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A few weeks ago, location-based game SCVNGR launched a new feature called Rewards that makes it an increasing threat to the likes of shopkick , Foursquare, and every other company looking to combine the power of coupons and deals with location.
Sometimes, hurling a timeless classic into modern times can be a formula for success. Case-in-point P-Kama , an Israeli company with $1.8M in funding that purchased the licensing rights to market Rummikub online.
Look at the multitude of games available on the iPad, and you’ll find a similar theme across many of them: they’re bigger versions of their iPhone counterparts.
Netlog, the company that sagely changed its name from Facebox in 2007, is taking this gaming thing pretty seriously.