ISIS and Social Media Warfare: Aidan Cassidy Comments

Social media’s meant to be all fun and games, right? Aidan Cassidy, a social media expert and city councilman from North Carolina, notes that the recent activity of the terrorist group ISIS on social media platforms, particularly Twitter, suggests otherwise. ISIS has demonstrated an ability to use social media not only to interact with its own followers, but also to spread its message to the greatest number of people. The group’s involvement with social sites reveals a dark side of social media.

Selfies Anonymous is a club for Selfieholics

selfieSelfie aficionados turned selfieholics should inquire with the Selfie Anonymous Club in this comedy sketch. It might not be a real club, but it represents the best, or worst, of our Instagram addiction.

Let’s get started.

“Hi, my name is Tyler, and I am a selfieholic… ” (more…)

New Competition for Mobile App Advertising: Who Will Win?

Facebook mobile app install ads
Facebook’s mobile app advertising has been a game-changer, delivering undeniable success for both Facebook and the apps using its mobile app install ads. But as of the last few weeks, Facebook is no longer the only game in town. Google, Twitter, AOL, and Yahoo have disclosed plans for dedicated advertising products for app marketers. But, as we saw with the early days of mobile ad networks, even a rapidly growing market will have some winners and some losers.


CleverCards, WOOFipedia team to deliver doggy digital cards


The American Kennel Club announced today a partnership with CleverCards, enabling all WOOFipedia community members the ability to transform their dog photos into digital and printed greeting cards. (more…)

Join us at Social Gambling & Gaming Summit Dec 10-11: Register Now to Save $250

Social Gambling & Gaming Summit is right around the corner! This two-day conference, focused on casino-style social games, mobile gaming, and virtual goods, will explore recent issues and successes within the industry.

Taking place at the MGM Grand Las Vegas on December 10-11, the Social Gambling & Gaming Summit will feature panels and discussions concerning the interaction between social games and online gambling, user experience, the evolution of mobile social casino development and more. View the full agenda here. (more…)

One Week Left to Save $250 on On-Site Prices for Inside Mobile Apps in NYC


With the mobile app market set to hit $27 billion in 2014, there is no better place and time to set your mobile strategy than at Inside Mobile Apps conference in New York City on December 3-4, 2013. Gain insight and advice for your mobile strategy alongside other mobile app experts and innovators, and register before December 3rd to save $250 on on-site registration prices.

Mobile apps continue to play a larger role in mainstream culture; and Inside Mobile Apps is the perfect venue to explore the opportunities and challenges the successful yet growing industry faces. The two-day conference will provide insight, analysis, and opinion on the key areas defining the mobile and social app ecosystem.

Attendees of Inside Mobile Apps will have the opportunity to network and engage with the impressive roster of speakers, including Evan Schwartz, CEO and Founder of ActionX; Jill Duffy, Technology Analyst and Writer of; and Gary Delfiner, President of Digital Distribution at Screen Media Ventures.

One of this year’s featured speakers will include David Pakman, Partner at Venrock, who will discuss what investors are looking for in potential developers during his session “Investing in Mobile Apps”. Joining Pakman in this panel discussion are Brad Farkas, General Partner at i-Hatch Ventures; Daniel Keoppel, Executive Director at Verizon Ventures; and Eric Goldberg, Managing Director of Crossover Technologies.


Featured sessions include:

Emerging Trends in Game Design

Mobile Health Apps/Games

Mobile Monetization: How to Convert Free-to-Play Users into Paying Customers

Mobile Apps in International Markets

Platform Choice for Developers


Check out the full program and speaker list for more details. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to be a part of this innovative and engaging event. Register today to save $250!

Sign Up Now and Save $350 For Social Gambling and Gaming Summit in Las Vegas



The Social Gambling & Gaming Summit is quickly approaching! On December 10 and 11, attendees will take a deeper look at the intersection of gambling and social gaming at this exciting and innovative event. Gaming enthusiasts who are interested in discussing the future of social gambling are encouraged to register before November 6th and SAVE $350 on admission.

In addition to in-depth debates on real-money gaming, attendees will have the opportunity to hear intriguing panels and keynote presentations given by industry leaders.


Sign Up Now and Save $350 on the Inside Mobile Apps Conference in NYC


Mediabistro’s two-day Inside Mobile Apps conference will be held in New York City on December 3-4, 2013. Register before November 6th to save $350 on conference fees.

The theme of this year’s conference is “Investigating Monetization in Top App Platforms,” with the show offering in-depth discussions and analysis on topics including monetization, design, marketing and growth. The conference focuses on mobile platforms like iOS and Android, but will also analyze Facebook, among other platforms.


The Inside Network Job Board: 12Gigs, DoubleDown Interactive, Expect Labs and more

The Inside Network Job Board is dedicated to providing you with the best social media job opportunities across social and mobile application platforms. Here are this week’s highlights from the Inside Network Job Board, including positions at:  12Gigs, DoubleDown Interactive, Expect Labs and more.


King brings Candy Crush Saga to Kakao Talk mobile messaging platform


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Casual game developer King has announced the launch of its hit game Candy Crush Saga on Kakao Talk, Korea’s top mobile messaging application, which recently passed over 100 million users. King joins the likes of Zynga and Outplay, two developers that have also recently adopted mobile messaging networks as platforms for game releases.


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