Daily Archives: January 12, 2011

Chris Nuttall

Farmville and its rivals can look forward to a bumper crop in 2011, with eMarketer predicting social gaming will pass $1bn in US revenues for the first time. Revenues should reach $1.09bn, up from $856m in 2010, according to the research group, with rapid growth in ad spending as its share of overall revenues increases from 14.1 per cent in 2010 to 20.5 per cent in 2012. 

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Tim Bradshaw

Wikipedia’s co-founder, Jimmy Wales, is delighted with the $16m the online encyclopedia raised in the last few weeks. But he admits to feeling “awkward” about those “slightly annoying” banners bearing his image that appeared atop every page on the site, demanding cash. 

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