He was responding to an Israeli entrepreneur who asked him about his favorite games.
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Race 4 My Place allows fans to compete with others to create a simulated city and win prizes, including $200,000 that a winner can use to pay off a mortgage.
Zynga is donating 100 percent of the proceeds from the sale of some in-game items to charity.
Kixeye claims that it is actually Zynga that is attempting to steal trade secrets.
Kixeye chief exec Will Harbin says, “Zynga is burning to the ground and bleeding top talent, and instead of trying to fix the problems — better work environment and better products — they are resorting to the only profit center that has ever really worked for them: their legal department.”
Zynga’s former CityVille general manager allegedly used Dropbox to back up hundreds of privileged documents. The social-games developer is suing him for taking that data.
Kixeye recruits a general manager away from Zynga so he can make “real” games.
Funium is launching Family Village in the hope of putting more people in touch with their family history.
The new SimCity will launch for Mac as well as PC in February 2013.
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A report from brokerage firm Sterne Agee reveals that the social game company’s daily active users saw massive peaks over the past week.
Jim Veevaert has crossed over from making games like Halo 3 to Zynga’s social games like Ruby Blast. He says he’s never going back.
Today, all eyes will be on Mark Pincus, chief executive of Zynga, to see whether he can keep his developers churning out games that can continue to capture the hearts of hundreds of millions of social gamers.
Musical artists Enrique Iglesias and Jennifer Lopez will team up with Zynga as the company promotes 12 new languages coming to the hit mobile game Draw Something.
Shiny Timeline cover images of mobile and social games like Angry Birds Space, CityVille, and Bejeweled Blitz for your Facebook profile.
Social gaming giant Zynga has connected with credit company American Express to provide a rewards program where users can receive virtual game rewards for using their real-life American Express card.
Zynga has taken a beating in its first two days of trading as a public company, with the stock closing at $9.05 a share today, down almost 10 percent from its initial public offering price of $10 a share on Friday.
Zynga is about to begin trading as a public company on Thursday, but the value of the company is up for debate, based on reports from some well-known Wall Street analysts and other financial experts.
Zynga is expected to go public any day now. The social game maker could raise more than $1 billion at a valuation of $8.9 billion as it seeks to spread its social games to all platforms where gamers congregate.
Ahead of its upcoming initial public offering, social gaming giant Zynga has accepted a settlement in a copyright infringement lawsuit it brought against Brazilian social game maker Vostu, which it had accused of blatantly copying some of its most popular games.
Zynga plans to raise around $850 million to $1.15 billion at a $5.9 billion to $6.99 billion valuation in an initial public offering that will be priced on Dec. 15 and begin trading the next day. Counting options, the value would be $7.6 billion to $8.9 billion.
The claws are out for Mark Pincus, chief executive of social game maker Zynga, today. First, the New York Times published a negative story on a potential talent drain at the social game company. Now Glass Door, the career services firm, says that Pincus has a 46 percent approval rating among his employees.
Zynga may be losing some ground after spending years completely dominating the Facebook social gaming market.
Social gaming giant Zynga has decided to list its shares on the tech-heavy NASDAQ stock exchange, according to a recent filing with the securities and exchange commission.
Amid a host other game announcements, Zynga unveiled its newest “Ville” game, CastleVille, at the Zynga Unleashed event this week. CastleVille certainly seems more ambitious than other games — it has better graphics than Zynga’s other titles and the soundtrack features a 75-person orchestra.
Electronic Arts came out of nowhere when it launched The Sims Social on Facebook. The social game that simulates human life took off like wildfire, surpassing FarmVille and closing in on Zynga’s most popular game, CityVille. Now Raptr, the social network for gamers, has revealed some interesting data about just who is playing The Sims Social. As suspected, many of the players came from Zynga.
As annoying as it is to get Farmville requests from friends on Facebook, now there may be no way to escape the popular game: Farmville in talks to be made into a movie.
Zynga has teamed up with international popstar Enrique Iglesias to promote its top social game CityVille.
All eyes are on Zynga now as the social gaming company prepares to go public in an initial public offering. The social game maker has revealed some data about itself in filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. But Raptr, the social network for gamers, has been mining its own data on 10 million users for information about Zynga, and it is releasing it in a report today.