Zynga is shaking up its management structure in the first big move under Mattrick.
Investors piled out of Zynga and seemingly right into Activision Blizzard.
Company’s value now at about $2.4 billion.
After 10 years, King has become the biggest in terms of daily active users for social games.
In wake of a second breakeven quarter, Zynga’s No. 2 describes the social-gaming giant’s latest strategy.
Zynga also killed two unreleased games, but it is on the verge of launching Draw Something 2.
Still, shareholders are spooked. Zynga’s stock is trading down, perhaps because metrics and outlook are weak.
Almost exactly a year after Zynga bought one-hit wonder OMGPOP for a cool $200 million, OMGPOP chief executive Dan Porter has been replaced by Zynga VP Sean Kelly.
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Zynga’s No. 2 executive says success in mobile will depend on delivering core franchises.
Closures are part of Zynga’s strategy to contain costs using “guard rails.”
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The No. 2 exec at Zynga is trying to contain costs as the company shifts its weight into mobile gaming.
FarmVille 2 is the company’s best launch in two years.
David Ko will step into chief operations officer role
Beset by charges of copyright infringement and insider trading, the bad news keeps rolling in for Zynga as the social game company confirms the departure of chief operating office John Schappert.
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Zynga confirmed the names of four mobile game companies that it has acquired in recent months, according to Reuters.
Fashion-focused media company StyleCaster has raised $1 million in a new bridge round from investors including Zynga chief mobile officer David Ko and Zynga board member and former MySpace CEO Owen Van Natta. The move will help the startup make further inroads with Silicon Alley and Silicon Valley.
No single game maker dominates smartphone and tablet games the way Zynga is dominating social games on Facebook. But now Zynga may have its sights set on dominion over the mobile market too.
Zynga keeps spreading its bets around. It announced today that it is launching its Hanging With Friends game to Android mobile devices. The title is the fifth that the social game maker has launched on Android in recent months.
Zynga has acquired the assets of Five Mobile, a Toronto-based developer of mobile apps. The new team will be known as Zynga Toronto and will spearhead the company’s efforts to recruit developers in Canada. And it’s part of Zynga’s continuing expansion into mobile games in an effort to diversify beyond Facebook games.