June 2013

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Pet Rescue Saga was launched on mobile devices June 14th, allowing users to have the same great cross-platform experience they’ve come to enjoy with Candy Crush.

Tommy Palm, Games Guru of King, was at E3 along with Consort’s own Paul Brady, meeting with media to brief them on the news.  What follows are a few of the stories that appeared from their hard work in LA.

Congrats team!

Sirius XM – Unlimited Lives
E3 Day 2 Recap
By Mary Iampietro
June 14, 2013
http://unlimitedlivesxm.tumblr.com/
 
Mashable
Hands-On With Our Favorite Apps From E3
By Emily Price
June 17, 2013
http://mashable.com/2013/06/17/apps-e3-hands-on/
 
Examiner
Candy Crush Saga on Kindle Fire HD? Game on top free apps for Android, Apple
By Matt Couden
June 17, 2013
http://www.examiner.com/article/candy-crush-saga-on-kindle-fire-hd-game-on-top-free-apps-for-android-apple
 
Laptop Magazine
Hands-on with Pet Rescue Sage: Your Next Mobile Addiction
By Sherri Smith
June 14, 2013
http://blog.laptopmag.com/pet-rescue-saga
 
GameInformer
Puppies, Dungeons, And Siberia – This Week’s Mobile Roundup
By Matt Aker
June 14, 2013
http://www.gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2013/06/13/puppies-dungeons-and-siberia-this-week-s-mobile-roundup.aspx
 
Consumer Electronics Daily News
“Pet Rescue Saga” Game Now Available for Mobile Play
June 14, 2013
http://www.cedailynews.com/2013/06/-pet-rescue-saga-game-now-available-for-mobile-play.html
 
AppleNApps (Article and Video)
E3 2013: ‘N Action Video: Pet Rescue Saga – From Makers Of Candy Crush
By Trevor Sheridan
June 14, 2013
http://applenapps.com/special-event/e3-2013-n-action-video-pet-rescue-saga-from-makers-of-candy-crush.html
 
AppAdvice
King’s Social Gaming Saga Continues On iOS With Block-Blasting Pet Rescue Saga
By Aldrin Calimlim
June 14, 2013
http://appadvice.com/appnn/2013/06/kings-social-gaming-saga-continues-on-ios-with-block-blasting-pet-rescue-saga
 
JayIsGames
Pet Rescue Saga
By John Bardinelli
June 13, 2013
http://jayisgames.com/archives/2013/06/pet_rescue_saga.php
 
AndroidPolice
Mega-Popular Game Pet Rescue Saga Scurries Into The Play Store
By Ryan Whitwam
June 12, 2013
http://www.androidpolice.com/2013/06/12/new-app-mega-popular-game-pet-rescue-saga-scurries-into-the-play-store/
 
Game Vortex
Pet Rescue Saga Goes Mobile
By Robert Perkins
June 14, 2013
http://www.gamevortex.com/gamevortex/news.php/1607
 
San Francisco Chronicle
Hoping for Another Saga
By Benny Evangelista
June 13, 2013
 
USA Today
King.com unleashes ‘Pet Rescue Saga’ onto mobile devices
By Mike Snider
June 13, 2013
http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/gaming/2013/06/13/kingcom-pet-rescue-saga-mobile/2418019/
 
BusinessWeek
King games hopes for a 2nd big ‘Saga’
June 13, 2013
http://investing.businessweek.com/research/stocks/news/article.asp?docKey=600-201306131555KRTRIB__BUSNEWS_19109_26456-1&params=timestamp%7C%7C06/13/2013%203:55%20PM%20ET%7C%7Cheadline%7C%7CKing%20games%20hopes%20for%20a%202nd%20big%20’Saga’%20%5BSan%20Francisco%20Chronicle%5D%7C%7CdocSource%7C%7CMcClatchy-Tribune%7C%7Cprovider%7C%7CACQUIREMEDIA%7C%7Cbridgesymbol%7C%7CUS;MSFT&ticker=MSFT
 
Mashable
King’s ‘Pet Rescue Saga’ Launches on Mobile
By Emily Price
June 13, 2013
http://mashable.com/2013/06/13/kings-pet-rescue-saga/
 
VentureBeat
Pet Rescue Saga Goes Mobile
By Evan Killham
June 13, 2013
http://venturebeat.com/2013/06/13/pet-rescue-saga-goes-mobile/
 
TheNextWeb
Candy Crush maker King expands its 190M-user gaming kingdom with Pet Rescue Saga for iOS and Android
By Josh Ong
June 13, 2013
http://thenextweb.com/apps/2013/06/13/candy-crush-maker-king-expands-its-190m-user-gaming-kingdom-with-pet-rescue-saga-for-ios-and-android/
 
The Drum
Popular Facebook game Pet Rescue Saga launches on mobile and table
By Angela Haggerty
June 13, 2013
http://www.thedrum.com/news/2013/06/13/popular-facebook-game-pet-rescue-saga-launches-mobile-and-tablet
 
The Guardian
King hopes Pet Rescue Saga will be a Candy Crush Saga-sized mobile hit
By Stuart Dredge
June 13, 2013
http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/appsblog/2013/jun/13/pet-rescue-saga
 
Pocket-Lint
Pet Rescue Saga unveiled by Candy Crush Saga maker: hands-on preview
By Mike Lowe
June 13, 2013
http://www.pocket-lint.com/news/121669-pet-rescue-saga-unveiled-by-candy-crush-saga-maker-hands-on-preview
 
UberGizmo
Candy Crush Developer Releases Pet Rescue Saga On iOS, Android
By Daniel Perez               
June 13, 2013
http://www.ubergizmo.com/2013/06/candy-crush-developer-releases-pet-rescue-saga-on-ios-android/
 
AndroidGuys
King releases latest highly addictive game in Pet Rescue Saga
By SCOTT WEBSTER
June 13, 2013
http://www.androidguys.com/2013/06/13/king-releases-latest-highly-addictive-game-in-pet-rescue-saga/
 
Android Rundown
Pet Rescue Saga, King’s Newest Addictive Puzzle Game, Launches on Android
By Carter Dotson
June 13, 2013
http://www.androidrundown.com/blog/pet-rescue-saga-kings-game-launches-android/
 
Pulse 2.0
Candy Crush Developer King Launching Pet Rescue Saga Mobile
June 13, 2013
http://pulse2.com/2013/06/13/candy-crush-developer-king-launching-pet-rescue-saga-mobile-87897/

 

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Riccardo Zacconi, CEO and c0-founder of King, maker of the smash hit Candy Crush Saga, shared his plans with the Wall Street Journal.

SF Chronicle Sprint cell tower photoEver wondered what a cell tower looks like?  Sprint provided a rare peek at one of their LTE towers in the heart of San Francisco this week, resulting in several stories appearing in the press.

The Inner Workings of a Sprint 4GLTE Cell Site
Lynn La
CNET
June 12, 2013
http://reviews.cnet.com/2300-6452_7-10017161.html

On site at a Sprint cell: Gear shrinks while coverage grows
Stephen Lawson
PC World
June 12, 2013
http://www.pcworld.com/article/2041624/on-site-at-a-sprint-cell-gear-shrinks-while-coverage-grows.html

On site at a Sprint cell: Gear shrinks while coverage grows
Stephen Lawson
Tech Hive
June 12, 2013
http://www.techhive.com/article/2041624/on-site-at-a-sprint-cell-gear-shrinks-while-coverage-grows.html

On site at a Sprint cell: Gear shrinks while coverage grows
Stephen Lawson
Computer World
June 12, 2013
http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9240017/On_site_at_a_Sprint_cell_Gear_shrinks_while_coverage_grows

This is How Your Phone Connects to a Cell Tower: Sprint Shows Off Its Network Vision
Chuong Nguyen
GottaBeMobile
June 13, 2013
http://www.gottabemobile.com/2013/06/13/this-is-how-your-phone-connects-to-a-cell-tower-sprint-shows-off-its-network-vision/

A rare look inside an LTE cell site, operated by Sprint in San Francisco
Sebastian Anthony
Extreme Tech
June 12, 2013
http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/158342-a-rare-look-inside-an-lte-cell-site-operated-by-sprint-in-san-francisco

A View to a Cell: San Francisco Mobile Towers Get Prime Real Estate
Ina Fried
All Things Digital
June 12, 2013
http://allthingsd.com/20130612/a-view-to-a-cell-san-francisco-mobile-towers-get-prime-real-estate/?refcat=news <http://allthingsd.com/20130612/a-view-to-a-cell-san-francisco-mobile-towers-get-prime-real-estate/?refcat=news>

Sprint testing LTE cell sites in San Francisco, we pay one a visit
Myriam Joire
Engadget
June 12, 2013
http://www.engadget.com/2013/06/12/sprint-testing-lte-cell-sites-in-san-francisco-we-go-hands-on/

Working on a clear connection
Katie Meek
San Francisco Chronicle
June 12, 2013
http://www.sfchronicle.com/business/article/Working-on-a-clear-connection-4595079.php

Sprint Beefs Up 4G Network in the Bay Area
Robert Mullins
Examiner.com
June 12, 2013
http://www.examiner.com/article/sprint-beefs-up-4g-network-the-bay-area

FreedomPop on CBS SavannahFreedomPop announced their upcoming new free phone service yesterday, with a blanket of media coverage.  Here is a selection of the stories that appeared yesterday.

Lots more have appeared since the time we did this round up.

Congratulations to the FreedomPop team!

FreedomPhone Phone Media Coverage

Forbes
Data For Nothing, Calls For Free: How FreedomPop Will Offer Free Phone Service
By Tomio Geron
June 5, 2013
http://www.forbes.com/sites/tomiogeron/2013/06/05/data-for-nothing-calls-for-free-how-freedompop-will-offer-free-phone-service/
 
All Things Digital
FreedomPop Expands Its Free Service to Voice
By Ina Fried
June 5, 2013
http://allthingsd.com/20130605/freedompop-expands-its-free-service-to-voice/

Fast Company
FreedomPop to Disrupt Cell Phone Industry by Making Calling Free
By Kit Eaton
June 5, 2013
http://www.fastcompany.com/3012449/fast-feed/freedompop-to-disrupt-cell-phone-industry-by-making-calling-free

Bloomberg Businessweek
Startup Aims to Beat Verizon and AT&T With Free Mobile Phone Service
By Olga Kharif
June 5, 2013
http://go.bloomberg.com/tech-deals/2013-06-05-startup-aims-to-beat-verizon-and-att-with-free-mobile-phone-service/
 
Business Insider
How To Turn Your iPod Into An iPhone And Pay Nothing For Calls
By Kyle Russell
June 5, 2013
http://www.businessinsider.com/turn-your-ipod-into-an-iphone-2013-6
 
TechCrunch
FreedomPop Will Take On Carriers This Summer By Offering Smartphones And A New Freemium Phone Plan
By Chris Velasco
June 5, 2013
http://techcrunch.com/2013/06/05/freedompop-free-phone-plan/

Mashable
FreedomPop Announces Free Mobile Service
By Adam Popescu
June 5, 2013
http://mashable.com/2013/06/05/freedompop-free/

PC Magazine
FreedomPop Announces Completely Free Smartphone Service
By Alex Colon
June 5, 2013
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2419922,00.asp

CNET (Video)
How FreedomPop’s free mobile plan will work
By Bridget Carey
June 5, 2013
http://news.cnet.com/8301-33692_3-57587874-305/how-freedompops-free-mobile-plan-will-work/

CNET
FreedomPop goes freebie with new mobile service
By Charlie Osborne
June 5, 2013
http://news.cnet.com/8301-1035_3-57587715-94/freedompop-goes-freebie-with-new-mobile-service/
 
VentureBeat
FreedomPop wants to kill carriers with a completely free mobile phone service
By Devindra Hardawar
June 5, 2013
http://venturebeat.com/2013/06/05/beyond-free-data-freedompop-wants-to-kill-carriers-with-a-free-mobile-phone-service/

Wireless Week
FreedomPop to Sell Phones, Offer Free Data, Voice and Messaging
By Ben Munson
June 5, 2013
http://www.wirelessweek.com/news/2013/06/freedompop-sell-phones-offer-free-data-voice-and-messaging

TheVerge
FreedomPop launching freemium phone service through Sprint this summer
By Adi Robertson
June 5, 2013
http://www.theverge.com/2013/6/5/4398326/freedompop-launching-freemium-phone-service-through-sprint

TechSpot
FreedomPop to debut free voice, data, unlimited texts on Sprint Network
By Rick Burgess
June 5, 2013
http://www.techspot.com/news/52803-freedompop-to-debut-free-voice-data-unlimited-texts-on-sprint-network.html

Engadget
FreedomPop teases free phone service over Sprint’s network, due this summer
By Zachary Lutz
June 5, 2013
http://www.engadget.com/2013/06/05/freedompop-phone-service/?utm_medium=feed&utm_source=Feed_Classic&utm_campaign=Engadget

Telecompetitor
FreedomPop to Offer Smartphones for Free Wireless Voice & Data Service
By Joan Engebretson
June 5, 2013
http://www.telecompetitor.com/freedompop-to-offer-smartphones-for-free-wireless-voice-data-service/

TWICE
FreedomPop Readies Free Cellphone Voice Service
By Joseph Palenchar
June 5, 2013
http://www.twice.com/articletype/news/freedompop-readies-free-cellphone-voice-service/107262

Light Reading
Next Up: FreedomPop Vox
By Dan Jones
June 5, 2013
http://www.lightreading.com/sprint/next-up-freedompop-vox/240156062

Laptop Magazine
FreedomPop Announces ’100 Percent Free’ Smartphone Service
By Joe Osborne
June 5, 2013
http://blog.laptopmag.com/freedompop-free-smartphone-service

Ubergizmo
FreedomPop Introduces 100% Free Smartphone Service
By Edwin Kee
June 5, 2013
http://www.ubergizmo.com/2013/06/freedompop-introduces-100-free-smartphone-service/

BGR
Emerging carrier to offer smartphone service with data and unlimited SMS for free
By Dan Graziano
June 5, 2013
http://bgr.com/2013/06/05/freedompop-free-mobile-plans/

Liliputing
FreedomPop launching free smartphone plans this summer
June 5, 2013
http://liliputing.com/2013/06/freedompop-launching-free-smartphone-plans-this-summer.html

Mobile Magazine
FreedomPop Prepares Free Phone Service with Voice, Text and Data
By Michael Kwan
June 5, 2013
http://www.mobilemag.com/2013/06/05/freedompop-phone-service/

TUAW
FreedomPop expands service to include free voice — but not for iOS yet
By Steven Sande
June 5, 2013
http://www.tuaw.com/2013/06/05/freedompop-expands-service-to-include-free-voice-but-not-for/

FierceWireless
FreedomPop goes OTT: gives away unlimited texting, 200 voice minutes per month
By Mike Dano
June 5, 2013
http://www.fiercewireless.com/story/freedompop-goes-ott-gives-away-unlimited-texting-200-voice-minutes-month/2013-06-05?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss

IntoMobile
FreedomPop adds voice to its free smartphone data plan
By Kelly Hodgkins
June 5, 2013
http://www.intomobile.com/2013/06/05/freedompop-adds-voice-its-free-smartphone-data-plan/

Gizmodo
Holy Crap, This Crazy New Wireless Plan Is Totally Free
By Eric Limer
June 5, 2013
http://gizmodo.com/holy-crap-this-crazy-new-wireless-plan-is-totally-free-511301241

Hot Hardware
FreedomPop to Launch Free Smarpthone Plan
By Paul Lilly
June 5, 2013
http://hothardware.com/News/FreedomPop-to-Launch-Free-Smarpthone-Plan/

Silicon Beat (San Jose Mercury News blog)
Startup Pitches Free Smartphone Service
By Troy Wolverton
June 5, 2013
http://www.siliconbeat.com/2013/06/05/startup-pitches-free-smartphone-service/

Slashgear
FreedomPop reveals zero-cost phone plan; Resurrects refurbed phones
By Chris Davies
June 5, 2013
http://www.slashgear.com/freedompop-reveals-zero-cost-phone-plan-resurrects-refurbed-phones-05285058/

TechHive
FreedomPop to roll out free mobile voice service
John P. Mello, Jr.
By June 5, 2013
http://www.techhive.com/article/2040861/freedompop-to-roll-out-free-mobile-voice-service.html

The Droid Guy
New Free Wireless Plan Revealed
By Giancarlo Perlas
June 5, 2013
http://thedroidguy.com/2013/06/new-free-wireless-plan-revealed/

SoCalTECH.com
FreedomPop Offers Up Free Voice, Text, Data Service
By Ben Kuo
June 5, 2013
http://www.socaltech.com/freedompop_offers_up_free_voice_text_data_service/s-0049651.html

Silicon Angle
FreedomPop’s “Free” Mobile Service: It Probably Isn’t That Good…
By Mike Wheatley
June 5, 2013
http://siliconangle.com/blog/2013/06/05/freedompops-free-mobile-service-it-probably-isnt-that-good/

Geekosystem
FreedomPop’s Free Wireless Service Sounds Too Good to Be True, Might Not Be
By Jonah Feldman
June 5, 2013
http://www.geekosystem.com/freedompop-free-service/

The Full Signal
FreedomPop offers free smartphone service this summer
By Marin Perez
June 5, 2013
http://www.thefullsignal.com/sprint/14819/freedompop-offers-free-smartphone-service-summer

DSLReports.com
FreedomPop Starts Offering Free Voice
By Karl Bode
June 5, 2013
http://www.dslreports.com/shownews/FreedomPop-Starts-Offering-Free-Voice-124502?nocomment=1

Android Authority
FreedomPop will soon offer free wireless phone service, starting later this summer
By Andrew Grush
June 5, 2013
http://www.androidauthority.com/freedompop-wireless-phone-222134/

InvestorPlace.com
Meet the First-Ever Completely Free Cellphone Service
By Christopher Freeburn
June 5, 2013
http://investorplace.com/2013/06/meet-the-first-ever-completely-free-cellphone-service/
 
Geeky Gadgets
FreedomPop Launches Free Mobile Voice Service (video)
By Julian Horsey
June 5, 2013
http://www.geeky-gadgets.com/freedompop-launches-free-voice-service-video-05-06-2013/

The Register
FreedomPop aims to gut US wireless oligopoly with free smartphone
By Iain Thomson
June 5, 2013
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/06/05/freedompop_freemium_smartphone_calls/

GigaOM
FreedomPop to start selling smartphones and launch yet another VoIP service
By Kevin Fitchard
June 5, 2013
http://gigaom.com/2013/06/05/freedompop-to-start-selling-smartphones-and-launch-yet-another-voip-service/

PhoneScoop
FreedomPop Debuts Free Smartphone Plans
June 5, 2013
http://www.phonescoop.com/articles/article.php?a=12476

 

I’m a big fan of The Ellen Show as I enjoy her refreshing style and humor, so imagine my delight in seeing her open her show yesterday with a segment featuring her playing King’s smash hit Candy Crush Saga on her iPad.  She showed the audience how to play the game and even presented a leaderboard of her office team’s standing in their Candy Crush scores.  So sweet.

The Ellen Show with CCS June 3 2013