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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. He stepped down as Zynga CEO last July after that role was taken by former Xbox boss Don Mattrick. Pincus will continue to serve as chairman of the board in a non-operational capacity. Alex Garden, …

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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. Lee previously worked at Best Buy as senior vice president of enterprise finance. In his new role he will be reporting directly to CEO Don Mattrick, formerly Microsoft’s president of interactive …

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Evaluating features for Games as a Service

Xing Wang, MIT alumni and former Zynga executive producer, discusses the careful decisions that need to be made when adding features to your long-tail games

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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. Zynga COO Clive Downie explained on thesocial game maker’s blogthat the company will be pursing a mobile-first business starting with the launch of three of its …

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

Zynga has announced the $527m purchase of UK/US-based studio, NaturalMotion. The developer is known for developing titles CSR Racing and Backbreaker Football, as well as specializing in creating animation technology for both the game and film industries. Our acquisition of NaturalMotion will allow us to significantly expand our creative pipeline, …

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