King.com

Type: Company
Name: King.com
First reported 11 hours ago - Updated 11 hours ago - 2 reports

King settles trademark legal spat with CandySwipe and Banner Saga

Candy Crush Saga is one of the most popular mobile games ever; On the last count, the game had been played more than 150 billion times and had 500 million users downloading it. Needless to say, the "Candy" trademark granted by the US Patent and Trademark ... [Published SlashGear - 11 hours ago]
First reported Apr 19 2014 - Updated Apr 19 2014 - 1 reports

Questions on bubble as tech momentum fades

WASHINGTON: After the tech euphoria of 2013, the fast-moving sector has hit a speed bump.The wobbly action of 2014 is still an open question: is this a correction, bear market or a bubble like the catastrophic dot-com boom and bust of 1999-2000?By some ... [Published Economic Times - Apr 19 2014]
First reported Apr 18 2014 - Updated Apr 18 2014 - 1 reports

'Candy Crush Saga' Maker Plays Nice With 'Banner Saga', 'CandySwipe' Developers

It appears that King.com, the publisher of the wildly popular mobile app Candy Crush Saga has come to an agreement with independent developer Stoic Studio over that company’s viking epic The Banner Saga. King had trademarked the word “saga” and was attempting ... [Published Atlanta Journal And Constitution - Apr 18 2014]
First reported Apr 18 2014 - Updated Apr 18 2014 - 1 reports

Social Media Jobs: Share Our Strength, XenoPsi Media, Socialdeviant

This week, is hiring an , while XenoPsi Media needs a . Socialdeviant is seeking a , and is on the hunt for a . Get the scoop on these openings and more below, and find additional on Mediabistro. (Washington, DC) XenoPsi (New York, NY) King.com (Chicago, ... [Published Media Bistro - Apr 18 2014]
First reported Apr 18 2014 - Updated Apr 18 2014 - 1 reports

King Settles Fights With Banner Saga, CandySwipe Developers

The great "candy" trademark dispute is finally finished ... for now.0sharesThe candy saga seems to have ended, for now — if we're even allowed to use those words so closely together without getting sued by The Banner Saga or Candy Crush folk.King, maker ... [Published PC Magazine - Apr 18 2014]
First reported Apr 18 2014 - Updated Apr 18 2014 - 1 reports

Social Insights Reveal Three Most Important Features in Mobile Gaming

WARNING: The following article may convince you to pick up a game you may never put down.Candy Crush Saga or Clash of Clans? This is a decision many iOS users have to make when picking their next poison. By this, we mean not many come out on the other ... [Published Business 2 Community - Apr 18 2014]
First reported Apr 18 2014 - Updated Apr 18 2014 - 2 reports

Is it China’s turn to be struck with the Candy Crush Saga fever

Despite the recent downturn social games company King had with its traded-down IPO, the Candy Crush Saga makers are still expanding its reach. Its next stop? China. King announced on its official ... ... [Published Big News Network - Apr 18 2014]
First reported Apr 18 2014 - Updated Apr 18 2014 - 1 reports

In brief: Judge doesn’t make GM take cars off road

A federal judge in Texas has denied an emergency motion that would have forced General Motors to tell owners of 2 million recalled cars to stop driving their vehicles until their ignition switches are repaired. U.S. District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos ... [Published Omaha World-Herald - Apr 18 2014]
First reported Apr 18 2014 - Updated Apr 18 2014 - 1 reports

TurboTax Tops Candy Crush for One Day

For at least one day this year, an app for the Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) iPad generated more revenue for its creator than one of the two most popular games for the mobile device. TurboTax from Intuit Inc. (NASDAQ: INTU) finished number two on the charts, ... [Published 24/7 Wall St - Apr 18 2014]
First reported Apr 18 2014 - Updated Apr 18 2014 - 1 reports

Bittersweet: Losing Out on the Candy Crush IPO

Not everyone involved in the development of Candy Crush Saga will be cashing in on its maker’s sweet initial public offering. At least two people who had a role with King Digital Entertainment will miss out on potential billions. Co-founder and former ... [Published Forbes India - Apr 18 2014]
First reported Apr 18 2014 - Updated Apr 18 2014 - 1 reports

Candy Crush Saga for Android Updated with Tiki Fiesta Episode, Coming Soon to China

The folks over at King.com have just released a new update for their Candy Crush Saga smash hit for Android devices. As expected, the new update brings content that Android players will definitely want to try out ASAP.It’s unclear how many levels developers ... [Published Softpedia - Apr 18 2014]
First reported Apr 18 2014 - Updated Apr 18 2014 - 1 reports

Poll: Should All Games Adopt the Free-To-Play Model?

Earlier this week, King - known for such games as Candy Crush and... uh, Candy Crush - opined that all games should adopt the free-to-play business model."The micro-transaction is so strong and it's definitely a much better model," said King games guru ... [Published DailyMe.Com - Apr 18 2014]

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"With many of these companies, one can make optimistic assumptions and justify a very high valuation, but as BlackBerry demonstrated, just because you operate in a winner-take-all environment, it doesn't mean that niche will always be there" Ritter said
"It recently came to King's attention that AIM Productions N V has used the mark CANDY CRUSHER since at least as early as 2004 in connection with game software, including use as a mobile application game available for download in the United States. These common law rights pre-date Runsome's earliest asserted use date by years" read King's motion
"The micro-transaction is so strong and it's definitely a much better model," said King games guru Tommy Palm. "I think all companies have to transition over to that.  If you talk to many hardcore gamers, they're not happy about it right now, but if you asked them about the long term, 'Do you want to continue playing your favourite game for..."
"People are not viewing these relatively young tech companies as favourably as they were after such a strong run," Mr Madden says. "Twitter did very well after its IPO but then dropped. To many people [these companies] appear to be overvalued."

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King settles trademark legal spat with CandySwi... [Published SlashGear - 11 hours ago]
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Questions on bubble as tech momentum fades [Published Economic Times - Apr 19 2014]
Apple Loop: Lowered Guidance, More Cheap iPhone... [Published Forbes.com - Apr 19 2014]
'Candy Crush Saga' Maker Plays Nice With 'Banne... [Published Atlanta Journal And Constitution - Apr 18 2014]
Social Media Jobs: Share Our Strength, XenoPsi ... [Published Media Bistro - Apr 18 2014]
King Settles Fights With Banner Saga, CandySwip... [Published PC Magazine - Apr 18 2014]
Social Insights Reveal Three Most Important Fea... [Published Business 2 Community - Apr 18 2014]
TurboTax Tops Candy Crush for One Day [Published 24/7 Wall St - Apr 18 2014]
Is it China’s turn to be struck with the Candy ... [Published Big News Network - Apr 18 2014]
'King to launch Candy Crush in China with Tencent' [Published Individual.com - Apr 18 2014]
In brief: Judge doesn’t make GM take cars off road [Published Omaha World-Herald - Apr 18 2014]
Bittersweet: Losing Out on the Candy Crush IPO [Published Forbes India - Apr 18 2014]
Candy Crush Saga for Android Updated with Tiki ... [Published Softpedia - Apr 18 2014]
Poll: Should All Games Adopt the Free-To-Play M... [Published DailyMe.Com - Apr 18 2014]
How To Become A Mobile App Millionaire [Published Business 2 Community - Apr 18 2014]
‘Candy Crush Saga’ gets Chinese deal [Published Malay Mail - Apr 18 2014]
U.S. digital game sales grow in March; Zynga's ... [Published Seeking Alpha - Apr 18 2014]
Investors sweet on Tencent after Candy Crush news [Published Nikkei Asian Review - Apr 17 2014]
Why current turbulence cannot be likened to the... [Published Telegraph - Apr 17 2014]
Tencent to Bring 'Candy Crush Saga' to China [Published DailyMe.Com - Apr 17 2014]
King Settles Trademark Disputes With 'CandySwip... [Published DailyMe.Com - Apr 17 2014]
Google and IBM quarterly results disappoint [Published Big News Network - Apr 17 2014]
King resolves trademark disputes [Published GamesIndustry.biz - Apr 17 2014]
King Resolves Trademark Disputes With Two Indep... [Published Recode - Apr 17 2014]
IPOVIEW-U.S. IPO market loses shine as investor... [Published Reuters - Apr 17 2014]
Panicked Investors Insist Tech Stock Nosedive I... [Published Gawker - Apr 17 2014]
King to launch Candy Crush in China with Tencent [Published Telecompaper - Apr 17 2014]
King focuses on China with Tencent 'Candy Crush... [Published Mobile Money Live - Apr 17 2014]
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King settles trademark legal spat with CandySwi... [Published SlashGear - 11 hours ago]
Candy Crush Saga is one of the most popular mobile games ever; On the last count, the game had been played more than 150 billion times and had 500 million … Continue reading ...
FarmVille Is Back — and This Time, It’s Portable [Published TIME.com - Apr 17 2014]
Remember FarmVille? Of course you do. Once upon a time, circa 2010, chances are that you either played it on Facebook or were annoyed by addicted friends seeking your help tending to their crops. It was the Facebook game that made Facebook gaming famous. ...
Candy Crush to Expand to China [Published Bits - Apr 16 2014]
A deal between King Digital Entertainment and the Internet giant Tencent will bring one of the most popular game franchises to China. ...
King partners with Tencent to bring a localized... [Published The Next Web.com - Apr 16 2014]
Mobile game-maker King is eyeing China after it partnered with Internet giant Tencent to bring a localized version of Candy Crush Saga, its flagship title, to the world’s largest mobile... Keep reading → ...
King partners with Tencent to bring a localized... [Published The Next Web - Apr 16 2014]
Mobile game-maker King is eyeing China after it partnered with Internet giant Tencent to bring a localized version of Candy Crush Saga, its flagship title, to the world’s largest mobile market. There’s no definitive launch date for the Chinese version ...
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Hiring rush for Candy Crush maker [Published Reuters Video: Business - Mar 31 2014]
It's IPO uh-oh for Candy Crush maker [Published Reuters Video: Business - Mar 26 2014]
'Candy Crush' Maker Trades Lower in Debut [Published Wall Street Journal What's News - Mar 26 2014]
King Digital IPO price may not bode well for stock [Published Reuters Video: Top News - Mar 26 2014]
King Digital IPO price may not bode well for stock [Published Reuters Video: Business - Mar 26 2014]
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UHNW Valuation Update - King Digital Chairman a... [Published Financial Services - Mar 27 2014]
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