Entries in 'zynga' (29)

Former EA exec Frank Gibeau joins Zynga

Former EA exec Frank Gibeau joins Zynga

Frank Gibeau, an EA veteran of nearly 25 years, has joined mobile gaming company Zynga.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Aug 7th 2015 at 1:33PM in News
Zynga to shed 18% of workforce

Zynga to shed 18% of workforce

Zynga is set to lay off 364 staff as part of its plans to stem its losses and move back into profit.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on May 7th 2015 at 10:42AM in News
COO Downie quits Zynga for Unity

COO Downie quits Zynga for Unity

Zynga’s second-in-command Clive Downie has resigned from the social gaming company and taken on a new role at Unity Technologies.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Apr 24th 2015 at 12:57PM in News
Don Mattrick out at Zynga

Don Mattrick out at Zynga

Zynga CEO Don Mattrick has departed the social games giant after less than two years, with former boss Mark Pincus reinstated as chief exec.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Apr 8th 2015 at 9:59PM in News

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Analyst says Zynga needs to ditch boss Don Mattrick

Analyst says Zynga needs to ditch boss Don Mattrick

Don Mattrick needs to go – that’s according to BTIG analyst Rich Greenfield.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 16th 2015 at 12:38PM in News
Revenues down as Zynga posts annual loss

Revenues down as Zynga posts annual loss

Zynga's troubles to adapt to a mobile-led market continue, with its 2014 fiscal results showing a net loss of $226m.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Feb 13th 2015 at 2:23PM in News
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

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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
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

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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
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

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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
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
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