Wooga has come out of nowhere to become the second-largest player on Facebook in social games. Now it is showing great progress in getting downloads on iOS too, with more than 11 million downloads of Diamond Dash in four months.
Editor's Pick Photo of Mark Zuckerberg's desk after announcing the Facebook IPO.
Identity is important to everyone, but many startups get it wrong. Getting identity right has been one of the main keys to Facebook’s success.
Silicon Valley has led the world in innovation and entrepreneurship because of its culture of information sharing and mentoring. No other region in the world is like it. But things are changing. In my travels to countries like India, China, and Chile, I’ve witnessed a noticeable evolution in entrepreneurial culture over the past five years. Networking groups are emerging, and entrepreneurs are becoming more open. One of the most impressive examples of this is in Campinas, Brazil—a small university town on the outskirts of Sao Paulo.
[vimeo 39036504 w=640 h=360] This week, we cover a smattering of tech news in our weekly video round-up — but first, we conduct a blind taste test of Pepsi’s newest soda pop-style beverage.
After hearing reports that employers are asking prospective employees for their social media passwords to see their histories, Facebook has responded today by telling those employers to buzz off and users to not give up their passwords.
Facebook has purchased 750 patents from IBM to help it battle Yahoo’s recent troll-like patent lawsuit, according to Bloomberg.
A Facebook spokesperson confirmed to VentureBeat that there was “a purchase,” but declined to give any further details.
Welcome to the wild world of mobile gaming, where a new king can be crowned in the span of three weeks, and a struggling company can become the most sought after acquisition on the market.
Dropbox announced Monday morning on Twitter that you can now share your Dropbox folders with friends on Facebook.
[vimeo 38667389 w=558 h=314] The past week was packed with big news, thanks in part to the South By Southwest Interactive conference in Austin. Jolie O’Dell was there interviewing movers and shakers, so executive editor Dylan Tweney filled in as host of VBWeekly.
Editor's Pick More than 6,000 hopefuls from around the world entered Facebook’s programming challenge, the Hacker Cup, in January. Three months later, just 25 finalists went head-to-head in a three-hour battle for supremacy today at Facebook’s new Menlo Park campus.
A class-action lawsuit was filed against 18 high-profile mobile application companies this week, resulting out of recent reports that these companies “steal” user address books.
Editor’s Pick After Zynga, the second-biggest player on Facebook isn’t Electronic Arts anymore. It’s Wooga, a Berlin-based studio that has become Europe’s largest social game publisher with more than 49 million monthly active users on Facebook.
Now Wooga has raised $24 million in venture capital and has grown to more than 150 employees. The company now faces a number of strategic decisions, such as doubling down on Facebook or spreading out to platforms such as Google+ or Zynga.com. We caught up with co-founder Jens Begemann at the recent Game Developers Conference in San Francisco. Here’s a transcript of our interview.
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-NE_IAPD1c&w=560&h=315] Rihanna’s “We Found Love” was the most-listened to song on Facebook for 2011.
Life under GameStop’s ownership has been good for Kongregate, one of the largest destinations for free indie games on the internet. But the changes that are rippling through the game industry are also buffeting both Kongregate and GameStop, the world’s largest operator of game retail stores.