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Angry Birds 2 goes freemium

With new limits on how long you can play, it's not just the birds who will be angry.

By 6 August 2015


Spotify rival Deezer launches podcasts, questions freemium services

With Taylor Swift recently pulling her catalog from Spotify to protest its "freemium" model, rival service Deezer is examining the best way to appeal to both customers and musicians. CNET chats with CEO Hans-Holger Albrecht.

By 19 May 2015


More candy-matching fun with freemium road blocks

Candy Crush Soda Saga launched this morning adding another freemium game to King's arsenal. It's a lot of fun with new challenges, but if you don't want to spend your money, you'll have to wait.

By 12 November 2014


Office for iOS goes freemium: What you need to know

A new update to Microsoft's Office apps brings your iPhone up to speed with the iPad versions, and menus and other features optimized for the smaller screen make them a natural fit.

By 7 November 2014


Low Latency 137: Call of Candy: Crush Ops

Activision just acquired King Digital, the makers of Candy Crush. Is a Call of Duty freemium mobile game in our future?

By 7 November 2015


Candy Crush creator gets gobbled by Activision for $5.9B

The game hooked you on Facebook, then reeled you in again on your smartphone. Now its maker, King Digital, has fetched itself a multibillion-dollar buyout.

By 3 November 2015


AMC launches official 'Walking Dead' game for iOS

Build a camp, find survivors and, of course, kill zombies in this excellent tactical turn-based combat RPG.

By 9 October 2015


ACCC investigates 'freemium' apps aimed at kids

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has announced that it is now investigating apps that aggressively promote in-app purchases to children.

By 10 September 2013


The hidden cost of those 'free' gambling apps

Some of the most downloaded and highest-grossing video games in leading app stores use casino motifs for their designs, raising questions about the potential dangers of gambling apps.

By 27 August 2015


Ad-based music streaming far from dead, research shows

Revenue from "freemium" music-streaming services is expected to surpass $1 billion by 2017, according to Juniper Research. Ultimately, they may also persuade more users to pay for subscriptions.

By 12 August 2015