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Tapjoy replaces CEO with former Disney executive Steve Wadsworth

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Tapjoy, a mobile app marketing firm, has replaced its CEO and president Mihir Shah with Steve Wadsworth, the former president of Disney Interactive Media Group. The move is the latest turn for a company that has often been in the spotlight, sometimes for unflattering reasons. Wadworth, who is currently a Tapjoy...
Tapjoy replaces CEO with former Disney executive Steve Wadsworth

Amazon giving away 'tens of millions of dollars' in virtual money with launch of Amazon Coins

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July 9-10, 2013 San Francisco, CA Early Bird Tickets on Sale Amazon launched its first digital currency today with a giveaway: 500 free Amazon Coins for every Kindle Fire customer. The coins, which are worth $5, can be used to buy games, app, and in-app purchases. Kindle Fire customers...
Amazon giving away 'tens of millions of dollars' in virtual money with launch of Amazon Coins

Will Farmville Really Leave Facebook?

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Farmville publisher Zynga could be about to gamble its entire future on the devotion of its users. It appears something of a bust-up is brewing between Facebook and Zynga; one which could see the company leave Facebook for good. The story, as first reported by TechCrunch, goes that Zynga is...
Will Farmville Really Leave Facebook?
Startup gets funding to bring high-risk margin trades to Bitcoin

Japan's Kiip-like Metaps raises $11m, aims to become world's top Android monetization platform

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Metaps, a Japanese company that provides an advertising and promotions platform for Android, has raised a 1 billion yen (approximately $11 million) round of Series B funding that will help accelerate its expansion across Asia and beyond. The platform operates in a similar fashion to US-based rewards-based platform Kiip —...
Japan's Kiip-like Metaps raises $11m, aims to become world's top Android monetization platform
Bitcoin me: Adam Draper's Boost VC makes a big bet on the virtual currency

Spend money in the real world, get cash in the virtual world

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American Express and Zynga have teamed up for a program that rewards users with virtual currency when they spend money in the real world. [Read more]...
Spend money in the real world, get cash in the virtual world

Peanut Labs Continues To Soar, Announces New Publishers

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Peanut Labs, one of the leading monetization platforms with headquarters in San Francisco, has announced partnerships with IMVU, ijji.com, Baby Gaga and Club Cooee. Over 200 online publishers are signed up with Peanut Labs and using its solutions that enable users to earn virtual currency by filling out offers, completing...
Peanut Labs Continues To Soar, Announces New Publishers

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
Betable Nabs The Guy Behind Zynga's Recent Deal To Enter Real-Money Gaming

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
WALL STREET ANALYST: Hackers Are Attacking Bitcoin So They Can Scoop It Up For Lower Prices

Fruit Ninja Tops 300M+ Downloads After Two Years, Now Installed On 1/3 Of All U.S. iPhones

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It feels like it was just yesterday that I was downloading Fruit Ninja on a review unit of the iPad, swiping away at juicy watermelons and nearly-invisible kiwis. But the app has been around for a while — two years to be exact. And over the span of 24 months,...
Fruit Ninja Tops 300M+ Downloads After Two Years, Now Installed On 1/3 Of All U.S. iPhones
ANALYST: Bitcoin Took A Key Step Towards Going Mainstream, And That's Why It's Been Going Crazy The Last Two Days

Facebook on Track for $1 Billion Revenue This Year

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According to figures released today by the singularly focused blog Inside Facebook, the ubiquitous social network made upwards of $700 million in 2009 and is expected to reach a phenomenal $1 billion in revenues in 2010. Year over year, Facebook's revenues have typically doubled, from $150 million in 2007 to...
Facebook on Track for $1 Billion Revenue This Year
Funding Daily: Kids these days, with their Walkmans & their Bitcoins
Jawfish launches real-time multiplayer tournaments on mobile devices

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

What's Amazon's Master Plan for Coins?

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Amazon tentatively dipped its toe into the virtual currency business today, rolling out Coins, a token system intended as “an easy way” for Kindle Fire users to buy apps, games and in-app items. And to promote the move, it’s offering a giveaway: 500 Coins to every Kindle Fire customer. That’s...
What's Amazon's Master Plan for Coins?

Bitcoin: How An Unregulated, Decentralized Virtual Currency Just Became A Billion Dollar Market

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Hang around in the tech industry long enough and you or someone you know will be heard saying, “that’s so crazy it just might work.” Two years ago, if you’d told me that an open-source, P2P currency would soon be a thriving, billion-dollar market, I would’ve told you that you...
Bitcoin: How An Unregulated, Decentralized Virtual Currency Just Became A Billion Dollar Market
New BitCoin credit card to free your plastic from paper currency

DailyDirt: Do You Trust Digital Currencies?

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Global financial markets have shown that respectable currencies can be threatened by the actions of relatively small economies. The basis of modern money is trust, not the value of gold or of any particular physical goods. Perhaps digital currencies could provide some alternatives for small countries (who shall remain nameless,...
DailyDirt: Do You Trust Digital Currencies?
Expensify now lets companies reimburse international employees in Bitcoin

Japan's DeNA posts record quarterly revenue of $567m, operating profit jumps 54% year-on-year to $216m

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Japanese mobile social gaming firm DeNA has announced record revenue of $567 million (52.3 billion yen) for its third quarter 2012. The company, which runs the Mobage games network for iOS and Android, saw revenues rise 52 percent year-on-year, while operating profit jumped 54 percent from that of Q3 2011...
Japan's DeNA posts record quarterly revenue of $567m, operating profit jumps 54% year-on-year to $216m

Skillz enters beta with an Android gaming platform that let players compete for real money

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For those tired of competing just for points and virtual currency in mobile games, a new startup, Skillz, is about to ramp things up with its new platform for adding real-money tournaments to Android games. Developers add Skillz as the multiplayer element of their mobile games. Players then sign up for...
Skillz enters beta with an Android gaming platform that let players compete for real money
Small companies can do quick market research with Peanut Labs’ Crowdvibe (exclusive)

Bubble or No, This Virtual Currency Is a Lot of Coin in Any Realm

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The bitcoin, a virtual currency created in 2009, has achieved a billion-dollar milestone that has turned the relatively obscure online means of exchange into a media sensation....
Bubble or No, This Virtual Currency Is a Lot of Coin in Any Realm
Hacked Bitcoin exchange BitFloor back online, founder promises to repay stolen funds
Why Bitcoin Doesn't Have To Worry About The Fed Shutting It Down -- At Least Not Yet

Meet WallaBee, a nifty location-based item collecting iPhone game

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WallaBee is a brand new digital collectibles game for the iPhone (iTunes link) with a geo-location twist, made by the talented Ben Dodson Apps team, and it would YOUR LOSS if you do not check it out immediately. In all seriousness, WallaBee is a pretty innovative iPhone game, described by...
Meet WallaBee, a nifty location-based item collecting iPhone game
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