Facebook started in colleges. Japanese live video startup TwitCasting said yesterday that it owns 50 percent of the college market in Japan — and it’s coming here.
Mobile branded content company TextPride has completed a $1 million seed funding round, the company said. TextPride makes stickers and emojis that mobile messaging apps can add as paid upgrades to their services.
Social-game developer Wooga found success on mobile with Jelly Splash, a color-tile matching game with more than 10 million downloads in eight weeks on iOS.
Line’s Akira Morikawa isn’t targeting his messaging service at gamers, but they’re playing a ton of titles on his network. Will that make it bigger than Facebook?
App Annie released its May apps index this morning– all apps minus games — and the giants are doing well: Microsoft, Google, Apple, and Facebook are well-represented on the top publisher lists. But there’s also some surprises, and some new entrants to the most-downloaded and highest-grossing app leader lists on iOS and Google Play.
Line has taken off in Japan and is moving to other territories.
Mobile messaging apps are turning out to be a great way to get games noticed.