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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.


"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.


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.


"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.


"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.


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.


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

- spiderfill see all 12 comments

Scramble With Friends launches on App Store

By Andrew Yoon, Jan 05, 2012 11:15am PST

Zynga has just launched Scramble With Friends, a free app for Apple devices that combines Scramble--one of Zynga's earliest games--and the social functionality of its other "With Friends" games.


Michael Buble moves to CityVille for Xmas

By Jeff Mattas, Dec 21, 2011 6:45pm PST

Zynga has announced that Canadian singer Michael Bublé is making a special holiday appearance in the social city-sim, CityVille.


"They had the Michael Jackson Immortal Tour by Cirque du Soleil"

- mountdreamer see all 6 comments

Zynga IPO opens today, closes down 5 percent

By Xav de Matos, Dec 16, 2011 6:30pm PST

Zynga's IPO launched today but fell "within the first 10 minutes of trading," landing 5 percent down to $9.50 a share by the time the market closed.


"I'd say more that Zyngas brand of 'social gaming' is a bubble."

- PlayfulPuppy see all 15 comments

Zynga releases ForestVille on iTunes

By Jeff Mattas, Dec 14, 2011 7:00pm PST

Zynga has released its newest free game ForestVille for iPhone and iPad.


Report: Social game makers downsizing in 2012

By Jeff Mattas, Dec 12, 2011 5:15pm PST

Social online game provider Exent asserts that social game companies will be forced to downsize and work on fewer projects in 2012, due to an over-crowded marketplace.


Report: Zynga registers domains for ForestVille

By Steve Watts, Dec 05, 2011 12:15pm PST

Zynga has reportedly registered various domains for ForestVille through its usual brand protection company MarkMonitor, implying that yet another Ville game is on the way.


Report: Zynga's aggressive corporate culture bleeds talent, risks company future

By Xav de Matos, Nov 28, 2011 3:15pm PST

With Zynga's IPO expected to finally go live, reports suggest the company is at a crossroads that may negatively impact its future.


"And you didn't even touch on what is probably the largest single segment of their employee base: ..."

- Professer12 see all 23 comments

Zynga building social network, announces CastleVille

By Andrew Yoon, Oct 11, 2011 12:00pm PDT

Zynga has announced a number of new projects, including CastleVille and Zynga Direct, the company's own gaming-oriented social network.


"Just because they are not relevant to you they are highly relevant. Mkt cap of $11b is hardly a ..."

- Moog69 see all 10 comments

Mafia Wars 2 launches on Facebook

By Garnett Lee, Oct 10, 2011 4:00pm PDT

Mafia Wars 2 launched today on Facebook. It's Zynga's first sequel and another new title to feed the 232 million monthly active players they boast.