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San Francisco takes aim at littering Mafia Wars marketer

San Francisco takes aim at littering Mafia Wars marketer

If you stumbled upon a pile of $25,000 bills sitting on the street, you'd be overjoyed, wouldn't you? Well, apparently you are not the city of Sa...
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NPD: 20% of Americans play games on social networks

NPD: 20% of Americans play games on social networks

Are you an American? Are you in a room with a lot of people? OK, look at the person to your left. Now look at the person to your right. Now look ...
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Social Gaming News Digest for the week ending Aug. 13, 2010

Social Gaming News Digest for the week ending Aug. 13, 2010

Things happen so fast in the social gaming space these days, it can be hard to keep up. For those who need a little help, here's a quick recap ...
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Quote of the Moment: The problem with free games

Quote of the Moment: The problem with free games

"I feel there's a pretty fundamental problem that arises from the model of 'games as a service.' Because the games are fundamentally free, all th...
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Analyst: Google's gaming plans will benefit, well, Google

Analyst: Google's gaming plans will benefit, well, Google

Most of the discussion of Google's long-rumored and seemingly inevitable plans to enter the social gaming space have focused on what the company...
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HeyZap launches support for HTML5 social games

HeyZap launches support for HTML5 social games

Most social gamers probably don't care very much about the underlying technology running their favorite social games. But there is one important ...
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Quote of the Moment: The race to take over Europe

Quote of the Moment: The race to take over Europe

"I think [social game monetization in Europe] is going be even better for us than it is in North America, because there is less competition. One ...
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Social games help drive growth for China's Tencent network

Social games help drive growth for China's Tencent network

The largest social network in the world's largest country just keep getting, um, larger. And social games are a big part of that ever-increasing ...
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Social game maker OMGPOP signs on with myYearbook

Social game maker OMGPOP signs on with myYearbook

Just because social game maker OMGPOP isn't ready to sell out doesn't mean it isn't ready to expand via partnerships with other companies. Indeed...
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Report: Social game advertising to hit $220 million this year

Report: Social game advertising to hit $220 million this year

Social game makers may be focusing more on virtual good sales than advertising offers these days, but that doesn't mean selling ads to players is...
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Quote of the Moment: Social gaming 'tailor-made' for Disney

Quote of the Moment: Social gaming 'tailor-made' for Disney

"It became pretty clear to us that game-playing on social networks is real, here to stay. There are obviously a multitude of people that are alre...
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Popcap goes casino crazy with domain registrations

Popcap goes casino crazy with domain registrations

While Popcap games like Bejeweled Blitz and Zuma Blitz favor skill over luck, a host of new domain registrations hint that Popcap is looking to ...
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Square Enix brings freemium RPG to Japanese social network

Square Enix brings freemium RPG to Japanese social network

RPG-maker Square Enix's "exploration" of the social game space seems to be continuing apace -- in Japan, at least. SiliconEra reports that the co...
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Zynga pulls Farmville from MSN Games

Zynga pulls Farmville from MSN Games

Well that didn't last long. Only six months after Zynga brought its hit farming simulation Farmville to MSN Games, the company has apparently de...
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Rixty offers free Facebook Credits for Coinstar users

Rixty offers free Facebook Credits for Coinstar users

It looks like PayNearMe isn't the only credit-card-free virtual currency service giving away bonus Facebook Credits to attract new customers. Coi...
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