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User Acquisition & Virality: Tips to a Successful Product

As an iPhone and Facebook developer myself, the panel at GMIC SV on user acquisition and virality really hit home. It’s really hard to have a successful app if you have no users. I was lucky that Campus Maps (www.GetCampusMaps.com) went viral at the University of Maryland, but even now I am having difficulty gaining…

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GMIC SV: Kevin Chou, CEO of Kabam, Sees Great Opportunities on Social Gaming Front

With the Fireside Chat series of this year’s GMIC SV coming to a close, Douglas MacMillan, reporting for Bloomberg News, had the opportunity to speak with Kevin Chou, CEO of Kabam, about recent developments both at Kabam and on the social gaming forefront. We learned that in the year in which Zynga has struggled, Kabam…

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GMIC SV Panel Discussion: Build Local, Distribute Global. Industry Leaders Share Foreign Market Experiences

The first day of GMIC SV featured several panel discussions, including the Build Local, Distribute Global session focusing on international business development. The discussion highlighted both the strategies and successes of GetJar, Zynga, Groupon, Foursquare and ZeptoLab in foreign markets while being moderated by Benjamin Joffee, CEO of Plus8Star. As these industry leaders shared their…

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GMIC SV Speaker Niccolo de Masi: Glu Mobile Set to Gain Revenue from iPhone 5 Games This Year

With analysts predicting that the iPhone will sell 33 million units this quarter, popular game-maker Glu Mobile expects to see a boost in sales this year, with two-thirds of its revenue coming from Apple’s iOS mobile platform, says CEO Niccolo de Masi. Predicting that revenue will reach between $94.4 million and $96.4 million in its…

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Zynga Wants to Help Chinese Games Move Overseas

Zynga China has just commenced its Mobile Publishing Program, looking to find Chinese game developers and companies that want to market themselves abroad. With respect to these developers and their products, Zynga has said that it is looking for a few strict requirements: high quality games only, virtual prop design capability and capacity for overseas…

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Zynga: How Social Gaming Is Done…But Where is Xiangqi?

Last year GWC visited Zynga on our G-Trip to Silicon Valley.  I talked about our visit to Glu already, so I want to take a bit to talk about them as well as some other things the guys have been up to lately.  Because of the December IPO, we weren’t allowed to talk about the…

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Mobile Oracle 2012: Weixin Will Make Tencent China’s 4th Largest Carrier

For our final set of predictions we bring you thoughts from some of our members. These predictions were handled differently than our previous prediction requests.  Our members were asked two questions, one retrospective, one gazing forward.  Hopefully, you will find it as insightful as we did.   Comparing these predictions to our previous one, which…

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Social Gaming In India-Future of Billion Dollar Social Gaming Industry

  Social Gaming Overall Social gaming has grown at astounding rates since 2009.  Today we will delve deeper into the  billion dollar social game industry – its monetization, development, customer acquisition, and the key questions. Worldwide, social gaming fetches around USD $1 billion a year.  According to Ficci-KPMG’s Indian Media and Entertainment Industry Report 2011, India…

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NewsWrap: Korean Gaming Market Changing, Thousands Line up for BlackBerry 9790, Social Gaming Running into Obstacles, Samsung Dropping Netbooks, Twitter Partnering with Mixi

NewsWrap brings you the latest today in Tech News from China and the world at large. Today we look at future changes in the Korean gaming market, the turnout for the new BlackBerry device release in Indonesia, the obstacles that social gaming is currently facing, Samsung dropping netbooks in 2012, and Twitter partnering with Japan’s…

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