A FarmVille of startups

Manu P Toms

You become a gangster, build your network, fight other gangsters, engage in shoot-outs, do contract-killings, carry out sinister ....

16 November, 2016

PlaySimple raises $4 mn from SAIF Partners, IDG Ventures

Priya Prasad

Bengaluru-based mobile gaming startup PlaySimple Games Pvt. Ltd has secured $4 million (nearly Rs 27 crore) in a Series A round ....

15 November, 2016
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Mobile gaming startup Flixy Games raises $425K in seed funding

Priya Prasad

Mobile games publisher Flixy Games Pvt Ltd has raised $425,000 (Rs 2.8 crore) in seed funding from Rebright Partners, a Japan-based ....

22 September, 2016

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

Manu P Toms

In March this year, an early investor in Facebook and an early investor in Uber, along with six others, wrote the first cheque ....

14 September, 2016

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

Team TC

Online jewellery retailer BlueStone.com has appointed former Zynga executive Ravi Krishna as senior vice president of product ....

7 September, 2016

HealthKartPlus appoints former Zynga general manager Gaurav Agarwal as CTO

Sainul K

Online pharmacy network and medicine application HealthKartPlus, owned and operated by Gurgaon-based Aquamarine HealthCare Pvt ....

9 December, 2013
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Zynga revenue down 40% to $152M, loss jumps 45x to $16.2M in Q3

Reuters

Zynga Inc said it expects a full-year profit after reporting better-than-expected third-quarter results due to cost-cutting and ....

25 October, 2013

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

Manish Agarwal

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 ....

18 September, 2013

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

Reuters

Privately held mobile games maker Kabam is on track for 65 per cent higher revenue of $300 million this year, and its employees ....

16 July, 2013

Zynga, seeking salvation, names Microsoft Xbox head as CEO

Reuters

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 ....

2 July, 2013
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Gold rush in mobile gaming

Reuters

To get a sense of how investors view the promise of mobile gaming, one need look no further than Japan's GungHo Online Entertainment. ....

10 June, 2013

Zynga slashes workforce by a fifth, warns of weak revenues in current quarter

Reuters

Zynga Inc announced on Monday its biggest ever round of layoffs and warned of weak bookings for the current quarter, raising doubts ....

4 June, 2013

Why business is addicted to habits

Nir Eyal

Habits are good for business. In fact, many industries could not survive without them. The incentive systems and business models ....

6 May, 2013

Zynga dives into Internet gambling, in the UK

Reuters

Zynga Inc will take the plunge into real-money gambling on Wednesday when it will begin offering poker and casino-style games ....

3 April, 2013

Zynga relaunches gaming site, loosens Facebook ties

Reuters

Online game publisher Zynga Inc relaunched its website on Thursday, allowing users to play its games without first signing on ....

22 March, 2013

Game over: Zynga carries out planned games shutdown, including Petville

Reuters

Social games publisher Zynga Inc confirmed on Monday that it has carried out 11 of the planned shutdowns of 13 game titles, with ....

2 January, 2013

Facebook, Zynga revamp partnership

Reuters

Facebook Inc and Zynga Inc severed the cozy ties that once bound the Internet industry's closest couple, revising a years-old ....

30 November, 2012

Komli Media to sell web display ads, video inventories on Zynga games in APAC

Sonam Gulati

Mumbai-based digital media technology platform Komli Media has entered into a strategic partnership with social gaming company ....

19 October, 2012

Zynga slashes 2012 outlook again, shares hit record low

Reuters

Zynga Inc slashed its 2012 outlook for a second time on the poor performance of its live Internet games and the writeoff of an ....

5 October, 2012

Asia's virtual masters eye Zynga's real lunch

Reuters

A decade ago, a developer from Korean gamemaker Nexon threw a few lines of code together to create an image of a flower to present ....

4 October, 2012

Real gifts sold on Facebook as site taps commerce potential

Reuters

Facebook Inc is taking a small step toward becoming an e-commerce platform by launching a feature for users to buy and send real ....

27 September, 2012