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Zynga set to acquire OMGPOP at noon

Zynga set to acquire OMGPOP at noon

Today the folks at Zynga have sent out invitations to a phone conference which promises to be exciting for customers and partners alike. What we're expecting they're going to announce is their official acquisition of the explosively popular game Draw Something's developing company OMGPOP. This group has seen sudden success with the collaborative drawing application and Zynga, always the company ready for a good buy, is almost certainly ramped up to take advantage.

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Facebook mobile user base swells 76% in 2011

Facebook mobile user base swells 76% in 2011

There's been a lot of talk about Facebook pushing up its mobile advertising strategy in the coming months, and apparently it has good reason to do so. In the last year, the number of people who sign into their Facebook accounts regularly on a mobile device jumped 76% over 2010. The social networker attributed the growth to its recently launched iPad app, among other factors.

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Zynga teams up with Frito-Lay

Zynga teams up with Frito-Lay

Hopefully those virtual crops you've been building up in Farmville are ready to be turned into partially hydrogenated soybean oil, because snack food giant Frito-Lay is about to invade your land. Okay, so the promotion won't be that obtrusive, but the two companies are set to roll out a massive promotional campaign.

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Hasbro grabs Zynga licensing rights for toys

Hasbro grabs Zynga licensing rights for toys

Mattel made a huge killing in its partnership with Rovio and its merchandise like the Angry Birds board game. So rival toy conglomerate Hasbro is saying, "Gee, I'd like a piece of that." It has forged a deal with fellow newly minted gaming giant Zynga to bring a line of games and toys based on some of the most popular social game franchises in the industry. Among the licenses it now has access to are Mafia Wars and Farmville.

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SlashGear 101: Android@Home

SlashGear 101: Android@Home

Google's vision for a network of accessories connected to one another and running on Android as their operating system is what they call Android@Home. This system was first presented at Google I/O 2011 at their Day One Keynote and stood to extend the Android OS to include new services and apps to discover, connect, and communicate with appliances and devices in the home. The following is a basic guide of what this project, Android@Home or the Android at Home Framework, entails as of today.

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Facebook depends on Zynga for 12% of revenue

Facebook depends on Zynga for 12% of revenue

Facebook officially filed its IPO today and the documents reveal that the social network's $3.71 billion revenue in 2011 has been dependent largely on its successful partnership with Zynga. Although Facebook generates a majority of its revenue from advertising, Zynga is responsible for almost all of the network's "Payments" revenue, worth 12% of total revenue.

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Zynga CEO applauds concept theft in leaked memo

Zynga CEO applauds concept theft in leaked memo

I can't say I approve of what's going on in the gaming industry today when I read something as nasty as what you're about to experience. What follows is an internal memo sent out by Zynga CEO Mark Pincus to his developers, engineers, and the like, congratulating them on their hard work in the face of accusations that they've copied the idea for developer Niblebit's game Tiny Tower with their own game Dream Heights. Pincus has been known to speak on points like this in similar ways before, but his famous "just copy what they do and do it until you get their numbers" remark has never fully been substantiated with proof - until now.

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Angry Birds heads to Facebook, won’t make up for Timeline

Angry Birds heads to Facebook, won’t make up for Timeline

The insanely popular video game on mobile devices called Angry Birds is set to come to the Internet via Facebook. The giant social network has had some very popular video games in the past, such as the irritatingly popular game Farmville and others. You need to get ready to be hit with another onslaught of your Facebook friends asking for help in video games with Angry Birds headed to Facebook on Valentine's Day, February 14, 2012.

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Zynga gobbles up four mobile gaming firms

Zynga gobbles up four mobile gaming firms

When it comes to Facebook gaming, one of the largest developers is Zynga. Zynga games are offered on smartphones and on social networking sites like Facebook; this company was behind the crazy popular Farmville game on Facebook. Zynga has now confirmed the purchased four smaller mobile gaming to Reuters.

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Minecraft 1.0 released, over 240 million logins every month

Minecraft 1.0 released, over 240 million logins every month

What's this, a game that gets 240 million logins a month that isn't actually named Farmville or World of Warcraft? And was just barely fully released this weekend? That's, drum roll please, the block-building Minecraft for you. Since the official launch of Minecraft’s 1.0 release candidate this weekend, the game has seen an astounding 4000 logins per second, and over 240 million logins every month. If you do some math, that's 240,000 logins a minute, and roughly 14 million logins an hour. Now that's what I call a popular game. And a very smart developer, Mojang.

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With Pokemon still absent from iOS, MinoMonsters looks to steal the show

With Pokemon still absent from iOS, MinoMonsters looks to steal the show

There's this fellow by the name of Josh Buckley out there, ladies and gentlemen, he's a developer of games, webpages, and environments who's done so much in the position he's in that he's been called "the Harry Potter of startups" by Paul Graham - and now he's coming for you, Nintendo, and he's got your little monsters in his sights. This Buckley fellow has apparently been making games and online-based communities since he was in his early teens, having made his first 6-figure sell of a webpage he'd created when he was just 15. He's since started a game environment by the name of MinoMonsters with his partner TJ Murphy and plan on filling the space left by the absence of massively popular Nintendo-based game Pokemon with said game starting December the 6th.

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Facebook Project Spartan HTML5 drive to miss f8 tip insiders

Facebook Project Spartan HTML5 drive to miss f8 tip insiders

Facebook's Project Spartan will not make its debut at the social network's f8 conference, it's suggested, with the broad-reaching HTML5 venture instead expected to launch later in September or in early October. The slight delay from earlier rumors is down to Facebook's decision to extend Project Spartan to support the Android browser along with desktop browsers, TechCrunch reports, rather than solely the iOS browser on the iPhone and iPad as originally intended. Now, the project is expected to launch at a separate event a week or two following f8.

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