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Facebook round-up: carrier billing, Offerpop, Ustream, voter registration

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Facebook mobile carrier billing live in select countries – Facebook began accepting mobile payments for its mobile web service via carrier billing in the U.S., UK and Germany this week, according to an announcement from Bango, which is powering the service. Users can buy game credits and virtual goods through their mobile...
Facebook round-up: carrier billing, Offerpop, Ustream, voter registration
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Whale Hunting: Facebook Hooks 1st-Time Buyers With $5 Of Game Credits For $1

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Only about 5% Facebook gamers pay to play freemium games. If Facebook could up this percentage, it and its third-party app developers could make a lot more money. That’s the idea behind a new promotion Facebook announced today where those who’ve never bought Facebook Credits virtual currency before will be offered...
Whale Hunting: Facebook Hooks 1st-Time Buyers With $5 Of Game Credits For $1

Google+ Games to go dark after June 30th

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Sure, Mountain View may be bolstering its gaming efforts on mobile platforms and the web, but it's seen fit to give Google+ Games the pink slip. After June 30th, the game section on the titan's social network will go dark, but Page & Co. note that some titles will...
Google+ Games to go dark after June 30th
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Zynga Sees Limits To Growth: Sales Flatten As Marketing Costs Double (ZNGA)

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Zynga—the company behind Zynga Poker, FarmVille and Words With Friends—has been working hard to sustain its revenues as it enters a period in which the company expects slower sequential growth. So hard, in fact, that it doubled its Q4 2011 promotional budget sequentially from Q3, a period in which...
Zynga Sees Limits To Growth: Sales Flatten As Marketing Costs Double (ZNGA)

WildTangent Releases First Mobile Game After Reopening Game Studio

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WildTangent has released its first videogame after taking a four-year hiatus from production. This time, rather than focus on PC game development, the Redmond, Wash.-based company is building games for mobile. The first title available now on iTunes is called Polar Bowler 1st Frame, a game originally developed for the...
WildTangent Releases First Mobile Game After Reopening Game Studio

Facebook Turns On Carrier Billing Mobile Payments In France With Orange France And Bango

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Another step in Facebook’s plans to make more money out of its mobile business: the company is now accepting mobile payments in France, covering services like virtual gifts and game credits, which can now be billed directly to a user’s mobile bill rather than via premium SMS or credit cards....
Facebook Turns On Carrier Billing Mobile Payments In France With Orange France And Bango

Requiem for a game: Quirky MMO Glitch to close

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Late this summer, a friend introduced me to an open-world MMO beta called Glitch. Handsome, well-written, and deliciously odd, Glitch was like nothing I've ever played. Some games you play to see how they end, and some games you play because you want to win them. I play Glitch...
Requiem for a game: Quirky MMO Glitch to close

Farmville is Coming to 7-Eleven

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Farmville is Coming to 7-Eleven is a post from Chris PirilloIn a surprising move, Zynga and 7-Eleven are teaming up to bring popular Facebook games to more people outside of the social networking site. This summer, 7-Eleven will offer exclusive virtual gift products for Zynga’s FarmVille, Mafia Wars and YoVille,...
Farmville is Coming to 7-Eleven
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4 payments trends that will shape the future of game development

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Jennifer Schulz is the global head of commerce at Visa. Nearly one in 10 Americans has purchased a digital good in the past year. Today’s gamers have an unprecedented range of platforms, payment options and preferences to choose from, and there is little doubt that the digital goods economy...
4 payments trends that will shape the future of game development

Cherry Deals lets you buy real goods to get virtual ones

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Virtual goods, whether you’re buying raspberries for your Farmville or any number of equivalent purchases, are a gigantic and growing source of revenue for companies trying to make money on Facebook and other social gaming sites. Taking full advantage, Peanut Labs Media, a company helping social and massively multiplayer game...
Cherry Deals lets you buy real goods to get virtual ones

Nokia Grows Something: Extends Zynga Deal To Add Draw Something, Poker To 100M Asha Feature Phones

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Nokia is getting ready to reveal a new line of devices for its struggling smartphone business but it is also doubling down on its still-strong feature phone line, too. Today the Finnish handset maker announced an extension of a deal with Zynga to add Draw Something and Zynga Poker to...
Nokia Grows Something: Extends Zynga Deal To Add Draw Something, Poker To 100M Asha Feature Phones

Facebook Mobile Payments Via Carrier Billing (And Bango) Now Live In U.S., UK And Germany

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Another step ahead for Facebook’s strategy to make more money out of its mobile business: the company is now accepting mobile payments via carrier billing in the U.S., UK and Germany, with further rollouts coming this year. The option of letting users bill things like virtual gifts and game credits...
Facebook Mobile Payments Via Carrier Billing (And Bango) Now Live In U.S., UK And Germany

AppGratis Won't Be The Last To Fall As Apple Moves To Keep Charts Pure And Avoid Stores-Within-A-Store

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Apple will reportedly be pruning the App Store more in the wake of its decision to remove AppGratis, the French startup that just recently raised $13.5 million for its app promotion and discovery platform. According to sources speaking to AllThingsD, others will soon find their App Store privileges revoked as part of...
AppGratis Won't Be The Last To Fall As Apple Moves To Keep Charts Pure And Avoid Stores-Within-A-Store

Rovio scores major US Angry Birds merchandise deal, pushes ahead with UK theme park plans

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Rovio’s Angry Birds franchise is set to get another big boost in America and Europe after its creator Rovio announced that it has agreed a deal with a major US retail chain to sell merchandise and will move forward with plans to open branded theme parks in the UK, Reuters reports. Angry...
Rovio scores major US Angry Birds merchandise deal, pushes ahead with UK theme park plans

Facebook Launches Simple Mobile Payments

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Many Facebook users are not aware that they can pay for items in Facebook without leaving the company’s ecosystem. The social giant’s payments system, called Credits, has worked with apps that run on its platform for several years. But this functionality never really transferred over to its mobile initiatives....
Facebook Launches Simple Mobile Payments

The Morning Lowdown 2-13-12

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Some of the stories people are talking about this morning: »  Quality vs quantity online (Felix Salmon, Reuters) »  Content Everywhere But Not A Drop To Drink (Paris Lemon) »  I’m So, So Sorry. Here’s My Belly. Now Please Move On. (Uncrunched) »  Pinterest: Is It A Facebook Or...
The Morning Lowdown 2-13-12
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