TVs. → Read More

'Call of Duty: Mobile' in the works, players can pre-register now for summer beta test

Activision has a new free-to-play mobile version of its popular 'Call of Duty' first-person shooting video game is coming for Android and iOS devices. → Read More

Cord cutters feel weight of subscription fatigue as video, TV streaming options multiply

If the average consumer subscribes to three streaming services, will those beyond Netflix, Amazon and Hulu lose out as "subscription fatigue" sets in? → Read More