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A FarmVille of startups

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You become a gangster, build your network, fight other gangsters, engage in shoot-outs, do contract-killings, carry out sinister missions, rob and establish your criminal empire. This is how online social game Mafia Wars was played. Mafia Wars was developed by Silicon Valley-based Zynga, the world...


Zynga dives into Internet gambling, in the UK

Zynga Inc will take the plunge into real-money gambling on Wednesday when it will begin offering poker and casino-style games in Britain in partnership with Bwin.party Digital Entertainment. The launch, announced Tuesday, marks Zynga’s first foray into online gambling, which it hopes can help ...

3 April, 2013 | More »

Facebook opens doors to real-money gambling in Britain

Facebook Inc  will allow users in Britain to wager real money on its service, opening its doors to gambling for the first time as revenue growth slows at the world’s No. 1 social network. On Tuesday, Gamesys, an independent gaming company, launched a version of online Bingo for Facebook users...

8 August, 2012 | More »


Internet stock collapse dents Silicon Valley

Social media companies, once hailed by their Silicon Valley boosters as world-changing businesses with limitless potential, are instead proving a sobering reminder of how investors can be seduced by Internet hype. With few exceptions, the first wave of social media firms to trade on the public marke...

30 July, 2012 | More »

After Farmville success, Zynga not ready to plunge into mobile

Zynga Inc CEO Mark Pincus said Tuesday he remains wary of investing as heavily in mobile games as he has in proven Web-based titles like FarmVille despite an industrywide push toward catering to mobile devices. Game industry observers in recent months have stressed that developers must adapt as Inte...

10 July, 2012 | More »

Google And Facebook Face-off In Social Games

Facebook is not the only game in town anymore. The world’s largest Internet social network moved on Thursday to shore up support with game developers such as Zynga, who provide one of Facebook’s biggest draws, on the same day that Google Inc introduced games on its recently-launched soci...

12 August, 2011 | More »


Will Digital Gaming Make The Cash Box Jingle?

“How big is your city?” asked my friend on Facebook chat. “Level 10,” I replied happily. “That’s it?” he mocked. Mine’s at level 40 already. “How is that possible…,” I remarked. “I have been working so very hard to add neighbours and get additional energy packets for my city...

18 July, 2011 | More »

Zynga All Set To Float IPO; Saves Millions In Taxes

Mountain View, California: Social games developer Zynga Inc. of FarmVille fame is all set to file its paperwork for an IPO, reports Bloomberg, quoting Nitsan Hargil, director of research at the private equity firm GreenCrest Capital. The paperwork primarily consists of the S-1 form (an SEC filing su...

29 June, 2011 | More »


“India Will Be A Core Part Of Our Growth Plans”: Zynga India Head

After setting up a development centre in India last year, Zynga, the company behind popular Facebook games Farmville, City Ville and Mafia Wars,  recently set up a studio in the country where creative artists are being hired. The company, which has long surpassed gaming behemoth Electronic Arts in ...

24 March, 2011 | More »