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Zynga To Kill Off OMGPOP.com On September 30

OMGPOP is the poster child of the one-hit wonder in mobile gaming. After finding a hit with Draw Something, Zynga bought the developer and tried to strike gold twice. It didn’t work out and the social games giant killed off OMGPOP in June. The only thing that’s left now is their game portal – OMGPOP.com – and Zynga is going …

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The Rise Of Social Gaming Doesn’t Mean Gamers Are Becoming More Social

Social and mobile gaming is huge. That fact can’t be disputed. What can be disputed, however, is a perception that people are increasingly playing games together. A new research study has found that to not be the case. eMarketer released the results of a study conducted by AYTM Market Reserch today that surveyed U.S. Internet users about their gaming habits. …

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Still Playing Games On Google+? You Have Until June 30 To Clear Out

Does anybody still play games on Google+? If you do, Google’s got some bad news. Google announced at Google I/O that it’s shutting down Google+ Games on June 30. Now, it doesn’t mean that the games on Google+ will cease to exist. They’ll just cease to exist on Google+. As such, Google recommends that players get in touch with the …

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Yahoo May Be In Talks To Buy Zynga [Rumor]

It’s no secret that Zynga is in trouble. The former giant of social gaming is now on the defensive as it lays off employees and closes studios around the world. It has to find a hit, preferably in mobile, to get back into the game. Before any of that happens, though, the social games maker might find itself with a …

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Zynga Closing Its Baltimore Studio, Other Locations Being Consolidated

I think Zynga learned its lesson about studio closures after it tried to sneakily layoff over 100 employees during an Apple event. Now the company is being more open about its closures and layoffs with the latest round affecting many of its operations around the country. Zynga COO David Ko announced today that the company would be closing or consolidating …

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Zynga Shutting Down CityVille 2, Other Titles To Cut Costs

Zynga released its Q4 and year end earnings yesterday, and the results weren’t exactly peachy. The company was able to increase it’s year-over-year revenue, but everything else was relatively flat. Zynga has to start cutting costs somewhere to turn a profit, and shutting down games appears to be the first strategy on its list. During its conference call yesterday, Zynga …

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SongPop Is The Number One Facebook Game Of 2012

Facebook is at the Le Web technology conference in Paris this week. At the event, the social network announced the top 25 social games of the year. The number one game might not surprise you, but the placement of other games on the list are sure to. It should come as no surprise to anyone that SongPop is the number …

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Zynga Games Coming To Internet/TV Bundles Next Year

The almighty cable and Internet bundle is a large source of revenue for many telecoms. Some people, however, feel that the bundle doesn’t deliver on the value that it promises. That may change next year as numerous telecoms will begin offering in-game cash for Zynga games. Zynga has signed a deal with Synacor that will bring the company’s games directly …

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Game Developers Met With Zuckerberg To Discuss The Future Of Facebook Gaming

Facebook gaming, and social gaming in general, is not the revenue behemoth it used to be. Most players are now moving to mobile, and that’s a problem that Facebook has to overcome. The social network recently invited some big names in social gaming out for dinner to toss around some ideas, and one is a potential winner. All Things D …

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Facebook And Zynga Aren’t So Close Anymore

Zynga may be in the gutter these days, but it used to not always be like that. The company used to be on top of the world thanks to its close relationship with Facebook. The social network benefited from this relationship as well, but both companies are being forced to rethink their strategies as the market changes around them. Reuters …

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Zynga Loses Another Exec, Shuffles Around Those That Remain

Zynga has been bleeding talent and executives over the past few months as the company struggles to stay relevant in a changing social games environment. It doesn’t look it’s stopping anytime soon either as Zynga has announced the departure of another executive. The social games maker announced yesterday afternoon that CFO David Wehner is leaving the company for a finance …

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Jamie Oliver And Zynga Team Up For Charity

Jamie Oliver is a world-renowned chef and host of the now canceled Food Revolution, but he’s also head of a good cause – the Jamie Oliver Food Foundation. It’s purpose is to teach children the benefits of eating healthy foods. Now Oliver is teaming up with Zynga to bring that message to more people than ever. Zynga announced that Jamie …

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