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Zynga's Q3 revenue beats Street view, shares up 16 percent

Oct 25, 2013

Zynga's Q3 revenue beats Street view, shares up 16 percent

Zynga Inc's shares climbed 16 percent on Thursday after the maker of the online game "FarmVille" reported third-quarter revenue that dropped 68 percent but beat Wall Street's expectations. #Zynga #Technology #FarmVille #Zynga Inc #TechResults
Zynga's new CEO to get pay package worth $50 million

Jul 04, 2013

Zynga's new CEO to get pay package worth $50 million

Don Mattrick, the head of Microsoft Corp's Xbox business who will replace Zynga Inc founder Mark Pincus as chief executive next week, will get a hefty, largely stock-based compensation package of about $50 million in coming years. #Zynga #NewsTracker #Mark Pincus #Zynga Inc #Don Mattrick
Zynga says it will cut nearly 520 jobs, shares dive

Jun 04, 2013

Zynga says it will cut nearly 520 jobs, shares dive

Zynga Inc announced on Monday its biggest ever round of layoffs and warned of weak bookings for the current quarter, raising doubts about the social game developer's attempt at a recovery. #Zynga #Technology #FarmVille #TechBuzz #Mark Pincus #Zynga Inc
Game on pause: Looking for a comeback, Zynga embraces austerity

May 06, 2013

Game on pause: Looking for a comeback, Zynga embraces austerity

In the past twelve months, Zynga has struggled with a contracting player base, a deflated stock price and waves of layoffs. Now it is coming to terms with downsized ambitions. #Zynga #facebook #FarmVille #WhatNext #Gaming
Why app makers could end up losing thanks to Facebook

Mar 11, 2013

Why app makers could end up losing thanks to Facebook

Investors and entrepreneurs say that the unpredictable way that Facebook cuts off apps or suppresses their presence has made them increasingly wary of building companies that rely on Facebook. #Zynga #facebook #WhyNow #FarmVille #app #Viddy

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Why app makers could end up losing thanks to Facebook

Sep 16, 2014

Why Microsoft bought Minecraft: To lure kids to science, Nadella says

It’s not really clear why Microsoft spent $2.5 billion on Mojang and Minecraft , a game most kids own already. But Microsoft chief executive Satya Nadella has given his own explanation: to get kids involved with math and science. Yes, Microsoft sees ... #Microsoft Corporation #Zynga
Why app makers could end up losing thanks to Facebook

Sep 15, 2014

Zynga.org's Game-Based Learning Accelerator Pairs Newbies With Experienced Players

Co.lab is a start-up accelerator that focuses on learning games. A partnership between Zynga.org and the NewSchools Venture Fund, co.lab “works with startups leveraging the power of digital games to build transformative educational technologies for P... #Barack Obama #Cameron White #University of California #Zynga #University of Wisconsin-Madison #Madison, WI
Why app makers could end up losing thanks to Facebook

Sep 12, 2014

Zynga, Scopely Exec Leaves To Start Mobile Studio MobLabs

Andy Kleinman, who was chief business officer at Los Angeles-based gaming company Scopely and a general manager at Zynga, left the company to start a mobile products-focused studio called MobLabs. Kleinman previously co-founded Vostu, a Latin America... #Zynga #Playdom