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Hidden Chronicles: Zynga’s New Hidden Objects Game Available Today Hidden Chronicles: Zynga’s New Hidden Objects Game Available Today
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Popular game maker Zynga has just launched their newest Facebook addiction. The company has announced on their blog that Hidden Chronicles is now available on Facebook in 15 languages. Hidden Chronicles is a hidden objects game that tests players’ observation …

Facebook’s Top Games of 2011

Facebook has just released their top 10 list for games, and it contains some surprises as well as some expected results. Most striking is the absence of social gaming powerhouse Zynga from the top two spots on the list. Zynga …

Zynga Shows Off Numbers As IPO Launches [Infographic] Zynga Shows Off Numbers As IPO Launches [Infographic]
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As you may know, Zynga launched its IPO – the biggest tech IPO since Google’s. The company is now trading on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol ZNGA. “CEO Mark Pincus rang the opening bell, along with his …

Zynga IPO Launches At $1 Billion
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Zynga, the company behind such social gaming hits as Farmville, Cityville, Mafia Wars and Words With Friends, launches its IPO today. That includes 100 million shares at $10 a piece. That values the company at over a billion, and is …

Alec Baldwin Responds To Words With Friends/Twitter Controversy Alec Baldwin Responds To Words With Friends/Twitter Controversy
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“What harm would it do to let him keep playing his game, not any game mind you, but a word game for smart people.” Only a few days removed from Words With Friends-gate, Alec Baldwin has addressed the incident publicly …

Alec Baldwin, American Airlines, & Words With Friends-gate Alec Baldwin, American Airlines, & Words With Friends-gate

If you’ve ever sampled the wonderful nectar that is Words With Friends you are likely aware of how addicting the game can be. Actor and Very Public Tweeter Alec Baldin has experienced this. In fact, so compelling was the need …

SOPA Meets Massive Resistance SOPA Meets Massive Resistance
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The Stop Online Piracy Act, or any of its many variations, something WebProNews has discussed before, is finally meeting a great deal of resistance as various online movements, and the long-awaited push back from entities like Google, Facebook, and Mozilla …

Zynga Announces Project Z and A Bunch of Games Zynga Announces Project Z and A Bunch of Games

Zynga has been huge for keeping plenty of Facebook users engaged with games on Facebook, but the company seems to be making efforts to show that it is not dependent on Facebook. About two months ago, Google launched games on …

CityVille Comes To Google+ CityVille Comes To Google+
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One of Facebook’s most popular social games, CityVille, is now available to play on Google+. Now you can build you own city and share it with your circles with CityVille+. CityVille joins a couple of other high-profile games to become …

Adventure World is 40 Times Bigger Than Farmville Adventure World is 40 Times Bigger Than Farmville
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Zynga today announced the launch of a new Facebook game called Adventure World, which was unveiled last month. Zynga is of course responsible for some of the most popular games on Facebook, such as Farmville and Cityville (among others). The …

Google+ Games. Now it’s On. Google+ Games. Now it’s On.
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Well, it was only a matter of time. Here comes Google+ games for better or for worse. Will games put Google+ in the mainstream? Will you play them? Comment here. As you may have guessed, I’m not a big Facebook …

Words With Friends On Facebook Is Now A Reality Words With Friends On Facebook Is Now A Reality

Well, it looks like the war between Facebook and Google+ is officially over. Scrabble spinoff and cocaine-like word game Words With Friends will now be playable on the web via Facebook. Sorry, Google+, you tried. In all seriousness, a web-based …

Zynga Has a New Competitor: 6waves Lolapps

Zynga brought an entirely new approach to the gaming industry by offering gaming outlets on social networks such as Facebook. The widespread growth and success of games such as Farmville and Mafia Wars show that its approach works. It has actually caused many people to view gaming in an entirely different light.

Zynga Files Its S-1 Zynga Files Its S-1

Zynga, a name known to Farmville players everywhere, has had an awfully successful existence, thanks in large part to the social media platforms like Facebook and until recently, MySpace. The company’s growth, again, thanks in large part to the proliferation …

All My Children, One Life to Live Canceled – Zynga and Facebook to Blame? All My Children, One Life to Live Canceled – Zynga and Facebook to Blame?
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ABC has canceled the long-running soap operas All My Children and One Life to Live. TMZ has a statement from ABC saying, “Guided by extensive research into what today’s daytime viewers want and the changing viewing patterns of the audience, …

T. Rowe Price Invests In Facebook, Zynga T. Rowe Price Invests In Facebook, Zynga
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Respected mutual fund company T. Rowe Price is – at least to some degree – becoming a social media believer.  Filings released by the organization reveal that it recently invested an impressive-sounding $190.5 million in Facebook and another $72 million …

Social Web Browser Flock To Shutdown Social Web Browser Flock To Shutdown

Social web browser Flock has announced it will be shutting down on April 26, according to notice on its website. Flock was purchased by social gaming company Zynga in January for an undisclosed amount. “The Flock team joined Zynga in …

(Another) Yahoo Mergers And Acquisitions Head Leaves (Another) Yahoo Mergers And Acquisitions Head Leaves

We’re not too sure what to say here, except maybe “uh-oh” or “whoops.”  Less than six months after Yahoo’s previous mergers and acquisitions head left, it seems the new guy – Taylor Barada – has also decided to quit, joining …

Zynga Entices Gamers With RewardVille
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Zynga, the social game developer behind the popular FarmVille, has launched an online rewards program called RewardVille. RewardVille offers players the ability to earn Zynga-level points and coins, and access exclusive limited edition virtual goods from multiple games. “With RewardVille, …

Zynga: 40-Year-Old Moms Are the New Hardcore Gamers [SXSW]
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Manny Anekal, Zynga’s Director of Brand Advertising spoke a little today at SXSW about storytelling through advertising, but emphasized just how big social gaming is. 1 in 5 Americans play lots of Zynga’s games, he says, noting that the company …

Zynga Launches CityVille In More Languages

Zynga said today its newest game “CityVille” is now available in Indonesian and Turkish bringing the number of offered languages for the game to eight.

Indonesian and Turkish are more language ‘firsts’ for Zynga and are important markets for the company as it expands internationally. Building from the  success of CityVille, an increased number of players around the world will now be able to play the game in their native languages.