Azam Khan Prepares To Launch Bubble Witch Saga for Facebook

Competitive social gaming giant announced today the launch of Bubble Witch Saga, a game available on Facebook. While the initial launch is only available on Facebook, intends cross-platform portability on mobile devices later this year.

DeNA Acquires Punch Entertainment Vietnam

Tokyo based mobile social-gaming giant DeNA announced a plan of acquisition for Punch Entertainment Vietnam, a subsidiary of California-based Punch Entertainment Inc. As part of the acquisition, Punch Entertainment Vietnam brings engineering talent that will support to scale Mobage, the offspring of DeNA and ngmoco.

Mobile Engagement Firm Apsalar Raises $5M In Funding; Hires Chief Revenue Officer

Apsalar, a mobile engagement management platform for iOS and Android, just announced that they have raised a Series A round of funding led by Thomvest Ventures, Battery Ventures, and DN Capital. In addition, the firm reported their new hire Anton Commissaris for the position of Chief Revenue Officer.

New Service Allows Head-To-Head Wagering in Facebook Games

I had a chance to catch up with Woodrow Levin, Founder and CEO of BringIt, a real-time transactional platform that recently launched head-to-head wagering for Facebook games with mobile games to come.

PapayaMobile Reaches 25M Users On Android; Reveals Weakness In Mobage’s Model

Social mobile gaming network PapayaMobile announced an array of compelling stats today. It's most notable accomplishment is that it has hit the 25M user point, indicating 940% growth since January 2010. With Android controlling 52 percent of the market, can PapayaMobile maintain its lead against upcoming competitors' platforms like Mobage?

Namco and DeNA Form Joint Venture BDNA To Create Social Mobile Games

DeNA and Namco Bandai just announced their new joint venture called BDNA Inc. to produce social games for smartphones and tablets. Things are set to kickstart October 1 with Namco throwing down close to 75M yen and DeNA 25M.

i-Jet Media Launches Write Once Publish Anywhere Platform For Social Games

Russian game publisher I-Jet Media recently announced a new solution to help social game developers manage the daunting task of publishing and distributing social games around the world on various social networking sites.

Tapjoy Hits a Milestone With 10,000 Apps

Today Tapjoy has hit a major landmark of attaining over 10,000 apps in its network through its latest partnerships with OMGPOP and Moblyng among others. This milestone is significant because it shows that there are at least that many freemium based apps utilizing virtual currency to monetize their apps.

Tagged Launches Social Discovery Mobile App With Real-Time Chat

The online dating market is heating up and a plethora of new services have arrived on the scene. Tagged, a large social network focused on helping others meet new people recently unveiled free iOS and Android apps to help others meet other local members and chat in real time. and Yahoo! Take Social Tournament Games To Latin America

As the competitive gaming market heats up, and Yahoo! have struck a multi-national agreement to bring social tournament games to the Latin American market.