Can Amazon’s Virtual Currency Pay Off Where Facebook Credits Failed?

Maybe, since Amazon’s motivations for rolling out a virtual currency should be a lot different.

Giving Credit Where Due: Facebook Streamlines Payments System

Facebook Credits didn’t take off, so the company is switching up its game.

iSwifter’s New App Brings All Flash-Based Facebook Games to the iPad

While Facebook is slowly working out the kinks to bring more games to mobile, there’s a small company in Menlo Park, Calif., that has beat them to it.

Boku Signs Up Final U.S. Wireless Operator for Carrier Billing

Boku says it has signed a partnership with Sprint, the final major U.S. carrier to adopt its mobile payments service.

Zynga Accounted for 15 Percent of Facebook’s Revenues in Q1, Down From Last Year

Zynga doesn’t report first-quarter earnings until Thursday, but Facebook let the cat out of the bag a little early today in an updated IPO filing.

Stuck Like Glue: Zynga Accounts for 12 Percent of Facebook Revenue in 2011

Zynga is mentioned 24 times in Facebook’s filing, but the most notable one is related to the game company’s huge contribution to the social network’s top line.

Facebook Loses “The Godfather” Exclusive to Google’s Game Network

Is Facebook losing some of its game? Kabam has chosen to exclusively launch its new big social title on Google instead of Facebook.

Game Companies Using Facebook Credits Even When They Don’t Have To

Facebook is now allowing its virtual currency to be used off of its social network, a feature that some game companies are finding valuable as a way to more easily monetize their own Web sites.

Casino Social Gaming Ringing Up Big Business on Facebook

Facebook games are often compared to gambling because of their addictive qualities. So what happens if you cut directly to the chase and build true casino games like slots, poker or bingo?

Gilt Groupe Says F-Commerce Stands for Flash Sales and Facebook

Gilt Groupe, an e-commerce and flash sales site, is experimenting with selling items from a range of categories, on Facebook.