Black Ops II
Black Ops II
Black Ops II

There’s no stopping the Call of Duty franchise. The latest version of the storied military shooter, Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, grossed $500 million in revenue around the world in its first 24 hours, Activsion said on Friday. The company said that marks the largest entertainment launch of the year, and the fourth consecutive year in which it could make that claim. The Call of Duty franchise, which over the last few years has alternated between Black Ops and Modern Warfare, has been synonymous with large, splashy launches as eager gamers flock to the latest version. Read the full story at CNET.

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Shelly Palmer is the Professor of Advanced Media in Residence at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and CEO of The Palmer Group, a consulting practice that helps Fortune 500 companies with technology, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn’s “Top Voice in Technology,” he covers tech and business for Good Day New York, is a regular commentator on CNN and writes a popular daily business blog. He's a bestselling author, and the creator of the popular, free online course, Generative AI for Execs. Follow @shellypalmer or visit



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