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2015 Will See Increase in Mobile Gaming Revenues

2015 Will See Increase in Mobile Gaming Revenues 300x172 2015 Will See Increase in Mobile Gaming RevenuesDespite concerns that interest in mobile gaming would die out after the novelty wore off, it seems the mobile gaming is only becoming more popular — and profitable.

This next year, it is expected that interest in mobile gaming is actually going to surpass console gaming, which would make it the biggest sector of the entire gaming market.

A recent study by Newzoo went so far as to indicate that mobile gaming revenues will shoot up by 42% over the next year, with almost $41 billion in revenues by 2017.

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Getting in the Game – Sleepy Giant Switches from Game Maker to Game Marketing Guru

Getting in the game Sleepy Giant switches from game maker to game marketing guru 300x227 Getting in the Game – Sleepy Giant Switches from Game Maker to Game Marketing GuruWhen they first started out, Sleepy Giant was a game operations provider and also, at one point, made their own titles. Today, however, they’ve changed their name to Adaptiv.io and, rather than making games, they now help marketing managers to acquire more users for the games they market.

In making the change, VentureBeat confirms, Adaptiv.io joins the growing ranks of companies that help their clients target customers and induce them to spend not only more time with their games but, more importantly, more money.

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Old Chicago Takes Their Football Challenge Mobile

Old Chicago Takes Their Football Challenge Mobile 300x149 Old Chicago Takes Their Football Challenge MobileLast year, restaurant chain Old Chicago took its popular pen and paper game Beat the Leader and put it online. This year, they are taking things one step further with an increased focus on mobile.

So far, they are seeing over half off all traffic to Beat the Leader coming from smartphones and mobile devices.

Not just that, but mobile availability has drastically increased participation in all off their 90+ restaurants. They have well over 1,000 regular participants this year, with approximately 6,000 coming from mobile devices.

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Could Angry Birds Lead to Happy Mobile Advertisers?

Could Angry Birds Lead to Happy Mobile Advertisers 300x199 Could Angry Birds Lead to Happy Mobile Advertisers?“Americans are spending inordinate amounts of time flinging angry birds, crushing candy, and finding numerical patterns on their mobile phones,” begins a commentary by Mike Shields. “In other words, mobile gaming is exploding. So are mobile games destined to become the next great ad medium?”

Shields’ essay at the Wall Street Journal blog discusses the burgeoning interest in melding mobile games with mobile advertising.

“Talk to executives from both the online ad industry and the mobile gaming sector and you’ll find opinions are sharply divided on this issue,” Shields notes. “You’ll hear sentiments ranging from ‘this is the future of advertising’ to ‘this is never going to happen.’”

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Mobile Games Revenues May Hit $29B by 2016

Mobile Games Revenues May Hit 29B by 2016 Mobile Games Revenues May Hit $29B by 2016A new report from Juniper Research estimates that by 2016 total revenues from mobile games will reach $28.9 billion.

If the projection manifests, it will represent growth of over 38% on the 2014 figure of $20.9 billion.

The report highlights that in an effort to maximize their apps’ potential, developers are turning their focus on increasing user lifetime value.

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Mobile Games the Focus of New Native Ad Exchange

Mobile Games the Focus of New Native Ad Exchange 300x144 Mobile Games the Focus of New Native Ad ExchangeNative advertising has become one of the hottest marketing strategies in the digital world today. And mobile games are proving to be a major target for native advertising’s proponents.

In fact, NativeX recently announced the launch of its global native ad exchange designed to best monetize free-to-play mobile games.

NativeX says its exchange is the first and only mobile ad exchange built for mobile games, which attract the most activity on iOS and Android devices by far, but are extremely difficult for most developers to monetize.
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Does Facebook Have mGaming Aims with Oculus Acquisition?

Does Facebook Have mGaming Aims with Oculus Acquisition 300x300 Does Facebook Have mGaming Aims with Oculus Acquisition?A recent question was posed on our sister site mGamingWatch that continues to draw a wide range of responses.

Does Facebook have designs on a future in online and mobile real-money gambling?

The words “online gambling,” “Facebook,” and “Oculus” haven’t been used together in many sentences lately, but perhaps they should be, the report proposes.
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