Kim-Mai Cutler

Bango CEO: Operators are getting more flexible on terms for carrier billing

Bango has become a vizier of sorts to consumer Internet giants like Facebook and Amazon that want to build platforms for mobile apps. Over the last year, the U.K.-based company […]

Google+ looks increasingly poised to be the social gaming layer for Android

Earlier this week, members of the Google+ team alluded to plans for building a unified gaming network across the company’s web based properties including the Chrome Web Store and then on […]

OMGPOP’s resurgence draws interest from investors, acquirers abound

A couple months ago, OMGPOP CEO Dan Porter had his speaking proposal rejected by Game Developers Conference, the big industry conference this week in San Francisco. This week, he’s practically […]

Secrets of the acquisition process from EA and Zynga (straight from the horse’s mouth!)

The corporate development folks over at Electronic Arts and Zynga shared some insider advice last night on how the acquisitions process works at both companies. I’ve excerpted some advice from […]

Former Facebook engineering director Yishan Wong takes role as CEO of Reddit

Yishan Wong, a former director of engineering at Facebook, who spent more than four years at the company overseeing ads, payments and internationalization efforts, is becoming chief executive of Reddit. […]

Rovio gives another teaser of Angry Birds Space (from space)

So we hear that Rovio will be teasing the next version of Angry Birds in about 10 minutes from space. We hear that NASA astronauts might be playing with this […]

EA PopCap’s slidedeck on how turning Bejeweled freemium bumped daily downloads by nine-fold

Giordano Contestabile, who is a franchise business director at EA PopCap, was kind enough to share this slidedeck with us on how making Bejeweled Blitz freemium on iOS helped downloads […]

In a boon for 3D and high-end games, Android and iOS boost app size limits this week

Huzzah for higher-end game developers this week. Both Android and iOS raised their app size limits, which will help developers push higher-quality apps to consumers. Apple today said it will […]

Ngmoco’s Neil Young: “Zynga is a far more formidable competitor than GREE.”

With DeNA’s Mobage platform finally coming to iOS this month, the company says its mobile gaming platform has now seen 160 million app downloads across Android and iOS. We checked […]

Kihon Games takes $1.5M in round led by Playdom co-founder Rick Thompson

Tuscon-based Kihon Games just picked up $1.5 million in a round led by one of mobile and social gaming’s most prolific angel investors, Playdom co-founder Rick Thompson. The funds will […]