The main news of last week (26.11-30.11)

The most important news and articles of the last week: Benoit Sokal makes a multiplatform “Siberia III”, Zynga is at odds with Facebook, the Amazon mobile store appeared in Japan, App Annie told everything about the mobile application market and much, much more. 

1. Syberia III has been announcedBenoit Sokal will write the script for the third part of the adventures of Kate Walker.

Elliot Grassiano, who managed Microïds in the early noughties, will lead the work on it. The game will become multiplatform.

2. President Tapjoy was removed from officeThe former head of games at Disney became the executive director of the advertising mobile platform Tapjoy.

Mihir Shah was told “bye”.

3. The number of tablets in China increased by 2.6 million in the quarterThe Chinese tablet market grew by 63% in the third quarter.

Apple dominates it. In second place are “tablets” from Lenovo.

4. Console games are coming to tabletsQuietly and imperceptibly, a new trend has emerged in the mobile entertainment industry: porting games from current-generation consoles.

The release of Pocker Smash is proof of that.

5. Amazon Appstore opened in JapanAmazon continues its global expansion.

Yesterday she launched the Japanese version of her app store. Apparently, there is not long to wait for the announcement of the Kindle Fire in this market.

6. 40% of Britons refuse to pay for appsSlightly less than half of smartphone users in the UK never pay for apps, the MyVoucherCodes portal, which deals with discounts, found out.

7. Children learn on smartphones and tablets, but no one earns on itA third of American teenagers use mobile devices to do their homework.

The relevance of training applications is growing. At the same time, no one is in a hurry to make money in this market. What is the reason, App2Top figured it out.

8. In 2013, China will surpass the United States in terms of the number of devicesFlurry analysts have published a report on the spread of mobile devices in the world.

Judging by the growing popularity of mobile devices in China, China will overtake the United States in terms of the number of active gadgets in the next quarter.

9. Facebook divorced ZyngaOn the night of November 29-30, Moscow time, it became known that the union of the two titans had collapsed.

Facebook is now working with Zynga on standard terms.

10. AppAnnie: Google Play revenue increased by 311 in a year%The App Store is the most profitable mobile market in the world, but Google Play is catching up with it, thanks to the growing popularity of Android in the markets of Japan and South Korea.

11. Supercell earns more than Zynga and GameloftThe creators of Clash of the Clans earn more on two projects per month than the French – on 259 games; strategies and gambling bring the most money on iOS; on Android, users prefer to spend money on games from casual and arcade categories.

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