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Here's Why Zynga Stock Is Up So Big (ZNGA)

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Zynga stock is up almost 7% this morning. Why? Yesterday, it applied for a real-money gambling liscense in Nevada. Please follow SAI on Twitter and Facebook.Join the conversation about this story »...
Here's Why Zynga Stock Is Up So Big (ZNGA)
Zynga files for right to make real-money gambling games in Nevada

Zynga posts loss of $52 million in quarterly earnings

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One day after laying off five percent of its workforce, Zynga announced it sustained a quarterly loss of more than $52 million. Despite the sub-optimal Q3 2012 numbers, the company’s relatively high revenue figures (over $316 million) exceeded analysts’ low expectations i(n the neighborhood of $300 million). But overall, the...
Zynga posts loss of $52 million in quarterly earnings
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Burstly buys TestFlight to complete the mobile app life cycle, from beta testing to bucks

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Burstly, a startup focused on helping mobile developers monetize through advertising, has acquired TestFlight, the most popular service for beta-testing iOS apps. Today it’s showing off the fruits of their joint labor, TestFlight live, an analytics dashboard for app developers that shows real time detail on an app’s audience, business...
Burstly buys TestFlight to complete the mobile app life cycle, from beta testing to bucks

Unibet buys a 45% stake in real-money Facebook gambling game maker Bonza

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London-based but Valetta, Malta-headquartered online gambling giant Unibet today announced that it has acquired a company called ‘Social Gambling (Channel Islands)’ or SGCI for a nominal fee of £100 ($151) – yes that’s not a typo – and a £2 million ($3 million) loan facility. This probably doesn’t mean much...
Unibet buys a 45% stake in real-money Facebook gambling game maker Bonza
Wargaming acquires BigWorld middleware firm for $45M (exclusive)

RockYou purchases game developer Ryzing

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Ryzing is the developer of popular Bingo game; users play with real money for prizesOnline gaming has become so popular that a recent study found that nearly half of smartphone users in the top five European markets play games on their phone. With such a big market, the real question...
RockYou purchases game developer Ryzing

New Speakers and Sessions Added to Inside Social Apps San Francisco

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We’re gearing up for the biggest social app event of the year: Inside Social Apps Conference & Expo, happening June 6-7 in San Francisco. Expert developers, marketers, analysts, consultants, and venture capitalists will lead sessions on key social app development, advertising, and investment opportunities. You’ll also have plenty of opportunities to...
New Speakers and Sessions Added to Inside Social Apps San Francisco

New Speakers and Sessions Added to Inside Social Apps San Francisco

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We’re gearing up for the biggest social app event of the year: Inside Social Apps Conference & Expo, happening June 6-7 in San Francisco. Expert developers, marketers, analysts, consultants, and venture capitalists will lead sessions on key social app development, advertising, and investment opportunities. You’ll also have plenty of opportunities to...
New Speakers and Sessions Added to Inside Social Apps San Francisco
Betable Nabs The Guy Behind Zynga's Recent Deal To Enter Real-Money Gaming

Scoble: hit man of Silicon Valley?

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Today a “journalist” (Dan Lyons) says I have been hitting up VCs to start my own fund. Really? I didn’t know that! For the record, I’m not raising a fund. This article is NOT accurate. But, it sure comes up in conversation a lot. At two events tonight it came...
Scoble: hit man of Silicon Valley?

After Raising $3.6M, Sports Betting App Favourit Releases iOS App

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Australian startup app integrates realtime updates, and connects fans to bookies If you're a gambling man, Favourit could just become your new favorite iPhone app. The Melbourne, Australia based startup hopes to have smartphone users betting away on their devices, challenging friends and connecting with bookkeepers. The app, launched...
After Raising $3.6M, Sports Betting App Favourit Releases iOS App

Stung on Facebook and let down by Draw Something, Zynga looks to mobile for future growth

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Zynga suffered declines on its Facebook business, according to its Q2 earnings report. Going forward, CEO Mark Pincus says the developer will look to mobile, advertising and male-oriented games for growth potential. The developer made $332 million in revenue and $302 million in bookings for Q2 2012. That’s up 10...
Stung on Facebook and let down by Draw Something, Zynga looks to mobile for future growth

Google Drive: It's slick, integrated...and not exactly free

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The online file storage and sync service is more than just a Dropbox and SkyDrive competitor. Because it can cost users real money, it makes us into customers, not just eyeballs for advertisers. [Read more]...
Google Drive: It's slick, integrated...and not exactly free

Zynga launches real money betting games in the UK

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Social games giant Zynga announced on its official blog today that the its first real money betting games ZyngaPlusPoker and ZyngaPlusCasino will launch tomorrow in the U.K. As the name implies, ZyngaPlusPoker is an online poker room which offers a variety of games, tournaments and “buy-ins at every level.”...
Zynga launches real money betting games in the UK
Time For Apple To Buy Developer Love With A 0% Cut?

Zynga to launch real-money gambling online games in 2013

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Zynga has the world’s most popular online poker game on Facebook. So it’s no surprise that the company will parlay that position into the real-money gambling market. Mark Pincus, chief executive of Zynga, said in a conference call with analyst today that the company will launch its first real-money online...
Zynga to launch real-money gambling online games in 2013

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

Will Zynga Emerge As A Gaming Company Or Gambling Company?

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There is more than a bit of schadenfreude among longtime insiders in the gaming industry at Zynga’s performance over the last year. The company has fallen from a private, pre-IPO valuation of around $14 billion to just $2 billion over the past year as it failed to maintain growth on...
Will Zynga Emerge As A Gaming Company Or Gambling Company?

Dig deep with Glu’s Lil’ Kingdom

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Lil’ Kingdom is a new game from Glu Mobile. The title is a Tiny Tower-inspired building game, and has been downloaded over 500,000 times from Google Play since its launch, showing up as the No. 32 top grossing Android title at the end of last week. Note: This title was...
Dig deep with Glu’s Lil’ Kingdom
DOUG KASS: This Chart Of Apple Looks Exactly Like Google Right Before The Economy Completely Melted Down (AAPL, GOOG)

Real-Money Gaming Platform Betable Signs Canada's Frima Studio

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Betable, a gaming platform that enables developers to use real money instead of virtual currencies, just signed one of Canada’s largest independent developers Frima Studio. Frima, which has about 350 people and is based in Quebec, is opening up a real-money gaming division called 3OAK. Instead of going their own...
Real-Money Gaming Platform Betable Signs Canada's Frima Studio

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

ReadWrite Mobile Carrier Survey: What Would It Take For You To Switch?

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Choosing the right mobile carrier is a big decision for everyone from individuals to small and large corporations. There are lots of factors to consider in making the right choice, from coverage areas and reliability to speeds and technologies to what handsets are available. Just as important, the choices you...
ReadWrite Mobile Carrier Survey: What Would It Take For You To Switch?

Zynga's Gaming Partner Bwin Spins Off Kalixa, Its Payments Platform, In Bigger Bid For The $1.3T E-Commerce Market

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Bwin, the online gaming giant that is powering Zynga’s first foray into real-money gambing, in the UK, today is spinning off its payments platform Kalixa. In turn, Kalixa is launching new mobile and online wallet products to further its concept of being a one-stop shop for those seeking an e-commerce...
Zynga's Gaming Partner Bwin Spins Off Kalixa, Its Payments Platform, In Bigger Bid For The $1.3T E-Commerce Market

Gambleville: Zynga brings more slots to social gaming

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Zynga to launch a new slots game with vampires, witches, cowboys and penguins. But players aren't using real money, yet. [Read more]...
Gambleville: Zynga brings more slots to social gaming

Eduardo Saverin's tax-free global citizenship | Dan Gillmor

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Must we tolerate this new global elite of the super-rich and mega-corporations dodging tax obligations in any one country?Eduardo Saverin imagines himself a "citizen of the world". His is an unofficial description, but one that an elite class of super-rich people and multinational companies increasingly take for granted.Saverin's name stood...
Eduardo Saverin's tax-free global citizenship | Dan Gillmor

Pumping iron: WeightTraining.com's iOS app lets you log sessions, track stats and design workout plans

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We’re only one week into the new year, and already we’ve seen Gympact launch for Android, to let users earn real money by sticking to their fitness goals, while Fitsby launched to let you challenge friends to a game of gym check-ins, and win money for working out. Indeed, the...
Pumping iron: WeightTraining.com's iOS app lets you log sessions, track stats and design workout plans
Finovate: Quantopian debuts live data trading for consumer quants
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