Zynga and the perils of becoming a platform

Zynga's move to create its own social gaming network outside Facebook is a positive shift to reduce its dependence on someone else's social network. But being a platform provider and aggregator of entertainment options is a hard business and not one to be taken lightly.…

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Zynga grabs mobile developer Astro Ape Studios

Zynga is expanding its mobile ambitions by apparently picking up New York City-based developer Astro Ape Studios. The gaming powerhouse, which is preparing to go public, has been increasingly looking to shore up its mobile efforts, which has not be as successful as its Facebook business.…

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Bezos Gets His Game On

With an undisclosed investment in Social Gaming Network by his personal fund, Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos is proving Om right.…

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