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Articles tagged with: Zynga

Google+ Games Coming Very Soon, Watch Out FaceBook

If you were not moving to Google+ because of Zynga Poker, Farmville, CityVille or any other game on Facebook. It is about time you do.

Zynga and Google were in a big partnership last year , in that partnership Google invested around 10 million in Zynga for the development of Zynga signature Products and helped it making it One of the biggest social game developer in the World.

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.

Social Networking Browser Backed By Khosla, Accel

Accel Partners and Khosla Partners joined existing investor Andreesen Horowitz in this latest round, the company and investors said. Accel’s Jim Breyer and Khosla’s Vinod Khosla will take observer roles on RockMelt’s board.

Rockmelt lets Facebook users send messages from their main browser screens and signals when there is news a reader wants on a favorite website.

Myspace Continues to Sink, Loses 10M Visitors in a Month

Myspace’s traffic has declined by 10 million unique visitors in just one month, according to recent data from comScore. This simply confirms to obvious fact of Myspace’s inevitable demise. Between January and February of this year, their traffic dropped by 14 percent, going from 73 million to 63 million visitors. Even more evidence for the death of Myspace: the site’s traffic is half of what it was a year ago.

Myspace’s unfortunate owner News Corp is trying to sell the company. They bought Myspace in 2005 for $580 million, however a lot has changed since ’05 and they are losing money on the site. At the beginning of this year, they laid off almost half of Myspace’s staff. There has been some interest from potential purchasers of the site, one of which is social gaming company Zynga.

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