Posts Tagged: social gaming


South Korea’s top 10 most valuable tech startups

South Korea’s top 10 most valuable tech startups

It’s been five years since the second venture boom started in Korea, and now there are several startups that are big enough to compete wit...

  • April 18, 2014
  • at 12:35 pm
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Tencent takes stake in Korea's CJ Games

Tencent pays $500 million for big stake in Korean mobile gaming company

Chinese web and game company Tencent is boosting its mobile gaming prowess today by paying US$500 million for a stake in South Korea’s CJ ...

  • March 26, 2014
  • at 9:31 pm
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DeNA Q3 2013 revenue profit

Struggling against new gaming challengers, DeNA sees revenues and profits plunge

The team at DeNA must be wearing out the minus buttons on their calculators. The mobile social gaming company posted its Q3 financial report...

  • February 5, 2014
  • at 3:40 pm
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Fruit Ninja for WeChat

Fruit Ninja is preparing to slice its way into WeChat

Being a fruit ninja means more than just slicing and dicing. It involves making friends as well. That’s what the makers of Fruit Ninja...

  • November 20, 2013
  • at 2:50 pm
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GREE offers voluntary retirement to 11% of workforce, shuts Osaka office

Today it came to light that GREE is planning to offer voluntary retirement plans to about 200 employees, or 11 percent of its entire workfor...

  • October 3, 2013
  • at 10:21 am
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Gameloft China: partners important for navigating China

Minion Rush has undoubtedly taken over Candy Crush’s place as the king of games on my iPhone since the day Gameloft China country manager ...

  • August 6, 2013
  • at 3:30 pm
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Plant vs Zombies -  Great Wall Edition

How Popcap Games Adapted Plants Vs Zombies with Resounding Success in China

Renowned for its famous hits like Bejeweled and Plants vs Zombies, American video game developer Popcap Games has been making headways into ...

  • August 2, 2013
  • at 9:00 am
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GREE Again Cuts Down On International Business With Lay-Offs and Office Closures

Just last week The Nikkei reported about sales and profit sliding significantly for GREE (TYO:3632) between April and June (ahead of the com...

  • July 10, 2013
  • at 11:12 am
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Japan’s DeNA Seeks Expert Advice, Puts MIT’s Joi Ito on New Advisory Board

Japanese web and social gaming company DeNA (TYO:2432) has created its first advisory board to seek expert advice from industry luminaries o...

  • June 21, 2013
  • at 4:00 pm
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A clash of gaming worlds as Crossfire maker invests $112 million in Sundaytoz

A clash of gaming worlds as Crossfire maker invests $112 million in casual gaming company

Smilegate, Korea-based maker of hardcore online games such as Crossfire, this morning announced a $112 million buyout of 20 percent of socia...

  • March 28, 2014
  • at 5:03 pm
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Lets Fold origami game for Android

Love origami? This mobile game takes the ancient Japanese art into the 21st century

Origami, the ancient Japanese art of folding paper into decorative shapes, is getting a makeover for the 21st-century. A new puzzle game for...

  • March 13, 2014
  • at 3:20 pm
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Boosted by WeChat, China's mobile gaming market worth $590 million in Q3 2013

Boosted by WeChat, China’s mobile gaming market worth $590 million in Q3

Mobile gaming is still China’s fastest-growing game sector, with the market exploding 75 percent from Q2 to Q3 this year. New data fro...

  • December 13, 2013
  • at 4:17 pm
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Momo dating app adds social gaming

On China’s Momo, you can now play games as you flirt

Chinese dating app Momo is the country’s biggest flirting app with over 50 million users. Now its users have one more way to bond with som...

  • November 5, 2013
  • at 9:01 pm
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Getting into bed with the enemy, GREE launches first game on KakaoTalk

If you can’t beat them, join them: that’s what GREE (TYO:3632) probably thought when it allowed its subsidiary in Seoul, GREE Korea, to ...

  • September 2, 2013
  • at 4:00 pm
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WeChat v5 update

WeChat v5.0 Update Arrives on iOS With Social Gaming, Mobile Payments, and Sticker Store

The long awaited update to WeChat, the popular China-made messaging app, has arrived. This morning WeChat v5.0 for iOS is rolling out (to be...

  • August 5, 2013
  • at 11:47 am
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1 Year Later, How Has Friendster Succeeded As a Gaming Platform in Southeast Asia?

Are you a gamer? How do you find Friendster's gaming platform?

  • July 29, 2013
  • at 9:10 pm
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KakaoTalk 100 million

In a Major Milestone, Korean-Made KakaoTalk Reaches 100 Million Users

After three years and three months in action, the Korean startup KakaoTalk has surpassed 100 million users on its social messaging app. It&#...

  • July 2, 2013
  • at 10:33 am
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Korea’s Com2uS Gets 28 Million Monthly Active Users, Launches 3 More Titles

We spoke with a Com2Us representative, and he reveals interesting information to us about the Korean gaming company.

  • June 20, 2013
  • at 4:43 pm
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