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Brandy Shaul / Inside Social Games:
Zynga announces closure of OMGPop.com, four OMGPop Facebook games   —  Zynga has announced the closure of OMGPop.com, affecting multiple games from the service on both its own website and on Facebook.  This decision does not appear to affect the Draw Something franchise …
Aug 5, 2013, 2:40 PMIn context
Scott Reyburn / Inside Social Games:
Supercell raises another round of funding at $130M on a valuation of $770M, sees revenues of $2.4M a day   —  Supercell confirmed to Forbes that is had raised another round of funding at $130 million in February on a valuation of $770 million from Index Ventures, Atomico Partners and Institutional Venture Partners.
Apr 17, 2013, 10:25 PMIn context
Emanuel Maiberg / Inside Social Games:
Zynga hopes to retain top executives with bigger bonuses tied to performance, Mark Pincus' new annual salary is $1   —  Zynga today filed a form 8-K with the Securities and Exchange Commission which reveals that in 2013 the company's top executives will be compensated with larger bonuses …
Apr 6, 2013, 12:25 AMIn context
Mike Thompson / Inside Social Games:
Corona Labs launches Corona Cloud for mobile developers   —  Today, Corona Labs launched Corona Cloud, a suite of cloud services partnered with the Corona SDK for mobile development.  —  The new backend as a service is open to anyone to use, but it's designed to be extra appealing to those already using Corona SDK.
Mar 21, 2013, 7:15 AMIn context
Mike Thompson / Inside Social Games:
EA and Zynga reach settlement in lawsuit surrounding The Ville   —  Inside Social Games has learned that Zynga and Electronic Arts have reached a settlement and are moving to dismiss the lawsuit that was filed last summer surrounding The Ville.  The decision is now in the court's hands.
Feb 15, 2013, 2:20 PMIn context
Mike Thompson / Inside Social Games:
Exploding Barrel Games is Kabam's first acquisition of 2013   —  Two weeks into the new year, Kabam has already acquired a new studio: Exploding Barrel Games from Vancouver, British Columbia.  —  Like so many of Kabam's acquisitions to date, Exploding Barrel Games is a developer targeting core gamers …
Jan 15, 2013, 1:05 PMIn context
Mike Thompson / Inside Social Games:
Exclusive: Zynga's Alan Patmore case gets more complicated with Kixeye cross-complaint   —  Zynga's lawsuit against Alan Patmore just had another legal layer added to it: Kixeye's legal team filed a cross-complaint against Zynga yesterday afternoon.  Kixeye's complaint alleges that Zynga's lawsuit …
Nov 14, 2012, 1:40 PMIn context
Mike Thompson / Inside Social Games:
Zynga responds to The Ville copyright lawsuit, accuses EA of violating anti-trust laws   —  Update: EA has released a statement.  “This is a subterfuge aimed at diverting attention from Zynga's persistent plagiarism of other artists and studios.  Zynga would be better served trying to hold onto …
Sep 14, 2012, 4:55 PMIn context
Mike Thompson / Inside Social Games:
Zynga gains nine publishing partners, launches four new games on Zynga.com   —  Tonight, Zynga launched four new games on its Zynga.com web platform and also revealed it's secured nine new publishing partners, bringing the total count of third-party developers it's working with to 24.
Sep 6, 2012, 11:25 PMIn context
Mike Thompson / Inside Social Games:
Big Fish teams with Betable, brings real-money gaming to U.K.   —  Casual game developer Big Fish today announced it is joining with Betable and bringing real-money gambling to the United Kingdom with Big Fish Casino, a re-branded version of the social mobile casino game Card Ace: Casino.
Aug 16, 2012, 9:05 PMIn context

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