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Zynga First  Quarter 2012 Financial Report Zynga First Quarter 2012 Financial Report

The Zynga first quarter 2012 financial report is in and things are looking really good. Up 15% from Q1 last year, their highest ever bookings at $329 million. Now that’s impressive. Revenue is up 32% year-over-year to $321 million. Adjusted …

Zynga’s ZombieSmash! Allows Players to Crush the Undead
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There are tons of zombie games currently cluttering the video game market, yet I continue to purchase and play them regardless of how much I complain about the fact that there are tons of zombie games currently cluttering the video …

Facebook’s 30 Percent Revenue Share May Soon Not Apply To All Apps Facebook’s 30 Percent Revenue Share May Soon Not Apply To All Apps

It’s pretty much common knowledge now that Facebook gets a 30 percent cut whenever somebody buys Facebook credits to spend on in-game purchases. It’s the leading reason behind Facebook’s continued dependence on Zynga and other game developers who make up …

Zynga to Spend Billions to Acquire Competitors

Unless you’ve been living off the social networking grid, chances are you’ve heard of Zynga. I personally know several individuals who have spent vast amounts of their precious free time on such highly-addictive titles as “Farmville” and “Mafia Wars”, among …

Zynga Planting Seeds for Farmville 2

For some individuals, Farmville addiction is a serious matter. I’ve seen several people spend countless hours tending to every minute detail of their colorful virtual farms, going as far as to schedule real-life events around when their pixelated crops were …

King.com Puts Zynga Games On Notice

European video game start-up King.com has passed Electronic Arts (EA) for overall daily users on Facebook for the first time. The nine-year old company has experienced an explosion in popularity since launching on Facebook a little over a year ago …

OMGPOP CEO Helps Laid-Off Employees Cash in on ‘Draw Something’ OMGPOP CEO Helps Laid-Off Employees Cash in on ‘Draw Something’

Just a few months ago, “Draw Something” developer OMGPOP was about to tank, soon before Zynga stepped in to acquire the startup for roughly $210 million. At this time, OMGPOP’s Facebook games weren’t doing well, and CEO Dan Porter was …

Draw Something Downloaded 50 Million Times in 50 Days

We’ve already reported on the huge success that is Draw Something. That success, however, has now become record-breaking and, quite frankly, unbelievable. VentureBeat is reporting that Draw Something has been downloaded more than 50 Million times from Apple’s App Store. …

Zynga’s Engineering VP Resigns Zynga’s Engineering VP Resigns

Zynga’s Vice President of Engineering, Neil Roseman, has recently resigned after 15 months at the social media games company. Last month, Roseman had oversaw the the launch of Zynga’s social games platform, Project Z. This allows games to be played …

Draw Something, By The Brain-Scribbling Numbers

So there’s this game you may have heard of, draw… something? Ah, right: Draw Something. To say it’s popular would be to egregiously undermine the game’s success. More accurately, it’s been charging through the world of game apps this past …

Twitter Scam Preys On Draw Something Fans Twitter Scam Preys On Draw Something Fans
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Twitter scams are nothing new, and their level of sophistication can vary. Sometimes, a scam user will just send out links to multiple other users offering some prize or ware. Sometimes, scam users will flood users with random links, with …

Join Martha Stewart in Domestic Bliss in CastleVille
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Starting today, Martha Stewart, or her avatar at least, will be visiting neighboring castles in CastleVille, spreading cheer in the form of in-game rewards. From today until the middle of April, players will receive invitations to visit her kingdom and …

OMGPOP’s Founder Almost Gets Ran Over OMGPOP’s Founder Almost Gets Ran Over

OMGPOP founder Charles Forman was almost hit by a car after walking into traffic, while in a daze over excitement at his recent sale to Zynga, the social network game developer. OMGPOP, makers of the popular game “Draw Something,” was …

Zynga Is Top Dog In the Facebook Gaming Market [Infographic] Zynga Is Top Dog In the Facebook Gaming Market [Infographic]

Earlier today WebProNews’s Mike Fossum reported that Zynga CEO Mike Pincus is selling 15 percent of his stock in the company’s secondary offering to prevent share dumping. The news comes just two days after the social network game developer acquired …

Zynga CEO Selling $225 Million Worth Of Stock Zynga CEO Selling $225 Million Worth Of Stock

Zynga CEO Mark Pincus will be selling 15% of his stake in the company, roughly 16.5 million shares, in Zynga’s secondary offering, according to its latest SEC filing. Against yesterday’s closing price, the shares are worth $227 million. Adjusted to …

Zynga Acquires “Draw Something” Makers OMGPOP
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Earlier we reported that Zynga had made a deal to acquire OMGPOP, and now it is official. The social gaming giant behind such popular games as Words With Friends and Farmville has bought the makers off breakout hit “Draw Something” …

Zynga Buys “Draw Something” Makers OMGPOP [REPORT] Zynga Buys “Draw Something” Makers OMGPOP [REPORT]

UPDATE: It’s official, Zynga has bought NY-based OMGPOP. ORIGINAL ARTICLE: Yesterday, we told you that social gaming giant Zynga was looking to buy OMGPOP. If the name OMGPOP doesn’t ring enough bells, I’m sure that the words “Draw Something” probably …

Zynga May Be Looking To Buy Maker Of “Draw Something

Zynga may be in negotiations to purchase OMGPOP, makers of the immensely popular Draw Something, a game for iOS and Android devices. Citing “a source with direct knowledge of the discussions,” TechCrunch is reporting this afternoon that Zynga and OMGPOP …

Draw Something Bests Words With Friends As Most Popular Social Game
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Zynga has been the top dog in the gaming app arena for a few years now. Everybody wants to be the next big thing and beat out Zynga in the social space. A new challenger has appeared and is so …

‘Scramble with Friends’ Available on Google Play

Zynga hopes to draw more people to Scramble With Friends” by bringing the game to Google Play (formerly Android market). Scramble follows Words With Friends as the latest game in the With Friends franchise. The release will feature cross-platform compatibility, …

Zynga Planning Secondary Offering To Prevent Share Dumping Zynga Planning Secondary Offering To Prevent Share Dumping

Zynga went public last year with a $1 billion IPO that set the social games developer up for a year of rising profits and increased customer base. It seems its shareholders have other plans. Bloomberg heard from two separate sources …