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

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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 ...

Zynga’s creative chief exits, plans Zynga-backed startup

Zynga Inc’s chief creative officer Mike Verdu has quit to start his own company, becoming the latest top-level executive to depart the struggling social games maker in past weeks. Verdu, who led many of Zynga’s studios and creative projects for over three years after a stint at Electroni...

29 August, 2012 | More »

Zynga’s COO quits as stock continues slide

Zynga Inc’s chief operating officer John Schappert has resigned, the company said in a regulatory filing on Wednesday, a move that was foreshadowed by a recent management shakeup at the game publisher. The resignation from Schappert, a former Electronic Arts  executive, did not arise from ...

8 August, 2012 | 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 »

Electronic Arts Buying PopCap Games For Up To $1.3 Billion

Electronic Arts Inc, the video game publisher, is buying PopCap Games in a deal worth up to $1.3 billion as it tries to ramp up its social and casual games portfolio and better compete with Zynga Inc. As part of the deal, EA said it will pay about $650 million in cash and $100 million in common [&...

13 July, 2011 | More »