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Zynga's attempt to restore its former glory by hiring an Xbox executive as its leader hasn't exactly panned out. The game developer has announced that CEO Don Mattrick is leaving, effective immediately, with founder Mark Pincus once again taking the reins. It's not clear what prompted the sudden e...

April 8th 2015 at 7:14pm 0 Comments
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Zynga -- the company that used to take all your cash before you started giving it to Class of Clans and Candy Crush Saga -- is continuing to be exceedingly generous by spending all its cash without making any back, according to its newly released earnings report. The company, which is responsible...

November 7th 2014 at 5:30pm 0 Comments
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Still playing Words with Friends? Well, then Zynga's rewarding your loyalty with a huge update on the app's fifth birthday, complete with a redesigned interface and new features. The New Words with Friends (yes, it's been renamed, as well) doesn't only look flatter than its predecessor, it also co...

October 10th 2014 at 7:38am 0 Comments
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Zynga announced a new category of games in its catalog today, Zynga Sports 365. As indicated by the name, the "multi-game brand" covers new ground for the developer by introducing mobile sports games to its repertoire, starting with the football-themed NFL Showdown game and a golf game starring ico...

August 7th 2014 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
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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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Social-turning-mobile game studio Zynga has brought on David Lee, Best Buy's former senior vice president of enterprise finance, to serve as its Chief Financial Officer and Chief Accounting Officer. Lee will work with Mark Vranesh, Zynga's existing CFO and CAO, over the next month to help the tran...

April 13th 2014 at 7:00pm 0 Comments
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A US judge dismissed a lawsuit filed by shareholders against Zynga today. The lawsuit alleged that Zynga purposely misled shareholders about the financial state of the company, its active user count and potential business prospects in the run-up to, and after, Zynga's initial stock offering in late...

February 26th 2014 at 5:30pm 0 Comments
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Social gaming giant Zynga announced the purchase of mobile game developer NaturalMotion today, TechCrunch reports. Zynga purchased the Oxford-based company for $527 million, composed of $391 million in cash and roughly 39.8 million shares of Zynga's stock. NaturalMotion's body of work includes mob...

January 30th 2014 at 7:30pm 0 Comments