Serious Business

  • Zynga Buys Social Gaming Startup Serious Business

    Zynga Buys Social Gaming Startup Serious Business

    Zynga, the heavily-funded social gaming company, today announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire Serious Business, fellow creators of social games on Facebook. The terms of the agreement were not disclosed, but it appears to be more of a strategic purchase to bring in more experienced social game development talent. Serious Business raised $4 million in venture capital from… Read More

  • Can You Guess Which Facebook App Is Making A Million Dollars A Month?

    Facebook is a famously difficult place to make money. Despite the popularity of the social network, most ads go for pennies per thousand impressions (CPMs). Even Social Media, a Facebook ad network that is able to get effective CPMs of about 50 cents, has only paid out a little more than $8 million total to application developers since it launched a year ago. Yet AllFacebook… Read More

  • Lightspeed Funding Turns Facebook Application Into "Serious Business"

    Less than a year ago Alex Le and Siqi Chen were working at one of the web’s most ambitious startups, semantic search engine PowerSet (Due out soon). But last December they made the tough choice to quit it all and go full time for their own side project, a quickly growing little Facebook application called “Friends For Sale”. That project has grown into a full blown venture… Read More