Post Tagged with: "Zynga"

Tango Messaging App to Launch Zynga’s Words with Friends Game
/ April 4, 2014 4:03 pm
Tango Messaging App to Launch Zynga’s Words with Friends Game

VentureBeat reports that Zynga's Words with Friends, the No. 1 free game of all-time on Apple’s iTunes App Store, is coming to Tango, the messaging app with over 200 million monthly active users. . Read More

Former Zynga Dallas Execs & Developers Launch Boss Fight Entertainment
/ February 4, 2014 5:37 pm
Former Zynga Dallas Execs & Developers Launch Boss Fight Entertainment

GamesIndustryBiz reports that former Zynga Dallas general manager Bill Jackson, along with a number of developers at Bonfire (which Zynga bought in 2010), has launched Boss Fight Entertainment, a new studio based in McKinney, Texas. Read More

Zynga Cuts 15% of Staff; Announces Acquisition
/ January 30, 2014 5:17 pm
Zynga Cuts 15% of Staff; Announces Acquisition

Zynga, the San Francisco-based social games developer, said on Thursday it will cut 15% of its staff, or 314 employees, as part of plan to decrease costs and improve efficiency. "When we reviewed the support areas and looked at what was an appropriate size to have agile, dedicated teams, we decided to redeploy and right size against our best opportunities for growth," wrote CEO Don Mattrick in a blog post. . Read More

Zynga to Shut Down YoVille
/ January 13, 2014 4:21 pm
Zynga to Shut Down YoVille

VentureBeat reports that Zynga has decided to discontinue one of its oldest games, YoVille, by the end of March, sparking discontent from players of the once popular game. YoVille is a game set in a town-like community that was developed to a point where millions of individuals were playing it, giving rise to a whole sequence of “Ville” games, light-hearted replication game like FarmVille. . Read More

Zynga Hires Clive Downie As New COO
/ October 25, 2013 3:48 pm
Zynga Hires Clive Downie As New COO

AllThingsD reports that Zynga announced on Thursday that it will be appointing Clive Downie as its new Chief Operating Officer. The heads of the company’s publishing, live operations, communications, human resources and business development department will now report to Downie. Prior to Zynga, Downie worked for more than 15 years at Electronic Arts. . Read More

Zynga to Shutter OMGPOP Social Games Site
/ August 6, 2013 3:10 pm
Zynga to Shutter OMGPOP Social Games Site

Zynga, the financially struggling publisher of social games such as Words With Friends and FarmVille, said it plans to shutter its OMGPOP social games site "to make way for new and exciting gaming opportunities." The company acquired New York-based OMGPOP, maker of the popular mobile game Draw Something, for $210 million last spring. The site will close on Sept. 30, though Zynga said that visitors will be able to continue playing games such as Draw Something, Draw Something 2 and Draw My Thing. . Read More

Zynga Changes CEOs, Hires Don Mattrick to Lead Role
/ July 1, 2013 2:16 pm
Zynga Changes CEOs, Hires Don Mattrick to Lead Role

Zynga, the financially struggling publisher of social games such as Words With Friends and FarmVille, on Monday named Microsoft veteran Don Mattrick as its new CEO, replacing Mark Pincus, who will remain chairman and chief product officer. The news comes less than a month after the company announced plans to cut 18% of its workforce -- or approximately 520 employees --and projected a net loss of as much as $39 million in the second quarter. . Read More

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