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Facebook Set For $1 Billion In Social Gaming Revenue

Facebook Inc is on course to generate $1 billion in revenue this year from social gaming, according to Kevin Ryan, a leading Internet entrepreneur and former chief executive of online advertising giant DoubleClick.

Most of that revenue will come from advertising.”The $1 billion forecast also includes revenue from Facebook Credits, which allow users to buy items for games and other activities on the social network” , he added.

Zynga Teams Up With AT&T

Game maker Zynga has partnered up with AT&T to bring gaming to AT&T’s customers. Zynga is popular for creating social games such as Farmville that are commonly played through Facebook.

AT&T will publicize the Zynga games on the Android Market later this year. Games such as Words with Friends and Zynga Poker will be combined with customized content to let Zynga stand above the rest.

Top 5 Facebook Games with Active Monthly Users

According to SocialTimes, the list of the top 5 fastest growing Facebook games is out and a recent study says that 1 in 3 American Facebook users are getting online while in the bathroom.

Former Facebook Executive Takes Senior Position at Zynga

Facebook’s first advertising executive is joining Zynga, the mobile gaming app company, and taking a significant role to formulate an advertising strategy.

Murphy joined Facebook in 2005 and unveiled the self-service advertising platform as well as the defacto “Fan / Like” pages for brands. He also facilitated the social plug-ins throughout the Internet via the open graph. His move is a great one given that Zynga is one of Facebook most strategic partner in gaming.

His new role will likely include overseeing Zynga’s advertising strategy, driving growth and fostering partnerships with major brands