Selected items of interest to the media community
• Amazon Launches Social Media Game Studios
August 07, 2012
Amazon's launch of the game Living Classics, and its entry into social gaming broadly was covered by paidcontent.org's Daniel Frankel. He writes, "The jury remains out as to whether developing games subject to the whims of a social media giant like Facebook is a viable business model (Zynga’s over-reliance on exposure through Facebook is a big source of its present woes). Then again, Seattle-based Amazon has a more diversified business strategy than Zynga. Producing social games will serve Amazon’s Kindle tablet efforts, for example, in the same way that self-publishing affordable e-books achieves that goal." To read the whole story, go here.