Zynga chief replaced by Xbox boss

2013-07-02 09:30

Zynga's co-founder Mark Pincus says he is handing over the helm of the struggling social games company to Microsoft executive Don Mattrick.

Zynga slashes staff, closes studios

2013-06-04 14:30

Struggling social games star Zynga is cutting nearly a fifth of its staff as it refocuses on games for mobile devices.

Zynga eyes ante into Nevada gambling scene

2012-12-06 11:27

Social games pioneer Zynga confirmed that it has taken a baby step into real-money gaming in the state that is home to casino-rich Las Vegas.

Zynga plans gamers' social network

2012-06-27 10:02

Zynga has unveiled a social network for gamers dubbed "Zynga with Friends", hoping to wean itself from a longstanding, symbiotic relationship with Facebook.

Zynga sues over 'Ville' game

2012-05-08 09:34

Zynga is out to strip "Ville" from the name of a social game made by French firm Kobojo on the grounds it piggybacks on a line of its titles.

Zynga buys Draw Something game maker

2012-03-22 10:30

Online game maker Zynga has bought New York-based OMGPop, maker of the popular mobile game Draw Something.

Zynga mulls online gambling market

2012-01-21 11:30

Zynga, the social game company known for "FarmVille" and "Zynga Poker", is mulling a new market - online gambling.

Timberlake part of group buying MySpace

2011-06-30 10:29

Justin Timberlake has joined Specific Media in buying Facebook's downtrodden rival MySpace from News Corp.

Lady Gaga hits Farmville

2011-05-11 14:21

Online social game star Zynga has said that Lady Gaga will be hitting online game Farmville.


Smartphone life shakes up website world

2013-06-10 12:01

Internet giants from Google and Facebook to Yahoo and Zynga are scrambling to adapt to an online world.

Zynga shuts down games

2013-01-01 07:55

Social games publisher Zynga Inc has carried out 11 of the planned shutdowns of 13 game titles, with Petville being the latest game on which it pulled the plug.

Game devs play catch-up in mobile market

2012-08-15 22:37

The bass and drums are as loud as ever, but the mood music has changed at Gamescom, Europe's biggest gaming fair, as developers who targeted console gamers play catch-up with the mass mobile market.

Zynga unleashes zombies on smartphones

2012-05-24 22:27

Zombies have stalked San Francisco streets as social game maker Zynga ghoulishly introduced a game that lets iPhone or iPod Touch users slash and hack the undead. overtakes EA on Facebook

2012-04-16 21:25

European start-up has overtaken video-games giant Electronic Arts on Facebook, with almost 10 million people every day now playing its games that include Bubble Witch Saga on the social network.

Zynga unveils game destination

2012-03-02 16:06

Zynga has unveiled a new online destination where people can play its games away from Facebook, including with people who are not their Facebook friends.

Zynga sued over patent infringement

2011-08-18 15:27

FarmVille maker Zynga is being sued over patent infringement by Texas game company.

New Facebook game: Empires & Allies

2011-06-01 23:11

The creator of FarmVille and FrontierVille is ditching the "ville" suffix for its latest Facebook game, Empires & Allies.

Web whizzes promote social internet

2010-10-22 16:21

Facebook, Amazon and Zynga say they have teamed up with a top Silicon Valley venture capital firm to create a $250m fund for entrepreneurs making the internet more social.

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