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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 ..."

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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, ..."

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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 ..."

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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"

- avatar_58 see all 11 comments

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

Tiny Tower dev 'thanks' Zynga for making clone

By Andrew Yoon, Jan 25, 2012 9:00am PST

They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. No wonder NimbleBit, developers of the "iPhone Game of the Year" Tiny Tower, is so flattered by Zynga's latest release.

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"oh jeez viral marketing for Tiny Tower. gg nimblebit you guys are just as sleazy"

- spiderfill see all 8 comments

Zynga looking into online gambling

By Steve Watts, Jan 23, 2012 9:00am PST

Zynga is in talks with partners to expand its business to include real money gambling, expanding the success of its Zynga Poker title.

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Zynga buys four mobile devs

By Steve Watts, Jan 19, 2012 9:00am PST

Zynga snatched up four more mobile developers between August and December, including the studios behind ZombieSmash and the iOS port of World of Goo.

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"yea i believe their issue is that they cannot get new users. they are only recycling users ..."

- spiderfill see all 12 comments