• Is Seattle Silicon Valley’s Next Favorite Stop? Crunch Network

    Is Seattle Silicon Valley’s Next Favorite Stop?

    In the last ten years, the Seattle tech scene has changed quite dramatically. In the 1990s and early 2000s, the only gigantic software companies in town were Microsoft and Amazon. For a time it even became common knowledge that most Seattle-based startups had only two viable exit strategies: go public, or get acquired by Microsoft. Read More

  • The App Store Game Subscription Plan That Wasn’t

    The App Store Game Subscription Plan That Wasn’t

    Yesterday, Bloomberg published a story stating that Apple had made a major (and, frankly, somewhat surprising) change to its App Store policies: it was going to begin allowing game publishers to sell bundles of games as monthly subscriptions, as opposed to a la carte. Historically all games on the App Store have been sold as one-off purchases (or for free), and they can generate further revenue… Read More

  • Big Fish Games Raises $83.3 Million For Casual Game Distribution

    Big Fish Games, an online portal for both online and downloadable computer games, has closed an $83.3 million funding round led by Balderton Capital, General Catalyst Partners, and Salmon River Capital. Big Fish Games was originally founded in 2002 as a game development studio, but gradually expanded its focus as it began distributing games created by other developers. The site now has… Read More