This Week in Social Games – App Discovery Tips, Opportunity in Asia and FarmVille On iPad

By Azam Khan Comment

This week we saw Zynga partner with the Farmers Insurance Group, CSI launch their new Facebook game, and Farmville launch on iPad. We also covered DiscoveryBeat and Benjamin Joffe’s presentation about opportunities in Asian Markets. Read on for more.

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Insurance Company Offers Cheap Protection Plans… For Your FarmVille Crops

Zynga announced its partnership with the Farmers Insurance Group where a branded crop-protecting zeppelin will hover over players’ farms for 10 days.

Facebook Gamers Play 927 Million Hours of Games Per Month [Infographic]

Did you know that 50% of Facebook log-ins are to play Facebook games, and that the number of players that play every day is about 56 million people? Check out more Facebook game stats below!

28 Insights on How To Get Your App Discovered from DiscoveryBeat 2010

Industry execs gathered at DiscoveryBeat 2010 to educate the audience on a variety of issues related to app discovery and how to stand out in the ecosystem.

Benjamin Joffe Discusses The Massive Opportunity In Asian Markets [Slideshow]

One of the stand out presentations from this year’s Virtual Goods Summit was +8* (pronounced plus-eight-star) CEO Benjamin Joffe, who discussed the “Digital Goods, Real Billions” and the opportunity in the Asian market.

Whooo… Are You? CSI: Crime City Game Lets You Solve Murders On Facebook

Ubisoft and CBS have launched CSI: Crime City, a game for Facebook that is a lot of fun and leverages high production values, interesting stories and a faithfulness to the original CSI. Give it a shot!

Tapping is the New Clicking as FarmVille Launches on iPad

Zynga today launched FarmVille on the iPad, and the graphics have been updated to work best on the large screen.