Kixeye invades the Silicon Forest.
Despite the jump, Zynga hasn’t convinced analysts that it’s on the path to profitability.
The game product placement firm also hired two digital advertising industry leaders.
After three years, the Istanbul startup has more than 11.8 million daily active players.
Data from Appnext shows that advertising in social titles is no longer something that developers can forget about or ignore.
Headed by MySpace founder Chris DeWolfe, SGN wants to foster a Los Angeles area tech hub.
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Zynga said in an analyst conference call today that it decided not to invest in U.S. real-money online gambling because it needs to stay focused on social gaming and its core casual audience.
Game industry veteran Bernie Stolar joins SwapMob as chairman.
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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.
Don Mattrick might be headed to Zynga to replace founder Mark Pincus as CEO.
Rob Dyer left Zynga to pursue other opportunities in mobile and social games.
Company’s value now at about $2.4 billion.
Kamicat’s soccer game will now benefit from marketing promotion from iVenture’s portfolio company Traffic Captain.
The original creators seek to relaunch Sissyfight as an online multiplayer game.
Game of Thrones Ascent has gained 500,000 users in two months, and now Zynga will promote it to its 250 million monthly users.
Zynga also killed two unreleased games, but it is on the verge of launching Draw Something 2.
Mobile-game monetization rates are worse than social and other game platforms.
Facebook is preparing developers to move to the new payment system.
With all the news of studio closures, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment shows the digital side of the industry is growing.
Kabam returns to Facebook in a big way with the launch of a new Hobbit game.
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The company includes members of the team that created Zynga’s smash hit social game FarmVille.
Closures are part of Zynga’s strategy to contain costs using “guard rails.”
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The joint venture will bring about social games on smartphones.
The project shows that social games can inspire social change.
The giant social network claims that players who find games on Facebook spend more time in the corresponding apps and are more likely to spend money on those titles.
For the first time in years, Zynga does not have the top game in daily users on Facebook.
Exploding Barrel Games worked on Margaritaville and is making free-to-play mobile and social games now.
Kixeye has also hired a general manager from Kabam.
Zynga is covering its bases by applying for the right to publish online games in Nevada.
Developer Zynga’s collapse has taken its toll on game-company valuations. The topic came up at the recent investor panel at the YetiZen game accelerator.
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