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What GamesBeat 2012 tells us about the road ahead in gaming

What GamesBeat 2012 tells us about the road ahead in gaming | Life in Digital | Scoop.it

GamesBeat 2012 conference last week: the road ahead in games and the Crossover Era. DFC Intelligence predicts worldwide gaming to grow from $$67B in 2012 to $82B in 2017. Mark Pincus believes mobile has to become more viral, with better discovery and less friction between platforms. What the industry really needs is a "dial-tone," or an easily accessible platform, that enables games in a big way. That will ease the transiion that many companies are making as they move from large revenues of traditional markets to the unpredictable revenues of mobile games. Pincus believes the future of gmaes is, per Zynga's mission, more social. 

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Even Will Wright’s PowerPoint slides are fascinating

Even Will Wright’s PowerPoint slides are fascinating | Life in Digital | Scoop.it
Legendary game designer Will Wright is so cool that even his PowerPoints are fascinating.
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Old NYC payphones transformed into free Wi-Fi hotspots

Old NYC payphones transformed into free Wi-Fi hotspots | Life in Digital | Scoop.it
The Big Apple decides to make use of those old coin-operated machines by turning them into free public Wi-Fi hotspots. Read this blog post by Dara Kerr on Internet & Media.
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What iOS 6 means for Microsoft: Not a thing

What iOS 6 means for Microsoft: Not a thing | Life in Digital | Scoop.it

"This isn't a question of whether Microsoft can beat Apple; this is a question of whether the company can get its act together to deliver a platform that really works for consumers and businesses across multiple devices."

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The Most Magical Event in Twitter History Just Happened

The Most Magical Event in Twitter History Just Happened | Life in Digital | Scoop.it
Drake is a stellar 25 year old Canadian rapper, who enjoys things like wine spritzers and $6,000 socks. T. Boone Pickens is an old white Texan oil billionaire, like something from a cartoon.
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Badgeville raises $25M, shows gamification has legs

Badgeville raises $25M, shows gamification has legs | Life in Digital | Scoop.it
While skeptics still scoff at the term gamification, Badgeville keeps gaining the trust of big companies and investors, who believe in its power.
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Evil Analytics: How What You Measure Becomes Your Master - Forbes

Evil Analytics: How What You Measure Becomes Your Master - Forbes | Life in Digital | Scoop.it
An analogy: In wars where capturing territory is not a clear objective, commanders must create new metrics to measure success. That may seem like a fairly innocuous logistic dilemma but it's not.
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MediaPost Publications Mobile Marketing Small But Growing 05/23/2012

MediaPost Publications Mobile Marketing Small But Growing 05/23/2012 | Life in Digital | Scoop.it
Mobile Marketing Small But Growing - 05/23/2012...
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TechCrunch | Machinima Gets $35M In Funding, Led By Google

TechCrunch | Machinima Gets $35M In Funding, Led By Google | Life in Digital | Scoop.it
After weeks of speculation, online video distributor Machinima announced Monday that it has closed a $35 million funding round led by Google, which also included existing investors Redpoint Ventures and MK Capital.
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Facebook vs. LinkedIn - What's the Difference? - Forbes

Facebook vs. LinkedIn - What's the Difference? - Forbes | Life in Digital | Scoop.it
Now that Facebook is a public company, it’s very natural to compare Facebook to other social networking companies like LinkedIn. While they both appear tobe similar businesses, in reality they are very different.
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10 Reflections On Facebook's IPO - Forbes

10 Reflections On Facebook's IPO - Forbes | Life in Digital | Scoop.it
With Facebook all grown up, it's hard not to reflect on the last eight tempestuous years: 1. To those that said social media was a fad, Facebook is now accepting your apologies. 2.
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Where and When to See the May 20 Solar Eclipse

Where and When to See the May 20 Solar Eclipse | Life in Digital | Scoop.it
On May 20, our moon will pass between the Earth and the sun, creating a brilliant annular solar eclipse. Here's how to experience it.
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Social gaming to gambling: states inch forward

Social gaming to gambling: states inch forward | Life in Digital | Scoop.it
When will the floodgates open? It feels like an eternity that the casino industry and makers of games like Zynga Poker have been waiting for states to flip a legal switch that will let them turn virtual gaming into real gambling.
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Raptr and Kiip mine game rewards for new business models

Raptr and Kiip mine game rewards for new business models | Life in Digital | Scoop.it
Games have always rewarded players with virtual points and other rewards that become a source of pride and cred. But in an attention-based economy, some companies are willing to give real, physica...
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‘Amazing Alex,’ new game from Angry Birds maker Rovio

‘Amazing Alex,’ new game from Angry Birds maker Rovio | Life in Digital | Scoop.it
New game takes players into the mind of a young boy, Alex.
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12 Entrepreneurs Who Are Changing LA Forever - Forbes

12 Entrepreneurs Who Are Changing LA Forever - Forbes | Life in Digital | Scoop.it
Los Angeles is bustling with entrepreneurs. Startups are popping up everywhere and it seems everyone is trying to make a name for themselves in the industry. But who is really changing the LA game?
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The Structure Of The Spanish Bailout Could Blow Up The Entire European Banking Sector

The Structure Of The Spanish Bailout Could Blow Up The Entire European Banking Sector | Life in Digital | Scoop.it
And it already looks like the EU is heading down the wrong path on this one.
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Pinterest Rival Fancy Brings Social Commerce To iPhone & iPad, Announces 1 Million Users

Pinterest Rival Fancy Brings Social Commerce To iPhone & iPad, Announces 1 Million Users | Life in Digital | Scoop.it
Pinterest rival Fancy, which thinks it has figured out social commerce (or at least, before Pinterest did), is announcing today that it has reached 1 million users as well as an average of $50,000 worth of commerce through its service each week.
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Salesforce in talks to buy Buddy Media for over $800M, report says

Salesforce in talks to buy Buddy Media for over $800M, report says | Life in Digital | Scoop.it
Cloud enterprise powerhouse Salesforce is in talks to buy social media and brand management business Buddy Media for more than $800 million, according to an AllThingsD report.
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Zynga launches prepaid debit card with American Express

Zynga launches prepaid debit card with American Express | Life in Digital | Scoop.it
SAN FRANCISCO, May 22 (Reuters) - Zynga Inc., thesocial games publisher, has reached a partnership agreement withAmerican Express to issue a prepaid debit card thatcould be used to redeem virtual credits,...
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Yahoo to sell half of its Alibaba stake for $7.1B - BusinessWeek

Yahoo to sell half of its Alibaba stake for $7.1B - BusinessWeek | Life in Digital | Scoop.it
Struggling Internet company Yahoo Inc. has secured a lifeline after agreeing to sell half of its prized stake in Chinese e-commerce group Alibaba for about $7.1 billion, with most of the cash going to shareholders.
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Google Chrome Just Passed Internet Explorer To Become The World's Most Popular Web Browser

Google Chrome Just Passed Internet Explorer To Become The World's Most Popular Web Browser | Life in Digital | Scoop.it
Sorry, Microsoft....
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Google’s Motorola buy closing this week, layoffs likely coming (report)

Google’s Motorola buy closing this week, layoffs likely coming (report) | Life in Digital | Scoop.it
Google's acquisition of Motorola Mobility will finally close this week and some of Moto's staff could be axed in the process, according to a TechCrunch report.
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Facebook is now priced for perfection

Facebook is now priced for perfection | Life in Digital | Scoop.it
Brent Hoberman: The weight of the world is now on Zuckerberg's shoulders.
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Pinterest Valued at $1.5 Billion

Pinterest Valued at $1.5 Billion | Life in Digital | Scoop.it
Pinterest, the online scrapbooking website that has become the latest Silicon Valley darling because of its rapid user growth, has raised $100 million in a financing round that values the start-up at $1.5 billion.
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