Weekly News Roundup For February 3, 2012


Each week Playerize publishes a collection of interesting and noteworthy news stories from the social and mobile gaming world. Please have a look at the weekly news roundup for February 3rd, 2012.

International Mobile Gaming Awards nominees announced, category for Best Mobile-Social Game added

Facebook IPO: A Valuation Comparison To Other Social Media Stocks

Amazon still hiring for mobile, social gaming

RockYou taps into Facebook’s bingo trend with publishing deal for Bingo by Ryzing

Spry Fox sues 6waves Lolapps for copying Triple Town game

Buffalo Studios blasts Zynga for copying Bingo Blitz social game

Caesars Palace Joins the Facebook Gaming Roster

Statistics From The Mobile Games Forum

Facebook: Game Discovery Improved

Top 5 casino-themed Facebook games by popularity, with analysis

Gamification helps restaurant loyalty program secure $10M in funding

10 Analytics Tips for Game Developers and Publishers from Games Analytics

Why Product Managers Are About To Be The Most Important Paople in Gaming

Angry Birds Maker: Piracy Isn't a Bad Thing

Cost of Mobile User Acquisition Hits All-time High in December

How Mobile Games Leapt From Cult to Cultural Phenomenon

Could It Be Possible For Facebook Games To Beat Video Games?

Facebook IPO: The Numbers Behind the World’s Most Valuable Social Network [INFOGRAPHIC]

NASA Launches Multiplayer Facebook Game

Spil Games Has 170M Monthly Visitors Who Spend as Much as $60 a Month

Facebook's IPO Filing is Here 

Facebook Files for $5 Billion IPO

Facebook IPO Reveals How It Made $3.71 Billion in 2011

FEATURE: The Rise of Social Games

How to Prepare Your Social Game for Massive Growth

Zynga Made Up 12% of Facebook’s Revenue in 2011

Mobile Ad Network Mojiva Reaches 1 Billion Devices

Facebook’s Net Income And Revenues: $1 Billion on $3.71 Billion in 2011

Facebook Brings Back Games Discovery Module

Zynga shares soar after Facebook IPO

Women Play Social Games More Than Men [INFOGRAPHIC]

The Force is With Digital, Mobile Games

World's Best Mobile Games Announced

Mobile Games: The Economics of Freemium [INFOGRAPHIC]

How to Prepare Your Social Game for Massive Growth

GameHouse Focused on Social, But Isn’t Betting on Real-money Facebook Gambling Yet

Gene Simmons Says a KISS Angry Birds Game Is Coming