Do you know what’s better than paying for something? How about getting it for free? Do you know what’s better than getting something for free? How about getting paid to use it? Granted, there are annoyances associated with pay to play apps and the amount of money that people can make is pretty darn minimal,… Continue reading #Infographic: Apps on the right side of ‘free’
Up until now, Zynga has been a company that I have not paid much mind to. It’s not like it has a small audience, though; this social gaming company has done well in bringing users together in order to gamble real money, letting them scratch an itch that would otherwise be satisfied through an actual… Continue reading Can Zynga get a spark through Facebook?
There was a time not too long ago when the only way to get really, really rich was to build something amazing like Henry Ford with cars, find something valuable like oil, or get really lucky. Today, the fastest and “easiest” way for people to become filthy rich is to build an internet startup and… Continue reading The age of the billion dollar startups
When a company so new and so fresh off of a cash infusion from going public starts to make cost-cutting decisions surrounding their primary product, it doesn’t bode well for the future of the company. That seems to be the direction that Zynga may be heading after shutting down 11 of their titles. According to… Continue reading Is this the beginning of the end for Zynga?
There’s good and bad that comes with doing research for stories. An idea pops in your head and you check Google to find out what others are saying about your chosen topic. Sometimes, you come up with great information and reference points to use to get your point across. Sometimes, you read something that matches… Continue reading Why Zynga will fail at poker
We’re trying out a new feature on TECHi: today’s top tech talking points. If it works out, we’ll be doing it daily on the site and on Facebook. Are off-Facebook ads a threat to Google? Facebook ads were found on Zynga today. ReadWriteWeb notes that Facebook knows who we are while Google knows what we’re… Continue reading Today’s top tech talking points: Facebook ads, summer travel, abused bus monitors, ousted Acer CEO
In Aladdin, when Jafar was pulled into the lamp after making a monumental mistake of going for too much power, he grabbed his untrusty sidekick on his way down to be stuck in lamp limbo together. The same things seems to be happening with Facebook and Zynga; as Facebook’s IPO crumbles, Zynga’s shares continue to… Continue reading As Facebook sinks, Zynga gets dragged down with them
The best that could have happened in tech blogging would have been for Facebook‘s IPO to “pop”. We still would have watched closely but there would have been no need to analyze it in-depth. As any good doctor after a successful operation, we would have clapped our hands and monitored. Instead, we’re stuck trying to… Continue reading The microscope stays on as Facebook’s IPO needs further analysis
In the tech world, companies are often encouraged to go public for many reasons, not the least of which being the infusion of cash that helps for expansion, improved conditions, and innovations. In most cases, growing companies like Rovio should consider an IPO to build upon the momentum they have. When you’re hot, you’re hot,… Continue reading The exception: Why Rovio should not go public
Someone should have seen this coming. Someone should have said something. After forking over $200 million to buy OMGPOP for the singular purpose of getting control over Draw Something, Zynga is wondering why 5 million daily active users (around 1/3rd of the total) abandoned the game last month. It’s a lesson in size and scope.… Continue reading The $200 million “Draw Something” fad is ending