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A Year After OMGPOP Sale, Zynga Exec Dan Porter Leaves

A year ago, OMGPOP CEO Dan Porter sold the games-maker to Zynga for $180 million-plus, and became the head of the company's New York outpost. Now he’s out. Porter’s departure isn’t a huge surprise, given both his timing (presumably long enough to hit certain employment and/or earn-out goals) and the fact that Zynga ended up writing off at least half of its OMGPOP deal a few months after it closed.


Zynga brings losses under control

Zynga reports a sharp drop in its losses in the last three months of 2012, as revenues at the designer of games including Farmville stabilised.


Facebook to Develop Own Games


Facebook Inc. and Zynga Inc. are changing the rules of their relationship. In a bid to become less reliant on Facebook, Zynga disclosed in a filing on Thursday that it has amended the terms of its relationship with the world's largest social network so that it can now host its Web games outside of Facebook's platform, among other things. The new agreement also leaves the door open for Facebook to produce its own games and become a direct competitor to Zynga.


Zynga Defends Acquisition

Zynga is trying to provide some answers for its controversial acquisition of "Draw Something," a mobile game that was released only six weeks earlier and has since lost popularity.


Social Games Company DeNA Made $336M Last Quarter, Says It's Doing Better Than Facebook

Japanese social games company DeNA is out to take down American rivals Facebook and Zynga.


How MySpace Plans to Become the Best Place to Play Games

MySpace has launched a new initiative to invite social game developers like Playdom, Zynga


Zynga's FarmVille Expands Beyond Facebook to MSN-ier Pastures

Zynga's FarmVille Expands Beyond Facebook to MSN-ier Pastures

Ready your virtual cattle and the Microsoft branding iron. Zynga announced today that its hit social game FarmVille on Facebook has now launched on Microsoft's MSN Games portal.


FarmVille’s Parent Company Valued at $1 Billion?

While some of us might be willing to pay to make Facebook games like FarmVille and Mafia Wars go away, it appears that Wall Street has other ideas.


Zynga Is On A Tear; Claims Nearly 130 Million Social Gamers.

Social gaming startup Zynga is seeing some impressive traction. It now boats 129 million monthly active users across its portfolio of more than 30 games, according to both Inside Facebook's AppData(see chart) and Developer Analytics.


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