Do you remember Mark Pincus? He co-founded Zynga and led the burgeoning online games company as CEO until 2013 when he was replaced by then czar of Xbox entertainment, Don Mattrick. After returning to the company for a short stint in 2015, Pincus now has a new pet project: making the Democratic Party more like a Zynga…
Patent litigation is all over the place these days, and regardless of who's in the right or wrong in any specific case, it's eating up a whole bunch of resources. That's why Facebook, Google, and a number of other companies have rallied together with an amicus brief kindly asking the U.S. State Court of Appeals for…
Unsurprisingly, Zynga is keen to move away from in-game purchases and towards in-game betting. So keen, in fact, that it's been spending upwards of $75,000 on lobbying policy makers over online gambling, reports The Wall Street Journal.
Kotaku says Hanging with Friends is Zynga's take on the ol' classic Hangman game with elements of Scrabble and social thrown in for good measure. There's some added features that help you figure out the puzzle and no worries if you have no friends to hang with as it's easy as heck to find a partner. It's now available…
The game makers behind mega Facebook games Farmville, CityVille and Mafia Wars today filed papers with the Securities and Exchange Commission to take Zynga public in hopes of raising $1 billion.… [Kotaku]
The newest addition to Zynga's game family is Hanging With Friends, an app for i-gadgets big and small. It's a twist on classic hangman, with elements of Scrabble and other word games thrown in. You can only choose from a… [Kotaku]
In the past couple of weeks, the co-founders of Microsoft and Twitter have been attached to the same kinds of unsavory stories that have long dogged the people behind Facebook, Apple, Zynga and other top tech firms. What is it about computers and money that instills villainy?
After stealing £7m ($11.4m) in virtual money from Zynga, Brit Ashley Mitchell has been sent to jail for two years to think long and hard about how his gambling addiction led him to that cold grey cell. Honestly, I don't know what's worse—that he stole £7m in poker chips but only managed to sell a third of them for…
It looks as though the Tron: Legacy production team thought of nearly everything in updating the classic for today's audience. Here's the one crucial, hilarious detail they forgot about, though.
This is truly crazy data: 290 million people play Farmville and other Facebook games—five of the top 10 are by Zynga—every month. Combined, that's 4,406 years worth of play time—or 105,878 man-years milking virtual cows.
At yesterday's Google Zeitgeist conference in Arizona, CEO Eric Schmidt confirmed that the company will roll out a new social service, internally dubbed Google Me, sometime this Fall. They basically want to give your web a social booster shot.
Whoa. TechCrunch reports that Google has invested between $100 and $200 million in Zynga, the social gaming behemoth behind Farmville, Mafia Wars, and others, in preparation for the launch of Google Games later this year.
What if Facebook were a country, and all its apps and fan pages were its fiefdoms? It would look a little something like this. Oh, and it would be filthy, filthy rich.