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Zynga

Employees: 115

Founded: 2007

Funding: $860M

Website: http://www.zynga.com

Twitter: @zynga

Zynga was founded in July 2007 by Mark Pincus and is named for his late American Bulldog, Zinga. Loyal and spirited, Zinga’s name is a nod to a ... More » Zynga was founded in July 2007 by Mark Pincus and is named for his late American Bulldog, Zinga. Loyal and spirited, Zinga’s name is a nod to a legendary African warrior queen. The early supporting founding team included Eric Schiermeyer, Michael Luxton, Justin Waldron, Kyle Stewart, Scott Dale, John Doerr, Steve Schoettler, Kevin Hagan, and Andrew Trader. Zynga’s mission is connecting the world through games. Everyday millions of people interact with their friends and express their unique personalities through our games, which range from harvesting crops to building your business franchise, to playing poker. Through the company’s philanthropic arm, Zynga.org is committed to transforming the world through virtual social goods. Zynga players have raised more than $6 million for several international nonprofits since Zynga.org launched in October 2009. [ CrunchBase ]

SAN FRANCISCO: Zynga trims 3Q losses under new CEO, stock surges | Technology | The Olympian

The results announced Thursday served as the first report card for Don Mattrick, a respected video-game executive who was overseeing Microsoft's Xbox division until he was hired in July to replace Zynga founder Mark Pincus as CEO of the San Francisco company. Mattrick is turning to an ...

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The DeanBeat: How Zynga snared Xbox boss Don Mattrick as its CEO | GamesBeat

Bing Gordon, the former Electronic Arts chief creative officer and Zynga board member, introduced his former colleague, Don Mattrick, to Zynga’s CEO and founder, Mark Pincus. It happened a few years ago, and Gordon made it clear to Mattrick that Pincus was something special in the ...

Mark Pincus

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LIVE: Zynga Layoffs Prove Mobile Strategy Isn’t Working. What’s Next for Game Maker? | SiliconANGLE

While CEO Mark Pincus has spent much of his time defending the FarmVille franchise and the success of FarmVille 2, he said yesterday that Zynga’s future is “multiplatform” and, more importantly, mobile. Joining us now to tell us more about the Zynga layoffs is SiliconANGLE Senior ...

Zynga CEO volunteers to reduce his salary to $1 | GameSpasm

You can now pay Mark Pincus’s salary with a single $1 microtransaction in one of his social games. Zynga chief executive officer Mark Pincus imposed a pay cut that will drop his annual salary to $1, according to an SEC filing first spotted by Games Industry International. The ...

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Zynga, Cloud Pioneer, Must Fix Revenue Woes - Cloud Computing -

Observers thought Zynga was on a new tack last January, when CEO Mark Pincus announced that 13 "older" games would be discontinued and 5% of the staff laid off. Those moves promised to put more resources back in the Zynga fold as it reduced its dependence on both Facebook and running ...

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Zynga's 2Q losses narrow as company slashes costs | KTVB.COM Boise

The results announced Thursday covered Zynga Inc.'s final reporting period before the San Francisco company hired former Microsoft executive Don Mattrick to replace founder Mark Pincus as CEO. Zynga Inc. is counting on Mattrick to engineer a turnaround after a highly successful stint in ...

Zynga drops U.S. online gambling plans - Jul. 26, 2013

Zynga - In July, CEO and founder Mark Pincus stepped down. The company reported a second-quarter loss Thursday that was wider than the loss in the first quarter. It also warned of more losses in the current quarter. "As we looked at the social gaming, free-to-play opportunity which continues to ...

Worst CEO of 2012: Best Buy’s Brian Dunn | Daily Ticker - Yahoo! Finance

Mark Pincus of Zynga ( ZNGA ) made the list because of the huge declines in Zynga's stock price. Zynga’s stock price is down 75% in 2012. Even though the number of users is increasing, the number of paying customers is shrinking, notes Finkelstein. On top of that, there has been an ...

Draw Something creators OMGPOP shuttered amid Zynga lay-offs – report | VG247

This morning we reported that Zynga is to axe over 500 jobs and close four studios, following confirmation from CEO Mark Pincus. It now seems that OMGPOP is one of the affected studios. Siliconbeat has reported on several tweets coming from the studio’s official feed and those of staff ...

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Zynga shuts down PetVille, 10 other apps | Money - Home

The plan to shut down games was first announced in October, when CEO Mark Pincus wrote in a blog post that the company would restructure its operations. Zynga laid off about 5% of its workforce, closed down several game-development studios, and shifted investment to its top-selling ...

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