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Topic: Gaming

The Story Behind Kim Kardashian's Multi-Million Dollar Hit Mobile Game

Incorporates real life, from family members to travels

In 2013, Glu Mobile's CEO Niccolo de Masi wanted to rebrand one of his company's games, then called Stardom: Hollywood. He needed a major Hollywood name who could get people…

After Conquering Reality TV, Kim Kardashian Is Taking the Mobile World by Storm

How she built a $74 million app addiction

Kim Kardashian West first grabbed our attention in October 2007 with the premiere of E!'s Keeping Up With the Kardashians. Who could have guessed where that basic-cable reality show moment…

Boutique Game Studio uCool Looks to Capture New Players With This Super Bowl Spot

15-second ad features mobile hit Heroes Charge

A boutique player in gaming is looking to make a big splash with its first Super Bowl commercial, even if it is only 15 seconds long. The company, uCool, will show…

Will We Have to Say Goodbye to AOL's Joystiq?

Demand for video ads and niche content could lead to blog's closure, expert says

One of the largest video game industry publications online, Joystiq, may be closing its doors in the upcoming weeks, re/code reported. The digital publication said that parent company AOL will likely be…

Machinima Rebrands With a TV-Leaning Strategy

It hopes marketers will spend more money on a familiar model

Machinima, a multi-channel network (MCN) pioneer that's come under siege from increased competition, today revealed a robust rebrand to better position itself in the industry. Most importantly, it's building an…

Could Minecraft Become Microsoft's Next Halo?

Tech giant expected to buy game maker for $2B

If the rumors are true, Microsoft Corp.'s move to purchase Minecraft could position the popular video game as the next big entertainment franchise. Several outlets reported that the Redmond, Washington-based tech…

Activision's $500 Million 'Destiny' Launch Shows Power of Online Video

One of the biggest new franchise releases in history

With gaming giants Activision (Call of Duty franchise) and Bungie (Halo franchise) behind it, yesterday's release of Destiny was bound to be a big pre-order event. But the game exceeded…

Adidas Poland Launches Instagram Game to Promote Cleats

Users can win free shoes by liking pics

Putting a unique spin on the "beautiful game," Adidas Poland has found a novel way to get users to like its Adidas Predator soccer cleats. The company claims it has…

Why Amazon's Deal With Twitch Makes Sense

Mobile and streaming video are priorities for both

While it may have come out of left field, analysts believe that the Amazon-Twitch acquisition deal—worth a princely sum of $970 million—sounds like a perfect match. There's no denying that Google would…

Amazon—Not YouTube—Acquires Twitch

Gaming video site reportedly sells for $970 million

In a surprising move, leading gaming-themed streaming video portal Twitch announced today that it has been purchased by Amazon. The Seattle-based e-commerce company confirmed the deal, saying it acquired the online…

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