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The DeanBeat: “Evil” Zynga learns that old labels can come back to haunt you
BBC may redefine commercial online efforts

Behind the Curve: EA Finally Making Mobile Games Free by Year-End

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Over the next year, Electronic Arts said a majority of its mobile game titles will become free, representing a seismic shift away from the premium games market. “We started to see that freemium was coming in, and it took us a long time to move over,” said Nick Earl, who heads up...
Behind the Curve: EA Finally Making Mobile Games Free by Year-End

The DeanBeat: Game industry predictions for 2013

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Even though I have a terrible track record for predicting the future, I find making predictions irresistible. It’s such an exciting time in the game industry that just about anything can happen. Things that I never thought would occur — such as Apple dominating in the sheer number of...
The DeanBeat: Game industry predictions for 2013
It's dangerous to go alone! Take these Android apps into the New Year.

The power of custom cohorting in mobile games

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This sponsored post is produced by Darren Keyes, Director of Business Intelligence at Fuse Powered. For those unfamiliar with the term, ‘cohorting’ refers to creating user segments, or technically, a group of people banded together as a group. You can segment a user base in many different ways. Some of...
The power of custom cohorting in mobile games

Investors Steering Dollars Away From Social Games Ever Since Zynga's IPO

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Zynga’s public offering 10 months ago marks the peak for social gaming investments, with venture capital moving sharply away from the sector ever since. “Our prediction that the Zynga IPO might have been the high water mark for Social Games 1.0 investment has been validated, with the VC market moving...
Investors Steering Dollars Away From Social Games Ever Since Zynga's IPO

Pixowl Raises $1.2 Million to Expand "The Grub" Mobile Game Franchise

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San Francisco-based Pixowl said it will use the $1.2 million it has raised to continue developing mobile games that blend comic book art with stories. In particular, it’s focusing on developing “The Grub” franchise, after Doodle Grub was played by 8 million players worldwide. Investors include 500 Startups, Kima Ventures,...
Pixowl Raises $1.2 Million to Expand "The Grub" Mobile Game Franchise

Tango's plan for world dominance after 120M users: Bringing its messaging platform into mobile games

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July 9-10, 2013 San Francisco, CA Tickets On Sale Now For Tango, what started out as a simple cross-platform video chat application has grown into a messaging giant with more than 120 million users. So where does it go from here? Today Tango is announcing its boldest move yet:...
Tango's plan for world dominance after 120M users: Bringing its messaging platform into mobile games

The Inside Network Job Board: 12 Gigs, Wooga, PaeDae and more

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The Inside Network Job Board is dedicated to providing you with the best social media job opportunities across social and mobile application platforms. Here are this week’s highlights from the Inside Network Job Board, including positions at: 12 Gigs, Wooga, PaeDae and more. 12 Gigs Mobile Games – Back-End Software...
The Inside Network Job Board: 12 Gigs, Wooga, PaeDae and more

Mobile games giant GREE inks carrier billing deal with SingTel, its first outside of Japan

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Mobile gaming giant GREE’s plans to ramp up revenues outside of its native Japan have advanced today after it announced a deal that brings carrier billing to user of its games on Singapore-based operator SingTel’s network. The deal is the first of its kind for the company outside of Japan,...
Mobile games giant GREE inks carrier billing deal with SingTel, its first outside of Japan
Chartboost's Kiosk program creates new revenue opportunities for mobile game developers

A Six-Word Explainer For Zynga's Disastrous Second Quarter (ZNGA)

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The message from Zynga's disastrous second quarter, which sent its stock diving 40 percent, is simple: fewer people are playing Facebook games. Zynga was once one of the hottest IPOs of 2011. But it has faded from the top as gamers move to mobile devices and spend less and less...
A Six-Word Explainer For Zynga's Disastrous Second Quarter (ZNGA)
Want to be a top grossing iOS app — you need to earn about $5M a month now
Jawfish launches real-time multiplayer tournaments on mobile devices

Zynga's Chief Security Officer Nils Puhlmann Stepping Down

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The exodus continues. This time it is Nils Puhlmann, Zynga’s chief security officer, who is resigning from the social games maker. His departure was first reported by TechCrunch, who quoted several sources familiar with the matter. Over the past couple of months, Zynga has lost several top executives and mid-level managers as...
Zynga's Chief Security Officer Nils Puhlmann Stepping Down
Gamevil's Kyu Lee weighs in on publishing, niche markets and international success

Zynga stock price takes a dive, triggering circuit breakers

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Zynga shares fell today as fears about the company’s user base prompted another sell-off. Zynga’s shares dropped as much as 13 percent. That triggered a short-sale circuit breaker, which halts trading in the stock until cooler heads prevail, for the first time. In a research note, Cowen analyst Doug Creutz...
Zynga stock price takes a dive, triggering circuit breakers
30M Angry Birds downloads for Christmas, LocalScope, Words With Friends, Chase Mobile, NY Times, Word Derby, SpringPad, and more

Study finds there are nearly 2.5X more gamers since 2008

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A new study has found that the number of gamers in the US has grown from 56 million in 2008 to 135 million in 2011. The 241 percent increase is thanks largely to the explosion of new online and mobile gaming platforms, including those on social networks and smartphones. Parks...
Study finds there are nearly 2.5X more gamers since 2008

Researcher finds unsecured photos, data on Amazon S3 storage

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An investigation into Amazon's Simple Storage Service (S3) discovered a sixth of data stores, known as buckets, on the service are left open to public viewing. Further examination showed that a number of items on open display were of a sensitive nature, including source code for mobile games, user log-in...
Researcher finds unsecured photos, data on Amazon S3 storage
Gamers spend $3.4B on all types of games in Q1

Mobile app downloads surged 33 percent after iPhone 5 launch

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The iPhone 5 was good for the app economy. Mobile app marketer Fiksu said that mobile app downloads surged 33 percent in October after the Sept. 21 arrival of the Apple iPhone 5. Users began organically searching for new apps, and that help drive down mobile marketing costs in...
Mobile app downloads surged 33 percent after iPhone 5 launch

King.com Buys Fabrication Games as it Pushes Onto Mobile, Eyes Possible 2013 IPO

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Swedish gaming company King.com just acquired Stockholm-based developer Fabrication Games in a big push to expand onto Android and iOS this year. With the deal, King.com picks up Fabrication’s talent, games and developer tools. Terms weren’t disclosed, but I would assume the acquisition is priced in the talent-range. Fabrication had...
King.com Buys Fabrication Games as it Pushes Onto Mobile, Eyes Possible 2013 IPO

Temple Run: Brave; DaWindci – review

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iOS, App Store, 69p, Disney; iOS, App Store, £2.49, Reality TwistMovie tie-ins are usually rightly dreaded – cheap cash-ins designed purely to fleece fans of a few extra quid. However, there's been a recent trend towards innovative, and enjoyable, mobile games to accompany big cinema releases, of which Temple Run:...
Temple Run: Brave; DaWindci – review

Heyzap Introduces Ads To Its Mobile Gaming Network

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Heyzap, a Y Combinator-incubated social platform for mobile games, is releasing a software development kit allowing developers and publishers to introduce Heyzap ads to their games. Basically, it’s turning Heyzap’s social network into an ad network too — developers can use it to promote their games in other Heyzap games,...
Heyzap Introduces Ads To Its Mobile Gaming Network

SongPop is Facebook's top rated social game of the year

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Facebook today announced that according its users’ ratings and engagement levels SongPop is the top rated social game of the year. Facebook made the announcement during Le Web technology conference in Paris, France, where SongPop co-founders Romain and Mathieu Nouzareth started their careers. The music trivia game was built to...
SongPop is Facebook's top rated social game of the year
Com2Us rides the Kakao mobile games wave and expands to the U.S.

Gamification Platform Beintoo Secures $5 Million In Series A Funding

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Beintoo, which has a loyalty rewards and monetization platform for mobile games, apps, and sites, has secured $5 million in Series A funding led by Italian VC firm Innogest Capital. The startup won the startup competition at Le Web in Paris last year. Beintoohas managed to get itself onto –...
Gamification Platform Beintoo Secures $5 Million In Series A Funding

Facebook platform sent 160M users to mobile apps in April

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Facebook says it sent more than 160 million visitors to Facebook-integrated mobile apps last month, according to a post on the company’s developer blog. Native mobile games like Zynga’s “With Friends” titles, popular apps from Spotify, Pinterest and now Viddy and Socialcam are among those that benefit from Facebook’s mobile discovery...
Facebook platform sent 160M users to mobile apps in April
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