Zynga and Electronic Arts have reached a settlement over a nasty copyright dispute involving social game titles like “The Ville” and “The Sims Social.”
(4 months and 3 days ago)
Zynga originally grew to prominence as the major social gaming company on the Facebook platform. But the two companies have steadily grown apart in recent years.
(2 months and 30 days ago)
Remember Zynga? In June of 2009, they launched FarmVille on Facebook, had 10 million+ active users daily in only six weeks, and on that trajectory went public with huge pre-launch hype on December 16, 2011 -- opening at $10 a share, hitting a high of $14.50 in March of 2012, and today trading under $3.50 a share and not yet making a profit. Last week, Zynga and Facebook...
(2 months and 26 days ago)
With the multitude of social media sites, it's hard for businesses to determine where they should be allocating their time and resources. And since many are reporting that they're not getting the return they expected from their social media efforts, it's important to know the psychology of social media and the various types of networking that fall under the social media...
(5 days ago)
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The head of Zynga Inc's New York studio has left the social gaming company a year after its $180 million purchase of his mobile game start-up failed to produce the expected results.
(2 months and 18 days ago)
NEW YORK -- Zynga , the social games maker, is laying off 18% of its staff, or 520 employees, and closing its New York, Los Angeles and Dallas offices. One of Zynga's designers tweeted that Zynga LA is being shut down with about 55 people being fired. Zynga is cutting the jobs to save as much as $80 million in costs. "The work force reduction will occur across all functions...
(14 days ago)
Following Monday afternoon's announcement by Zynga that the social gaming company had fired 520 of its employees - and completely shut down the New York office of OMGPOP, the startup behind Draw Something that Zynga had acquired for $200 million last year - the laid-off OMG staff immediately threw a boozy, joyous party that involved what sounds like a primal, 2001: A Space...
(14 days ago)
Kara Swisher reports that social-game creator Zynga is in the midst of “right-sizing” its business, laying off staffers and closing offices in New York, L.A. and Dallas. Zynga to Lay Off 520 Employees - 18 Percent - and Shutter Offices [AllThingsD.com]
(15 days ago)
SAN FRANCISCO - Zynga Inc. announced on Monday its biggest ever round of layoffs and warned that bookings will be weaker than previously forecast, raising questions about the social game developer’s attempt at a recovery as it struggles to retain players. Zynga said it will cut about 520 jobs, or ...
(15 days ago)
ZYNGA posted a surprise Q1 profit as the embattled social-games maker trimmed costs significantly, but projected weak Q2 results.
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