Crowdstar Raises $11.5 Million for Mobile Gaming, Slowly Moves Away from Facebook

Friday, May 4th, 2012
Over seven months ago, casual games maker Crowdstar announced that it will no longer develop games for Facebook. The company behind girl-oriented titles such as It Girl, Happy Pets, and Top Girl revealed that it has raised a fresh batch of investment to the tune of $11.5 million, which would help Crowdstar double-down on its transition into mobile gaming. This brings the company’s total funding to $35 milli

Facebook And Zynga Partnership Days Numbered?

Friday, March 2nd, 2012
Social gaming has become quite a popular distraction among those who frequently go online. By far, the pack is being led by the partnership between social game maker Zynga and social network behemoth Facebook. It has been one of those partnerships that has introduced and popularized social gaming into a giant that it is today. But some changes may be in the air as Zynga has announced that it is putting up its own

Electronic Arts Acquire PopCap Games

Wednesday, July 13th, 2011
The tech industry is recently set abuzz with a number of acquisitions. And it seems that there is no stopping tech companies in trying to get whatever advantage they can have by acquiring other companies that they think will give them that edge. And on the gaming front, the acquisition bug has bitten game maker Electronic Arts. According to reports coming from EA, the company has recently acquired PopCap Games. Fo

Zynga Enters Into the IPO Game

Monday, July 4th, 2011
It’s a great time to be a successful tech company these days. Investors are currently attracted to all things tech and try to put their bets into such companies, at least those that are known and popular. And because of the attention that they are getting in business and investment circles these days, it’s even a greater time for such companies to be going public. It may not be surprising, therefore, t

Zynga In Talks To Possibly Become A $10 Billion Company

Friday, February 18th, 2011
According to NYTimes financial news source Dealbook, online social games giant Zynga may be on the way of becoming another giant in the tech industry. It is currently in talks with mutual fund companies T. Rowe Price and Fidelity Investments for conducting a round of financing that will allow the company to get around $500 million worth of fresh capital. Although the discussions is currently ongoing and may possib

CityVille Gets 100 Million Users

Friday, January 14th, 2011
It is not only social networking that has been getting hot online these days. The success of Facebook also helped other online companies along the way. Accompanying Facebook in this surge in popularity is social gaming. In fact, both seem to have become ideal partners enjoying some good fortune. Social gaming has taken great strides especially when Zynga partnered up with Facebook to bring social games such as Far

Google Forging Slowly Towards Social Networking Path

Monday, September 20th, 2010
Google has been a company that’s been always trying something new. The online search giant is one of those tech companies known to leave its own mark in almost everything tech. It is no wonder, therefore that they are also trying to break into the social networking sphere online. It is no longer a secret in tech circles that Google has been making plans in entering the social networking field this time. One

Is Google Venturing Into Gaming?

Monday, July 12th, 2010
Online search giant Google has certainly planning not to remain in the industry that it became well known for. The company has went on to further spread its wing into other ventures. Just to name a few of them, there’s the Android mobile platform which Google has infused money and development into. There is also the Google Chrome OS, the recent acquisition of ITA Software, an online flight information servic