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Kixeye moves to mobile, shows free-to-play done right

The social game developer's first title for iOS -- Backyard Monsters: Unleashed -- comes at a time when its browser and mobile-based games are becoming too big, and too good, to ignore.

By November 1, 2013


Japan's DeNA buys iPhone game company Ngmoco

The iPhone game manufacturer has sold for a mix of cash and stock that may reach $400 million based on employee performance.

By October 12, 2010


Kevin Rose says key for startups is to 'edit your team'

The Digg founder and current Google Ventures partner says the best business advice he got was from Twitter and Square founder Jack Dorsey: prune employees who don't fit.

By September 11, 2012


Digg founder Kevin Rose new Google Ventures partner

Already at Google since earlier this year, Rose joins the search giant's venture arm as its newest partner.

By May 30, 2012


Ngmoco acquires Touch Pets development house

Game developer buys a third company this year. Unlike the other Portland-based pickups, Stumptown Games collaborated with Ngmoco to put out its 2009 hit Touch Pets.

By May 12, 2010


App Wrap: Armageddon edition

Navigating the many unknown perils of the End of Days can be tricky, but lucky there's an app for that (or 10). We check out the best Android apps to keep you alive as long as is humanly possible.

By May 19, 2011


Digg co-founder Kevin Rose scales back Digg duties

Digg co-founder and figurehead Kevin Rose confirms that he's left the company's day-to-day operations and is seeking to put his efforts into a new start-up venture.

By March 18, 2011


Motorola Xoom and Android 3.0 apps take centre stage at Google event

Google showed off a number of new Android 3.0 Honeycomb apps last night, at an event to promote its new tablet OS. Motorola's Xoom tablet was also on show.

By February 3, 2011


Apple's Game Center playing nice with others

Game Center is the new kid on the block when it comes to social gaming networks on the iOS platform, but there are already signs it could crowd out others.

By September 22, 2010


iPhone apps that wouldn't get approved today

The new App Store guidelines give developers a better idea of what they can and can't do, but Apple is also sending mixed messages with some stipulations conflicting with already approved apps.

By September 9, 2010