Steam Media’s Founder Talks about Mobile Trend in Asia

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Steam Media, a Singapore-based mobile technology start-up, was founded in March 2009 by Chua Zi Yong. The start-up has recently raised US $780,000 in a Series A funding led by Stream Global and […] Related posts: Facebook Talks about Marketing in Southeast Asia [EVENT] If you’re free this Wednesday (26 January), join us at… Freesia City’s Co-founder on Social Gaming …

Freesia City’s Co-founder on Social Gaming and 1 Million Users in Asia

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Social gaming is one of the next big things. According to eMarketer, the industry is poised to be a $2 billion industry in the U.S by 2012. We are witnessing the same trend in Asia as more social gaming companies mushroomed in recent years. Dhub Digital, a Singapore and Indonesia-based social gaming start-up, is one […] Related posts: Freesia City …

Facebook Credits To Become Universal Currency On Site

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A currency – whether real or virtual – is only as good as the extent to which it’s accepted.  So to increase the value of Facebook Credits (figuratively speaking), Facebook will soon make them a mandatory option in social games that use payments. Users and developers shouldn’t react with too much dismay.  Other in-game currencies will be still be permitted, …

2,700 Gamers Join Manga Castle per day

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Manga Castle, a manga-style Facebook social game start up has launched MagicCastle just three weeks ago and is attracting 2,700 gamers each day. If this growth rate were to continue, it would rack over 1 million gamers by the end of 2011. Guess what, it will probably breakthrough the 1 million gamers figure as co-founder and […] Related posts: Manga …

CityVille Poised To Pass FarmVille As Top Facebook Game

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In the tech community, a lot of people profess to dislike Facebook games such as FarmVille and CityVille.  They’re snubbed due to requiring little thought or skill, and viewed with suspicion since users are encouraged to spend real money.  But there’s no denying their popularity, and it looks like CityVille is about to take the crown. A few days ago, …

CityVille Poised To Pass FarmVille As Top Facebook Game

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In the tech community, a lot of people profess to dislike Facebook games such as FarmVille and CityVille.  They’re snubbed due to requiring little thought or skill, and viewed with suspicion since users are encouraged to spend real money.  But there’s no denying their popularity, and it looks like CityVille is about to take the crown. A few days ago, …

Manga Castle Revolutionizes Manga Through Social Gaming

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Penn Olson features start-ups. Find out more here. If the U.S has Zynga and Playfish, Singapore has Manga Castle, a manga-styled social game maker. Despite just 1 year into the business, Manga Castle has achieved considerable success with investors and users. With over 15,000 likes on Facebook, Manga Castle’s product has proven to be well liked among manga […] Related posts: …

Gowalla Partners with National Geographic and Washington Post for Branded Trips

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Location-sharing service Gowalla has just revamped its website and expanded its Trips feature. The Foursquare competitor is launching the new feature set with two big business partners — National Geographic and The Washington Post — who have produced their own collection of Trips with hand-picked destinations. The National Geographic-branded Gowalla Trips include 15 walking tours to explore destinations like the …

Even Tiger Woods is Hopping on the Virtual Currency Bandwagon

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The promise of virtual currency has proved an effective way to get users to engage with their friends in social games like FarmVille and Mafia Wars. Now, Tiger Woods PGA Tour Online – the web-based version of the popular console game from Electronic Arts – is giving this concept a shot, offering users $10,000 of in-game currency for each of …