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Do Pass Go: Business Lessons From Monopoly
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The game we all grew up playing actually provides great advice for entrepreneurs trying to figure out the startup world.
April 23, 2014 in The 'Treps
Candy Crush CEO: If You Don't Get Why We Are Worth $7.6 Billion, Then Play Our Game

Candy Crush CEO: If You Don't Get Why We Are Worth $7.6 Billion, Then Play Our Game

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King Digital Entertainment, the maker of hit games to play on your smartphone, filed documents with the SEC today outlining the terms of its upcoming IPO.
March 12, 2014 in Grow Your Business
Maker of Video Game 'BioShock' to Shed All But 15 Employees

Maker of Video Game 'BioShock' to Shed All But 15 Employees

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Creator Ken Levine's decision to cut the studio down to a 'smaller, more entrepreneurial endeavor' comes as something of a shock.
February 19, 2014 in Management & Operations
In Going Public, Candy Crush Maker Hopes Investors Have a Sweet Tooth

In Going Public, Candy Crush Maker Hopes Investors Have a Sweet Tooth

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Dublin-based King Media Entertainment filed for an initial public offering early this morning, as investors questioned the company's long-term prospects.
February 18, 2014 in Financing
Playing to Win: How Gamification Helped Boost This Company's Sales

Playing to Win: How Gamification Helped Boost This Company's Sales

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The term may get a bad rap, but stoking employees' competitive fire helped this company dramatically increase its sales.
February 15, 2014 in Motivation and Retention
Following Takedown, Flappy Bird Hatches Anew on eBay for $100,000

Following Takedown, Flappy Bird Hatches Anew on eBay for $100,000

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After Flappy Bird was inexplicably removed from app stores by its developer over the weekend, the free game has now resurfaced on eBay to the tune of $99,900.
February 10, 2014 in Apps & Software
Flappy Bird Reportedly Flapping Away For Good

Flappy Bird Reportedly Flapping Away For Good

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In an unexpected turn, the creator of Flappy Bird tweeted this afternoon that he would be erasing the chart-topping game from app stores in a mere 22 hours.
February 9, 2014 in Apps & Software
Amazon Just Bought a Video-Game Company

Amazon Just Bought a Video-Game Company

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The Seattle-based tech giant has scooped up Irvine, Calif.-based Double Helix Games.
February 6, 2014 in News and Trends
3 Things Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Video Games

3 Things Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Video Games

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Believe it or not, principles from gaming and the video game industry can be applied to a variety of small businesses.
February 6, 2014 in The 'Treps
Triple Word Score! What Scrabble Can Teach You About Business.

Triple Word Score! What Scrabble Can Teach You About Business.

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Lessons for your startup from everyone's favorite crossword game.
February 5, 2014 in Startup Basics
Look Out, Candy Crush: Flappy Bird Is the Latest Craze in Mobile Gaming

Look Out, Candy Crush: Flappy Bird Is the Latest Craze in Mobile Gaming

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Developed by a one-man studio in Vietnam, a mobile game called Flappy Bird is soaring to the top of the app charts.
February 3, 2014 in Apps & Software
Photos: 15 Fun Gadgets to Give to Anyone This Holiday Season

15 Fun Gadgets to Give to Anyone This Holiday Season

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With throwback know-how as well as some of the newest technologies, these gadgets have something for everyone, from tinkerers to tipplers.
December 17, 2013 in Office Tech
Yes, You Can Turn a Paper Airplane Into a Smartphone-Powered Jet

Yes, You Can Turn a Paper Airplane Into a Smartphone-Powered Jet

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PowerUp 3.0 attaches to your standard paper airplane, turning it into a high-tech remote-controlled airliner.
December 16, 2013 in Mobile
The Keys to Candy Crush's Success

The Keys to Candy Crush's Success

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How to turn your app into the next digital money printer.
December 13, 2013 in Apps & Software
Survey: 38% of 2-Year-Olds Use Mobile Devices

Survey: 38% of 2-Year-Olds Use Mobile Devices

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A new report shows more young children are using devices such as iPhones, tablets and Kindles.
October 28, 2013 in News and Trends
Dream Arcades Takes '80s Nostalgia to a New Level

Dream Arcades Takes '80s Nostalgia to a New Level

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Dream Arcades is the largest manufacturer of non-coin-operated arcade machines in the world. Last year the company broke $1 million in sales."Nostalgia sells," says co-founder Michael Ware.
September 28, 2013 in Business Ideas
The Ethics Coach on Practicing What You Preach

The Ethics Coach on Practicing What You Preach

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Our ethics expert answers questions about online games, employee pay and more.
September 25, 2013 in Business Management
Creating a Mobile Game: A Cautionary Tale

Creating a Mobile Game: A Cautionary Tale

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Entrepreneur wanted in on the multibillion-dollar mobile gaming business. So we decided to build our own iPhone game and share everything we learned with readers. Here's the painfully true story of Bosshole.
August 27, 2013 in Mobile

Why Zynga Burst OMGPOP's Balloon

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Zynga announces its $200 million acquisition OMGPOP will be shutting down end of September.
August 8, 2013 in Starting a Business
How Boutique Hotels Are Courting Googlers and Gamers

How Boutique Hotels Are Courting Googlers and Gamers

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Put down your iPad. It’s the ping pong paddle you'll need at boutique hotels targeting a new type of business traveler.
August 2, 2013 in Business Travel

Video-Game Designer Ben Ruiz on Doing What You Love

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In this episode of Meet the Mentors, Adam Toren chats with Team Colorblind co-founder Ben Ruiz, who opens up about what helped him launch and advice he’d like to share with fellow entrepreneurs.
August 1, 2013 in Profiles
New Zynga Chief Leaves Hole at Microsoft Ahead of Xbox One Launch

New Zynga Chief Leaves Hole at Microsoft Ahead of Xbox One Launch

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Don Mattrick's abrupt departure and a possible impending reorganization are among the challenges facing Microsoft's entertainment division.
July 2, 2013 in Leadership
Zynga Layoffs: What Happens When Startups Grow Too Fast

Zynga Layoffs: What Happens When Startups Grow Too Fast

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Here's a look at several businesses forced to cut back after a period of hyper-growth.
June 4, 2013 in Business Management
The Startup Bringing Video Games into the Real World

The Startup Bringing Video Games into the Real World

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The video game of the future just might remind you of toys of the past. Sifteo cubes give tactile appeal to technology.
May 21, 2013 in Technology
3 Games To Help You Generate Business Ideas

3 Games To Help You Generate Business Ideas

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Coming up with business ideas should be fun. Here are three games you can play anywhere -- whether walking through store aisles or out for a jog -- that will turn your mind into an idea factory.
April 26, 2013 in Business Ideas

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