2011 will be remembered as the year that Zynga went public, Google launched Google+, and Facebook executed the Credits transition. Google is putting its weight behind what appears to have the potential to be the most serious competitor to Facebook as a social gaming platform in North America since the demise of MySpace. And at the same time, developers are still navigating through the Facebook Credits migration, while many are also expanding substantially onto mobile platforms to increase growth and expand reach.
The continued rapid growth of in-app purchase-based businesses on the iOS and Android mobile platforms, virtual goods are impacting businesses across the media landscape. Virtual goods, and the companies that distribute them, are continuing to bring about one of the largest disruptions entertainment, communication, and e-commerce infrastructure businesses have seen in years.
At this week’s METal, special guest speaker Brock Pierce will bring us up-to-date on the new social gaming society and how hundreds of billions are riding on it’s success.
Brock Pierce is an entrepreneur best known for pioneering the market for virtual goods in online games. He has founded or co-founded eight companies, acquired more than thirty companies, and closed a dozen corporate finance transactions securing more than $200 million of funding on behalf of his companies.
Date & Time: February 4th, 2012, 9:30am (This is a past event)
Location: Bergamot Station / Building i
Address: 2519 Michigan Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90404
Hosted By: METal International