Mattrick set his desk up among the developers of Zynga’s FarmVille franchise in an effort to get the best out of them.
Zynga is sticking to casual social games to make its money in the U.S.
But the company sees a big drop in users in the second quarter.
Editor’s Pick Bing Gordon, the consiglieri to Mark Pincus, gets credit for luring Don Mattrick to the top job at Zynga.
Wall Street itself liked the hiring of Mattrick, with Zynga’s stock rising another 10 percent this morning in addition to its 10 percent rise yesterday.
The Xbox One will get on just fine without Don Mattrick.
Don Mattrick might be headed to Zynga to replace founder Mark Pincus as CEO.
Company’s value now at about $2.4 billion.
Zynga is shutting offices in Dallas, New York, and Los Angeles.
A partnership between Rethink Education and NewSchools marks an “unprecedented step” in the alignment of public and private education investors.
Zynga cofounder Mark Pincus just announced plans to launch an accelerator for startups developing educational games.
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.
Mark Pincus will also refuse any bonuses or equity awards.
Venture capitalist John Doerr joins Zynga’s board of directors.
Zynga’s No. 2 executive says success in mobile will depend on delivering core franchises.
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Rumors that Yahoo might buy Zynga are fading as Bing Gordon talks about the magic of independence.
FarmVille 2 is the company’s best launch in two years.
While Zynga is still technically losing money in the fourth quarter, its earnings report is cheering up the stock market.
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From game violence to sex chat, game companies got into hot water in 2012.
The social-gaming giant withdraws from Japan as it looks to cut costs.
Zynga had a rough 2012. So rough that its chief executive is the fourth worst CEO of the year, according to one list.
David Ko will step into chief operations officer role
Editor’s Pick In the short run, buying Zynga is a better deal than taking over THQ.
Analysts appear more bullish on the social-gaming giant after yesterday’s earnings call.
Mobile is gaining momentum at Zynga, which started out on Facebook.
Zynga’s stock is rising in after-hours trading as a result of the better earnings and a stock buyback program.
Zynga has closed its Boston studio. Plans to close Zynga Japan and U.K., while Austin loses a significant portion of its staff.
The social-gaming company “preannounced” a slumping earnings report yesterday and is paying the price today.
Zynga disappoints once again in Q3.
Zynga confirmed it has brought aboard a real-money gambling executive to guide its way into online gambling.
Zynga has suffered a number of executive departures recently. The latest is Zynga’s chief marketing officer, Jeff Karp.
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Zynga’s exodus continues. Two more execs leave.
The loss of Mike Verdu is just the latest setback for the struggling social-game giant.
Kixeye recruits a general manager away from Zynga so he can make “real” games.
Social game giants plans to use this to keep employees around and on target, even as its stock price sinks downward.