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News Scan: Mobile enterprise apps make headway; Mobile BI to spur BI adoption; more

Quick takes on mobile IT news for Wednesday, 12/4 including: the rise of mobile enterprise apps with IT officials, mobile business intelligence lends boost to BI adoption in the enterprise, BlackBerry's BES 10 gets upgrade and helps out BYOD, PC shipments now live in the shadows of tablet shipments and the latest on mobile gambling.

Betting operators wager on success of mobile gambling

Here's a new high-growth market for mobile IT--gambling. London-based PocketWinnings.com predicts that the mobile gambling industry will reach $100 billion by 2017.

Zynga quits real-money gaming in U.S., reports dismal Q2

Social gaming company Zynga said it won't pursue a license for real-money gaming in the United States, and will instead refocus on its existing free-to-play social gaming business. The action appears to be one of the first strategic decisions by Don Mattrick, who took over Zynga's CEO position from longtime chief Mark Pincus earlier this month.

Glu Mobile, Skillz team to bring real-money Android gaming to U.S.

Glu Mobile is extending its fledgling real-money mobile gaming efforts to the U.S. market, collaborating with cash and virtual currency platform Skillz to integrate skill-based cash tournaments into select Android titles.

Glu cuts 12% of workforce, delays release of planned games

Glu Mobile said it would cut 12 percent of its workforce, or around 67 employees. The actions will leave the company with around 564 employees. However, Glu said the job cuts are part of an effort to centralize and streamline the production of games, and the company continues to hire new employees in specific functions. As a result, Glu said it expects to end 2013 with 580 employees.

Glu Mobile launches first real-money gambling game, stock surges

Glu Mobile introduced its first real-money gambling game  Samurai vs. Zombies Slots, boosting the U.S. publisher's shares more than 20 percent Tuesday to $2.91.

Juniper: Tablet gamers will spend $3B on in-app purchases in 2016

Tablet gamers are on pace to spend $3.03 billion on in-app goods like power-ups and virtual currency in 2016, exploding from $301 million in 2012, according to a new Juniper Research forecast.

Location-based services soon to include mobile gambling

Some mobile location-based services platforms may be adding legalized gambling to their portfolio of services as soon as next year. The initiative, currently in the works in Nevada, uses IP location technology from Location-as-a-Service (LaaS) provider and Fierce 15 winner, Locaid, and identify verification technology from GambleID.

Gameloft inks deal for Hasbro-branded mobile titles

Gameloft has signed a worldwide licensing deal with Hasbro to develop mobile titles based on the toy manufacturer's popular  My Little Pony  and  Littlest Pet Shop  franchises. 

Forecast: Mobile gambling growth to $27.5B by 2013

On-portal mobile gambling will grow to more than $27.5 billion by 2013 according to a new forecast issued by market analysis firm Juniper Research, which credits the increase to a dramatic shift in