links for 2010-06-10

  • So handy! If you want to create a link to an item (app, song, etc.) in Apple's iTunes store, go to this page, search for you content, and get code for a link that will open in iTunes software (rather than your browser)
  • "On Yahoo's front page? Integrated with its services? Try both. Yahoo plans to make Zynga's games available through Yahoo Mail, Yahoo Messenger, its casual-angled Yahoo Games portal, and probably the homepage, too. Looks for the Yahoo's US version to go first, with an international followup.

    "Facebook and Zynga announced last week that they were forging a five-year "strategic relationship." This, after rumors that Zynga was planning to breakup with the popular social networking service and forge its own, dubbed 'Zynga Live'. The kiss-and-make-up deal expanded the use of "Facebook Credits" in Zynga games, a sticking point in reportedly "intense" prior negotiations. Zynga apparently balked at Facebook request for 30 percent of credit revenues. According to TechCrunch, Zynga was able to negotiate a better deal and "walked away pleased with the deal," though Zynga Live is probably still in ready-just-in-case mode."

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