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  • Playfish Gets $17 Million More For Social Games

    Playfish Gets $17 Million More For Social Games

    Over the past year video games have begun invading every computing platform, from social networks to mobile devices. They've also been picked up in the portfolios of a number of firms. London based Playfish has just raised a $17 million series B round led by Accel Partners and Index Ventures. Kevin Comolli, from Accel Partners and Ben Holmes from Index Ventures, will both join its board of… Read More

  • That's Right. I Just Threw A 110 MPH Fastball On iBaseball

    That's Right. I Just Threw A 110 MPH Fastball On iBaseball

    SGN is definitely on to something with these Wii-like iPhone games. They've had over 2 million downloads of iGolf and iBowl. And tonight they've released the next game in the series, iBaseball (iTunes link). Like the other games it's free, and you use the accelerometer in your iPhone to control game play. The application includes applause and game sounds, vibrates when a hit is made, and supports… Read More

  • SGN's Wii-like Golf And Bowling Games Both Top Ten iPhone Apps

    No surprise that SGN's iPhone games are doing so well - they're fun to play and they're free. iGolf is at no. 7 on the top ten apps list and has, the company says, more than 1 million downloads. The newly launched iBowl is at no. 8. Both games extensively use the accelerometer to control game action, resulting in a Wii-like experience. The only problem is the high chance of throwing the iPhone… Read More

  • From The Makers Of iGolf, Comes iBowl.  Just Don't Drop That iPhone.

    From The Makers Of iGolf, Comes iBowl. Just Don't Drop That iPhone.

    Who needs a Nintendo Wii when you've got an iPhone? The Social Gaming Network, which released a Wii-like golfing game for the iPhone two weeks ago, has now followed up with a bowling game. As with iGolf (which has already been downloaded more than 900,000 times), iBowl uses the iPhone's accelerometer to detect a player's swing. You can twist your wrist to give the ball spin or direct it to the… Read More

  • SGN Founder's Rambling, Jetlagged, Semi-Lucid and Beautiful Email On Entrepreneurism

    SGN founder Shervin Pishevar, jetlagged and sleep deprived on a "secret mision" trip to Eastern Europe, wrote a long and partially lucid email to friends last night. I reprint it here because it captures much of the entrepreneurial spirit that drives so many of the men and women who we write about. The full email, along with a YouTube clip, are reprinted below with Pishevar's permission. Read More

  • SGN Launches Wii-like iGolf For iPhone.

    SGN Launches Wii-like iGolf For iPhone.

    Once you're done turning your iPhone photos into works of art that Monet would be envious of, check out iGolf, a minutes-old app created by Palo Alto-based Social Gaming Network. The application uses the iPhone's accelerometer to detect a golf-swing like motion with the phone. Choose a club and swing the iPhone just like a golf club. Save your high scores and challenge your friends to beat your… Read More

  • Social Gaming Network Acquires (fluff)Friends

    Social Gaming Network Acquires (fluff)Friends

    Social Gaming Network Tuesday announced that it has completed its acquisition of (fluff)Friends, a Facebook game that lets people adopt virtual furry friends and interact with friends who also have virtual pets. (fluff)Friends users can choose from a group of "fluff" pets that can be personalized to match the user's personality. Once created, the pet can interact with other users and the game's… Read More

  • Put Your Game Face On And Plant Some Trees With SGN

    Put Your Game Face On And Plant Some Trees With SGN

    Social Gaming Network, a startup behind a number of popular social network games, has partnered with the Arbor Day Foundation to create a Facebook game to raise money for, of all things, planting trees. SGN has created a game called “Space Movers: The Bloom Initiative”, and will donate up to $50,000 of the game’s advertising revenue to the cause. You can check out the app by… Read More

  • Lightspeed Funding Turns Facebook Application Into "Serious Business"

    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 backed… Read More

  • Social Gaming Network Buys Facebook Market Share

    Social Gaming Network Buys Facebook Market Share

    Consolidation is already beginning in the overcrowded Facebook application market (with 21,800 apps and counting). One of the first sectors to see buyouts of popular apps is in the social gaming sector. Earlier this year, Zynga bought CLZ Concepts and the Superheroes group of apps. Today, competitor Social Gaming Network (SGN) is responding with its own roll-up of Esgut (which created… Read More