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Google's leading mobile advertising network, AdMob, serves billions of mobile banner and text ads a month across a wide range of top mobile website and applications. AdMob helps advertisers connect with a relevant audience of consumers on mobile devices and gives publishers the ability to effectively monetize their mobile traffic.
PaymentOne Corporation is one of the world's fastest growing online Payment Services Providers (PSPs). The company pioneered “no credit card required” payment and marketing services that connect digital merchants, social media publishers, content providers and network operators. PaymentOne has generated over $5 billion in new digital revenue and our clients typically see revenue increases of 25% or more. The company manages a network of over 1000 telecommunication/broadband providers and mobile operators, and its flagship PayONE Home™ and PayONE Mobile™ services provide access to over 3 billion worldwide mobile, broadband and landline
consumers. The company also holds a series of advanced patents in fraud prevention and digital payment accounts.
Celebrating 30 years, Canadian Music Week (March 21-25, 2012) is one of the premier entertainmentevents in North America. Combining conferences, award shows, a trade exposition, film festival, comedy festival and Canada’s biggest new music festival – Canadian Music Fest – it is a mini global village for artists and industry executives from around the world and all sectors of the business to engage in a free trade of ideas. Delegates assemble to be informed about the state of their marketplace, learn about cutting-edge technologies and trends and build lasting relationships with tomorrow’s leaders. Our two-day Digital Media Summit will bring together today’s most influential authorities and visionaries to examine the transformation of the entertainment industries and digital media channels.
ClickandBuy is one of the leading payment services on the Internet. Certified by McAfee, this online payment system is used for Internet purchases by over 13 million people. Over 16,000 online merchants use ClickandBuy’s ePayment system for their eCommerce, retail, online entertainment, and paid content & services billing, including Apple iTunes, Vodafone, Deutsche Telekom, Hi5, LiveGamer, Electronic Arts, Codemasters, Telefónica, Orange, msn, AOL, Meetic, Parship, Napster, McAfee, Panda, AutoScout24, RTL, Playboy, Foto.com, KPMG, Yamaha, Digital River, Redcoon, bonprix.
Founded in 1999, the company is an e-money institution licensed by the UK’s Financial Services Authority (FSA), ClickandBuy’s complete service includes 120 currencies and offers 50 national and international modes of payment throughout 30 countries.
MXP4’s Bopler Games social music gaming application deeply integrates music and game-play, offering recording artists and labels the ability to engage fans, promote viral distribution and benefit from the growing micropayment economy. Currently available for Facebook, Bopler Games uniquely allows fans to combine the casual game with the song of their choice from a large selection of licensed content. Based in Los Angeles and Paris, MXP4 is backed by Orkos Capital, Sofinnova Partners and Ventech.
You can find a selection of the most recent articles on Social Music Gaming @ socialmusicgaming.com.
Structure your Game for Success with RightScale and the Cloud
RightScale is the leader in cloud computing management. In the gaming sector, RightScale powers the top three social gaming companies – Zynga, Crowdstar and Playfish to launch, manage and grow massively popular Internet-based games on the cloud. The RightScale Cloud Management Platform delivers the enormous power of cloud computing for scalable, cost-effective IT infrastructure on demand, with complete control. With RightScale, social gaming companies can speed time to market, reduce costs, and manage growth throughout the full lifecycle of a game, from initial development, through the high growth phase, to application maturity.
Badgeville is the first Social Loyalty and Smart Gamification Platform that makes it easy for business leaders, smart marketers and innovative technologists to increase user loyalty and engagement across eCommerce, Media & Entertainment, Health, Education and Enterprise web experiences. Using Badgeville, brands can reward users with real-time achievements and reputation, while at the same time driving user behavior, achieving specific business goals, and measuring and optimizing user engagement. Badgeville customers include Interscope Records, Discovery Communications, NBC, Bluefly, Major League Gaming, Deloitte Digital, The Active Network, and more. Founded in 2010, Badgeville is based in Menlo Park, California and has offices in New York and Europe. Badgeville investors include Norwest Venture Partners, El Dorado Ventures and Trinity Ventures. For more information, please visit Badgeville on the web @ www.badgeville.com .
boxPAY Ltd is a new mobile technology firm created by Irish brothers Gavin and Iain McConnon. The company offers a SMS-based mobile payment platform for web merchants and game developers to charge their customers via a mobile carrier bill instead of by credit card, minimizing hassle for the end user. With the low resistance model, gamers can purchase in-game upgrades and currency in less than 10 seconds. A self-service, user-friendly web set-up option allows merchants to implement the platform on their website within minutes. The co-founders have over 10 years experience in mobile billing, and they created boxPAY in response to a need from online merchants who are losing potential sales over requirements for users to fill out lengthy credit card forms in order to make in-app or in-game purchases. Especially because of the boom in online gaming and application development, merchants are looking for additional ways to create revenue from their products, as well as monetize users in countries where credit cards are not widely used. boxPAY mobile billing is the perfect solution to meet these needs.
Arkadium creates innovative game solutions for consumer brands, ad agencies, online gamers, and any company looking to expand their presence. No flash in the pan, we’ve been around since 2001 and are proud to have built the business from the ground up on our own profits - we are not beholden to VCs, and we don’t change our vision and products on a quarterly basis. Our games reach millions of people across all demographics through the most popular online destinations. And when we’re not making awesome games, we’re laughing - all in the heart of the greatest city in the world.
OpenFeint is the largest cross platform mobile social gaming network. OpenFeint has over 100 million players, 20,000 developers and 6,500 live games including mega-hits such as Tiny Wings, Fruit Ninja, Mega Jump, and Pocket God. OpenFeint was acquired in April 2011 by GREE, Japan’s leading mobile social gaming platform. Combined, OpenFeint and GREE reach a 125 million player global user base. Developers interested in more information about OpenFeint and its leading mobile social gaming technology should visit openfeint.com/developers.
Vindicia offers an on-demand strategic billing solution for marketing and sales that manages subscriptions and microtransactions for online merchants. We work with some of the best-known brands on the Internet, including Symantec, Activision Blizzard, Intuit, and Atari/Cryptic as well as several free-to-play gaming companies including IMVU, Outspark, Wicked Interactive, Arborpals and Realtime Worlds. As an externally audited PCI DSS Level 1 Service Provider and a SAS 70 Type II company, Vindicia securely handles online revenue of over a billion dollars annually.
WildTangent operates a games service that allows consumers around the world to access downloadable, online and social games through one convenient Games App. Fueled by our digital currency, WildCoins, and a proprietary ad platform, BrandBoost, the service delivers the most cost efficient way to play games. Consumers can rent games, purchase them or play for free courtesy of brand advertisers.
WildTangent also powers advertising for a growing portfolio of 3rd party game developers and publishers enabling brands to reach more than 100 million monthly players with scalable, engagement-based advertising that enhances gameplay for consumers. BrandBoost is available in top social games on Facebook, massively multiplayer games, and premium flash games. Partners include Digital Chocolate, Crowdstar, Playdom, Sony Online Entertainment and DreamWorks.
Recognizing our role as one of the largest and most experienced legal teams in the business, Interactive Age ranked us one of the Top 3 U.S. law firms for video game, new media and interactive entertainment law. Our team’s attorneys are committed to being involved in and staying abreast of rapidly evolving business, legal and technical trends in the social media industry. Through this investment, our team obtains valuable knowledge and insights that enable us to provide significant strategic advice and resources to clients, well beyond just “doing legal work.”
For 26 years, RSG Media Systems has had extensive experience in designing innovative enterprise business applications for major media and entertainment industry clients as well as various intellectual property owners. We implement complex solutions and provide software products and services that enable our customers to more profitably manage the evolving media landscape across advertising, sales, rights management, digital publishing and services. Headquartered in NYC with offices in New Delhi, RSG Media also offers related consulting services and custom application development.
Parks Associates is a market research firm exclusively focused on all product and service segments that are “digital” or provide connectivity within the home, including entertainment, home networking, controls, wireless networking, boradband, and on-demand services.
The American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, AFL-CIO, are the people who entertain and inform America. In 32 Locals across the country, AFTRA members work as actors, journalists, singers, dancers, announcers, hosts, comedians, disc jockeys, and other performers across the media industries including television, radio, cable, sound recordings, music videos, commercials, audiobooks, non-broadcast industrials, interactive games, the Internet, and other digital media. The 70,000 professional performers, broadcasters, and recording artists of AFTRA are working together to protect and improve their jobs, lives, and communities in the 21st century. From new art forms to new technology, AFTRA members embrace change in their work and craft to enhance American culture and society. Visit AFTRA online at http://www.aftra.com.
M2 Research publishes reports on the games and interactive entertainment industries as well as providing strategy consulting and business intelligence to a wide range of companies from large multinationals to start ups. M2 Research analysts have been tracking emerging trends, tools and technology, convergence of entertainment and demographics for many years. From custom research and surveying, to developing competitive analysis, marketing strategies and identifying key partnering opportunities, M2 Research works closely with clients on corporate planning, investment strategies and consumer trend mapping.
For over 20 years, GameRecruiter continues to be the #1 search firm in the game industry! www.GameRecruiter.com We serve all segments of electronic entertainment, Console, Casual / Social / Cloud, MMO, and Skill Based games.
Retained or contingency, we have earned an international reputation for recruiting the top technical, production, and executive staff who build game companies, and make game industry history.
With headquarters in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and satellite offices in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Austin, and Las Vegas. GameRecruiter specializes in representing unique and strategically important career opportunities. Not all of our highly confidential searches are posted. To get access to our unadvertised openings, submit your resume confidentially via: http://www.careers.gamerecruiter.com/
Create your own user account; receive a personal login / password to our job board. Here you can automatically apply for jobs, setup job notifications and check in whenever you wish. GameRecruiter is committed to being a trusted advisor to each and every one of our clients and candidates. We represent top industry talent with integrity and respect.
Fusicology.com is a multifaceted website media entity, promoting progressive music culture through event listings and relevant content. Fusicology as a whole provides a national hub reaching trend setting multicultural urbanites. Our site and newsletter specialize in providing relevant information for early adopters that include the musically forward.
Since 2003, Fusicology has sustained long lasting relationships with an extensive list of record labels, recording artists, event promoters, venues, and lifestyle brands. In addition we offer our clients special event production services that include concept to completion as well as an array of online / offline marketing campaign creation and execution.
Women in Games International works to promote the inclusion and advancement of women in the global games industry. We believe diversifying the game development, media, academic and publishing workplace results in not only a more equitable space, but better products. Women In Games International advocates for issues important to both women and men in the game development industry, including a better work/life balance and healthy working conditions.
Mary-Margaret Network works with a diverse clientele in the game, mobile, web, multimedia, IT, TV and film industries. We successfully fill positions in every department at all levels, including production, engineering, design, art, marketing, sales, operations and executive management.
TAG Strategic is a digital entertainment consulting firm providing expert strategy, market intelligence, product ideation, business modeling and business development services to multinational companies and select emerging businesses. TAG accelerates business development for its clients and delivers market leadership and sustainable, defensible advantage in the dynamic and rapidly evolving global marketplace.
TAG team members routinely speak at trade shows, conferences and events, as well as holding relevant board positions and chairing symposiums. They have written on, and been written about, a wide variety of media and thought leadership events.
TAG is actively sought out to provide its advice, counsel and services to both emerging start-ups and multinational media corporations.
nycgameindustry.com is the definitive online informational resource and destination for the growing New York City game development network. The site provides a unique platform for local game developers to promote their business, find qualified candidates, and network with one another while at the same time providing a one stop shop for newcomers, students, and professionals who live outside of New York to see what the city has to offer and the leadership position it has achieved. In addition, nycgameindustry.com supports New York-based game developers by highlighting local studios and talent, encouraging community involvement in local industry-related events, and actively seeks ways to work with local companies and organizations to help spur continued game industry growth in the region.
With more than 5.5 million monthly page views, Mashable is the world's largest blog focused on social networks and web 2.0 news. Mashable's readers include the most tech-savvy early adopters, venture capitalists, entrepreneurs, influencers, Web 2.0 aficionados and technology journalists.
With a qualified directory of more than 2,000 Venture Capital and Mid-Market/LBO private equity firms, BoogarLists is an excellent place for entrepreneurs to begin their search for investment capital. Whether starting a new company or striving to take an early stage company to the next level, CEO’s and CFO’s will invariably want to seek out new sources of capital or other financial services. BoogarLists provides an extensive directory of financial, operations and marketing services, as well as a comprehensive directory of conferences and associations, across the technology, media and communications industries.
Founded in 2001, NEW YORK - TOKYO (NYT) is a NYC - based lifestyle marketing, communications, and event media company that creates a place online and offline for the creative exchange inspired by the New York and Tokyo youth culture scenes. With five key themes of Film, Music, Game, Robot, and Lifestyle, NYT is currently holding New York - Tokyo Music Festival, New York -Tokyo Music Night, New York - Tokyo Film Grand Prix, New York – Tokyo Collaboration, New York - Tokyo Sports, Gamers Nite Groove (GNG), and numerous client projects.
The Entertainment Consumers Association (ECA) is a 501(c)(4) non-profit membership organization established to serve the needs of those who play computer and video games. The organization, which is headquartered in Connecticut, focuses its advocacy efforts on consumer rights, anti-games legislation, and a host of other public policy concerns as well as providing substantial community, educational, and affinity benefits to its members-from discounts on subscriptions and game rentals and purchases to education, employment assistance, and insider access to industry news and events.