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Zynga Co-Founder Mark Pincus is stepping down as Chief Product Officer of Zynga, the social gaming company announced alongside its first quarter 2014 financial results today. Pincus will continue to serve in a non-operational capacity as Zynga's Chairman of the Board, a role he held in addition to...

April 23rd 2014 at 8:30pm 0 Comments
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When asked what his favorite game was during a recent rooftop Q&A event in Tel Aviv, Israel, Zynga co-founder Mark Pincus declined to answer, instead noting that he is "pretty bored with all games." Asked to clarify, Pincus noted that he was previously addicted to Zynga-published social games...

October 2nd 2013 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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Zynga will implement new executive pay schemes in 2013, effectively doubling the salaries of many key executives. Bonuses will now be tied to performance, increasing maximum payout potential for the top brass.In addition to this, Zynga co-founder and head honcho Mark Pincus has lowered his annual s...

April 5th 2013 at 5:00am 0 Comments
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Zynga's Chief Financial Officer Dave Wehner has resigned to take a senior finance position at Facebook, causing a wave of corporate changes at Zynga. The most notable shift places Mark Vranesh, the former CFO who was demoted when Wehner joined Zynga in 2010, back into his previous role alongside hi...

November 13th 2012 at 7:00pm 0 Comments
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Zynga's chief operations officer John Schappert has resigned, according to Fortune. This announcement comes just barely one week after Schappert's responsibilities at the developer were revised to no longer include the oversight of game development. Schappert's departure is effective immediately."J...

August 8th 2012 at 5:37pm 0 Comments
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Zynga's getting into real money gambling in the first half of 2013, says CEO Mark Pincus. The company head announced as much during an investor call yesterday; he wasn't able to nail down where the service will launch first, as it'll need to pass various online gambling reviews before being allowed...

July 26th 2012 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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Zynga is prepping for its upcoming secondary stock offering, which will put 43 million shares of the company up for sale -- 20.2 million of which are "Class B" shares that currently belong to the high ranking Zynga executives.In descending order of shares being sold, cofounder Mark Pincus is unload...

March 31st 2012 at 8:00pm 0 Comments
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We've already heard from Zynga how the company plans expand its scope a little bit from its very popular Facebook-only titles. Zynga founder Mark Pincus says in an interview with Om Malik that its policy extends to current tech being built to share saves across the cloud. "In other words, you can p...

March 23rd 2012 at 6:00am 0 Comments
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"You should be careful not to throw stones when you live in glass towers," Zynga head Mark Pincus said in a recent VentureBeat interview, firing back at recent criticisms of his company's games for being copycat versions of already released games. His cheeky comment is specifically targeted at indi...

February 1st 2012 at 9:32am 0 Comments
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Zynga's initial public offering (IPO) didn't exactly go swimmingly. It required assistance on its first day, and the stock currently sits below the initial $10 price. Speaking with the Wall Street Journal, Zynga CEO Mark Pincus tried to smooth over feelings about the overhyped and underperforming...

January 16th 2012 at 10:30pm 0 Comments
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Zynga, maker of social games FarmVille and CityVille, has declared its intention to take the plunge into the MMO market with a new game: CastleVille. "Zynga is bringing massively multiplayer role-playing games to the mass market," creative director Bill Jackson announced from Zynga's San Francisc...

October 11th 2011 at 8:30pm 0 Comments