Entries in 'zynga' (23)

Zynga launches New Words With Friends

Zynga launches New Words With Friends

Five years on from the release of the original, Zynga has updated one of the smartphone’s most successful properties.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 10th 2014 at 11:02AM in News
Exec overhaul complete as more bosses leave Zynga

Exec overhaul complete as more bosses leave Zynga

Zynga’s senior VP of mobile Travis Boatman, head of acquisitions Terence Fung and studio president Steve Chiang have all left the company.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Jun 4th 2014 at 3:02PM in News
Zynga user numbers have halved in the last year

Zynga user numbers have halved in the last year

Zynga has lost nearly half of its daily active userbase and more than half of its monthly active users in the last year.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Apr 25th 2014 at 3:06PM in News
Pincus steps down as Zynga CPO following $61m loss

Pincus steps down as Zynga CPO following $61m loss

Zynga co-founder Mark Pincus is to step down from his role as chief product officer.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 24th 2014 at 11:02AM in News

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Zynga hires Best Buy exec as CFO

Zynga hires Best Buy exec as CFO

Social gaming company Zynga has hired David Lee to serve as its chief financial officer and chief accounting officer.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Apr 14th 2014 at 10:33AM in News
Zynga says mobile is now top priority

Zynga says mobile is now top priority

Zynga is taking a mobile-first approach to its game development as its moves to make up lost ground in the rapidly expanding mobile market.

Aaron Lee
by Aaron Lee
on Mar 4th 2014 at 12:27PM in News
Zynga acquires NaturalMotion for $527m, cuts staff by more than 300

Zynga acquires NaturalMotion for $527m, cuts staff by more than 300

Zynga has announced the $527m purchase of UK/US-based studio, NaturalMotion.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jan 31st 2014 at 7:44AM in News
Zynga reports small net loss, major revenue decline for Q3

Zynga reports small net loss, major revenue decline for Q3

Zynga has posted its latest quarterly earnings report, announcing a net loss of $68k on revenue of $203m – a 36 per cent decline from the same period last year.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Oct 24th 2013 at 11:45PM in News

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EA's Gibeau: 'Zynga blew it'

EA's Gibeau: 'Zynga blew it'

The boss of EA’s mobile business has delivered a scathing verdict on its casual gaming rival Zynga.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 23rd 2013 at 10:38AM in News
Co-founder Justin Waldron quits Zynga

Co-founder Justin Waldron quits Zynga

Zynga's Justin Waldron is leaving the company he co-founded over six years ago.

by Seth Tipps
on Oct 18th 2013 at 10:39AM in News
Zynga's Pincus: I'm bored with games

Zynga's Pincus: I'm bored with games

The founder and chairman of troubled social games giant Zynga has made a startling admission.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 2nd 2013 at 9:56AM in News
Shiver Entertainment formed by ex-Zynga and EA COO John Schappert

Shiver Entertainment formed by ex-Zynga and EA COO John Schappert

Former EA and Zynga executive John Schappert has opened new game development studio, Shiver Entertainment.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Sep 10th 2013 at 8:00AM in News

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Three more top execs leave Zynga

Three more top execs leave Zynga

Three top level executives have made “abrupt departures” from Zynga, according to an internal memo from CEO Don Mattrick.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Aug 14th 2013 at 7:40AM in News
Zynga closes OMGPOP website, shuns attempted team buyout

Zynga closes OMGPOP website, shuns attempted team buyout

The creator of hit mobile game Draw Something is dead following Zynga’s decision to axe the OMGPOP website.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 7th 2013 at 10:58AM in News
Zynga drops real-money gambling pursuit in US

Zynga drops real-money gambling pursuit in US

Zynga won’t continue down the avenue of investing into the real-money gambling market in the US, according to the publisher's recent financial report.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jul 26th 2013 at 8:22AM in News
Zynga reports $15.8m loss and major player decline in Q2

Zynga reports $15.8m loss and major player decline in Q2

Zynga has announced financial results for the second quarter in its fiscal year, reporting a $15.8m loss for the three month period concluded at the end of June.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jul 26th 2013 at 7:47AM in News

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Large mobile dev teams aren't viable, former Zynga UK GM claims

Large mobile dev teams aren't viable, former Zynga UK GM claims

JiggeryPokery founder and former Zynga UK boss Matthew Wiggins has expressed concern over the viability of large mobile game developers.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Jul 19th 2013 at 1:04PM in News
Mattrick "lives like a Saudi prince and takes a private jet to work"

Mattrick "lives like a Saudi prince and takes a private jet to work"

Man of the moment Don Mattrick has been described as “a division head who lives like a Saudi prince”.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 4th 2013 at 3:45PM in News
EA "back to square one" in CEO search after Mattrick's Zynga switch

EA "back to square one" in CEO search after Mattrick's Zynga switch

Michael Pachter has claimed that recently departed Xbox boss Don Mattrick was the No.1 choice for the vacant CEO role at EA.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 4th 2013 at 2:58PM in News
Mattrick could pocket $50m from Zynga switch

Mattrick could pocket $50m from Zynga switch

Former Xbox boss Don Mattrick could earn in the region of $50m from new employer Zynga.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 4th 2013 at 10:41AM in News
CNBC: Zynga stock a 'Buy' now that Mattrick in as CEO

CNBC: Zynga stock a 'Buy' now that Mattrick in as CEO

Don Mattrick’s move from Microsoft to Zynga has been widely criticized as jumping from one sinking ship to another, but some in the money matters business think the hiring could ...

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jul 4th 2013 at 6:28AM in News
Zynga snares Xbox boss Mattrick as CEO

Zynga snares Xbox boss Mattrick as CEO

Zynga has confirmed that it has hired Xbox boss Don Mattrick as its new CEO.

Michael French
by Michael French
on Jul 1st 2013 at 9:06PM in News
Rob Dyer leaves Zynga

Rob Dyer leaves Zynga

Zynga’s vice president of partner publishing Rob Dyer has left the troubled casual gaming firm.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 25th 2013 at 12:25PM in News