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Facebook’s Latest Global Audience Growth, via the Facebook Global Monitor August 2010 Edition

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We’ve just released the latest numbers tracking Facebook’s audience growth around the world in our August 2010 edition of the Facebook Global Monitor. The Facebook Global Monitor is a part [...]

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Games, Connect and Credits

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Earlier today on Inside Facebook, we published an exclusive interview with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg in which he talked about the future of Facebook and its surrounding ecosystem. More specifically, [...]

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Announcing Inside Facebook Gold – Our New Data & Analysis Membership Service

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When I first started InsideFacebook.com in 2006, Facebook was already a staple of college life and a sign of the future of the social web. Since then, it has grown [...]

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Most People Want to Play Games With Their Friends

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As anyone who was at GDC last week could tell, “social gaming” was certainly one of the major themes that people were interested in talking about this year – much [...]

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Which Media Giant Will Pull the Social Gaming Acquisition Trigger First?

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It wasn’t all that long ago that Facebook apps were thought of as another infinite repository of low value advertising inventory that would slowly erode to no one’s great concern. [...]

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Slides from Presentation at GDC on the State of the Social Gaming Industry

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Yesterday I had the opportunity to speak on “The State of the Social Gaming Industry” at GDC in San Francisco. It was awesome to see the level of excitement in [...]

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More Details on Inside Social Apps 2010 – Coming April 20th in San Francisco

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April 20 | San Francisco As we recently announced, Inside Social Apps 2010, our first conference on the future of monetization on social platforms, is happening April 20th in San [...]

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Notes from Talk at Europe Casual Connect in Hamburg on the Future of Social Gaming

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Last week I had the opportunity to speak on “The Future of Social Gaming: 2010 and Beyond” at Europe Casual Connect in Hamburg, Germany. It was excellent meeting so many [...]

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CrowdStar Getting More Acquisition Interest, but May Raise Funding

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San Francisco-based social game developer CrowdStar has meteorically risen to #2 on the AppData DAU charts over the last several months, surpassing Playfish and Playdom and now second only (albeit [...]

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Bret Terrill, Charles Hudson Moving On After Zynga Acquisition of Serious Business

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After Zynga announced its acquisition of Serious Business this morning, a couple of business development execs from the two companies have independently announced that they are leaving their respective firms [...]

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IF: As More Asian Developers Build for Facebook, Regional Usage Patterns Change

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[Editor’s note: Earlier this week, we took a closer look at how games are affecting how people use Facebook, especially in Asia.] We have written in recent months of Facebook’s [...]

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See You Tomorrow at the MIT/Stanford VLAB Event on Virtual Goods

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Tomorrow night at 6pm in Santa Clara, California, the MIT/Stanford VLAB (Venture Lab) is hosting an event on the future of virtual goods titled Virtual Goods: Runaway Growth Opens New [...]

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Inside Virtual Goods: What Portion of Social Gaming Revenues Come From Offers?

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This is a post by both Justin Smith and Charles Hudson When we set out to write the Inside Virtual Goods: The US Virtual Goods Market 2009-2010 research report earlier [...]

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LOLapps Partners with Atari’s Cryptic Studios, Launches Champions Online on Facebook

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LOLapps, a developer of Facebook apps and games funded by Polaris Ventures, got its start building a white label quiz and gift creation platform for Facebook users. Since then, however, [...]

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Talking With Accel’s Kevin Comolli About This Week’s Playfish Acquisition

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Earlier this week, game giant EA announced the acquisition of social game developer Playfish in a deal valued up to $400 million, that we first reported on a few weeks [...]