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How The Gaming Industry Helps People Help The World

Ken Weber | Posted 04.15.2014 | Impact
Ken Weber

Now is the time for the gaming industry to embrace a new kind of corporate social responsibility -- one that leverages its core products and employee talents to create and deliver meaningful social impact.

The Video Game Childhood and Why Parents Shouldn't Fear It!

Sandra Shpilberg | Posted 02.11.2014 | Parents
Sandra Shpilberg

For my children, exposure to video games was inevitable; my husband and I have not only gleaned some deep insights on parenting in the age of video games, but we have also found ways to use video games to bring out the best in our children; and here is what we found.

How To Beat Your Friends In Dots

Craig Kanalley | Posted 08.03.2013 | Technology
Craig Kanalley

Now that I have achieved a score of 700+ on Dots, I feel compelled to share some pro tips so everyone can get better at Dots.

Online Auctions Become More Competitive

Michael Seo | Posted 05.11.2013 | Small Business
Michael Seo

Founded in 1995, eBay is regarded as the first and most dominant mass online auction site. But even for eBay, online auctions declined steadily for the past 10 years.

Getting to the Next Level: Social Gaming and Child Poverty

Wendy Lazarus | Posted 11.27.2012 | Impact
Wendy Lazarus

Over the last five years, social gaming has exploded. VirtuallyGood4Kids encourages game companies to partner with youth-related causes to create virtual goods and or match donations for check-ins on social network platforms

Business Is Starting to Understand the Power of Social Multi-Media

Daniel Burrus | Posted 11.24.2012 | Business
Daniel Burrus

The pace of technological change is accelerating rapidly. In the case of social media, it is rapidly becoming social multi-media, meaning we have the addition of photos, graphics, animation, music, video, and more. Why is this happening?

Rare Interview With Zynga's Mark Pincus

AP | BARBARA ORTUTAY | Posted 08.28.2012 | Small Business

NEW YORK -- Mark Pincus – the other Mark of Silicon Valley – helped usher in the Facebook era with catchy games that got people clicking o...

Nicholas Kristof To Launch Humanitarian Facebook Game

Posted 01.13.2012 | Impact

Though his writing has impacted people worldwide, prolific journalist Nicholas Kristof is set to parlay his dedication to humanitarian issues to an ev...

Is Facebook Going to Be Challenged as a Social Gaming Platform?

Natasha Starkell | Posted 01.21.2012 | Technology
Natasha Starkell

Last month an announcement came about Zynga launching its own gaming platform. Is this a beginning of the end of Zynga's marriage to Facebook or a PR move to demonstrate to its shareholders it aims to reduce its business model dependence on Facebook?

Interview with LOLapps Co-Founder and Head of UX Annie Chang

Angie Chang | Posted 12.18.2011 | Technology
Angie Chang

Women 2.0 talks to LOLapps co-founder and head of user experience Annie Chang about her startup, one of the fastest growing social companies with over 1MM user generated applications and 4 very large social games.

Facebook Makes Its Own Digital Currency Mandatory

The Huffington Post | Catharine Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Starting July 1, Facebook will require all social game developers to process real-world payments using Facebook Credits, the social network's propriet...