monetization

  • Bitmonet Monetizes Your Blog Through The Power Of Bitcoin

    Bitmonet Monetizes Your Blog Through The Power Of Bitcoin

    Bitmonet – think “Bitcoin Monetization” rather than “Bitcoin Impressionist Painter” – is a platform for creation microtransaction-based paywalls on your blog or content portal. While most people don’t like paywalls, most people are also going to have to start expecting them and this open source service definitely makes a lot of sense. Read More

  • Freemium Is Irresistable, Even For Successful Game Companies

    Freemium Is Irresistable, Even For Successful Game Companies

    The freemium debate continues to rage on. Some say it’s the future of how business will be run, while others say it’s synonymous with casual games (read: not for hardcore gamers). Now the tide appears to be changing for the latter group, spurred by the success of companies like SupercellĀ (Clash of Clans’ maker) and KingĀ (which makes Candy Crush), that have inverted the… Read More

  • Real Prizes To Draw Gamers In Indonesia

    Real Prizes To Draw Gamers In Indonesia

    Indonesian game developer, TouchTen, has been signed up as Gimmie’s exclusive game distributor in its country. Gimmie is a start-up by former lead programmer at PopCap Games, Roy Liu, and David Ng, who led business development at ChinaCache. The company employs a model typically found in fun fairs, which offers real prizes as rewards for playing. After a recent pivot away from Silicon… Read More

  • GetJar Shifts Focus From Distribution To Discovery And Commerce, As Its Virtual Currency Hits 50M Users, 60% Of Revs

    GetJar Shifts Focus From Distribution To Discovery And Commerce, As Its Virtual Currency Hits 50M Users, 60% Of Revs

    You may know GetJar as the largest independent, cross-platform app store, and one of the largest distributors of Android apps outside of the Android Market. With more than 2 billion downloads and some 150K+ applications, the company continues to grow. This is thanks in part to its “open” model, which allows third-party app makers to distribute apps for most of the major mobile… Read More

  • Vimeo Offers Tips-Based Monetization For Videos, Creator-Controlled Pay Walls Coming Soon

    Vimeo Offers Tips-Based Monetization For Videos, Creator-Controlled Pay Walls Coming Soon

    Vimeo is a great site that’s done a lot for independent online video creation and publishing, but one thing that’s been missing from its platform is a way for creators to make money directly from their movies. The video network now offers that, thanks to a new Tip Jar feature rolling out today. It allows Vimeo Plus or Pro members to add tip buttons to any video content, so that… Read More

  • W3i Announces $10 Million Marketing Fund For Indie Game Developers

    W3i Announces $10 Million Marketing Fund For Indie Game Developers

    W3i, a monetization and distribution network for mobile app developers, is announcing the launch of a new $10 million “AppX Game Developer Marketing Fund” at this week’s AppNation conference in San Francisco. The fund will provide developers with a suite of free services that offer production support, analytics and user acquisition channel analysis, all of which are designed… Read More

  • Mobile Games May Be Taking Off, But How Are Their Creators Going To Make Money? [Infographic]

    Mobile Games May Be Taking Off, But How Are Their Creators Going To Make Money? [Infographic]

    Mobile gaming is big and getting bigger. You’ve heard it once, you’ve heard it one thousand times. Japan’s mobile, social gaming giants are killing it; Android and iOS games now generate more revenue than all of Nintendo and Sony’s portable games combined; and games are the most popular mobile app category in the U.S. What’s more, according to the New York… Read More

  • Wikio merges with Ebuzzing – cue controversy

    [France] Wikio has announced on its blog (in French) that Ebuzzing has joined the “Wikio communication group”. You’ve probably heard of Wikio – you know, a kind’ve competitor to Digg and Technorati in France which expanded to Europe. But you’ve probably not heard of Ebuzzing, which is focused on France. Wikio and Ebuzzing are in fact two major players for… Read More