Tag Archives: Mark Pincus
Tue, Dec 18, 2012 | 01:26 GMT
Zynga boss Mark Pincus has earned the dubious honour of a place on go-to business news publication Bloomberg‘s Worst CEOs of 2012 list. Pincus is in at number four of five thanks to Zynga’s 75% stock dive this year coupled with share offloading and uncomfortable reliance on Facebook. The only other gaming-related entry is former Best Buy leader Brian Dunn. Not as pleasant as being on Forbes’s 30 under 30, hey?
Fri, Nov 16, 2012 | 11:42 GMT
Zynga CEO Mark Pincus was said to be ‘near tears’ during a meet up with Apple director Bill Campbell over the company’s rapidly degrading position. Campbell revealed that Pincus is discouraged by the matter to the Wall Street Journal, painting a grim image of Zynga’s recent poor fortune. Get more details below.
Thu, May 31, 2012 | 01:12 BST
CEO Mark Pincus has said Zynga intends its web portal to be the Xbox Live of social games.
Fri, Apr 27, 2012 | 08:58 BST
Zynga CEO Mark Pincus has said the buyout of Draw Something developer OMGPop was what he called a “rare instance” for the company.
Tue, Apr 24, 2012 | 22:31 BST
Zynga CEO Mark Pincus has said he would like for Zynga to become a “forever brand” like Google and the firm is slowly getting there. “‘m very focused on delivering a positive return on investment for the user,” he said during he 13th USA Today CEO Forum. “If you play our games, if you give us 15 minutes a day, I’m hoping that we don’t just give you entertainment but we actually enhance the relationships in your life. I challenge our product teams that our games should let you meet one new person a day. What I hope is that we create one of these forever brands and experiences like Google, that people, you know, look for in their lives.” Over the last two years, the firm has spent $147.2 million on acquiring 22 companies in addition to OMGPop, and currently the firm has 80 games with over 65 million daily users.
Fri, Mar 23, 2012 | 00:51 GMT
Farmville on Xbox 360? It could happen.
Tue, Mar 06, 2012 | 21:15 GMT
Sources claim Zynga values its “whales” – big microtransaction spenders – so highly that CEO Mark Pincus interacts with them directly.
Wed, Feb 01, 2012 | 21:35 GMT
Zynga CEO Mark Pincus has defended the derivativeness of Dream Heights as standard industry practice.
Fri, Dec 09, 2011 | 11:39 GMT
Zynga CEO Mark Pincus has predicted the number of premium members will spike after the company’s IPO at some point before Christmas, As pointed out by VentureBeat, the company has 215 members, 2.5% to 3% of which rep its user base by buying Facebook Credits for virtual goods. “We could see that doubling,” said Pincus in a room of up to 100 potential investors, via Reuters. Zynga is expected to go public on the NASDAQ next week.
Fri, Nov 11, 2011 | 00:33 GMT
Zynga CEO Mark Pincus has denied allegations that the company has wrongfully demanded the return of stock options from entitled employees.
Tue, Nov 23, 2010 | 13:06 GMT
Earth’s all the way down there, Mark. Did you bring a parachute?
Tue, Nov 16, 2010 | 15:57 GMT
Mark Pincus, CEO and founder of Zynga, talked up the rise of social gaming during the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco yesterday, and told attendees the firm has grown tremendously over the last six months.