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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. Revenue saw a 31 per cent year-over-year decline to $213m, versus the $332m brought in for the same period in 2012. Perhaps …

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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. Speaking toThe Guardian, Wiggins said many mobile firms do not need significant numbers of staff, as they don’t need that many developers to make successful games. He explained that it’s …

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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”. A profile of the exec on Fast Company claims that he takes a private jet to work, name-drops celebrity friends and lives in the largest house in British Colombia valued at …

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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. Mattrick’s decision to join Zynga, then, has left EA in what can technically be described as a pickle”. "Now that Mr. Mattrick has taken the job at Zynga, …

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Mattrick could pocket $50m from Zynga switch

Former Xbox boss Don Mattrick could earn in the region of $50m from new employer Zynga. Reuters reports that the exec will in his first year receive a base salary of $1m as well as a joining on cash bonus of $5m and a $2m 2012 bonus – the latter …

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