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Retail and downloads are the same

The reliance of traditional publishers on bricks and mortar business has left them powerless to fend off the advances of the growing advances of the social and browser game sector, according to Zattikka CEO Tim Chaney. They can’t do so much; they are bricks and mortar businesses that need retail,” …

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Now Google targets Ngmoco

Google Ventures, the venture capitalist arm of the internet company, has reportedly invested between $3-5m in successful iPhone games developer Ngmoco. Already this month Google has been linked with two possible games acquisitions – the first a $182 deal for developer Slide and the second a rumoured buyout of in-app …

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Google swoops for another social studio?

Google is said to have acquired social games group Jambool in what is widely believed to be part of a covert operation to become a serious Facebook rival. The search engine giant has acquired the San Francisco-based company in a deal worth up to $75 million, claims a TechCrunch report. …

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Another fresh start for Atari

The men currently guiding the troubled ship that is Atari have – once again – outlined the company’s intentions to navigate out of continuously troubled water and back into a more stable future at the heart of the games industry. As is the case with so many modern publishers, Atari’s …

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Disney acquires Playdom in $763m deal

Disney will acquire social games giant Playdom for a fee that could rise to $763.2 million. The deal, which was rumoured last week, involves an initial payment of $563.2 million, with a further $200 million dependent on performance. The news comes weeks after Disney swooped for iPhone music game pioneer …

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Social games market to hit $1.5bn in 2014

The total value of the social network games market will reach $1.5bn by 2014, according to a new report from Screen Digest. In 2009 that total stood at around $639m with 500m active monthly users, suggesting that the sector is set to grow by over 100 per cent in the …

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