About Inside Social Games
Inside Social Games is a service of Inside Network, the first company dedicated to providing news and market research to the Facebook platform and social gaming ecosystem. Based in San Francisco, California, Inside Social Games is focused on tracking the convergence of games and social platforms. Inside Social Games was started by Justin Smith in April 2008.
Inside Network is a division of MediaBistro.
Who Reads Inside Network News?
Leading and emerging developers -Developers at all stages of business need to stay on top of the latest changes on social and mobile platforms. Inside Network’s news sites track technical and business changes affecting developers and entrepreneurs working in app development.
Advertisers, and marketing and digital agencies - Today’s mobile and social platforms open up opportunities and risks for marketing teams. Our marketing coverage is comprised of original reporting, exclusive metrics, and insights on the campaigns and strategies.
Industry analysts, investors, financial institutions, and journalists - Inside Network news sites are the leading source for analysis of breaking news, growth trends, and key events shaping the mobile and social app ecosystem. Our work has recently been cited by many large publications and news services, including:
Research Services and Publications: We publish original research to serve developers, marketers, and analysts interested in gaining a deeper understanding of the Facebook Platform and social gaming ecosystem. Our current research includes:
- AppData – Independent, Accurate Application Metrics and Trends
- PageData – Independent, Accurate Facebook Page Metrics and Trends
- The Facebook Marketing Bible: A Comprehensive Guide
- GPlusData – The Comprehensive Resource for Google+ Trends and Statistics
Scott Bialous is General Manager at Inside Network. Prior to taking the helm at Inside Network, Scott served as VP of Sales at Sequent.ial Media, VP of Sales at SAY Media, VP of Sales and Group Publisher at Jupiter Media, and Associate Publisher at the Washington Post. Scott holds a degree from Miami University.
Brian Mossop is the Editorial Director at Inside Network. Previously, he was the Community Editor at Wired, and the Community Manager at the Public Library of Science (PLOS). He has written about science and sports for Wired, Scientific American, Slate, Scientific American MIND, and elsewhere. Brian completed his undergraduate degree (with honors) at Lafayette College and his PhD at Duke University.
Jon Robinson is the Senior Editor of Inside Mobile Apps. Jon has been writing professionally for 20 years, most recently covering the converging worlds of tech and sports for ESPN The Magazine and ESPN.com. He started his career as “Johnny Ballgame” for GamePro magazine before becoming the founding editor of IGN Sports. Robinson co-wrote the book “The Madden Phenomenon,” and is also the author of “Rumble Road: Untold Stories from Outside the Ring” and “WWE: My Favorite Match.”
Brandy Shaul is a Contributing Writer at Inside Mobile Apps and Inside Social Games. Brandy has been writing about video games and mobile tech since 2006, with a particular focus on social, Facebook and mobile gaming since 2010. Brandy most recently covered social and video games at AOL Games, and previously covered casual games as a reviewer for Gamezebo.
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