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The Playfish Effect

The Playfish Effect

It’s no accident that John Earner, a star social gaming developer, is behind Space Ape Games, an under-the-radar London start-up that is aiming to become “the Pixar of mobile gaming.” Earner is a member of the city’s Playfish mafia. Like the original team at PayPal, which famously went on to create the next generation of

How Electronic Arts Integrates Start-Ups

Global video game maker Electronic Arts does not pretend to have all of the answers but the company’s executives agreed to talk to Informilo about how the global gaming company integrates start-ups  once it acquires them, an issue of interest to multinationals in all sectors . “M & A is a challenging, risky activity,” says

Electronic Arts Accelerates Move Into Social Gaming With Playfish Acquisition

In an anticipated deal Electronic Arts announced November 9 that it will buy Playfish, a London-based company that produces games for friends to play together over social and mobile platforms such as Facebook, MySpace, Bebo, Google, iPhone and Android. Playfish, a two-year-old company backed by Accel Partners and Index Ventures, is disrupting the traditional video