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President Obama on Friday was scheduled to meet with leaders of some of the nation's largest tech companies -- including Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg -- to discuss their privacy concerns regarding the National Security Agency (NSA), Politico reported. Executives from Google and Yahoo, among many others, also received invitations, a White House official told the publications. . Read More
GamesIndustryBiz reports that Wooga, a mobile social network and game developer, plans to launch its fifth internal studio. The company has five development studios and is preparing to open another soon.
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TechCrunch reports that Yahoo has purchased social data visualization firm Vizify. Vizify aids its users to envisage and graph their social lives in the setup of a private website of sorts. Vizify, a company established in 2011, had raised $1.46 million in its last funding round in 2012. Today, Yahoo will take over all the functions of Vizify. Read More
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 one comment
TechCrunch reports that AdStage has raised additional $1 million in its recent round of funding from previous investor Digital Garage. AdStage provides advertisers with the ability to manage and create online ad campaigns across Facebook, Google, and other social networking sites. Read More
Magisto, the cloud-based mobile video platform, today announced a $2 million investment from Mail.Ru Group, the Russian Internet pioneer and one of the world's largest Internet companies. In addition, Magisto has integrated its offering into Odnoklassniki, a wholly owned subsidiary of Mail.Ru Group and the second largest social network in Russia, reaching 33 million daily unique visitors. Read More