The buzz at Fortune Brainstorm Tech last weekend, as I mentioned in Monday's Postcard, was much about the power of online games. Google (GOOG), Walt Disney (DIS), and lots of startup folks view social games as a most efficient pathway to getting active Internet users to spend money online.
So, what do you know, a bunch of social-game deals are making headlines this week. Fortune.com's JP Mangalindan and I co-wrote a story about the boom. (Thanks, JP, even though at Brainstorm Tech I hung out with Zynga CEO Mark Pincus, the king of online games, I'm not a gamer gal.) "How social gaming became the future of the Internet" explains the trend.
by Jessica Shambora
Are there green shoots of profitability in the land of social networking?
Last week Twitter announced deals with Microsoft (MSFT) and Google (GOOG) to make its posts available on the Bing and Google search engines--and this could be a reliable source of future revenue. Though as Adam Lashinsky writes in the current issue of Fortune, Twitter co-founders Evan Williams and Biz Stone are still less focused on making MOREJessica Shambora, Writer-Reporter - Oct 29, 2009 1:11 PM ET
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