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2011-08-02 07:00:00

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading cross-platform social games company, King.com, today announced an extended partnership with Yahoo!, providing Yahoo!'s Hispanic consumers in seven countries with access to dozens of social tournament games within Yahoo! Juegos. The full portfolio of King.com's games appears on Yahoo!'s sites in Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Peru, Venezuela, and Yahoo! en Espanol in the U.S. "This new partnership will bring classic and original...

2011-07-07 08:00:00

LOS ANGELES and LONDON, July 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading cross-platform social games company King.com today announced the launch of Miner Speed for Android, along with its newest game, Mahjong Saga, which premieres on Facebook. The release of Miner Speed furthers King.com's cross-platform reach, making its titles even more accessible with the addition of the Android platform. "With more than 500,000 Android devices currently being activated on a daily basis, the launch of Miner Speed...

2011-06-15 08:00:00

LOS ANGELES and LONDON, June 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading cross-platform social games company, King.com, today announced that it is adding digital and social media industry veteran Mark Charkin to its executive management team. Charkin becomes King.com's executive vice president of global business development and ad sales based in King's London headquarters reporting to CEO, Riccardo Zacconi. Following King.com's recent successes and milestones within its new cross-platform social...

Word of the Day
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'