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Saul Klein’s List Of Europe’s Next Billion-Dollar Tech Companies

Where will the next billion-dollar startups come from? The tech world and most VCs tend to be parochial, looking at Silicon Valley, maybe New York, and a few other hot markets like <a href="https://b

The Year In Virtual Goods By The Numbers

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/06/virtualgoods.jpg"> The global virtual goods industry put up some very impressive numbers this year. From <a href="http://blog.games.com/2010/

Social Gaming: Where We’ve Been, and Where We’re Headed

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/11/mystery_house.png"> So there was this guy named Ken who was working a 9-to-5 at some giant software company writing tons of code for somethin

Web 2.0 to China: Ok, Let’s Try This Again…

<img class="size-medium wp-image-187476 alignleft" title="china-markz" src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/06/china-markz.jpg?w=300" alt="" width="300" height="225" /></a>Yesterday, I ha

Top Tech Acquisitions Of 2009

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/12/toptechacquisitions-215x52.png" width="215" height="52" /> We track a lot of <a href="http://www.crunchbase.com/acquisitions?page=1">acquisi

Twitter, Amiando, Obopay, And Playfish Are Named Technology Pioneers By The World Economic Forum

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/12/wef-215x193.jpg" width="215" height="193" /> Every year the World Economic Forum picks a couple dozen or so up-and-coming technology startups

Exclusive: Playdom Raises A Huge Round At A Huge Valuation

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/11/cp_1257971793_45825v1-max-250x250-215x62.jpg" width="215" height="62" />It's only a day after one of the big three social game developers, <a

Not Playing Around. EA Buys Playfish For $300 Million, Plus a $100 Million Earnout.

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/10/playfishlogo.jpg" width="184" height="184" /> After lengthy negotiations, Electronic Arts closed it's <a href="http://eu.beta.techcrunch.com/

Social Games: How The Big Three Make Millions

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/10/zyngaplayfishplaydom-215x69.jpg" width="215" height="69" />So much for the first generation of big Facebook/MySpace social application startup

Hold everything – Playfish is still in play

Last week we reported the rumors that VC-backed Playfish, the social games startup which has had phenomenal growth, was in the process of being acquired by games giant Electronic Arts for $250 million

Hold'em Or Fold'em? Looks Like Playfish Is Still In Play

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/10/cp_1256315750_play-215x143.jpg" width="215" height="143" />Last week <a href="http://eu.beta.techcrunch.com/2009/10/16/has-playfish-exited-to-

Why Zynga Is Worried about Playfish

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/07/playfish_blue1-630x246-215x83.gif" width="215" height="83" />When I wrote my <a href="http://www.businessweek.com/technology/content/apr2009/t

Challenge Your Facebook Friends To A Geewa Game Via Chat

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/geewacom-215x92.jpg" width="215" height="92" /> Casual gaming on the Web is quickly moving to the social networks, where people can play with

Playfish Gets $17 Million More For Social Games

<img class="shot" src="https://beta.techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/07/playfishlogo.png" alt="playfish" />Over the past year video games have begun invading every computing platform, from socia

Playfish: Using Facebook As Its Gaming Console

If you glance at the top lineup of gaming applications on the Facebook or MySpace platform, you’ll notice an interesting fact. Not one is the product of a major gaming publisher. Instead a group