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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Zynga’

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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Zynga Launches CityVille 2 On Facebook

It’s old news by now, but Zynga is still in a fair bit of trouble. The company downsized its workforce by 150 employees last month and closed a studio.The move undoubtedly raised some concerns about the future of the company, but the social games maker is pushing forward with the release of a new highly anticipated title. Zynga announced today …

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Zynga Announces Third Quarter Results, Confirms Layoffs

Zynga is a mess. The company’s share price has plummeted into unknown depths and now trades at around $2.13. Can Zynga pick itself back up and become profitable again? Let’s take a look at its third quarter results and see if there’s any hope left. Zynga announced its third quarter results today and it’s not looking super great. The social …

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Zynga Laid Off Over 100 Employees During The Apple Event

Apple took over the Internet news cycle today with the announcement of the iPad Mini. The news would obviously drown out anything else, including mass layoffs at one of the largest social game developers in the world. Nobody would be that stupid to try a stunt like that though, right? That seems to be exactly what happened during the iPad …

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Zynga’s Bad Day Continues: Words With Friends Creators Leave The Company

Zynga did not have a good morning. The company’s share price fell almost 20 percent in after hours trading last night, and is currently trading at $2.37. It seems like the day couldn’t get any worse, but it just did. The two men behind Zynga smash hit Words with Friends have announced that they’re leaving the company after being with …

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Zynga Shares Fall Almost 20 Percent In After-Hours Trading

Zynga has not had the best of luck recently. It’s pretty bad when the best product you have available is a board game based on Words with Friends from the folks who make Scrabble. Not to mention the company has been bleeding talent left and right. The company’s share price has been slowly dropping, but it just fell off a …

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Zynga, Hasbro Launching FarmVille, CityVille, & Words with Friends-Themed Board Games

If you are looking for a new type of board game to play over the course of the holiday season, Zynga and Hasbro hope that you’ll give their new offerings a chance. Social gaming company Zynga and longtime physical game maker Hasbro have teamed up to produce a line of board games inspired by the online Zynga games played by …

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The Draw Something Game Show Is Now Casting, If That’s Something You’re Interested in

Are you an amateur smartphone finger artist and looking to go professional? If you’re ready to take your Draw Something skills to the next level, I’m here to inform you that they are now officially taking applications for the Draw Something game show. The show was first announced back in June, and will be a CBS production, with the help …

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FarmVille 2 Now A Reality

Zynga as launched FarmVille 2, the sequel to one of the titles that helped make the company a household name. “FarmVille 2 is now live!” Zynga said in a status update. “Grow and harvest beautiful crops, raise adorable animals, and craft delicious treats while you customize your very own lifelike farm. It’s time to grow wild!” Comments on the Facebook …

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PopCap Games Announces Reorganization and Layoffs

PopCap today announced that it has begun a reorganization of its studios that includes a “reduction in force” in North America. More specifically, around 50 employees, most from the PopCap headquarters in Seattle, will be losing their jobs. John Vechey, Popcap co-founder and vice president of corporate strategy and development, made the announcement with a post on the PopCap blog. …

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Zynga Desperately Tries To Keep Employees After Stock Crash

Things are not looking good for Zynga. Their stocks crashed, COO John Schappert left and they’re being investigated for insider trading. After all this, employees would obviously want out. The company is going to keep them the only way they know how – throwing money at them. Bloomberg is reporting that Zynga is now handing out equity grants to all …

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Zynga Now Faces A Lawsuit From EA Over Copyright Infringement

The past few weeks have been rough for Zynga to say the least. After their stocks took a massive nose dive, the top brass was accused of insider trading. All of this had led to an investigation and the company stripping some top executives of their power. Now they face the largest threat yet – a massive copyright infringement lawsuit …

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