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Meet The Company Behind Zynga's Fastest-Growing Business: Ads

Almost lost in Zynga’s disappointing fourth-quarter earnings report was one bright spot: advertising. Ad revenues jumped 230%, to $27 million in the fourth quarter–almost four times the social gaming company’s 59% rise in overall revenues. Chalk it up in part to a new, more interactive kind of ad from “engagement marketing” firm SocialVibe.


Looking For Facebook Love In Zynga Earnings On Tuesday


We will be looking for any signs of an increase in Zynga's average revenue per user for its new games, which is one of the biggest drivers to its stock value, by our estimates.


Investors Dumping Social Networking Stocks En Masse

Mark Pincus: Zynga

Investors appear to be souring on social networking shares, a development which bodes ill for the eventual IPOs for Facebook, Twitter and other players in the industry. Perhaps unnerved by the lackluster reception for Zynga shares, the sector took a pounding in Monday's trading.


Zynga Declines in Trading Debut After $1B IPO

Zynga Inc., the largest maker of games for Facebook, declined in its first day of trading after raising $1 billion in an initial public offering that gave it a greater valuation than rival Electronic Arts Inc. The shares, listed on the Nasdaq Stock Market under the symbol ZNGA, fell 5 percent to $9.50. The developer of games such as “CityVille,” “FarmVille” and “Mafia Wars” sold 100 million shares for $10 each, the top end of a proposed range.


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.


With Zynga IPO Looming, CEO Mark Pincus Wants Employees To Return Stock

With Zynga IPO Looming, CEO Mark Pincus Wants Employees To Return Stock

Zynga CEO Mark Pincus wants some of the online game company's early employees to give back stock they own ahead of the company's initial public offering of stock, according to a published report Thursday. The Wall Street Journal said that Pincus, who gave out stock freely to keep top talent early on, developed "giver's remorse."

Senh: There's nothing much you can do about that. They got in early and contributed when it counted most. It's not fair to current employees of Zynga, but they're also not risking as much as the early group of people.


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.


Compared to Zynga, Groupon is run by a bunch of clowns

Compared to Zynga, Groupon is run by a bunch of clowns

Compared to Groupon, which has enormous administrative costs and is hemorrhaging a lot of money, Zynga is a ruthlessly-run, well-oiled machine.


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