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GSN Acquires Bash Gaming for $160 Million
/ February 26, 2014 3:01 pm
GSN Acquires Bash Gaming for $160 Million

GamesIndustryBiz reports that GSN Games has acquired Bash Gaming for $160 million. Bash Gaming is the studio behind the most prevalent social and mobile title Bingo Bash, which currently has 4.8 million users across iOS, Facebook, Kindle and Android. Read More

Phoenix Online Introduces New Publishing Label
/ February 21, 2014 5:01 pm
Phoenix Online Introduces New Publishing Label

GamesIndustryBiz reports that Independent Game Developer Phoenix Online Studios has launched Phoenix Online Publishing. The new publishing label aims to promote games based on stories. The company is starting its publishing business by introducing four new games, including Jane Jensen's Moebius: Empire Rising; indie role-playing title Quest for Infamy; The Last Door: Collector's Edition; and Lost Civilization. Read More

Facebook Launches Chaatz
/ February 11, 2014 5:44 pm
Facebook Launches Chaatz

TechCrunch reports that Facebook team responsible for creating feature phones has launched Chaatz, a multi-platform mobile messaging application, focused on both evolving markets and developed markets. . Read More

Flappy Bird Developer to Pull Plug on Game Sales
/ February 10, 2014 5:53 pm
Flappy Bird Developer to Pull Plug on Game Sales

GamesIndustryBiz reports that the developer of Flappy Bird, a popular iOS and Android game, is pulling the game from apps stores without any clear reason behind its withdrawal. Dong Nguyen, who operates Gears studio in Hanoi, Vietnam, only stated that he would be ending the sale of the game “Flappy Bird". . Read More

Google and Samsung Announce Global Patent Agreement
/ January 27, 2014 5:46 pm
Google and Samsung Announce Global Patent Agreement

Reuters reports that Google Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co Ltd have reached a global patent cross-licensing agreement. The companies stated that the deal "would lead to deeper collaboration on research and development of current and future projects." The companies have been in the middle of the smartphone patent wars in law suits with Apple and various other companies. . Read More

Survey: Android Apps Developed Faster Than iOS, Windows Phone
/ January 14, 2014 2:49 pm
Survey: Android Apps Developed Faster Than iOS, Windows Phone

It takes less time to develop apps for the Android platform than for either iOS or Windows Phone, according to a new survey by Evans Data. Forty-one percent of developers targeting Android said their typical app is finished in one month or less, compared with 36% for iOS and 34% for Windows Phone. On all platforms, the largest part of the time is spent on testing and debugging, except for Firefox and Tizen, where coding takes more time. Read More

Zynga to Shut Down YoVille
/ January 13, 2014 4:21 pm
Zynga to Shut Down YoVille

VentureBeat reports that Zynga has decided to discontinue one of its oldest games, YoVille, by the end of March, sparking discontent from players of the once popular game. YoVille is a game set in a town-like community that was developed to a point where millions of individuals were playing it, giving rise to a whole sequence of “Ville” games, light-hearted replication game like FarmVille. . Read More

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