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Biggest iPhone app game earnings of 2010

For all the buzz we hear about social gaming companies like Zynga Game Network Inc., which has an estimated market cap of $5 billion on private exchanges, there are thousands of other small-time operations that are making a killing building mobile apps.

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A savior for Microsoft (MSFT)?

If Windows Phone 7 pays off, it could do wonders for investors’ perceptions of Microsoft, especially if the company can create a thriving app marketplace similar to the iPhone’s AppStore (NASDAQ:AAPL). That could add a whole new revenue stream to the giant’s bank account, and that would make investor’s swoon.