real time app

Why your app needs to be real-time

World of Warcraft, Facetime, WebEx, ETrade’s MarketCaster, and Facebook’s live “Ticker” may seem completely unrelated, but they all represent real-time apps, connecting users instantly with the real world.

The biggest gaming surprises of 2012

It doesn’t matter how closely you follow the news or how often you refresh your browser; some companies can still manage to catch the gaming public completely unaware. Here are some of our picks for the biggest surprises of 2012.

Raptr and Kiip mine game rewards for new business models

Games have always rewarded players with virtual points and other rewards that become a source of pride and cred. But in an attention-based economy, some companies are willing to give real, physical rewards for gamers who hit the highest achievements in games.

GamesBeat Weekly Roundup

If you follow VentureBeat but don’t regularly check our GamesBeat site, here’s a list of the best games stories we ran over the last seven days that you may have missed.