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Facebook “Like” button attracts legal proceedings

Facebook “Like” button attracts legal proceedings

According to Rembrandt Social Media, the success of Facebook has been assisted by the use of two patents without permission. The wife of a deceased programmer from the Netherlands is seeking damages from Facebook for using patented technology designed by Joannes Jozef Everardus van Der Meer. The legal action discussed pinpoints the Facebook “like” button as one of the main patents that... »

Zynga re-negotiates with Facebook, reflects social gaming shift

Zynga re-negotiates with Facebook, reflects social gaming shift

The relationship between Facebook and Zynga seems to have taken another turn as they re-negotiate a new contract that will make the two companies no longer co-dependant. Five years back the pair entered a contract, which made them reliant on each other for success, however they have now penned a new contract that will give them more flexibility and independence. A reflection in the way the social ... »

Facebook’s Dawn of the Dragons iOS 2013 release

Facebook’s Dawn of the Dragons iOS 2013 release

Facebook’s Dawn of the Dragons is being pushed to become an iOS release for 2013, and many challenges are expected to bring this to the forefront of mobile games. 5th Planet are aiming to produce this expansion onto the iOS in the New Year and many trials and tribulations concerning this new venture have give us cause to see how they are coming along. To get this to the new platforms 5th Pla... »

FarmVille 2, Facebook celebrates Thanksgiving with Market Update

FarmVille 2, Facebook celebrates Thanksgiving with Market Update

You can always count on Zynga to get into the festive spirit, but before that very special time of the year there’s another holiday to get out of the way first, and that’s Thanksgiving. You’ll be pleased to know that FarmVille 2 is helping to celebrate this day by offering up a few treats for those who play this ever-popular Facebook game. The Thanksgiving limited edition version... »

EA and Wooga favor Facebook over Google Plus

EA and Wooga favor Facebook over Google Plus

With likes of Electronic Arts and Wooga, pulling games from Google Plus it seems like they are showing favor over Facebook, and this could be due to the larger audience that is available on the established Facebook social gaming site. Both games producers have commented on their choice to go with what they regard as a more productive platform, because Google Plus are not attracting enough players.... »

Boom Town’s gameplay similar to Triple Town

Boom Town’s gameplay similar to Triple Town

New cross-platform puzzle game Boom Town is an old west-themed title said to involve similar gameplay to that experienced in the popular Triple Town from Spry Fox. AppMobi’s Boom Town is now accessible on Facebook as well as Android and iOS devices and was built in HTML5, accounting for how it can be on all three platforms at the same time. The basic gameplay is much the same as the Triple Town ob... »

iPhone 5 to battle Facebook love

Now that there are rumors that the Facebook phone is coming in 2013 it makes you wonder how this will affect sales of the iPhone 5, because we know that the two will have a huge battle on their hands to win the hearts of teenagers, which as we know is a huge market for both the social networking service and Apple. We know that there will be many teenagers with an iPhone wanting to upgrade their ph... »

Implications of Facebook smartphone for gaming market

Facebook are in a tough position at the moment one that could affect the future of what Mark Zuckerberg has built up over the years. There’s a fear that his company has been over valued and does not have much substance to it, which is why they will be working hard to come up with their own phone. We know that they had a partnership with HTC but this was to only integrate Facebook a little ea... »

Facebook App Center to help social gamers

We have seen a lot of head scratching in regards to the new Facebook App Center, as it wants to look like the competition but the new service will not be going up against them. It has been said that the new App Center will help social gamers, as it will integrate within Facebook itself. There are many different apps to choose from such as Apps built on Facebook, which get their own page on the soc... »

Facebook’s Farmville: Real life benefits

Facebook’s Farmville: Real life benefits

Who would have thought that Facebook’s Farmville would offer real life benefits? While playing the game it’s easy to get a grasp on designing, managing and even addiction, but who would have thought that it could teach you the skills needed for engineering? A professor for the Missouri University of Science and Technology has tasked his 28 pupils to play Farmville for one week for their stud... »

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