All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Zynga’

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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Ex-Zynga Developers Start New Studio, Proletariat Inc.

A new studio founded by ex-Zynga employees today announced its official opening. The studio, named Proletariat Inc., has been working on an iOS game called Letter Rush, which will launch for Apple devices next week. This comes just one day after Zynga announced yet more layoffs and studio consolidations. The five founding members of Proletariat were employees at Zynga’s Cambridge, …

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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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Draw Something Hits 100 Million Downloads

Around one year ago, Draw Something hit iOS and took the mobile gaming world by storm. The Pictionary-type game averaged one million downloads per day during its first 50 days on the market. Of course, this success has to be measured against more recent successes, such as Angry Birds Space, which reached 50 million downloads in only 35 days, or …

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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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Zynga Announces Q4 And Year End Results, Will Bring More Games To Mobile In 2013

After the beating Zynga took in 2012, nobody was really looking forward to its year end results. It was assumed that everything would be doom and gloom for the troubled social game developer. The good news is that revenue and DAUs/MAUs are up. Everything else is just kind of middling. Starting off with revenue, Zynga reported that full year 2012 …

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Running with Friends Is Zynga’s New Temple Run-Like Social Game

Zynga has just released a new entry into their “with friends” game series, and it’s the first time that they’ve ventured into the world of true action games. This one is called Running with Friends, and it puts you right in the middle of the running of the bulls. But as of right now, it’s not yet available in the …

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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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Zynga Shutting Down Mafia Wars 2 On December 30

It’s common knowledge that Zynga isn’t doing so hot anymore. The company has already laid off over 100 employees in an attempt to cut costs, but now the social games maker is shutting down entire games that aren’t performing to its expectations. Zynga sent out an email to Mafia Wars 2 players that the game would be shutting down on …

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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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