Facebook toys with mobile games bid

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Facebook on Tuesday got into the business of publishing mobile games, offering developers help at going global with smartphone or tablet titles in exchange for a share of revenue.

The social network unveiled a Facebook Mobile Games Publishing pilot program in which it will work with small or medium-size developers and promote their works in the online community.

More than 800 million members of the social network use Facebook mobile applications, and 260 million of those people play games on Facebook, the firm’s software engineer, Victor Medeiros, said in a blog post.