Press for XIR/Growth

Big Fish Games today announced its Amazon: Hidden Expedition® App for iPad is now available on the App store. The app offers players a new take on the hidden object game genre by allowing two players to compete against each other on a single iPad. Amazon: Hidden Expedition takes advantage of iPad’s generous screen size and innovative Multi-Touch user interface by offering two modes of play: split-screen with mirror images for head-to-head gameplay or full-screen for individual and collaborative gameplay.

Silicon Valley Bank, financial partner to technology companies of all sizes worldwide, led a $35 million debt financing for Highwinds, a content, network and hosted IP services business that offers a comprehensive suite of services including CDN, IP transit, content storage and IP software.  Highwinds' platform and global network are trusted by top brands to deliver live event streaming, on-demand video and large file downloads to millions of global users every day.  

On March 10, the MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge will present a roundtable on pushing the boundaries of established financing models for startups. The roundtable will feature experienced entrepreneurs and investors Dave McClure, investor, Founders Fund and Facebook's fbFund; Simeon Simeonov, founder and CEO, FastIgnite; Hemant Taneja, managing director, General Catalyst; and David Cohen, founder and CEO, TechStars. The event will be sponsored by the law firm of Foley & Lardner LLP.

Big Fish Games, the multi-platform developer, publisher and distributor of casual and social games, is now offering Faunasphere, its free-to-play massively multiplayer online (MMO) game, on Facebook. Distinct from most social games on Facebook, the two platforms – browser-based www.Faunasphere.com and Facebook – are linked so all players can share the same virtual world, regardless of platform preference.