Yesterday, Zynga confirmed that Don Mattrick had been appointed CEO of the company after leaving Microsoft's Xbox One division. Mattrick's departure comes just weeks after the Redmond reversed a number of unpopular and controversial Xbox One policies.
"There are more tractors sold in Farmville every day than are sold in the US every year." Fred Wilson, VC and principal at Union Street Ventures, December 30, 2009. Yesterday: Zynga lays off 520 people.
A US Republican politician has been arrested and charged with using the Facebook IPO as a Ponzi scam.
As part of cost-cutting measures announced in November, Zynga has pulled the plug on 11 games, including PetVille and Mafia Wars 2.
Zynga is loosening its ties with Facebook, opening the possibility that Facebook could start developing its own games.
Electronic Arts is suing Zynga, claiming that Zynga's The Ville violates its copyright.
Zynga is about to take its social gaming prowess to new heights.
Zynga's announced that it's creating its own gaming social network, and launching a sequel to the ever-popular Farmville.
The harsh reality of social media is that some things really are just temporary fads.
Zynga gets to add a new record to its mantle, but this time it's only because it bought the company that created it.
Zynga is launching its own website where users can play its social games without having to go through Facebook, in a move that could have a noticeable effect on Facebook's bottom line.
An Australian man is thanking the addictive game Words With Friends for leading him to a life-saving doctor's visit.
Yes, it is the end of the year so the "best of 2011" stories continue to pop up, and this time Facebook games are in the spotlight.
Agincourt Gaming, a company that has just entered the social gaming space, is looking to take down its biggest competitor.
While there's been a lot of talk about the fate of Facebook now that Google+ is up and kicking, Facebook says it really doesn't care.
Let's think about this rationally for a minute. Yes, Angry Birds is unfortunately one of the most popular video games of all time. But is the avian phenomenon enough to propel the value of Rovio to over a billion dollars?
Game publisher Zynga, which rose to rockstar status after it released the Facebook adventure Farmville, has just announced its latest social offering.
The social gaming company Zynga has brought its gaming services to China in a partnership with the Chinese Internet service Tencent. Their first game is titled "Zynga City."
Even though Twitter hasn't made any declarations about a potential IPO or even hinted of the possibility of going public any time soon, our favorite micro-blogging client may soon be valued at around $7 billion.
Farmville creator Zynga has filed to raise $1 billion in an initial public offering.