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The real reason Zynga is out of steam

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The games are lacking. If the social gaming company wants to save itself, it needs better titles. FORTUNE -- Zynga can't catch a break. Shares are down nearly 74% since its stock market debut. User engagement has dropped 53% in less than three years according to social game analytics firm...
The real reason Zynga is out of steam
Exclusive: Big Blue Bubble pivots to the mid-core market with new 6waves published titles

In the War Between Apps vs. HTML5, Goko Tries to Make Cross-Platform Gaming Work

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Today, Goko is unveiling its platform that helps developers build cross-platform games using HTML5, the controversial technology that many say isn’t ready for primetime. But, contrary to popular opinion, Goko argues that it is possible — and has games to prove it. The reason why the subject is worth debating...
In the War Between Apps vs. HTML5, Goko Tries to Make Cross-Platform Gaming Work
Study finds 85% of social gamers quit after their first day

Draw Something Expands to 12 New Languages, Enlists J-Lo for Promo

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The Internet is called the “world wide web” for reason, and Zynga has no intention of leaving those additional players on the table. And so starting today, you can play Draw Something in no fewer than 12 languages: French, Italian, German, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, Norwegian, Swedish, Dutch, Danish, Simplified and...
Draw Something Expands to 12 New Languages, Enlists J-Lo for Promo

The Inside Network Job Board: Sparked.com, GREE, AdColony 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: Sparked.com, GREE, AdColony and more. Aarki Inc. Mobile Advertiser & Publisher Sales Ad...
The Inside Network Job Board: Sparked.com, GREE, AdColony and more

This week’s headlines from across Inside Network

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A roundup of all the news Inside Network brought you between May 7 and 13. Inside Mobile Apps Tracking the convergence of mobile apps, social platforms and virtual goods. Monday, May 7 Emerging free iOS apps: 100 Floors, GifBoom and Race or Die 2 Rovio’s revenues jump 963% year-on-year to...
This week’s headlines from across Inside Network

Moms We’d Like To Fund

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Editor’s Note: Christine Tsai is a Partner at 500 Startups. Learn more about her at http://500.co and follow her on Twitter at @christine_tsai. Are you an entrepreneur looking to build something truly awesome that will positively impact millions of people’s lives? (And by the way, make a LOT of money?)...
Moms We’d Like To Fund
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From The China Social Game Summit 2010 in Beijing: State of the Industry And 6 Demos From Local Startups

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Over the weekend, I attended the China Social Game Summit 2010 in Beijing, a two-day event that attracted over 400 international attendees and 80 speakers. According to the organizers (China’s leading social game service provider Appleap and Tokyo- and Beijing-based VC firm Infinity Venture Partners), the event is the biggest...
From The China Social Game Summit 2010 in Beijing: State of the Industry And 6 Demos From Local Startups

CrowdStar Co-Founder and GM Jeffrey Tseng promoted to CEO

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Mobile and social game developer CrowdStar today announced that co-founder and general manager of products Jeffrey Tseng has been promoted to CEO of the company. Former CEO and co-founder Peter Relan returns to his post of executive chairman on CrowdStar’s board of directors. CrowdStar said that the change comes as...
CrowdStar Co-Founder and GM Jeffrey Tseng promoted to CEO

GREE Acquires Mobile-Social Game Developer Funzio, Terms Are Undisclosed

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This news is breaking. We’ll be updating quickly…. Here’s the release: GREE ACQUIRES LEADING MOBILE DEVELOPER FUNZIO Continues to Grow Core Gaming Expertise San Francisco, CA – May 1, 2012 – GREE, a leader in the mobile social gaming industry, today announced the acquisition of Funzio, Inc., a trailblazer in...
GREE Acquires Mobile-Social Game Developer Funzio, Terms Are Undisclosed

Zynga Retools Exec Team By Promoting From Within: Mark Vranesh Takes Over As CFO, David Ko As COO, Barry Cottle As CFO

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Zynga today fought back against a slew of high-level departures, announcing a slate of new appointments to C-level and executive roles. In all of these new appointments, Zynga is promoting from within rather than bringing in executives from the outside — perhaps in a big to truly stabilize the company...
Zynga Retools Exec Team By Promoting From Within: Mark Vranesh Takes Over As CFO, David Ko As COO, Barry Cottle As CFO
Applifier launches video ad network to monetize Facebook games

Facebook roundup: employees sell shares, anti-trust suit over Credits, Nasdaq compensation plan and more

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Facebook execs and board member sell some shares – With the end of an employee lockout this week, some top Facebook executives have sold portions of their shares. COO Sheryl Sandberg sold less than 2 percent of her shares for more than $7.4 million. Chief Accounting Officer David Spillane sold 256,000 shares, which...
Facebook roundup: employees sell shares, anti-trust suit over Credits, Nasdaq compensation plan and more

There's A Major Flaw In Zynga's Plan To Fix Itself (ZNGA)

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Zynga has a plan to fix itself that involves becoming a more mobile-focused company and putting more resources behind the "With Friends" brand, Shayndi Raice at the Wall Street Journal reports. It has no choice but to figure out mobile. Zynga's mobile users are growing three times faster than its...
There's A Major Flaw In Zynga's Plan To Fix Itself (ZNGA)

The Inside Network Job Board: Green Dot, Aarki, BrightRoll 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: Green Dot, Aarki, BrightRoll and more. Aarki Inc. Mobile Advertiser & Publisher Sales...
The Inside Network Job Board: Green Dot, Aarki, BrightRoll and more

SchoolFeed Turns High School Reunions into a Facebook Social Game

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SchoolFeed, which is building a sort of Facebook social gaming version of Classmates.com, already has six million monthly users. Now, it has raised $1.75 million in funding. SchoolFeed helps users find out whatever happened to their freshman crush, of course — as well as plan reunions, scan their yearbooks and...
SchoolFeed Turns High School Reunions into a Facebook Social Game

6waves Lolapps chief denies copying Spry Fox’s social game (exclusive)

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Rex Ng, chief executive of 6waves Lolapps, denied allegations that his company violated copyright law in copying Spry Fox’s social game on Facebook. Spry Fox, a small game developer in Seattle, said last Sunday it filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against 6waves Lolapps because 6waves’ Yeti Town mobile game...
6waves Lolapps chief denies copying Spry Fox’s social game (exclusive)

Kontagent Raises $1 Million For Facebook Analytics Platform

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Kontagent, an fbFund winner and social analytics platform has raised $1 million from a number of angel investors, including Jameson Hsu, co-founder/CEO of Mochimedia; Greg Thomson, founder of TallTreeGames and creator of YoVille (Acquired by Zynga); Mike Sego, Chief Product Officer of Gaia and creator of (Fluff)Friends (Acquired by SGN)....
Kontagent Raises $1 Million For Facebook Analytics Platform

New this week on the Inside Network Job Board: King.com, High 5 Games, Warner Bros. and more

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The Inside Network Job Board is dedicated to providing you with the best job opportunities across social and mobile application platforms. Here are this week’s highlights from the Inside Network Job Board, including positions at: Warner Bros., Work4 Labs, PT Gaming, King.com, Checkpoint Studios, High 5 Games, Pandora Internet Radio...
New this week on the Inside Network Job Board: King.com, High 5 Games, Warner Bros. and more

Scamville Marches Onto The iPhone, Sneaks Back Into Facebook

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In our Scamville series of posts last October we exposed the massive user fraud occurring Facebook and MySpace social games. Fake quizzes tied to long term mobile subscriptions, malware-laden toolbar downloads and other scams were the center of the controversy. The industry did a lot of talking in the...
Scamville Marches Onto The iPhone, Sneaks Back Into Facebook

CrowdStar No Longer Developing Social Games for Facebook

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CrowdStar’s CEO Peter Relan said in an interview that the longtime social games maker is no longer developing for Facebook. Instead, the company is focused on building games for smartphones. “We are maintaining the old games, like Happy Aquarium, but we don’t build new Facebook PC games any more —...
CrowdStar No Longer Developing Social Games for Facebook

Zynga Loses Its CTO of Mobile as Shares Trade Lower

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Game Closure, which is building a platform to make it easy for games to be played across multiple devices, said it has hired Laurent Desegur, Zynga’s CTO of mobile. Desegur will join the Mountain View, Calif., start-up as a VP of Mobile Engineering, in charge of the company’s game engine...
Zynga Loses Its CTO of Mobile as Shares Trade Lower

Zynga Reports Higher Revenues, Loss in First Quarter

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Zynga reported a net loss of $85 million, or 12 cents a share on revenues of $329 million, in the first quarter ended March 31. When excluding some charges, including stock-based compensation, the company’s non-GAAP earnings totaled 6 cents a share, beating analyst expectations of 5 cents a share. Revenues...
Zynga Reports Higher Revenues, Loss in First Quarter

Facebook rolling out games section of Timeline

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Facebook is adding a new section to users’ About pages on their Timeline that showcases the social games they play. The games section is similar to the movies, books, TV and music sections launched with the latest profile redesign earlier this month. It displays the games users have recently played...
Facebook rolling out games section of Timeline

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

YC's Parse Lets You Run Custom Code For Your Mobile Apps Without Worrying About The Server Stack

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Parse, a Y Combinator-backed startup that makes it easier for mobile developers to handle their back-end infrastructure, is launching Cloud Code — a way to easily write custom code without worrying about servers. “If you’re a social game and you need to calculate the top 10 scores every day for...
YC's Parse Lets You Run Custom Code For Your Mobile Apps Without Worrying About The Server Stack

Blogging Inside Social Apps: Social Game Marketing and Performance Advertising on Facebook

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Analytics and Open Graph were big topics of discussion during the “Social Game Marketing and Performance Advertising on Facebook” panel at the Inside Social Apps Conference in San Francisco on Thursday. Ifeelgoods Co-founder and VP of Business Development Suchit Dash, AdParlor CEO and Co-founder Hussein Fazal, Kontagent CEO and Co-Founder...
Blogging Inside Social Apps: Social Game Marketing and Performance Advertising on Facebook

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
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