All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Zynga’

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 directly on Zynga’s site, bypassing Facebook, which helps the company assert its independence from the social media giant. Roseman also …

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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 month like a herd of PCP-soaked bulls stampeding through Pamplona. The game ascended to unprecedented levels of popularity in a …

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Twitter Scam Preys On Draw Something Fans

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 no explanation. The latest scam to hit Twitter is notable because it involves one of the most popular games currently …

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Join Martha Stewart in Domestic Bliss in CastleVille

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 interact with her avatar. Her castle is the largest in the CastleVille universe (naturally), and is designed after her actual …

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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 sold to Zynga for reportedly close to $200 million. Forman was so pleased with the sale that he wandered into …

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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 rival developer OMGPOP to the tune of some $200. That acquisition, which landed the company control of “Draw Something,” currently …

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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 an assumed discount to where it’s traded, Pincus will likely end up with about $225 million. Fortune’s Dan Promack sorted …

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Zynga Acquires “Draw Something” Makers OMGPOP

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” for and undisclosed amount, although reports are putting the figure at around $200 million. David Ko, CMO of Zynga, talked …

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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 do. The Pictionary-meets-Jumble game has taken the iPhone / Android world by storm in the last few weeks. If you’re …

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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 are still in the early phases of talks. They also say that there may be other companies competing to buy …

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Draw Something Bests Words With Friends As Most Popular Social Game

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 far winning. That challenger is Draw Something, the Pictionary-like social game that challenges players to, well, draw something and have …

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‘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, allowing people on iPhone to play with people on Google Play to play with people on Facebook, and so on. …

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