Kevin Chou is a Mobile Game Changer

At first glance, a list with the handle #MobileGameChangers appears to be focused on people only in our industry. Not so with Russell Reynolds’s top eight executives transforming the mobile industry.

The global executive search firm announced its list of leaders at Mobile World Congress last night, with Kabam CEO Kevin Chou named alongside his counterparts at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, BT, DoSomething.org, IBM, Jawbone, Paypal and Uber. Read more

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Holly Liu Honored as “Founder to Watch”

Women 2.0 “Innovation Unleashed” Awards Gala “Founders to Watch” winners. Holly Liu second from right.

Congratulations to our own Co-Founder and Chief of Staff Holly Liu who was feted alongside U.S. Chief Technology Officer Megan Smith, Re/Code Co-Founder Kara Swisher and a host of other women luminaries in tech at the Women 2.0 “Innovation Unleashed” Awards Gala in San Francisco earlier this month. Read more

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Kabam acquires Tapzen and Magic Pixel

Kabam meets TZ Jan 10 (1)Today Kabam announced it has acquired Los Angeles-based games studios Tapzen and Magic Pixel Games. Both companies will be combined into a new Kabam branded Los Angeles Studio.

You can read the news release for more details.

This is a strategic deal for Kabam for a number of reasons:

  1. Tapzen founder and CEO Mike Verdu, a games industry veteran and pioneer, will join Kabam Studios leadership team.
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Building a new Kabam community (no megaphones allowed)

IMG_1234People play games to be entertained, and for many the game does not end when a level is completed or a big boss defeated. Fans of a game such as Marvel Contest of Champions want to extend that experience by connecting with other players, other Marvel fans and even the people who create the game. Read more

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Michael Rooker on Contest of Champions’ Star-Lord

Michael Rooker (Yondu in Guardians of the Galaxy) has a few sage words for Star-Lord (and his gun) in the hit game Marvel Contest of Champions. Read more

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