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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 ]

With three new games, Zynga is fighting to matter in mobile | GamesBeat | Games | by Dean Takahashi

Mark Pincus, founder of Zynga and its current chief product officer, invested heavily in iPhone games early on, before the monetization models and massive audiences were in place. He was disappointed with the results and went back to focusing on social games on Facebook. But as mobile ...

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Rumor: Xbox President Mattrick to Zynga? | Brier Dudley's blog | Seattle Times

Zynga - AllThingsD cites three sources saying that Mattrick is close to taking a top job at Zynga, perhaps as chief executive, where he would help founder Mark Pincus get the San Francisco-based company on stable footing. I’ve asked Microsoft for comment and will update if I hear back...

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Zynga's second-quarter losses narrow - CBS News

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 is counting on Mattrick to engineer a turnaround after a highly successful stint in ...

Zynga 4Q Loss Narrows As Game Maker Cuts Costs : NPR

After a difficult 2012 in which Zynga saw its stock price decline by 75 percent, CEO Mark Pincus called 2013 a "pivotal transition year" for the company as it seeks to cut costs further and broaden revenue sources, especially from mobile games. Zynga went public in December 2011 with a ...

Zynga founder steps down as CEO to be replaced by Microsoft's Xbox head | Technology | guardian.co....

Zynga - Photograph: Nick Adams/Reuters Mark Pincus, founder of Zynga, the struggling online games company, is stepping down as chief executive officer, the company said on Monday. Pincus will be replaced by Don Mattrick, the current head of Microsoft's Xbox division. He will remain as ...

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 ...

Cyrus Farivar’s Article on Zynga’s Fall, and My Own Experience with a Zynga-Worshipping Game Develop...

Zynga - It’s through an ex-employee that we know that CEO and co-founder Mark Pincus infamously said: “I don’t fucking want innovation. You’re not smarter than your competitor. Just copy what they do and do it until you get your numbers.” Games are — at least as far as sane people are concerned ...

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Google+ will use authorship to become a top... Full Article at Vator.tv Executing the cost reduction plan CEO Mark Pincus announced in November, Zynga has shut down, pulled from the app stores, or stopped accepting new players to eleven games, with some turning off today. The gaming ...

17-year-old Brit already has an impressive network | Muckety - See the news

Zynga - Others with stakes in the company include Wendi Deng, wife of Rupert Murdoch; Yoko Ono; Ashton Kutcher; Mark Pincus, founder of Zynga; and Lady Gaga manager Troy Carter. Yahoo announced that the app will close, but will be incorporated into its mobile services. D’Aloisio, a Brit who is ...

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