AJ Glasser

The Top 5 Facebook Soccer Games By Traffic

Sports games make up only a small fraction of top games on our traffic tracking service, AppData, and of those, the soccer (or football, if you live outside the United […]

MySpace Gets Updated OpenSocial Activities API

Struggling social network MySpace announced updated functionality for the OpenSocial Activities API yesterday. Now, Activities return all activity types and can be sorted via filters. This update to the existing OpenSocial […]

Early Look: The Dating Game

The Dating Game is an adaptation of ABC’s classic TV game show developed by 3G Studios, a former console game developer. The company’s first Facebook game, Brave Arms, peaked at […]

Gaming Veteran Kenji Matsubara Named CEO of Zynga Japan

Zynga Japan announced today that Kenji Matsubara will be taking over for Robert Goldberg as chief executive of the joint venture on May 9. The country has been luring social […]

Interview: Brenda Brathwaite on Loot Drop — Finding Love and Money in Social Gaming

Loot Drop is a newly-formed social game development studio featuring five heavy-hitters from the console and classic computer game industry. Of these veterans — John Romero, Brenda Brathwaite, Tom Hall, […]

Pokemon Clones Finding Users On Facebook

Nintendo’s Pokemon series roared back onto Nintendo DS consoles in early 2011 and in that time frame, Pokemon clones on Facebook have seen a steady climb in monthly active users […]

SocialVibe Nets $20 Million in Funding Following Success With Ads in Social Games

Digital advertising technology company SocialVibe today announced a $20 million round of funding led by investor Norwest Venture Partners. The company plans to use the money on global expansion of […]

A Bit Lucky Puts Nexon’s $5 Million Toward New Games, on Facebook and Beyond

A Bit Lucky, the social gaming company behind train-themed Facebook simulation Lucky Train, has received $5 million in a second round of funding from South Korean online game publisher Nexon, the developer […]