What has social gaming to do with the future of news? Remember last years Gartner study about gamification ("Gartner Says By 2015, More Than 50 Percent of Organizations That Manage Innovation Processes Will Gamify Those Processes")? - It can't be wrong to understand social game mechanics and to see how they might be helpful to deliver news and information in other contexts as well.
TechCrunch :: Wooga, which is Europe’s biggest social game developer, is an example. Today, the Berlin-based company is saying that it has crossed 11 million downloads, which is respectable considering that the company only really entered the mobile space three months ago when it brought Diamond Dash to iOS. For those who are unfamiliar, Wooga is a Berlin-based social game developer that is second only to Zynga in terms of daily users on Facebook. It’s raised more than $32 million in funding from investors including Balderton Capital and Highland Capital Partners.
Diamond Dash was one of the first games that really made use of Facebook’s new viral channels for native mobile applications after they launched last October.
Continue to read Kim-Mai Cutler, techcrunch.com