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LinkedIn Launches a Suite of Free Online Puzzle Games

Ash Parrish writes the following for The Verge:

LinkedIn is now in the gaming business. [Signed-in] users on the LinkedIn mobile app or on desktop can play one of three different games—PinpointQueens, and Crossclimb. You’ll be able to play each game once per day, and after your daily session, you’ll get access to all kinds of metrics including your high score and daily streak, different leaderboards, and who in your networks has also played. …

LinkedIn’s decision to get into puzzle games shouldn’t be surprising. Digital content businesses are struggling to make money with ad revenue shrinking and Google doing its level best to ensure you never click on a valuable link again. Adding a slate of ‘gaming’ content, then, has proven hugely valuable. It offers a unique way for businesses to capture new users and engage older ones before eventually getting both to spend money they otherwise wouldn’t.

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