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Facebook says paying gamers surge by 24%

Facebook says paying gamers surge by 24%

When it comes social networking on the Internet, Facebook is the site most people go to. Facebook has been trying all sorts of ways to generate more revenue from the approximately 1,000,000,000 members it has all around the world. One of the ways that Facebook is trying to squeeze money out of these members is with video games that users can pay to play.

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Tumblr now has 100 million blogs

Tumblr now has 100 million blogs

Tumblr has reached another huge milestone today. There are over 100 million blogs hosted across its network, all of which have accumulated a total of 44.6 billion posts. Just last April, Tumblr hit its 50 million blogs milestone, and in one year, it managed to double that amount, showing that the social blogging network has no intentions of slowing down anytime soon.

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Facebook game developers made $2.8B in 2012

Facebook game developers made $2.8B in 2012

Executives from Facebook have revealed that game developers generated around $2.8 billion in revenue last year. Sean Ryan, Facebook's Director of Game Partnerships, spoke at the Game Developers Conference trying to entice more developers to join Facebook's gaming platform. Ryan stated, "Anywhere in the games business we are investing heavily." Ryan rolled out a bunch of impressive statistics to get more developers on board.

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Verizon Wireless to preload Games Portal onto its Android phones

Verizon Wireless to preload Games Portal onto its Android phones

Verizon Wireless is teaming up with PlayPhone, a social gaming network, to preload all of its future Android smartphones with Games Portal. Games Portal (like PlayPhone's current iOS/Android app) will be a social gaming platform that allows you to easily connect to your online friends in order to play mobile games together. There will also be many social aspects such as leaderboards, message boards, and achievements included with the service.

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Facebook Events now show weather forecasts

Facebook Events now show weather forecasts

Facebook has updated its Events feature to include weather forecasts. The weather forecasts only begin to appear when the event is happening within the next 10 days, however, but its a nifty little feature that should aid when planning a get-together. When you're creating a Facebook event, the weather forecast should appear right below the "When" section.

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Zynga distances itself from Facebook

Zynga distances itself from Facebook

Zynga has announced that it will no longer be requiring people to log into their Facebook accounts when entering its site. Zynga wants to distance itself from Facebook in order to become a more independent game developer. You are now able to access your favorite games, like Farmville, Chefville, Draw Sometihng, and more via a stand-alone Zynga account.

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Ryan Seacrest leaks Draw Something 2 on Twitter

Ryan Seacrest leaks Draw Something 2 on Twitter

Ryan Seacrest, known as the host of American Idol and also as a radio host for New York's Z100, leaked out what appears to be a sequel to the ever popular social game, Draw Something. Seacrest wrote in a tweet, "I somehow convinced them to give me #DrawSomething2 first... this may be the best Mariah & Randy have ever looked." Alongside the tweet, he posted an image of a very well drawn picture of the American Idol judges.

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