Facebook hookup application Bang with Friends is officially leaving the “with friends” part of its name to game developer Zynga following the settlement of a trademark-infringement lawsuit, extending the Down rebranding it introduced to its iOS app in August to the entire operation, and adding several new features.
Are you Down with Bang with Friends? The controversial “matchmaking” application, which is aimed at allowing users to discover if any of their Facebook friends are interested in becoming friends with benefits, returned to Apple’s App Store, but under a different name: Down.
Does anyone remember the days when Facebook’s gaming ecosystem was dominated by Zynga? The social network continued to extend its reach in the gaming sector with Wednesday’s announcement of the release of a software-development kit for the Unity game engine.
Facebook matchmaking application Bang with Friends is under scrutiny again, but this time, it’s actually for the “with Friends” part, as Words with Friends developer Zynga filed suit against the developer of Bang with Friends in federal court in San Francisco.
Facebook’s foray into real-money gambling in the U.K. is not limited to games from Zynga, as the social network also announced an agreement with bookmaker Paddy Power to launch Paddy Power In-Play!, which will allow U.K. users to wager on horse racing and soccer, Mail Online reported.
Florida-based fund manager and former Oregon gubernatorial candidate Craig Berkman pleaded guilty Tuesday to defrauding investors by promising them access to nonexistent Facebook shares prior to the social network’s initial public offering in May 2012, Reuters reported.
Social Gaming Network’s Acquisition Of Mob Science Continues Trend Away From Facebook-Only Social Games
Take a close look at Social Gaming Network’s story, and you will see how social games are evolving away from a focus on Facebook-only games. SGN is rising as a multiplatform social game developer, while Facebook-focused Zynga has been declining rapidly. SGN is even hiring the talent that was laid off by Zynga.