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Exclusive: HitFox's AppLift raises $13M from Prime Ventures

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HitFox today announced that its mobile game marketing platform AppLift raised $13 million from venture capital and growth equity firm Prime Ventures. This is AppLift’s second round of funding, after recieving its first round of funding from HitFox, an incubator focused on investing and acquiring game distribtuion and user acquisition...
Exclusive: HitFox's AppLift raises $13M from Prime Ventures

Weekly Wrapup, November 16: Told through GIFs, images, and Tweets

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This week, the Israeli Defense Foce and Hamas used social media to cover their own war and AngelList cofounder Naval Ravikant stopped by PandoMonthly to hold forth on failure, the shifting nature of Series A funding, and how to change the law in Washington. TWITTER GOES TO WAR In the...
Weekly Wrapup, November 16: Told through GIFs, images, and Tweets
Welcome to Helsinki, home of the sauna, Supercell, and some angry birds

Chartboost Is Building The Next Mobile Ad Network To Watch, And They're Expanding To Europe

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Five years ago from their native city of Barcelona, Maria Alegre and her husband Pepe Agell used to watch old Stanford Technology Ventures Program videos from entrepreneurs sharing their founding stories. Intrigued by what they heard, they picked up and moved to the Valley, where Alegre dug into mobile gaming...
Chartboost Is Building The Next Mobile Ad Network To Watch, And They're Expanding To Europe

A Startup You've Never Heard Of Called Supercell Is Suddenly Worth $600 Million

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Somewhere in Scandanavia there's a startup. And investors think that startup is worth a lot of money. Supercell is a two-year-old company that is cashing in on iOS games. Titles include Hay Day and Clash of Clans, and the company frequently appears in the App Store's top grossing chart. According...
A Startup You've Never Heard Of Called Supercell Is Suddenly Worth $600 Million

Puzzle & Dragons estimated to generate between $54M to $75M a month in Japan, says Japanese press

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Japan’s top grossing free-to-play mobile game Puzzle & Dragons for iOS and Android is estimated to generate between five billion yen ($54 million) to seven billion yen ($75.5 million) a month in the country, according to the Japanese press as translated by industry watcher and analyst Dr. Serkan Toto. The...
Puzzle & Dragons estimated to generate between $54M to $75M a month in Japan, says Japanese press

Free Mobile Games Earn Most of the $10 Billion Spent on Apps in 2012

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Mobile apps are on target to earn $10 billion this year, with games making up 80 percent of the pie. According to Flurry, which gives developers tools to track consumer behavior, the most prolific business model is the free-to-play scenario, where consumers download the game for free and then pay...
Free Mobile Games Earn Most of the $10 Billion Spent on Apps in 2012

This week's headlines from across Inside Network

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A roundup of all the news Inside Network brought you between Jan. 7 and Jan. 11. Inside Mobile Apps Tracking the convergence of mobile apps, social platforms and virtual goods. Monday, Jan. 7 Guest Post: Presence management, the next discipline for mobile-first organization Nvidia unveils Android-based mobile game system...
This week's headlines from across Inside Network

Guest Post: Clash of Clans engagement analysis

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Editor’s note: Clash of Clans, one of two titles from Finnish mobile developer Supercell, has continually topped the iOS charts and raked in loads of money for the studio. Kevin Oke, Lead Designer at both Adrian Crook & Associates, a social-mobile game design consultancy, and PlayRank, a second screen startup, takes a deep dive into...
Guest Post: Clash of Clans engagement analysis

A robotic unicorn helps turn PikPok into a startup again

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While the world ooohs and aaahs at the $2.4 million a day that Finnish mobile game studio Supercell is now bringing in, it can be easy to overlook gaming contenders from other parts of the world. Take New Zealand’s PikPok, for example. The Wellington-based studio is the maker of the...
A robotic unicorn helps turn PikPok into a startup again

APPLE: Developers Have Made $7 Billion From Our App Store (AAPL)

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Apple put out a press release this morning with a bunch of stats on the App Store. It says it's had 40 billion app dowloads since its inception and nearly half, or 20 billion, or those downloads happened last year. It also says it has paid out $7 billion to...
APPLE: Developers Have Made $7 Billion From Our App Store (AAPL)
Gaming Monetization Startup Playhaven Nabs Rovio's SVP of Brand Marketing Ville Heijari

Apple Announces 40 Billion App Store Downloads, Nearly 20 Billion in 2012

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Apple today announced that the App Store has reached another milestone, passing 40 billion downloads since its launch in 2008. The pace of downloads continues to accelerate, with nearly half of those downloads coming in 2012. Apple now has 500 million user accounts for the App Store, and set a...
Apple Announces 40 Billion App Store Downloads, Nearly 20 Billion in 2012

Chartboost Raises $19 Million From Sequoia And Others To Help Developers Promote Mobile Games

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San Francisco-based gaming and ad platform Chartboost has raised $19 million in new funding, in a round led by Sequoia Capital, with participation from existing investors TransLink Capital and SK Telecom Ventures. With the new funding, Sequoia’s Jim Goetz, who previously sat on Admob’s board, is joining Chartboot’s board. The additional funding will...
Chartboost Raises $19 Million From Sequoia And Others To Help Developers Promote Mobile Games
A first look at Supercell’s tablet-only combat title Battle Buddies

Zynga Shares Plummet 12% After It Lays Off 520 Employees

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Investors were unsettled by Zynga’s announcement that it is cutting 520 employees, or almost one-fifth of its workforce, with shares plummeting 12% to $2.99, before recovering slightly in after hours trading. Trading of Zynga shares were halted twice in the afternoon on the Nasdaq stock exchange, first for the layoff...
Zynga Shares Plummet 12% After It Lays Off 520 Employees
Singaporean-Finnish Startup Nonstop Games Raises $2.9M For Core Gaming On iOS, Android

Nuzzle, Supercell, and Noom Weight Loss Coach on this week's top grossing apps charts

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Word game Ruzzle from developer MAG Interactive was the one notable app to appear on the top grossing iPhone apps chart, ranking No. 24. Early today we reported on data from Onavo that analyzed the mobile games on the top grossing iPhone apps chart to see if there’s a correlation between...
Nuzzle, Supercell, and Noom Weight Loss Coach on this week's top grossing apps charts

GamesBeat weekly roundup: Supercell raises $130M, BioShock Infinite tops March sales, and more ...

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If you follow VentureBeat but don’t regularly check our GamesBeat site, here’s a list of the best video game stories we ran over the last seven days that you may have missed. This week, Clash of Clans developer Supercell is now valued at $770 million and raised $130 million in...
GamesBeat weekly roundup: Supercell raises $130M, BioShock Infinite tops March sales, and more ...

Zynga Is About To Release Its Q1 Earnings, Here's What You Need To Know

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Zynga is getting ready to report its Q1 2013 earnings this afternoon, and it isn't expected to be pretty. The social gaming company, which found initial success with Facebook games, is going through a tough transition. Mid-last year it decided to become a mobile-first company. Since then, Zynga has gone...
Zynga Is About To Release Its Q1 Earnings, Here's What You Need To Know
Hold on, mobile gaming monetization ain't as easy as it looks

Storm Chasers Capture Nebraska Supercell

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Storm Chasers Capture Nebraska Supercell

Crowdstar Picks Up An Extra $12M To Fuel Its Move Onto Tablets, Mobile

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Crowdstar, the social and mobile gaming company that has built several fashion-focused titles, just picked up another $12 million from existing investors to bring two products to market later this year. As you might expect, both are mobile and Crowdstar CEO Jeffrey Tseng says the company now has a renewed...
Crowdstar Picks Up An Extra $12M To Fuel Its Move Onto Tablets, Mobile

How Long Can Nintendo Hold On As Spending On Mobile Games Surpasses Handheld Titles?

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With Sony’s presser on the PlayStation 4 yesterday, it’s time to ask questions again about how console stalwarts like Sony and Nintendo are responding to an onslaught of Android and iOS devices that are cannibalizing their businesses. Nowhere is this trend more apparent than in the handheld category where...
How Long Can Nintendo Hold On As Spending On Mobile Games Surpasses Handheld Titles?

From the Land of Angry Birds, a Mobile Game Maker Lifts Off

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For a country with a population about the size of Minnesota, Finland has produced some giant global hits in the mobile business, like the phone maker Nokia and Rovio, the company responsible for Angry Birds. A Finnish mobile games start-up called Supercell wants its crack at glory too....
From the Land of Angry Birds, a Mobile Game Maker Lifts Off

East, West Meet in Mobile Game

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GungHo Online Entertainment of Japan and Supercell of Finland are working together. In "Puzzle & Dragons" from Gungho, players will encounter characters and themes from Supercell's "Clash of Clans."...
East, West Meet in Mobile Game
Five key differences between Zynga and Supercell

This week’s headlines from across Inside Network

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A roundup of all the news Inside Network brought you from Feb. 27 to Mar. 3. Inside Mobile Apps Tracking the convergence of mobile apps, social platforms and virtual goods. Monday, Feb. 27 Android crosses 850,000 activations per day with 450,000 apps in the store, Andy Rubin says Apple makes...
This week’s headlines from across Inside Network

Guest Post: The secrets to blood brothers' success

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Editor’s note: DeNA’s Japanese RPG card battler has been a hit for the mobile-social gaming juggernaut since release. As Inside Mobile Apps previously reported, Blood Brothers’ events feature is wildly successful for the game. In a third guest post from Kevin Oke, lead designer at both Adrian Crook & Associates, a social-mobile game...
Guest Post: The secrets to blood brothers' success
Clash of Clans game studio Supercell raises $130M on valuation of $770M
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