A future with fewer mobile apps?

Editor’s note: Editor’s note: Amy Gahran writes about mobile tech for CNN.com. She is a writer and media consultant based in Boulder, Colorado, whose blog, Contentious.com, explores how people communicate in the online age. (CNN) — How many apps do you have on your smartphone? If that’s an unwieldy number today, expect it to slim…

Newsweek reviewing its future as print weekly

NEW YORK — The head of the company that owns Newsweek says the publication is examining its future as a weekly print magazine. During a conference call with analysts Wednesday, IAC/InterActiveCorp Chairman Barry Diller said that while Newsweek’s “brand is good” around the world, producing a weekly news magazine in print form isn’t easy. Diller said…

Magid on Tech: Streaming future still bright for Netflix

Netflix shares stumbled this week after the Los Gatos-based company reported Tuesday that it added only 530,000 new streaming customers while losing 850,000 customers who had been renting DVDs. I don’t give investment advice and have no idea what the company’s bottom line will look like going forward, but that doesn’t stop me from being…

Worries About Future Pummel Zynga Shares

Zynga investors are not playing games. After Zynga’s dismal second-quarter earnings report and still dimmer outlook, shares plummeted nearly 40 percent. At least seven analysts downgraded the online games maker and several raised questions about its long-term relevance. Zynga Inc. cut its full-year guidance sharply Wednesday after reporting a loss and revenue below Wall Street’s…