Weekly News Brief


May 16, 2012


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Here’s what’s happening in the world of mobile gaming this week!

  • Funzio was making $5 million/month before its acquisition by GREE?[TechCrunch]
  • The Japanese government has banned a major money-making mechanic used in Japanese mobile games?[Inside Mobile Apps]
  • Tapjoy launched $5 million fund for mobile game development in Asia?[TechCrunch]
  • Angry Birds crossed a billion downloads!!?[TechCrunch]
  • Is freemium a fad? (We don’t think so!)?[PocketGamer]
  • Facebook announced App Center [ReadWriteWeb]
  • Google Play passed 15 billion app downloads?[PocketGamer]
  • Zynga bought Wild Needle?[TechCrunch]
  • 5 great services that power mobile apps (including Chartboost)?[x.commerce]