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'Knightly Adventure' Takes Free-To-Play Social Gaming In A New Direction

Pangalore offers up a unique approach to social gaming with a free-to-play model that doesn't break the game.


Zynga Chief Creative Officer to Resign

Zynga said Chief Creative Officer Mike Verdu has decided to leave the social gaming firm, one of several recent departures at the company as it has faced an erosion of investor confidence.


Friendster Is The Largest Online Gaming Platform In Southeast Asia


Friendster officially announces its transformation into a social discovery and gaming platform in Asia. The new Friendster, which was in beta stage since the middle of last year, features Asia-centric contents with gaming dominantly define its user experience. The site now delivers distinct approach to discover new games of multiple genres via a brand new ...


Online game maker Zynga prices IPO at $10 a share

Zynga IPO

Zynga is poised to harvest some cold hard cash in its initial public offering. Who knew that selling virtual cows and digital corn on Facebook would create a $7 billion company?

Senh: I have to say, I'm impressed. I didn't think anyone would pay for virtual items, but Zynga made that happen. $7B is not bad for a company that just makes Facebook apps.


Zynga to Set IPO Price Today

Zynga IPO

Social games maker Zynga is preparing to set a final initial public offering price on Thursday, a day before it begins trading on the stock market, in what is shaping up to be the biggest U.S. Internet IPO since Google.


It's game on for Zynga initial public offering

Zygna IPO

Zynga is expected to price its shares on December 15 in one of the most highly anticipated IPOs of the year. The IPO is expected to value the fast growing social gaming company at around $10bn, below some earlier estimates of as much as $20bn.


Q: Why are Zynga profits down 95%?

Q: Why are Zynga profits down 95%?

Here, direct from the S-1, is the figure that matters more. Operating income in the most recent quarter declined year over year from $13.4 million to $13 million – not the big 95% drop reported in the news.


Report: Zynga bid $1 billion for PopCap

On Tuesday, PopCap games announced it was being acquired by Electronic Arts, confirming speculation that circled late last month. The deal is valued as high as $1.3 billion in cash and stocks. But the company reportedly also fielded a huge offer from social gaming giant Zynga.


RockYou Names Lisa Marino New CEO

Social gaming company RockYou has named Chief Operating Officer Lisa Marino as its new CEO. as the company seeks to get on track after a rocky transition from other businesses.


Disney Purchases Playdom, A Social Game Start-Up

Disney Purchases Playdom, A Social Game Start-Up

The Walt Disney Company became Hollywood's leading player in the booming social gaming business on Tuesday with the purchase of Playdom in a deal valued at $763.2 million.


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