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Big Cuts at Airy Labs, Ex-Employees Blame Management

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Airy Labs, an educational gaming startup backed by Google Ventures and others, has eliminated the vast majority of its 20-person staff, leaving only a skeleton crew to keep the company going. That’s what I’ve been told by former employees, and when you bring up the “team” page of the Airy Labs...
Big Cuts at Airy Labs, Ex-Employees Blame Management

The Inside Network Job Board: Brightroll, Wooga GmbH, King 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: Brightroll, Wooga GmbH, King and more. Acquinity Interactive Partner Sales Manager Director of...
The Inside Network Job Board: Brightroll, Wooga GmbH, King and more

With Digital Media On The Rise, Disney Investment Arm Steamboat Ventures Raises $85 Million Fund

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Well here’s a small bit of news before we enter the long holiday weekend: Disney’s investment arm, Steamboat Ventures, has raised a new $85 million fund, according to an SEC filing. The new money will allow Steamboat — and by extension, Disney — to continue making investments in digital media,...
With Digital Media On The Rise, Disney Investment Arm Steamboat Ventures Raises $85 Million Fund

Video Game Maker Says Zynga Is Trying To Scare Its Employees Into Being Loyal

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Video game maker Kixeye is accusing Zynga of employing a desperate new strategy to keep its employees: suing its former workers. Zynga slapped the former general manager of its popular game Cityville with a lawsuit Friday, accusing him of brazenly taking 760 files with him before he defected to Kixeye....
Video Game Maker Says Zynga Is Trying To Scare Its Employees Into Being Loyal

Marvel gears up to launch Avengers Initiative for iOS and Android

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Marvel Comics is getting ready to roll out its new episodic mobile game, Avengers Initiative. The game is a high-production value action adventure designed to appeal to core Marvel fans and will also see the first steps towards connecting all Marvel games with the live service Marvel XP. Starting where...
Marvel gears up to launch Avengers Initiative for iOS and Android

The Inside Network Job Board: Acquinity Interactive, Fandango, King 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: Acquinity Interactive, Fandango, King and more Acquinity Interactive Partner Sales Manager Director of Partner...
The Inside Network Job Board: Acquinity Interactive, Fandango, King and more

Facebook rolling out subscriptions to app developers today

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Facebook is today rolling out its previously announced subscription options to app developers on its platform. The subscription options will allow developers to implement recurring charges similar to the kind that Android and iOS developers have been able to offer. The subscriptions were tested by partners like Zynga and Playdom,...
Facebook rolling out subscriptions to app developers today

Facebook subscription payments come out of beta, now available for all app developers

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Facebook today announced that subscription payments are now available to all developers with apps on the site. The company originally announced the program in beta with Zynga, Playdom and Kixeye as partners in June. Now any developer can offer subscriptions for virtual goods, premium experiences or updated content within their apps...
Facebook subscription payments come out of beta, now available for all app developers

Deal Decor lands $1.2m as it seeks to become the furniture industry's Warby Parker

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The Internet disruption on retail is entering a new phase, that of ‘online-only brands’, as TNW’s Allen Garnett recently outlined. One company surfing that wave is US-based Deal Décor and the furniture-specialist is showing its potential after raising $1.2 million from a number of angel investors, including Rick Thompson, the man behind...
Deal Decor lands $1.2m as it seeks to become the furniture industry's Warby Parker

Facebook Makes Subscription Payments Available to All Developers

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Facebook is opening up subscription services to all applications on the social network starting today. Now, if developers want to, they can provide premium versions of a game, or access to virtual goods, to consumers who are willing to pay a monthly fee. Kixeye, Disney’s Playdom and Zynga have been testing the...
Facebook Makes Subscription Payments Available to All Developers

Playdom Nabs Fomer Yahoo And Microsoft Exec As CTO

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Social gaming company Playdom has hired David Sobeski, a former executive at Yahoo and Microsoft, as Chief Technology Officer of the company. Sobeski most recently served as a senior vice president at Yahoo, in charge of developing the company’s Open Strategy and Data platform as well as driving product and...
Playdom Nabs Fomer Yahoo And Microsoft Exec As CTO

Facebook Discloses How Much Money It Makes From Facebook Credits

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Over the past several months, Facebook has been testing and rolling out new features for Facebook Credits - a virtual currency that collected and exchanged users' real-world money for on-site credits that could be used in many of the site's applications and social games. Since its launch in May 2009,...
Facebook Discloses How Much Money It Makes From Facebook Credits

Disney profits spike 24% off parks, cable, Avengers tchotchkes

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Who is not ready for the film and television industries to get revolutionized anytime soon? Disney, that’s who. The media conglomerate reported a 24 percent second-quarter profit increase to $1.83 billion Tuesday, driven by strong cable and broadcast ad sales and affiliate fees, licensed Avengers toy purchases and theme park...
Disney profits spike 24% off parks, cable, Avengers tchotchkes

Facebook turns to other game developers, highlights Avengers Alliance

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Shortly after loosening its ties to Zynga, the social network puts a spotlight on Playdom and lets the game developer talk about how easy it was to develop on Facebook. [Read more]...
Facebook turns to other game developers, highlights Avengers Alliance
LucasArts' mixed legacy: A breeding ground for great games and designers that relied too much on Star Wars

Catch, breed and feed with Monster Park

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Monster Park is a new mobile title from Kiwi, an Android-focused developer whose team members have previously worked on titles such as Disney Playdom’s Gardens of Time and City of Wonder. The new game is a free-to-play app and has launched into the top 10 of the New Free Apps...
Catch, breed and feed with Monster Park

Facebook Quietly Rolled Out A New Feature That Could Revive Zynga And Other Facebook Games (ZNGA, FB, AMZN)

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Earlier this month Facebook rolled out a new feature for its games that could breathe new life into companies like Zynga. It added in-game subscriptions, allowing Facebook game developers to charge users a recurring fee for games. Subscriptions either reward players on a regular basis with extra in-game currency or...
Facebook Quietly Rolled Out A New Feature That Could Revive Zynga And Other Facebook Games (ZNGA, FB, AMZN)

The Inside Network Job Board: Acquinity Interactive, Fandango, King 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: Acquinity Interactive, Fandango, King and more Acquinity Interactive Partner Sales Manager Director of Partner...
The Inside Network Job Board: Acquinity Interactive, Fandango, King and more

The Facebook Gaming Ecosystem: A Cross-Sectional Study Of The Top-Rated Apps

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Editor’s note: Hassan Baig is an entrepreneur who runs White Rabbit Studios, a South Asian gaming startup he founded four years ago in Pakistan. Follow him on Twitter @baigi. Services like Appdata have been providing individual stats about gaming apps for a long time, but snapshot-like analyses of top-rated games on Facebook’s App...
The Facebook Gaming Ecosystem: A Cross-Sectional Study Of The Top-Rated Apps
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EA's Digital EVP, Playfish Co-Founder Kristian Segerstrale Departs

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Kristian Segerstrale, the EA executive who was in charge of leading the company into a games-as-a-service era, has just left the company. CEO John Riccitiello just announced it in an internal memo and said that EA COO Peter Moore is taking on his responsibilities. Segerstrale came into EA through its...
EA's Digital EVP, Playfish Co-Founder Kristian Segerstrale Departs

Expanding Our Commitment to Facebook Credits

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Since our alpha test of Facebook Credits started in May 2009, we have worked hard to build a program that drives value for our developers. The long-term goal of Facebook Credits is to provide a currency that makes purchasing virtual items across applications fast and simple. To make it...
Expanding Our Commitment to Facebook Credits

What Happened To The Founding Team Behind The Largest IPO Since Google

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Zynga wouldn't have anything close to its meteoric success if not for its first mover advantage, which it picked up with successes like Mafia Wars, Zynga Poker and FarmVille. That runaway success helped Zynga negotiate strong deals with Facebook and outmaneuver competition from companies like Playdom and Playfish. In...
What Happened To The Founding Team Behind The Largest IPO Since Google

The Inside Network Job Board: Brightroll, Wooga GmbH, King 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: Brightroll, Wooga GmbH, King and more. Acquinity Interactive Partner Sales Manager Director of...
The Inside Network Job Board: Brightroll, Wooga GmbH, King and more
Making Fun’s Hidden Haunts joins the hidden-object game fray on Facebook (exclusive)

Playdom Says Marvel Superheroes Are Super Viral (Among Men)

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Social game-maker Playdom officially launched Marvel: Avengers Alliance on Thursday, and executive producer Chia Chin Lee says the title already disproving some of the common assumptions about social games. The big assumption: that men don’t like to share their activity in social games the way that women do. That could...
Playdom Says Marvel Superheroes Are Super Viral (Among Men)

Former Zynga, Storm8 execs raise $1m for mobile marketing startup Grow Mobile

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San Francisco-based startup Grow Mobile, which is still in stealth mode but is billed as a mobile marketing and ROI data management company, has raised $1 million in equity and debt funding according to a regulatory filing. On its sparse website, Grow Mobile says it aims to ‘simplify mobile marketing’:...
Former Zynga, Storm8 execs raise $1m for mobile marketing startup Grow Mobile

Zynga picks up Wild Needle in $3.8 million talent deal

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Zynga’s latest mobile acquisition appears to be an estimated $3.8 million deal for San Francisco-based mobile-social game company Wild Needle, according to TechCrunch. Reportedly a talent deal, Wild Needle is the latest in a long series of relatively low priced mobile buys from Zynga. The company’s largest mobile acquisitions to...
Zynga picks up Wild Needle in $3.8 million talent deal

Disney Animal Kingdom Explorers is a Beautiful Deception

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Disney is a household name in America. The corporation has its hands in everything, from film, video, theme parks, television, toys and other products, Disney is one of the main manufacturers of American pop culture. Yet its history of cold war propaganda, union-busting, exploitation of sweatshop workers and racist, sexist...
Disney Animal Kingdom Explorers is a Beautiful Deception

Emerging free iOS apps: Draw Something, Khan Academy and Gardens of Time

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This week Inside Mobile Apps is pleased to announce we are changing the way that we track the movement of iOS apps as they rise and fall on the free, paid and top grossing charts. From now on, our charts will be put together using AppData, Inside Network’s traffic tracking...
Emerging free iOS apps: Draw Something, Khan Academy and Gardens of Time
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