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$TAPM News - Online & Mobile Gaming Business Plans Lead to Robust Growth in Mobile Gaming Apps By Reaching New Milestones

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Coral Springs, FL – (September 30, 2014) – Gaming industry driven by cutting edge products  and mobile app development as mobile gaming continues trending upwards in popularity among consumers: Tapinator Inc. (OTC: TAPM), GigaMedia Ltd. (NASDAQ: GIGM), Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI), Zynga Inc. (NASDAQ: ZNGA), King Digital Entertainment plc (NYSE: KING) and Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT)

Tapinator, Inc. (OTC: TAPM) today announced that its games portfolio has reached the significant milestone of generating over 200,000 new players on a daily basis. This represents an all-time high for the Company in terms of daily new user volume.

These new players are derived from both the Company’s recently launched games, such as Ambulance Rescue Simulator and Angry Shark Simulator, as well as the Company’s older titles, including Transporter Plane 3D and Bus Driver 3D. Furthermore, the vast majority of these new players are acquired with zero marketing spend, by utilizing the Company’s ability to successfully drive its titles up the app store leaderboards through cross promotion and search optimization strategies.

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“Reaching 200,000 new daily players is a very significant milestone for us. We will enter Q4 with great new user numbers, and will be favorably positioned to take advantage of the holiday season’s higher CPMs and advertising revenue potential,” stated Tapinator CEO, Ilya Nikolayev.

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GigaMedia Ltd. (NASDAQ: GIGM)  recently updated its short-term product pipeline and launch schedule for GigaMedia's online games business. The company's online games business plans a robust launch schedule in the short term with six new games and two new social games platforms in the next four months.  "Over the next several months, we expect to benefit from our efforts to quickly build our pipeline with relatively low cost licensed mobile games and high-quality Web games," stated GigaMedia Limited Chief Executive Officer Collin Hwang. "We also expect to begin benefiting from new self-developed products in the period, starting with a new social casino platform launched this month in Taiwan." "Overall, we are moving to end dependence on publishing games of other companies," stated CEO Collin Hwang. "We are making good progress in building new higher-quality revenue streams and positioning our businesses to drive shareholder value."

Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI) recently announced that the United States District Court, Central District of California has invalidated all patent claims asserted against the Company by McRO, Inc. d.b.a. Planet Blue. The Court concluded that two patents for automatically animating lip synchronization and facial expressions of 3D characters were invalid, and as a result, the case against Activision Blizzard has been dismissed. “Meritless patent cases such as this stifle innovation and the creative process across the industry,” said Chris Walther, Chief Legal Officer of Activision Blizzard. “We will aggressively defend our investments in the innovative franchises at Activision Publishing and Blizzard Entertainment, as we did in this case with Call of Duty®, Skylanders® and StarCraft® II, from entities whose sole purpose is to use patent litigation to hold innovative companies captive for monetary gain.”

We have all heard of Candy Crush Saga which remains to be King Digital Entertainment PLC’s (NYSE: KING) signature product. Another game that we have also heard about is FarmVille, arguably Zynga Inc’s (NASDAQ: ZNGA) enduring franchise.  Thanks to these games, both ZNGA and KING have seen their golden days in the online gaming market, but which one has staying power from a stock perspective? Which of these rivals continues to dominate and outperform the gaming market, and which one will investors benefit more from? We will examine both companies and see how they are faring from an investor’s point of view and which might be better for portfolios now - Read the full article at http://finance.yahoo.com/news/king-king-vs-zynga-znga-182551214.html

 

Chinese gamers have just witnessed their first major console launch since authorities lifted their 13-year ban on most video game systems. Following a last-minute delay, Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) has released the Xbox One in mainland China; people in 37 cities across the country can now pick up a shiny new machine without having to resort to unofficial channels.  Read the full article at http://www.engadget.com/2014/09/29/xbox-one-china-launch/?ncid=rss_truncated

 

 

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