Zynga

  • Zynga's FarmVille game coming to mobile this month; Poker, Words With Friends to get a facelift 04-03-2014 11:00 AM

    San Francisco: Zynga Inc said on Monday it will kick off a soft launch of its "FarmVille 2: Country Escape" game and two other updated core titles before the end of March - critical first steps as it seeks to remake itself as a mobile gaming company. The games, which...
  • Zynga's new CEO Don Mattrick to get pay package worth some $50 million 04-07-2013 03:30 PM

    San Francisco: Don Mattrick, the head of Microsoft Corp's Xbox business who will replace Zynga Inc founder Mark Pincus as chief executive next week, will get a hefty, largely stock-based compensation package of about $50 million in coming years, the company said in a regulatory filing on Wednesday. In his...
  • Zynga CEO Mark Pincus steps down, Microsoft Xbox head to take the post 02-07-2013 10:12 AM

    New York: He's not heading out to pasture, but the CEO of "FarmVille" maker Zynga Inc. is stepping aside as the troubled online game company looks to revive itself and lift its stalled stock price. Mark Pincus will be replaced on Monday, July 8, by Don Mattrick, who was most...
  • Farmville-maker Zynga's CEO opts for annual salary of $1 this year 05-04-2013 02:35 PM

    San Francisco: Zynga Inc's chief executive, Mark Pincus, has opted to receive an annual salary of just $1 this year and forgo all cash bonuses, the company said on Thursday. Pincus, who founded the social gaming company in 2007 and still maintains majority control, received a pay package of $1.7...
  • Top 10 Facebook games of 2012 30-12-2012 02:38 PM

    In the social games world this year we saw the emergence of new categories of games. It was the most diverse and global year for social games to date - for those on Facebook.com, as well as games built with Facebook for iPhone, iPad and Android. Based on games that launched in 2012 and received the highest star ratings from players and engagement levels over the course of the year, here is a list of the top 10 Facebook games of 2012.SongPop (FreshPlanet) - The music trivia game SongPop was the crowd favourite this year.Dragon City (Social Point) -  The social mobile game Dragon City came in at second. It is a new game where you breed your own dragons and create a fantastic world of magical islands. You can also combat against your friends with you team of dragons. Join the fairytale fun and hatch a dragon egg.
  • Facebook, Zynga renew partnership; Zynga shares slide 30-11-2012 12:50 PM

    New York: Zynga shares tumbled nearly 13 per cent in after-hours trading Thursday after the online game company and Facebook disclosed that they changed their relationship status to become less attached to each other. Zynga said in a regulatory filing Thursday that it will no longer have to display Facebook...
  • Zynga CFO David Wehner leaves the company to join Facebook 14-11-2012 01:46 PM

    New York: Zynga's finance chief is leaving the troubled online game company to join Facebook. San Francisco-based Zynga Inc. said that David Wehner will take a "senior finance position" at the social networking company. His exact title will be vice president of corporate finance and business planning, Facebook said. Chief...
  • Anoymous threatens to shut down Zynga, Facebook on Nov 5 29-10-2012 12:32 PM

    New Delhi: After the gaming giant Zynga, known for Facebook games Farmville and Cityville, announced its plans to sack 5 per cent of its employees, the online hacktivist group Anonymous has threatned to take down Zynga and Facebook on November 5. Anonymous is targeting Zynga for the "outrageous treatment" of...
  • Can Zynga break free from Facebook? 15-12-2011 10:42 AM

    New York: "We generate substantially all of our revenue and players through the Facebook platform and expect to continue to do so for the foreseeable future," Zynga wrote in its IPO prospectus. Technically, the admission is called a risk factor. But since Zynga, the wildly popular maker of mobile and...
  • Zynga hopes to ward off rivals with games barrage 12-10-2011 02:01 PM

    San Francisco: Zynga is betting a new crop of games and a self-run Internet service will help it fend off rivals and reduce its reliance on Facebook as it prepares to mount a hotly anticipated IPO. The company, which now dominates social gaming with aging titles like FarmVille, announced a...
  • Enrique Iglesias spices up Zynga's 'CityVille' 30-09-2011 07:17 PM

    New York: Pop stars are lining up to make their debut in Facebook games from online game maker Zynga. First came Dr. Dre and Lady Gaga. Next week, an avatar of singer Enrique Iglesias will join CityVille, Zynga's most popular title. Starting Tuesday, CityVille players on Facebook will be able...
  • Zynga sued over patent infringement 18-08-2011 08:04 AM

    New York: Zynga Inc., the maker of popular online games such as FarmVille and CityVille, is being sued for patent infringement by a Texas gaming startup. Agincourt claims Zynga is violating two of its patents related to systems for redeeming prizes in games. The patents were awarded in 2001 and...
  • Google adds games in another move on Facebook 12-08-2011 09:37 AM

    San Francisco: Internet search leader Google Inc is bringing a little more gamesmanship to its duel with Facebook. Just like they have been doing for years on Facebook's website, Web surfers will now be able to play games with their friends and family on Google's blossoming social networking service. Google's...
  • Zynga files for IPO, surfs Facebook wave 02-07-2011 07:52 AM

    New York: Zynga Inc, developer of popular Facebook games such as FarmVille and Mafia Wars, could be the best proxy for investing in Facebook until the world's largest social network goes public itself. Zynga filed with regulators on Friday for an initial public offering of up to $1 billion, emphasising...
  • San Francisco hopes tech boom isn't Bubble 2.0 11-04-2011 10:16 AM

    San Francisco: A certain feeling is back in San Francisco. Murmurings of stock market riches. Twenty-something entrepreneurs as celebrities. Lamborghinis parked next to taco trucks. Driven by social media and mobile startups, the money is flowing in the city's tech industry again, a decade after the dot-com boom minted overnight...
  • Zynga's RewardVille can get you (more) hooked 22-03-2011 11:34 AM

    New York: Beware, if you're among the hordes who wonder where the time went after becoming absorbed in online games such as FarmVille and CityVille. Zynga, the hot Internet startup that created those ever-engrossing pastimes, is introducing another reason to goof off. The lure this time is RewardVille, a show...
  • Play Facebook games to help Japan quake victims 14-03-2011 10:59 AM

    New Delhi: Now every time you buy special crops on Farmville, someone in disaster-hit Japan might get much-needed succour. In a unique initiative, eight online games on Facebook are raising funds for the victims of the earthquake and tsunami-hit island nation. The initiative is a result of partnership between NGO...
  • The new reality of gaming 02-12-2010 10:34 AM

    New Delhi: Today’s most popular games have you tilling your farm, hiring waiting staff and devising menus for your restaurant or taking your pets out for walks while maintaining cordial relations with the neighbours. Reality it would seem is the new escapism. Farming, running a restaurant or keeping a pet...
  • Enough 'Farmville'? Facebook revamps game updates 23-09-2010 12:27 PM

    New York: More than 200 million people play games on Facebook each month. This means about 300 million members of the world's largest online social network don't. To ensure that those who love Farmville and those who can't stand the constant invitations to play can stay friends, Facebook is making...