• Online Gambling Company 888 Picks Up Real Dice's Social Games Studio Mytopia For $18M

    Online gambling company 888 has bought the assets of the Mytopia social games development studio from Real Dice. Mytopia, which launched at TechCrunch50 in 2008, is an online social gaming community where people can play casual games together in real time. The base price is $18 million cash with an additional earn out payment that will be made calculated on the basis of net profit for the… Read More

  • Israel Makes Strong TC50 Showing

    Israel seems to be the country with the single biggest foreign contingent at TC50 with no less than 6 of the 50 companies presenting on stage. Some more Israeli startups can be found in the demo pit, the exhibition space and just walking around the venue floor shopping for investors, customers and partners. Here is a round-up of the 6 Israeli companies that presented on stage: Read More

  • TC50: Mytopia Wants To Help The World Play Together

    Today at TechCrunch 50, Mytopia debuted their cross-platform development framework RUGS. The idea is simple: code once, and an application is automatically translated for compatibility on a range of mobile and Web platforms. RUGS applications are running natively on each platform, with porting solutions for Flash and every major mobile operating system. They demonstrated support for… Read More

  • 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

  • At Launch, Mytopia Shows Social Networks How To Play Nicely Together

    There is a new casual gaming network in town that’s got some serious cross-platform chops. Don’t be fooled by the cutesy graphics. Today, Mytopia is simultaneously launching across Facebook, Bebo, MySpace (currently pending approval) and its own Website with eight games (Chess, Backgammon, Sudoku, Dominoes, Bingo, Spades, Hearts, Video Poker). On Monday, it will release the… Read More