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Rowe Price goes On Facebook, Zynga

Respected mutual fund company T. Rowe Price is – at least to some degree – to believe social media. Expressing filings released by the organization recently invested $ 190,500,000 wonderful voice on Facebook and $ 72 million in Zynga.

That makes for a total of $ 262.5 million ($ 297.9 million or if you are investing $ 35.4 million in the T. Rowe also made the list Angie). Not exactly pocket change from the perspective of the average person, in other words, and in the business world, many companies can buy direct.

Plus, further demonstrating its interest in social media, T. Rowe has invested in Groupon and Twitter before.

The catch bit is that, in terms of all the money T. Rowe manages – something like $ 482 billion – $ 300 million really does not amount to much. And mutual fund companies are not trying to make (or allow) any investor to load Facebook shares.

Mary Pilon, who was one of the first to report the expenses of the association, explained, “This investment. . . is a drop in the bucket for T. Rowe, who told risk management by keeping a small portion of the investment for each fund company. None of the Company’s funds have at least one full percentage related to Facebook, for example. ‘

So make the move (s) what you will. Is it possible to turn them over in the street. At least some investors are sure to follow T. Rowe leads and trying to pass a little money in Facebook, Zynga, or other social media companies, however.

Zynga launch CityVille 2 On Facebook

Old news now, but Zynga is still a fair bit of. The company has downsized staff of 150 employees last month and shut down the steps studio.The sure raised some concerns about the future of the company, but social game maker to push the release of the highly expected new title.

Zynga announced today that CityVille 2 is available now on Facebook. game will launch soon. Following in the footsteps of Farmville 2, CityVille two completely rethinks how city building game played. New look and feel Zynga CityVille 2 features Brian Reynolds, a leading designer FrontierVille, Civilization II and important strategy title.

“CityVille a runaway hit that brings players to experience real social city building and fun. Quickly catapulted to match the most popular figures of social and stay in place for more than a year after its launch, reaching 100 million MAU in reaching its peak, “said Mark Nelson, Director of Design for two CityVille, Zynga. “Drawing inspiration from the original CityVille, and FrontierVille, CityVille two sinks player storyline flavored with a unique and interesting character, and provide a 3D beautiful city where players can compete or play your friends as they build their city unique. ‘

CityVille player jump outcome can expect a number of new features that separate it from the predecessor:

District social center of the city – is the French invent the next quarter or the Chinatown district, let it shine customized personal style player ‘by. Friends may visit each district to compete for VIP status to earn extra prizes, with the most frequent visitors gather to honor the leaderboard bragging rights and reputation points.

Nice to make your neighbors – In CityVille 2, players will engage and interact with your friends to help build their city, and collect craft supplies from friends. Player can also exchange strategy by talking with friends in real-time via in-game chat.

A new look – The 3D graphics in CityVille 2 allow the player to switch between different cameras, rotating buildings and seeing their city in a way that they thought. And, for the first time in Zynga games, they can also flip the switch at night, or during the day.

Bedlam – like a real city, CityVille two of unexpected events. From a realistic fire and explosion damage vehicles and traffic jams, the best players have to respond to their city. Each interactive and dynamic vehicles serve a special purpose – Vehicles police to catch criminals, power shortage repair truck and fire truck putting a four-alarm fire – and puts the player in the driving seat of every vehicle .

Cast of characters – CityVille 2 featuring colorful group of characters that sends the player to a series of fun and challenging quests related to the story of “whodunit” mystery triggered an explosion in the city Mayoral Estate. Some city movers and shakers including Rosemary escarole, a community activist; Kurt Steele, a wealthy industrialist, and Tre, the reality TV star wannabe.

Some players may not want to switch to CityVille 2 more though. To help keep the players from the original content of the game, Zynga has released a number of extensions to the original CityVille over the past few months.

Zynga desperately need a hit now more than ever. Facebook remains, however, not the best action now. Companies must aggressively invest in the mobile market continues to change if it is to survive.

Zynga Mafia Wars close 2 On December 30

It is common knowledge that Zynga is not doing so hot it was. The company has laid off more than 100 employees in an effort to cut costs, but today the social game maker to close the entire game that are not performing to expectations.

Zynga has sent an email to Mafia Wars 2 game players closed on December 30. AppData pegs the game as have 20,000 more daily active users and 280,000 monthly active users. Compared with 280,000 DAU and 1.1 million MAU original, Mafia Wars 2 does not perform well at an alarming rate. It is not difficult to imagine why Zynga wanted to cut my losses here and transmitter back to the original player.

Mafia Wars 2 will be a failure, but it still has a few hundred thousand Zynga players can choose another title. As part of the closing, the company offers a complementary bonus package for every Mafia Wars 2 players in one of the more successful Zynga game – including CastleVille, ChefVille, Farmville 2, Mafia Wars or YoVille.

Mafia Wars 2 is the latest game to get the ax after a leaked memo from Zynga CEO Mark Pincus said the company was closed in 13 games over the next year. This is followed by a wealth Isle, FishVille and Adventure World are ready to close within the next two months. Company closed three games developed by Japanese subsidiaries.

After all closing, it is important to remember that Zynga still has quite a few popular games in operation yet. This company has not been completed, and the amended contract with Facebook could prove useful because it allows social game makers pursue other partnerships in the social space of the game. 2013 will be a big year-end phones Zynga figures and has hit that can remain profitable for more than a few months.