Posts Tagged: zynga

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Moka, an Indonesian mobile point-of-sale startup, gets seed funding from East Ventures

Jakarta-based mobile point-of-sale (mPOS) startup Moka announced this morning that it received seed funding of an undisclosed amount from lo...

  • September 22, 2014
  • at 8:00 am
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The Rise and Fall of China’s First Hit Social Game (The One Zynga Ripped Off as FarmVille)

Remember FarmVille, the social game that put Zynga on the map? That was pretty much ripped off from a Chinese game named Happy Farm, made by...

  • December 28, 2012
  • at 1:33 pm
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Can Asia Take the Lead in the Next Generation of Social Games?

About the Author: Sangeet Paul Choudary writes regularly on strategies for online markets, and works closely with startups in these spaces i...

  • October 16, 2012
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Serkan Toto on Why Japanese Social Gaming Giants Monetize Better

Serkan Toto, expert on social mobile gaming in Japan, has been kind enough to share with us a presentation that he gave recently on the succ...

  • June 4, 2012
  • at 5:40 pm
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Japanese Game Publisher Konami Joins Zynga as a Platform Partner

Social games provider Zynga (NASDAQ:ZNGA), in the wake of announcing its own social gaming space called the Zynga Platform, today announced ...

  • March 9, 2012
  • at 6:00 pm
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INDOMOG Aims to Solve Indonesia’s Online Payment Woes

Payment gateways have always been a curse for the Indonesia online ecosystem. We spoke with Wendy Vega, the founder and owner of INDOMOG whi...

  • January 10, 2012
  • at 9:18 am
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Is Evernote the Anti-Zynga? Phil Libin at Disrupt Beijing

This is a part of our TechCrunch Disrupt 2011 event coverage. #15:05: And we’re back for another “fireside chat” sans the ...

  • November 1, 2011
  • at 3:12 pm
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Zynga To ‘Hire Aggressively’ For Its Bangalore Office

We reported back in March about social game developer Zynga and its plans to double its Bangalore office staff from 100 to 200 employees. An...

  • October 13, 2011
  • at 10:53 am
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Singapore Spends More on Facebook Games, But Some Not Aware of Virtual Currency

Online payment provider MOL has conducted an extensive survey among Singaporeans on Facebook to learn more about the nation’s social gamin...

  • August 3, 2011
  • at 10:30 pm
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Japan is finally opening up to the rest of the tech world

Will Japan be able to marry its strong history of hardware innovation and build mass appeal for the next generation of software-based techno...

  • September 1, 2014
  • at 6:58 pm
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In Addition to Layoffs in US, Zynga Contemplates Closing Japan Office

Techcrunch is reporting that Zynga (NASDAQ:ZNGA) is laying off five percent of its full-time employees (about 160 people) and sunsetting 13 ...

  • October 24, 2012
  • at 10:00 am
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CEO and founder of TMG, Alvin Yap

Alvin Yap Talks about Monetizing the Feature Phone Industry [INTERVIEW]

Readers may recall when we discussed feature phone business opportunities in Indonesia with Andy Zain. Continuing that discussion, we spoke ...

  • September 6, 2012
  • at 5:04 pm
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Guess What? Tencent Clones Zynga’s Draw Something [LEAKED PICTURES]

No sooner has the smash-hit social game Draw Something been bought up by Zynga [1] than we hear that China’s Tencent (HKG:0700) has al...

  • April 2, 2012
  • at 3:00 pm
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China Has No Innovation? Look Closer

I gave a sharing session at the National University of Singapore last Wednesday about my experience living in China for a year. I am current...

  • January 20, 2012
  • at 2:45 pm
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HappySNS Builds Social Games On Facebook, Tencent, Kaixin. Has 30 Million Monthly Active Users

HappySNS is a social gaming company that build games for Tencent, Facebook, and Chinese social network Kaixin001. According to the companyâ€...

  • December 30, 2011
  • at 9:08 am
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Ogilvy’s ‘Social Media Equivalents’ in China 2011 [INFOGRAPHIC]

Ogilvy’s Asia Pacific arm has recent republished its ‘China Social Media Equivalants’ chart. There are a couple of interesting updates...

  • October 17, 2011
  • at 3:30 pm
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Japan Digest – 5 Aug

Here you can find interesting startup news from Japan, not only from its capital, Tokyo, but also other startup hubs like Fukuoka, Kyoto, Os...

  • August 5, 2011
  • at 3:16 pm
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China Digest – 31 Jul

Here you can find some interesting startup news from China, not only in its capital, Beijing, but also other startup hubs such as Shanghai, ...

  • July 31, 2011
  • at 11:30 pm
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