Companies from across the mobile app landscape continue to discuss the possibility of mobile "real-money gambling" in the United States as if it could instantly reverse revenue declines and immediately stimulate the hotly contested application industry. However, right now there's little indication that real-money gambling is anywhere near becoming a reality here--but that hasn't stopped some of the market's biggest players from seeking a toe-hold in the space.
Glu Mobile said it would cut 12 percent of its workforce, or around 67 employees. The actions will leave the company with around 564 employees. However, Glu said the job cuts are part of an effort to centralize and streamline the production of games, and the company continues to hire new employees in specific functions. As a result, Glu said it expects to end 2013 with 580 employees.
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Glu Mobile introduced its first real-money gambling game Samurai vs. Zombies Slots , boosting the U.S. publisher's shares more than 20 percent Tuesday to $2.91.
Glu Mobile i s rolling out a new publishing division designed to help third-party developers port hit iOS games to Google's Android and Microsoft's Windows Phone.
Coming off a less-than-ideal third quarter, mobile gaming firm Glu Mobile is slashing its staff and closing offices in order to restructure its resources and cut costs.
Glu Mobile deemed nine of the 11 titles it released last quarter as financial failures, despite an overall increase in revenue of 27 percent. This was the first of many mixed results the company reported during its third-quarter earnings call.
Android application piracy is a real problem in the mobile app industry but developers do have options to minimize its impact on their monetization strategies. And in most instances, it does not involve closing the Android development door for good--if at all.
Glu Mobile has acquired multiplayer gaming services firm GameSpy Technology from parent IGN Entertainment.