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Mobile is now 20 percent of Zynga's business

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Zynga’s mobile gaming business is growing fast and now accounts for 20 percent of the company’s bookings, according to Mark Pincus (pictured right), chief executive of the company, speaking on a conference call with analysts. That’s a much larger proportion than in the past, though it is down from...
Mobile is now 20 percent of Zynga's business

Deutsche Telekom Ups Its Game As New Global Publisher For Browser-Based Asterix Game

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Earlier this year, Deutsche Telekom took a step into mobile gaming with a €2 million investment in Flaregames. Today, it’s expanding its in-house online gaming business. The carrier, which owns  mobile operator T-Mobile, has announced that a worldwide license to create a browser-based game based on the popular Asterix Belgian...
Deutsche Telekom Ups Its Game As New Global Publisher For Browser-Based Asterix Game

China's Tencent reorganizes yet again to tighten up mobile strategy

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Tencent, China’s largest Internet company, has restructured its business to help its Mobile Internet Group (MIG) focus better on tackling the mobile opportunity. As part of the shift, MIG President Liu Chengmin is retiring with COO Ren Yuxin taking over as head of the group. Tencent Tech reports that MIG will...
China's Tencent reorganizes yet again to tighten up mobile strategy

Ngmoco loses co-founders Neil Young and Bob Stevenson, Downie steps up as CEO

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Ngmoco co-founders Neil Young and Bob Stevenson have stepped down from the company, leaving their positions as CEO and COO. Ngmoco parent company DeNA appointed former head of studios, Clive Downie as CEO to replace the outgoing Young. According to today’s announcement, Young and Stevenson are moving on to “new adventures”,...
Ngmoco loses co-founders Neil Young and Bob Stevenson, Downie steps up as CEO

Mobile app news roundup: Gogobot, Zynga, GREE, HTC and more

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iPad gamers more likely to convert than iPhone gamers — Mobile cross promotion network Chartboost reports iPad users are twice as likely as iPhone users to download an app after seeing an interstitial ad for it. iPad gamers also play 10 percent more daily sessions than iPhone gamers. Mobile...
Mobile app news roundup: Gogobot, Zynga, GREE, HTC and more

Chinese Ad Money Moving Quickly From Print To Web

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Marketers in China are fast moving advertising spend from offline to internet, one of the country’s largest online operators, Sohu (NSDQ: SOHU), said, as it reported record quarterly revenue to its Nasdaq investors. The Charles Zhang-led company, which operates the Sogou search site and Changyou online gaming business, saw...
Chinese Ad Money Moving Quickly From Print To Web
Study finds 85% of social gamers quit after their first day

Wooga CEO Jens Begemann on how the social gaming startup rivals giants like EA and Zynga

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Under the fresh ‘TNW Profile’ banner, we regularly shine a light on great European entrepreneurs and startup founders, to learn more about their journey and their business, and what drives them personally. We kicked off our series of Q&A-styled TNW Profile interviews with Unity co-founder and CEO David Helgason, and...
Wooga CEO Jens Begemann on how the social gaming startup rivals giants like EA and Zynga

PS Vita to sell 12.4 million units in 2012, says analyst

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Research firm Strategy Analytics sees a good year for Sony's Vita handheld console, despite slow sales in JapanUS market intelligence firm Strategy Analytics has predicted that Sony will sell 12.4 million Vitas this year – as long as the price is dropped at some point. The handheld console, launched yesterday...
PS Vita to sell 12.4 million units in 2012, says analyst

EA Labels President: DRM Is A Failed Strategy, But SimCity Didn't Have Any DRM

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I must admit that there are times when I become very concerned about whether or not I can actually read. Or, more concerning yet, whether I have the proper capacity to imbibe reality at all. This, friends, is surely one of those times. Barely a week removed from Super...
EA Labels President: DRM Is A Failed Strategy, But SimCity Didn't Have Any DRM

New From Blizzard Entertainment: World of Workforce Reductions

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Blizzard Entertainment, creator of the Diablo, StarCraft and Warcraft video game franchises, sacked hundreds of employees today, trimming the company down to better fit “current organizational needs.” Some 600 workers lost their jobs, most of them in divisions not related to game development. Blizzard says the World of Warcraft development...
New From Blizzard Entertainment: World of Workforce Reductions

Bank Of America Is NOT The Worst Company In America

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It seems to us that a lot of Americans dislike Bank of America, but it turns out there's a more hated company out there. Over 250,000 voters at The Consumerist decided that Electronic Arts is even worse. Here's why: [A]fter years of being ignored and relegated to steerage, game-players...
Bank Of America Is NOT The Worst Company In America

hi5 Acquires Big Six To Further Transition Into A Gaming Social Network

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Late last week, hi5 announced that they were acquiring Austin-based Big Six games, furthering their transition into a games-focused social network.  Originally started in 2003 and having gone through several transitions, San Francisco’s hi5 now bills itself as “social entertainment for the youth market worldwide”. This comes direclty as a...
hi5 Acquires Big Six To Further Transition Into A Gaming Social Network

Mark Pincus on Zynga's Symbiotic Relationship With Facebook

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Zynga’s road to succes owes much to Facebook — the social giant has been by far the largest driver of traffic to Zynga’s gaming platform. And as Zynga CEO Mark Pincus noted at our D: AllThingsDigital conference, Facebook remains the platform of choice in driving traffic. “We grew the fastest...
Mark Pincus on Zynga's Symbiotic Relationship With Facebook

Game Over for GameStop and Video Game Retailers?

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Before it even launched, Diablo III had sold 2 million copies, making it the biggest game release of the year by far. The same week, though, video game retailer GameStop announced a worse-than-expected quarter of falling revenues led by plummeting in-store sales. Together, those two facts signal a massive...
Game Over for GameStop and Video Game Retailers?

Tencent to Restructure Business

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Tencent Holdings said Friday it will restructure its business operations into six groups and named a new chief operating officer as the Chinese Internet company moves to improve efficiency and grow beyond its core gaming business. The move is aimed at helping its smaller operations, such as its mobile, search...
Tencent to Restructure Business

Chinese Web firm Sohu posts 30% annual revenue increase, but profits slump by 46%

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Chinese Web firm Sohu, which operates the country’s third largest search engine, had a “challenging” first quarter of 2012, in which it posted revenue growth but saw profits slump, according to its latest earnings. The group saw the quarter’s total revenues hit $227 million, a 30 percent increase year-on-year, but net...
Chinese Web firm Sohu posts 30% annual revenue increase, but profits slump by 46%
EA gives Microsoft a reprieve from game developer anger, embraces Windows Phone 8

From Russia with love: How media consumption and production is changing in the East

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The Digital Life Design conference (DLD) opened up this morning with a panel discussion between media heavy weights and tech giants around strategies for the future. Moderated by Thomas Künstener, Vice President of Booz & Co, Dmitry Grishin, CEO of Mail.ru, Ahmet Özer, CEO of Trader Media East, Arkady Volozh,...
From Russia with love: How media consumption and production is changing in the East

Can Startup Ouya's Crowd-Sourced Gaming Console Challenge Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo?

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The open-source, crowd-funded, cloud-gaming Ouya console has covered all the right buzzwords. But can a $6 million Kickstarter project really compete with gaming giants Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo? Take one part gaming business savvy, and one part cutting-edge industrial design, sprinkle in some open-source software, and add a pile of...
Can Startup Ouya's Crowd-Sourced Gaming Console Challenge Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo?
The Dizzying Rise of Social Media in China and What It Might Mean for Facebook (Infographic)

Here's the startup advice Jeff Bezos gave to Mark Pincus (before the guidance abruptly ended)

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Mark Pincus Zynga CEO Mark Pincus sat down with PandoDaily’s Sarah Lacy for an entertaining interview last night, covering a range of topics (startup failures, advice for Marissa Mayer and even news that he may open a new San Francisco incubator space). But our favorite portion of the interview was...
Here's the startup advice Jeff Bezos gave to Mark Pincus (before the guidance abruptly ended)

Tencent to Restructure Business

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Chinese Internet company Tencent said it will restructure its business operations to improve efficiency and move beyond its core gaming business....
Tencent to Restructure Business
Mobile helps Square Enix back to profitability, $75.9 million in net income

GREE and Yahoo Japan to invest $2.2 million in mobile games joint-venture 'GxYz'

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Japan’s mobile games firm GREE announced a deal with Yahoo Japan back in November 2012, and today the two companies have confirmed that they will open a joint-venture focused on developing social games for smartphones next month. Tentatively called ‘GxYz’, the new entity is set to open its doors on...
GREE and Yahoo Japan to invest $2.2 million in mobile games joint-venture 'GxYz'

Time for some perspective in the free-to-play games debate

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Freemium games aren't 'evil', nor are they the only future for mobile developersHave you played Ridiculous Fishing yet? It's marvellous fun.Released for iOS last week by Dutch developer Vlambeer, it's a new mobile version of their 2010 web game Radical Fishing, and involves hauling fish up from the depths, flinging...
Time for some perspective in the free-to-play games debate

What Will Actually Save Zynga?

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Can Zynga's mobile-gaming business and decaying Web-gaming empire keep the company alive long enough for a real-money gaming strategy to emerge?...
What Will Actually Save Zynga?

Apple's New TV Effort May Kick Off This Fall with Focus on Third-Party Apps

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TechCrunch's MG Siegler reports that Apple indeed appears to be moving closer to making a major push into television, perhaps leveraging the existing iOS-based Apple TV to pursue gaming as a focus point for the initiative. Xbox founding engineer Nat Brown had noted earlier this week that he believes Apple...
Apple's New TV Effort May Kick Off This Fall with Focus on Third-Party Apps

Sony replaces CEO Stringer with electronics group leader

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Kazuo Hirai, who led Sony's PlayStation gaming business and more recently took over a growing electronics group, is now chief executive....
Sony replaces CEO Stringer with electronics group leader

NHN Japan spins off its Line messaging business to focus on its international expansion

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Demonstrating the strength of its massively popular Line messaging apps and services, NHN Japan — the Japanese arm of Korean search giant Naver — announced today it is to split gaming and Internet services businesses, spinning off its messaging, search and Web portals into a new company. NHN Japan says that...
NHN Japan spins off its Line messaging business to focus on its international expansion
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