Case Study of Kabam, Kixeye and Fight My Monster Report Released

Pearl Research is pleased to announce the  report, “Case Study of Kabam, Kixeye and Fight My Monster”. Please contact us for an excerpt. Three online game companies, Kixeye, Kabam, and Fight My Monster have achieved accelerated growth in the past year with prominent social and casual games.

LOGIN Conference Announces Pitch Finalists

The finalists for Startup Pitch at LOGIN Conference on September 27th have been released. The companies are TeamTap, Sense of Wonder, KeepSkor, Alist Games, Lightning, Playsaurus, Mobula Games and Yogime.

Samsung Invests $2.3 billion in New China Fab

Samsung Electronics today held a groundbreaking ceremony for a major new memory fabrication line in Xi'an, China. Once completed, the new facility will make use of advanced 10-nanometer (nm)-class technology in producing NAND flash memory chips.

Apple Unveils Slimmer Phone

Apple today announced the iPhone 5, with a new 4-inch Retina display. It has a newll-new 7.6 mm anodized aluminum body that is 18 percent thinner and 20 percent lighter than iPhone 4S. iPhone 5 comes in either white & silver or black & slate, and will be available in the US for a suggested retail price of $199 (US) for the 16GB model and $299 (US) for the 32GB model and $399 (US) for the 64GB model.

Renren Makes US Based Investment in Finance

Renren Inc. (RENN), a social networking internet platform in China, made an $49 million investment in Social Finance Inc, a San Francisco-based private company. SoFi provides students access to lower loan rates than Federal loans programs.

Pearl Research Releases New Study on India

Pearl Research is pleased to announce the release the "Games Market in India" study covering the online, social, casual and mobile games. There has been extensive investments in India's digital entertainment sector with new launches and a proliferation in the number of mobile titles.

LOGIN Conference Announces Speakers, Hosts an Expo and Startup Pitch Day

This is the latest information Pearl Research has on the LOGIN Conference. The event focuses on the online game industry, including Facebook, MMOG, Xbox Live, PlayStation Network, iPhone/iPad, and Android development and digital distribution. This annual conference will be on September 26-27, and the location will be the Bently Reserve in San Francisco, California. September 26 will be the speaking sessions day, and September 27 is the Expo and Startup Pitch day.

DeNA Updates Business In China

Recently, DeNA China announced its first self-developed mobile social game “Ninja Fighters” in the Chinajoy. Fei Lou, the vice president of DeNA China, claimed to the press, “DeNA China will pay more attention to developing products by ourselves.

Pearl Research Will Be Attending Casual Connect

Leading market research and consulting firm Pearl Research will be attending Casual Connect in Seattle, July 24-26th. Please contact us at research (at) pearlresearch.com or 415-738-7660 to meet up. The Casual Games Association, the international trade organization of the casual games industry, is producing the show.

Take-Two's NBA 2K is Launched in China

2K Sports announced the public launch of its free-to-play NBA 2K Online game on the Tencent Games portal in China. Players who have an activation account can now log on to the website ( http://nba2k.qq.com ) to test the title.