Eric David

Eric David

Eric David is a staff writer for SiliconANGLE, covering the latest trends in social media and gaming. He is an avid gamer and enjoys writing about innovations in the video game industry and gaming culture in general. Eric graduated from the University of Texas at Dallas, receiving major honors for his thesis "A Culture of Heresy: Explaining the Resiliency of Catharism and the Church's Response," which is every bit as exciting as it sounds. Eric lives in Dallas, Texas with his wife, dog and gaming PC.

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Facebook faces class action lawsuit over private message scanning

Facebook Inc. has come under fire again over privacy concerns, this time for allegedly scanning personal information in private Facebook messages that is then used for targeted advertising. Facebook’s bid to dismiss a class-action lawsuit originally filed in 2013 was shot down by U.S. District Judge Phyllis Hamilton, meaning the social media giant must face the […]

Facebook tests the waters with new video pages

Facebook Inc. is trying out a new format for video pages, using a small number of big name Facebook pages to test out the new design. One of the first pages to get the new look is the official ABC News Facebook page. The new design features a large featured video at the top, which includes a comment box […]

Facebook’s big payoff: Instagram’s value increased by billions in 2014

When Facebook Inc. announced the purchase of Instagram for $1 billion in April 2012, a few analysts shook their heads, calling it a gamble, especially because Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg made the purchase without even consulting the board. But now it seems that gamble has paid off and then some, the with rapidly growing image […]

PlayStation expanding to non-Sony devices in 2015

Sony Computer Entertainment is expanding support for PlayStation games to non-Sony devices for the first time, starting with Samsung Smart TVs. The two Japanese electronics companies announced a partnership that will bring popular PlayStation exclusive games like Uncharted or Bloodborne to select Samsung Smart TVs by summer 2015. The games will be played using Sony’s PlayStation Now service, which will […]

3 games from 2014 that should have been great, but weren’t

2014 has seen the release of several long awaited games, including followups to some of gaming’s biggest franchises, but it has also seen the release of several huge disappointments that suffered from game-breaking bugs, missing features, and uninspired gameplay. Here is a look at some of this year’s games that should have been great, but missed […]

Twitter shares spike amidst speculation of CEO’s departure

Twitter Inc.’s flagging stock saw a sharp rise yesterday after analysts predicted that CEO Dick Costolo’s reign at the company will soon come to an end. Despite the popularity of the micro-blogging service, Twitter has been in rough shape over the last year, especially in the eyes of investors, who have watched as the price of […]

Nintendo is working on its next console, says Miyamoto

Super Mario Bros. creator Shigeru Miyamoto says that Nintendo Co., Ltd. is already working on its next home game console. But the creator of gaming’s most iconic character says Nintendo is far from abandoning its current console, the Wii U, which was released just two years ago. “We’re focused on providing a robust line-up of Wii […]

Facebook blocks anti-Putin page in Russia

Facebook Inc. has seemingly complied with an order from the Russian government demanding that the social network block access to a page supporting one of President Vladimir Putin’s most vocal critics. The page in question calls for demonstrations to be held in support of Aleksei Navalny, a Russian lawyer and political activist who has been outspoken about the corruption […]

Should social media ban offensive comments?

British MP Luciana Berger is calling for Twitter Inc. to block anti-Semitic language from the site after she received thousands of hateful messages. Berger, the shadow Minister for Public Health, has been the target of online abuse for several months after Garron Helm, a 21-year-old internet troll, was jailed for sending her anti-Semitic messages. Helm tweeted at Berger […]

Blizzard teases gold-for-game-time in World of Warcraft

Blizzard Entertainment is considering allowing players to buy game time tokens with real money to sell to other players for gold, the in-game currency in World of Warcraft. “We’re exploring the possibility of giving players a way to buy tradable game-time tokens for the purpose of exchanging them in-game with other players for gold,” Blizzard community […]