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Zynga COO John Schappert resigns

By Steve Watts, Aug 09, 2012 11:30am PDT

Zynga Chief Operating Officer John Schappert has left the company, after a recent corporate restructuring stripped him of day-to-day responsibilities.

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"Uh, those are the kind of things that C level executives tend to base their work around..."

- Creepin_Jeezus see all 7 comments

EA sues Zynga, claims copyright infringement in The Ville

By Andrew Yoon, Aug 03, 2012 10:30am PDT

Electronic Arts has filed a lawsuit against Zynga "on behalf of Maxis." EA claims that Zynga's newly released social game, The Ville, copies "original and distinctive expressive elements of The Sims Social in a clear violation of the US copyright laws."

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"actually, I ended up reading your other post below later that night and I do agree with the ..."

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Zynga hit by class action lawsuit over possible insider trading

By Andrew Yoon, Jul 31, 2012 11:30am PDT

Law firm Newman Ferrara is the first to go after the social gaming company, with others expected to follow. At the heart of the lawsuit is a trading "lockup" that prevented regular employees from selling their shares.

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"Fuck this guys CEO's and go after them with the full mighty wrath of the lord and the full ..."

- rtricoche see all 16 comments

Zynga being investigated over stock cash-in

By Andrew Yoon, Jul 26, 2012 5:00pm PDT

A few Zynga insiders have made quite a pretty penny despite this week's stock crash, including CEO Marc Pincus. Concerns about insider trading have a law firm investigating.

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"Normally if you are a CEO or other important role in a company and you have a lot of stock you ..."

- Icehawk see all 15 comments

Zynga 'might have been a fad,' analyst says as stock plummets

By Andrew Yoon, Jul 25, 2012 3:30pm PDT

Once a media and investment darling, social gaming giant Zynga is coming on hard times. The company released its second quarter earnings, causing the stock to plummet as much as 40% in after-hours trading.

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"When you first start out, it is fun. Designing the layout of your cafe, earning new dishes, ..."

- mountdreamer see all 72 comments

Zynga announces The Ville, ChefVille, and FarmVille 2

By Andrew Yoon, Jun 26, 2012 1:00pm PDT

Today, one of the world's biggest game publishers announced not one, but three extensions of one of the biggest gaming franchises ever. Yep, we're getting a whole lot of Ville games from Zynga.

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"IMHO..Zynga games are falling apart..I myself have had nothing but trouble with their Cafe World ..."

- MELISSA MONTGOMERY see all 4 comments

Report: Draw Something getting game show adaptation

By Steve Watts, Jun 18, 2012 10:15am PDT

CBS has reportedly won a bidding war for the rights to make a Draw Something game show pilot, to premiere sometime in 2013.

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"The key is if they can make the ads in the show as intrusive as they are in the game."

- zipr see all 20 comments

EA CEO says data-driven social games will 'eventually die'

By Steve Watts, May 04, 2012 12:30pm PDT

EA CEO John Riccitiello says his company is a "distant" second in social games, but claims that some social companies are more focused on data mining than crafting fun experiences.

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"This just in... HUMANS EVENTUALLY DIE!!! Thus, the social element is removed."

- rock see all 9 comments

Draw Something adding branded words

By Steve Watts, May 04, 2012 10:00am PDT

Draw Something is adding branded words to its dictionary as part of a new advertising revenue stream for the game.

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"'is adding'? They already had it with stuff like Michael Jackson, Lady GaGa, etc"

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Rovio rejected $2 billion Zynga acquisition offer

By Steve Watts, Apr 17, 2012 4:45pm PDT

Zynga reportedly offered more than $2 billion for Rovio, but was turned down by the Angry Birds studio.

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"Wow, that's stupid. :p Must be an invention from a country that doesn't use the metric system."

- SilverSnake see all 94 comments

FarmVille 2 in the works, domain registration and resume hint

By Andrew Yoon, Apr 16, 2012 6:30pm PDT

Zynga has dabbled in sequels before, as evidenced by Mafia Wars 2's release. But, could a sequel to their most iconic property be in the works?

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Zynga CEO hints at Xbox support

By Steve Watts, Mar 22, 2012 2:30pm PDT

Zynga CEO Mark Pincus mentioned the the Xbox during recent comments about creating cloud support to play the company's games across multiple devices.

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Draw Something dev acquired by Zynga

By Andrew Yoon, Mar 21, 2012 12:30pm PDT

The social gaming giant just announced that it has acquired OMGPOP, developers of the app sensation, Draw Something.

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"I'm having fun making stupid character accounts with this and annoying random people. ChooChooo ..."

- Colonel Angus see all 13 comments

Zynga Platform publishing third-party games

By Andrew Yoon, Mar 01, 2012 4:15pm PST

The "Zynga Platform" is a new publishing platform that will enable Zynga.com to host first-party and third-party games in an environment outside of Facebook.

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Zynga launches Bingo in beta

By Steve Watts, Jan 27, 2012 1:00pm PST

Zynga has started a closed beta of Zynga Bingo, which will eventually join the company's Poker offering in the Zynga Casino.

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"No one cares about originality, this isn't the first time they've done that."

- StealthHawk see all 4 comments