Archie Comics is becoming the first comic book publisher to make digital versions of its comics available for free through a new monetization model. The deal with mobile ad firm Tapjoy will allow comic book makers to take advantage of the virtual goods model that has proven so lucrative for developers of mobile games.
Korean social-platform Kakao Games is collaborating with Tapjoy to add a new revenue stream for its developers.
With execs from AT&T, LinkedIn, Tapjoy, and more, VentureBeat’s upcoming Mobile Summit will be a high-powered gathering of mobile industry movers and shakers.
Mihir Shah is out as CEO of the mobile ad network.