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Video-Game Designer Ben Ruiz on Doing What You Love

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.

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

Don Mattrick's abrupt departure and a possible impending reorganization are among the challenges facing Microsoft's entertainment division.

Zynga Layoffs: What Happens When Startups Grow Too Fast

Here's a look at several businesses forced to cut back after a period of hyper-growth.

The Startup Bringing Video Games into the Real World

The video game of the future just might remind you of toys of the past. Sifteo cubes give tactile appeal to technology.

3 Games To Help You Generate Business Ideas

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.

Atari Co-Founder Nolan Bushnell on Gaming and Business Growth

The video-game pioneer recounts his startup story, pointing out common pitfalls of aspiring entrepreneurs.

The Dominance of 'Angry Birds': From Startup to Animated Series

With 1.7 billion downloads, 'Angry Birds' appears to be an unstoppable force. A timeline of the series, from inception to the new cartoon that is launching this month.

How Gamification Can Help You Be a Better Manager

Expert Gabe Zichermann on using gamification to hire, innovate, recruit and create performance among your team.

How Gamification Can Improve Customer and Employee Engagement

Don't think gamification is right for you? Expert Gabe Zichermann says using online and offline gaming elements can improve engagement for all types of businesses.

The Biggest Mistake to Avoid When Adding Game Elements to Your Site

Think badges and contests are all you need to create long-term engagement? Gamification expert Gabe Zichermann says think again.

Why You Don't Need to Create an 'Angry Birds' for Your Site

Unless your business involves some type of real-life gaming, you might not want to invest your time and money trying to create the next viral game for your startup.

How to Create Buzz on No Budget

Local Bigwig's Ray Madronio turned to big players in his industry to get free marketing help for his startup. Hear how he did it, plus expert tips.

Mobile Gamers: If You Can't Beat 'Em, Join 'Em

A look at three tools that can help you harness the power of gamification for your business.

Five Easy Tools for Adding Game Elements to Your Website

Think you need to be a tech whiz to add game mechanics to your site? Think again. Here are five resources to consider.

Kiip: A Win-Win for App Developers and Advertisers

When winning isn't enough, Kiip offers mobile gamers real-world rewards for virtual triumphs--a win-win for developers and advertisers

How Three Businesses Scored Big with Gamification

Here's a look at how major brands have found success implementing online games and the lessons they learned along the way.

Moshi Monsters and the Mistake That Launched the Multimillion-Dollar Business

Mind Candy's Michael Acton Smith offers his three biggest lessons before striking gold with one of the fastest-growing online children's games.

One Young Entrepreneur's Million-Dollar Idea in Mobile Gaming

A Princeton dropout makes waves with mobile gaming and payment services.

Five Keys to Building a Successful Gaming Company

Starting up a gaming company can be complex. Here are some tips that Row Sham Bow CEO learned to stay focused.

What You Can Learn About Business from Farmville

Savvy business owners are figuring out ways to use game platforms and social media tools to generate longstanding customer loyalty, engagement and, ultimately, revenue.

Five New Tools to Help You Add a Game to Your Website

Play up your company's website with rewards and motivate visitors to keep coming back.

Billionaire Tycoon Gives Monopoly a Run for Its Money

Forget Monopoly. A new board game trades Marvin Gardens for Saudi cattle farms.

How Gaming's Upstarts Stay Ahead in a Changing Market

Despite the latest Halo hype, an army of entrepreneurs is aiming to take over the video-game industry. Some leading startups share their tips for surviving any high-tech market reinvention.

Gamefly Gets a Shacknews Delivered Right to its Door

The Netflix of the gaming world aquires gaming journalism site Shacknews, adding media to its list of specialties.

Toys Gone Virtual

Interactive websites help sell classic dolls and toys to a new generation.

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