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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 worldâ€...

Freshtohome cofounder Shan Kadavil with staff

Facebook, Uber investors smell an opportunity in India’s fish market

In March this year, an early investor in Facebook and an early investor in Uber, along with six others, wrote the first cheque for Freshtohome.com Pvt. Ltd, an online fish delivery startup set up just a few months before. Freshtohome co-founder and CEO Shan Kadavil would not reveal the exact amount ...

14 September, 2016 | More »

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Zynga’s founder Mark Pincus steps down as products chief; Q1 revenue down over 30%

Mark Pincus, founder of social gaming company Zynga Inc, has stepped down as its chief product officer, as the company reported an over 30 per cent decline in revenues for the quarter ended March 31, 2014. Pincus, however, will remain chairman of the board. In a note sent to Zynga employees, Pincus ...

24 April, 2014 | More »

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Zynga, seeking salvation, names Microsoft Xbox head as CEO

Zynga Inc’s decision to bring in the head of Microsoft Corp’s Xbox business to replace founder Mark Pincus is a bold stroke that was hailed on Wall Street, but it still leaves questions as to who is ultimately in charge at the troubled game-maker. Don Mattrick was personally recruited by...

2 July, 2013 | More »

Zynga User Growth Disappoints, Shares Fall

Zynga Inc failed to boost the ranks of its online gamers in its first quarter as a public company, fanning worries that it will have to rely on new games and other ways to squeeze more revenue out of existing users. The stock fell 81 cents, or 6 percent, to $13.98 after-hours. The price is […...

15 February, 2012 | More »

Zynga Says Can Double Number Of Paid Players

Zynga Inc Chief Executive Mark Pincus said the social games company can double the number of its paying players but he and other executives sidestepped questions about player retention and churn rates, speaking at a luncheon ahead of its IPO. Zynga executives on Thursday fielded more than a dozen qu...

8 December, 2011 | More »