RIM Buys Scoreloop for Better Social Gaming
Research In Motion today announced that it has acquired a company called Scoreloop for an undisclosed sum. Scoreloop develops mobile social gaming software and has a developer platform for mobile games that will be added to RIM's developer program. RIM believes the purchase will help it to better create social networking software and services for its BlackBerry devices.
7 Fun Social Camera Apps
Looking to tap into your creative side and have some social fun with your smartphone camera? Here are a handful of third-party apps we like when we're in the mood to flex our shutterbug muscles, especially when sharing via social networks is concerned.
Google to Let Android Users Trial Games from Search
Google gave developers a handful of new tools to improve the gaming experience for Android device owners. Perhaps the most significant of the new tools is one that will allow people to trial games for up to 10 minutes directly from Google search results.
Google Debuts YouTube Gaming
Google today unveiled YouTube Gaming, a dedicated video service that will focus on gamers. The site will have its own search algorithms so results focus on games.
Nintendo Pushes 'Start' On Mobile Game Development
Nintendo today announced plans to develop games for mobile devices, including smartphones and tablets. The move is an about-face for the gaming company, which has steadfastly insisted on supporting only its gaming consoles.
Sony Forms Business to Make PlayStation Games for Phones
Sony is creating a new business unit with the express purpose of bringing PlayStation-branded games to smartphones and tablets. The company is changing its name from Sony Computer Entertainment to Sony Interactive Entertainment and at the same time forming ForwardWorks Corporation.