Category Archives: Zynga
Tue, Jul 02, 2013 | 21:26 BST
Don Mattrick left Microsoft due to a planned reorganization which would have put him as head of a newly created hardware division. According to Fast Company, Mattrick wanted a bigger role at the firm, so he left.
Tue, Jul 02, 2013 | 14:47 BST
Yeah, yeah – Don Mattrick has left Microsoft. Brenna wants to talk about the flip-side: Mark Pincus has stepped down as CEO of Zynga.
Tue, Jul 02, 2013 | 02:41 BST
New Zynga CEO Don Mattrick believes he can help social publisher Zynga turn its millions of users into the cold hard cash so notably absent from its recent history.
Wed, Jun 26, 2013 | 01:41 BST
New Acer systems will henceforth come with a built-in suite of formerly web-based games powered by a partnership with Pokki.
Tue, Jun 25, 2013 | 17:13 BST
Rob Dyer, head of Zynga Partners program, has left the company. His departure follows that of Zynga China’s GM, Andy Tian, yesterday. Dyer had been with the firm since 2011, after previously working for SCEA. Now ord just yet on the reaosn behind his departure or where he plans to land next. More through the link at GI International.
Tue, Jun 25, 2013 | 02:26 BST
Social and mobile publisher Zynga has spent $310,561,000 on business acquisitions since 2010, resulting in an enormous deficit.
Mon, Jun 24, 2013 | 06:13 BST
The latest game from iNIS, the Japanese developer behind Elite Beat Agents, Lips and Gitaroo Man, is a mobile effort published by Zynga.
Thu, Jun 20, 2013 | 10:01 BST
Zynga’s new focus on real-money casino games doesn’t appear to be helping the troubled studio much as of late, but it has just acquired developer Spooky Cool Labs, which specialises in this particular corner of the gaming market.
Wed, Jun 05, 2013 | 09:41 BST
Zynga shuttered Draw Something developer OMGPOP yesterday as part of a mass round of lay-offs, and one former employee has explained the sense of relief at the studio once the order came down the corporate pipe, stating that no one was surprised by the move.
Tue, Jun 04, 2013 | 20:39 BST
Draw Something creators OMGPOP have shuttered during a run of mass lay-offs at parent company Zynga.
Tue, Jun 04, 2013 | 09:41 BST
Mon, May 27, 2013 | 19:08 BST
A slide on the Xbox 360 dashboard seems to have revealed that Zynga’s tile-based word game, Words with Friends, is going to release on Microsoft’ next-gen console: Xbox One.
Thu, May 02, 2013 | 12:05 BST
Zynga’s non-profit arm has announced it will invest $1 million into educational game developers in partnership with the NewSchools Venture Fund. It is hoped the fund will help entrepreneurs create new interactive education projects.
Thu, May 02, 2013 | 00:52 BST
Facebook gaming showed positive growth in the first quarter, but long term partner Zynga wasn’t a contributor to this success.
Fri, Apr 26, 2013 | 11:31 BST
Zynga COO Dan Ko has spoken about the company’s decision to axe several of its games, as a way of re-aligning its focus, resources and profit-making potential moving forward.
Thu, Apr 25, 2013 | 03:23 BST
Zynga, who acquired OMGPOP last year, have confirmed that Draw Something 2 is now available in the US for iOS devices. The sequel will feature a live social feed, player’s own gallery, a Free Draw mode that allows players to draw whatever they desire and share it with friends, new drawing tools and many new words.
Thanks to Polygon, who report the news was initially announced by Zynga CEO Mark Pincus during an investor call. The game is already available on iOS in Sweden (where it costs 22 kronor) and Canada (CA$2.99).
Wed, Apr 24, 2013 | 21:53 BST
Zynga reported its Q1 earnings today, posting net income of $4.1 million compared to the $85.4 million loss the prior year. Still, not all is rosy in social gamesville, as sale fell 18% to $264 million.
Thu, Apr 11, 2013 | 13:28 BST
UK-based station Channel 4 has announced a new gameshow called “Draw It!” which has been created in collaboration with Draw Something owners Zynga. The show will adapt the format of the app and will see two teams battling for cash prizes
Mon, Apr 08, 2013 | 03:17 BST
One Zynga shareholder and former employee has filed suit against the social publisher, claiming lower-level staff and general investors were blocked form selling stock while executives made a packet doing just that.
Fri, Apr 05, 2013 | 10:56 BST