Playing strategic games; don’t bother looking for the currently-popular Zynga games on Google+ anytime soon, for example
There are a couple things to take away from this:
- Facebook basically owns Zynga. We knew that Zynga had to share virtual goods revenue and spend advertising on Facebook, but this goes beyond a tax. This is control. Facebook decides what games Zynga can launch, and when, and how successful these games will be.
- The Facebook Platform is not a level playing field at all.