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Candy Crush dev valued at $5 billion in expected IPO

King, the British game firm behind the wildly popular Candy Crush Saga, is preparing to float on the Nasdaq. The company has filed its pre-IPO S-1 paperwork with the Securities and Exchange Commission, “taking advantage of the same loophole for

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‘Candy Crush Saga’ maker King considers going public with IPO

Miidasplayer International Holding Co. — better known as King — is planning to go public. Though CEO Riccardo Zacconi had mentioned potential plans for an IPO in the past, this is the most serious the “Candy Crush Saga” maker has

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Candy Crush Saga dominates a volatile casual gaming market

Casual gaming is big business. It’s also an ever-changing landscape in which no market share is safe. In April, developer King ruled the casual market on Facebook and mobile with its Candy Crush Saga. Meanwhile, former top dogs Zynga and

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King Overtakes Zynga as Largest Social Network

Zynga is no longer the largest social network as King has announced a larger number of daily active users. Zynga said recently that it has 52 million daily active users while King has 66 million daily active users.(…) The Chief

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King.com now has 50 million daily players

King.com, the company behind titles like Candy Crush Saga, now has 108 million players a month, and 50 million of those play every day. The players are racking up a massive 12 billion game plays per month, and 49 million

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King Overtakes Zynga to Become Number One in Facebook Gaming

King.com is now number one when it comes to Facebook games. The company has overtaken Zynga for top honors on the social network, with three of its games making Facebook’s top 10 in January. In the #1 slot is Candy

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Bubble Witch Saga monetizes 3 times better on iOS than on Facebook

Yesterday at GDC Online, King.com’s Tommy Palm revealed that the move to mobile is definitely  paying off for the developer behind the popular “Saga” social games. According to Palm, Bubble  Witch Saga is mobilizing three times as well on iOS

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Interview with King.com CEO – serious about mobile

Did he expect that kind of success? “No,” says Zacconi, laughing. “There is no company in the world that always grows. Companies go up and down, up and down.”  But he follows that up with an even more surprising statement.

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‘Bubble Witch Saga’ for iOS announced

King.com’s popular social bubble shooter Bubble Witch Saga is coming to iOS in July, providing fans of the game with a cross-platform version they can play while away from their computers. Launching Bubble Witch Saga on iOS seems like a

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‘Age of Empires Online’ turns from free-to-try to F2P

Age of Empires Online has turned from “free-to-try” to a full free-to-play model. The latest update will implement the change and introduce Alliance Wars, a team-based competition for players around level 40, along with purchasable vanity items and consumables. In

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