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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€...

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PlaySimple raises $4 mn from SAIF Partners, IDG Ventures

Bengaluru-based mobile gaming startup PlaySimple Games Pvt. Ltd has secured $4 million (nearly Rs 27 crore) in a Series A round led by SAIF Partners and IDG Ventures India. The startup will use the funds to develop new games, develop its team and on marketing campaigns, according to media reports on...

15 November, 2016 | More »

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Mobile gaming startup Flixy Games raises $425K in seed funding

Mobile games publisher Flixy Games Pvt Ltd has raised $425,000 (Rs 2.8 crore) in seed funding from Rebright Partners, a Japan-based venture capital firm. Flixy will use the funds to expand the team, develop art work and hire art contractors, analytics to track user behavior and add servers at the ba...

22 September, 2016 | More »

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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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BlueStone hires former Zynga, Goldman Sachs execs to beef up technology, product teams

Online jewellery retailer BlueStone.com has appointed former Zynga executive Ravi Krishna as senior vice president of product and former Goldman Sachs executive Samarth Bhargava as vice president of technology. The new appointments will help BlueStone.com strengthen its technology infrastructure, th...

7 September, 2016 | More »

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HealthKartPlus appoints former Zynga general manager Gaurav Agarwal as CTO

Online pharmacy network and medicine application HealthKartPlus, owned and operated by Gurgaon-based Aquamarine HealthCare Pvt Ltd, has appointed Gaurav Agarwal, former general manager at Zynga, as CTO. In the new role, he will head HealthKartPlus’ products division, with a specific focus on t...

9 December, 2013 | More »

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Zynga revenue down 40% to $152M, loss jumps 45x to $16.2M in Q3

Zynga Inc said it expects a full-year profit after reporting better-than-expected third-quarter results due to cost-cutting and a renewed focus on mobile games and core franchises like “Zynga Poker” that lifted shares 13 per cent. The creator of casual game “Farmville” said o...

25 October, 2013 | More »

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Reliance Entertainment Digital’s Manish Agarwal on how to build the next Angry Birds from India

While a lot of people ask me why haven’t we seen a successful gaming company like Zynga or Rovio being built out of India, the thing is that games ultimately is a content business, so you can never be sure that you have made the next Angry Birds, you always wish and hope to do […]...

18 September, 2013 | More »

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Mobile games maker Kabam says valuation climbs to $700M with employee stock sale

Privately held mobile games maker Kabam is on track for 65 per cent higher revenue of $300 million this year, and its employees have put up $38.5 million of stock for sale in a deal that puts its valuation at $700 million, the company said on Monday. The San Francisco-based company, which is behind ...

16 July, 2013 | 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 »

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