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Candy Crush Saga

Mobile Game Spending Growth

Mobile games have become ridiculously lucrative over the past year

February 19th, 2014

Why was there such a media storm over Flappy Bird? Why is the upcoming IPO of King getting so much coverage? Maybe because mobile game apps are becoming the dominant force in out culture. According to a new survey by App Annie, consumer spending in-game apps has soared to more than double the size of …

How Much Money Does Candy Crush Make

Candy Crush Saga generated an insane $1.5 billion in revenue last year

February 18th, 2014

This is what the creator of Flappy Bird was potentially giving up when he took his game down from the App Store and Google Play. Candy Crush Saga publisher King filed IPO registration paperwork on Tuesday and revealed that it generated a whopping $1.88 billion in revenue in 2013 along with $1.98 billion in gross …

Candy Crush Saga Trademark Protest

Developers beg for lawsuits, flood app stores with ‘Candy Saga’ games

January 29th, 2014

The mobile game developer community hasn’t taken too kindly to King trademarking the words “candy” and “saga,” and it’s decided to respond the best way it knows how: By trolling. Several indie developers over the past week have been participating in Candy Jam, a development event that runs through February 3rd and that aims to …

Candy Crush Saga Trademark Lawsuit

Candy Crush Saga developer denies that it’s trademark trolling

January 22nd, 2014

King, the app developer behind popular game Candy Crush Saga, sparked controversy this week when it started issuing takedown notices to several games that had the word “candy” in their title. However in a statement released today, King denies that it’s trying to take down every single candy-related game from the App Store and it …

Candy Crush Saga Trademark Lawsuit

Now you have another reason to hate Candy Crush Saga

January 21st, 2014

Many of us know Candy Crush Saga as the annoyingly ubiquitous mobile game that’s made a ton of money for British software developer King. However, it looks like Candy Crush Saga is gearing up for a second career as an intellectual property troll. GameZebo reports that King has successfully trademarked the word “candy” as it …

Twitter King IPO Analysis

Lose money, no problem: Twitter’s IPO is a California dream

October 4th, 2013

The tech industry is captivated by two upcoming IPO’s, which offer an interesting contrast. Twitter is a great example of what software companies used to look like: it is American, it generated $250 million in sales in the first half of 2013… and lost nearly $70 million. That’s what the California model of software IPO’s looks …