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Tech Today: Intel vs AMD, Instagram's Revenue, Microsoft's Games

Here are some things going on today in the world of tech: The annual E3 video game conference takes place in Los Angeles tomorrow, Wednesday, and Thursday, and already the announcements have been coming over the weekend from big participants such as Electronic Arts (EA) and Microsoft (MSFT), and keeping the Street busy. R.W. Baird’s Colin Sebastian this morning points out in a note to clients that "the global interactive entertainment industry will reach ~$145 billion in revenues by 2020, on track to become the largest segment of media and entertainment globally." Microsoft made some headlines on Sunday, announcing it would buy four game-making studios, Playground Games, Ninja Theory, Undead Labs and Compulsion Games, and that it is also forming its own new studio, called The Initiative, and based in Santa Monica.