Zynga Fires At Least 100 Workers In Chicago, Boston And Austin

Social gaming developer Zynga has announced the firing of 100 workers from its Boston, Chicago and Austin Texas locations. 50 workers at the company’s Boston office were sent packing on Tuesday and at the same time 50 more employees were asked to leave the company’s Austin, Texas studio. Zynga made the announcement as the Apple […]

PyramidVille Renamed PyramidValley: Zynga Drops Lawsuit Over Title

Social gaming powerhouse Zynga and competitor Kobojo / BulkyPix have come to an amicable settlement of the lawsuit filed by Zynga over the titles of Kobojo’s PyramidVille and PyramidVille Adventure games. No details of the settlement will be revealed under the terms of a confidentiality agreement, but it has been confirmed that no payments will […]

‘Draw Something’ Wins Best Social Network Game Award At GDC Online

Zynga’s Draw Something took home the Best Social Network Game award during last night’s ceremony at the 3rd annual Game Developers Choice Online Awards. The win could be considered a bit of a breakthrough for Zynga. Even though the company’s games were nominated in 2010 and 2011, Playdom won the award last year with Gardens […]

More Bad News For Zynga: ‘Words With Friends’ Creators Walk Out

Is it just me, or is Zynga taking a few on the chin today? Hot on the heels of an announced “dismal” sales outlook through the end of the year and a 20% share free-fall on Friday, Paul and David Bettner, the brothers behind the extremely popular mobile game Words With Friends, have decided not […]

Zynga Cuts Sales Outlook, Facebook Shares Drop By 3%

Social gaming network Zynga watched it’s own shares drop by 20% on Friday morning after the company announced a dismal sales outlook for its end of year bookings forecast. That announcement led to a 3% decline in Facebook stock prices. Zynga shares are now at an all-time trading low of $2.21. Zynga on Friday announced […]

Nokia Partners With Social Gaming Company Zynga

Mobile handset maker Nokia and social gaming behemoth Zynga have teamed up to bring social gaming to various Nokia handsets including the Asha touch mobile phones line. The company’s Asha line will receive the games before the end of the current quarter with a focus on the Asha 306, Asha 311 and Asha 305. Nokia’s […]

Zynga Adds New Social Features To ‘Draw Something’ App

When Zynga purchased OMGPOP and acquired the uber-popular mobile app Draw Something we figured it was only a matter of time before the company added new social features and that time is now. Zynga on Wednesday rolled out new social features that includes the ability to comment and the option to save drawings to your […]

Zynga Testing “Reward Advertising” In CityVille

Zynga on Thursday rolled out a new platform that allows users to receive energy through “reward advertising” via the CityVille platform. Players can earn needed energy by agree to view advertiser video ads. During the initial testing phase advertisers include Coca-Cola, MasterCard and the DVD release of the 20th Century Fox film What’s Your Number? […]

[Breaking] Zynga Files for $1B IPO

Who knew virtual farming could be so lucrative? Well, many people in the social gaming space know that Zynga is sort of a big deal, but how big took some people by surprise today as the company filed for a $1 billion Initial Public Offering (IPO) with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). As the […]

[Infographic, Social Gaming] There Are Too Girls on the Internet

…more of us than dudes, in fact. If your Facebook feed is spammed with VariousVille updates from your mom, girlfriend and aunts, it’s probably no surprise that females outnumber men in the social gaming space. The infographic below hashes out the demographics of social media in a stunningly visual way- dropping such knowledge as the […]

Zynga Hires Nearly 100 Employees In Dublin

Cityville creator Zynga has amassed more than 250 million monthly Facebook gamers and now the company has made plans to expand their social gaming empire by hiring nearly 100 new employees in Dublin. The nearly four year old company has announced the launch of their European headquarters in Dublin, Ireland a move seen as a […]

[Social Gaming] Hanging With Friends, Reviewed

I’ll cop to the fact that while I love certain social media services, like Facebook, I never really jumped on the social gaming bandwagon. I hated the idea of haranguing my friends for a plank for my barn or some kibble for my virtual pet, and I also thought that it would look kind of […]

Zynga Launches ‘Empires & Allies': Let’s You Fight Your Friends

Social gaming giant Zynga on Wednesday announced the release of Empires Allies a new Facebook game that let’s you fight your friends. The game is the first for the company to take on a robust social strategy feel with fighting capabilities that also thrives upon social engagement. It’s also the first time that the company […]