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MoMinis Raises $4.5 Millioin

April 18th, 2012 by Arjan Olsder Posted in Companies & M&A | No Comments »

MoMinis just closed their second round of funding. The Israeli company manages to raise $4.5 million. This adds up to the $4.7 million the company raised before.

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Groupon Acquires Ditto

April 18th, 2012 by Arjan Olsder Posted in Companies & M&A | No Comments »

Groupon has acquired recommendation service Ditto. Following the acquisition of the Ditto service, the Ditto network will be switched off from April 30th onward.

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Zeptolab Strikes Gold with Cut the Rope

April 18th, 2012 by Dawn Siris Posted in Companies & M&A | No Comments »

Zeptolab is an average-sized game developer based in Russia, with Misha Lyalin as its chairman and CEO. For a small company, Zeptolab sure made its mark by releasing a couple of games that really hit it big a couple of years ago. However, the most popular game that the company created and continues to be one of the most downloaded apps for handheld devices is Cut the Rope Game. The app, since being released in 2010, has been well-received by critics and became a sensation among gamers who are particularly into puzzle games.

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Juniper Analyses the Instagram Acquisition

April 13th, 2012 by Arjan Olsder Posted in Companies & M&A | No Comments »

Charlotte Miller from Juniper has written about Facebook’s acquisitions before. Today, she wrote her view on the acquisition of Instagram by Facebook. What made the company worth a billion to The Social Network.

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What Made Draw Something Succeed, Besides The Obvious?

April 13th, 2012 by Dawn Siris Posted in Companies & M&A, Marketing Strategies | No Comments »

Did you ever hear about Alfred Russel Wallace? Most chances are you didn’t, but you surely know Charles Darwin I trust. In a nutshell, Wallace was the first to come up with the natural selection theory of evolution, but Darwin marketed it better. Let’s take a look at Draw Something Free on that regard.

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The9 Restructures

April 13th, 2012 by Arjan Olsder Posted in Companies & M&A | No Comments »

Chinese publisher The9 has seemingly started restructuring following weak financial results. Depending on the department, the publisher seems to be chopping up to 50% of its workforce.

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Sony Restructuring Leads to 10.000 Layoffs

April 12th, 2012 by Arjan Olsder Posted in Companies & M&A | No Comments »

Sony’s recent restructuring announcements will mean a loss of jobs for 10.000 of its employees. Sony’s Kaz Hirai announced it will take the company 12 months to let the employees go.

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Google to Sell Motorola to Huawei!?

April 12th, 2012 by Arjan Olsder Posted in Companies & M&A | No Comments »

According to the Wallstreet Journal, Google is looking to sell its newly purchased Motorola Mobility unit to Huawei. Though Google is set on keeping Motorola’s patents in-house, it will bring Huawei a name the world can pronounce.

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Imangi Studios asserts it’s standings as a top mobile gaming company

April 12th, 2012 by Dawn Siris Posted in Companies & M&A, Marketing Strategies | No Comments »

Imangi Studios is a small company that specializes in mobile gaming, which is responsible for many good iOS hits, such as Hippo High Five and Harbor Master. If you are into mobile gaming, regardless of your smartphone device, you probably heard about its newest marvel – Temple Run.

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Qualcomm Invests in BlueStacks App Player

April 11th, 2012 by Arjan Olsder Posted in Companies & M&A | No Comments »

BlueStacks, an emulator that allows PC users to launch Android apps on their personal computers, has attracted an investment from Qualcomm. The investment follows downloads of the player passing the 1 million mark.

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