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Get Out of Jail Free

David Sable | Posted 11.02.2014 | Technology
David Sable

Content is content and great and enduring content triumphs while second-rate creations get consumed and forgotten.

10 Brands That Will Disappear In 2015

24/7 Wall St. | Douglas A. McIntyre | Posted 07.15.2014 | Business

Each year, 24/7 Wall St. identifies 10 American brands that we predict will disappear before the end of the next year. This year’s list reflects the...

9 Iconic Brands That Could Soon Be Dead

The Huffington Post | Renee Jacques | Posted 01.27.2014 | Business

Did you know that Volvo is struggling to sell cars in America? Or that the sandwich chain Quiznos is in serious debt? Below are nine surprising compan...

Best Business Partner? Your Dog.

Christine Deakers | Posted 02.19.2014 | Business
Christine Deakers

While Gen-Xers expect their careers to be more flexible with mobile and virtual teams, some in-office "disruptions" heighten and optimize creativity and workflow. One of the best additions to add to your company's HR program, science suggests, is to bring your dog to work.

The Dark Side of Farmville: When Social Media and Mobile Gaming Go Too Far

Alissa Fleck | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Alissa Fleck

The sun may never set on Farmville, but hopefully a generation of people will be able to look back and say, I have not wasted my life and alienated those around me by buying fake cows and harvesting fake crops for hours on end under the guise of improving my social connections.

Digital Dexterity for Deeper Social Impact

Elizabeth Gore | Posted 10.21.2013 | Technology
Elizabeth Gore

Why is it so urgent that we adopt the mindset of innovators when our work is philanthropy? The answer is that results -- returns on investment -- matter both in terms of lives saved and securing on-going support from governments and individual citizens.

'Bang With Friends' Sued

Posted 08.01.2013 | Technology

Social gaming company Zynga Inc. is suing the makers of casual sex app "Bang With Friends" for trademark infringement. Zynga, the California-based ...

Taking Over From the Founder: Three Tips for Zynga's New CEO

George Bradt | Posted 09.09.2013 | Business
George Bradt

Act like a steward. That's it -- the single most important secret to success for a leader taking over from the founder. If you get it, there's no reas...

Today It's Zynga, Tomorrow It's You: Why 'Cool' Isn't Enough

Dov Seidman | Posted 09.09.2013 | Business
Dov Seidman

A nap nook won't give people a deep sense of inspiration or commitment. Cool is not equivalent to loyal, and this arms race of out-"cool"-ing the competition isn't an enduring answer. A treehouse is a great place to retreat to, but it doesn't inspire people.

Can This Man Save Zynga?

AP | By BARBARA ORTUTAY | Posted 08.31.2013 | Technology

NEW YORK (AP) — He's not heading out to pasture, but the CEO of "FarmVille" maker Zynga Inc. is stepping aside as the troubled online game company l...

The Secret To Fruit Ninja's Success

Huffington Post | David Winograd | Posted 06.12.2013 | Small Business

At least one video game developer out there seems to have found the key to engaging gamers on the go. Australia-based Halfbrick Studios is an emerg...

Timothy Stenovec

What Zynga's Troubles Mean For Facebook

HuffingtonPost.com | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 06.04.2013 | Technology

As Zynga on Monday announced plans to lay off roughly one-fifth of its workforce and shutter three offices, the technology world absorbed a warning th...

Bianca Bosker

How Zynga Became Master -- And Victim -- Of The Disposable Game

HuffingtonPost.com | Bianca Bosker | Posted 06.03.2013 | Technology

In the end, Zynga may be undone by same thing that made its online games so wildly popular: People seek out the new thing, find it, and then quickly m...

A Really, Really Bad Day For Zynga

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 06.04.2013 | Technology

Bad news for the already struggling Zynga. Zynga is laying off 18 percent of its employees (a total of 520 people) and will close its offices in New Y...

Zynga Will Keep Trying To Make 'Farmville' Happen

Reuters | Gerry Shih | Posted 07.06.2013 | Technology

By Gerry Shih SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - In the past twelve months, Zynga Inc has struggled with a contracting player base, a deflated s...

Almost A Quarter Of Its Users -- GONE

AP | By BARBARA ORTUTAY | Posted 06.24.2013 | Technology

NEW YORK (AP) — Zynga Inc.'s surprise profit in the first three months of the year got overshadowed by a revenue decline, a drop in the number of us...

Zynga Just Became An Online Gambling Company

Reuters | Gerry Shih | Posted 06.04.2013 | Technology

By Gerry Shih SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Zynga Inc will take the plunge into real-money gambling on Wednesday when it will begin offerin...

Zynga Farms Its Own Future

David Sable | Posted 05.25.2013 | Media
David Sable

Bottom line -- Zynga has followed the content -- if you will. Sometimes it ends up on Facebook, sometimes in stand-alone use on a smartphone, and occasionally on a kitchen table or living room floor.

App Makers Struggle With How Fickle Facebook Can Be

Reuters | Gerry Shih | Posted 05.11.2013 | Technology

By Gerry Shih SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Last spring, the future for Viddy, a video-sharing Facebook app, seemed as sunny as southern Ca...

Games for Good: Zynga.org, Giving and Social Good Through Gaming

Amy Neumann | Posted 04.23.2013 | Impact
Amy Neumann

"Even the smallest act of caring for another person is like a drop of water -it will make ripples throughout the entire pond." -- Bryan Matteo The be...

Why Twitter Won't IPO in 2013

Bryce Maddock | Posted 03.25.2013 | Business
Bryce Maddock

You have seen it a hundred times before. The latest "it" company is standing on a balcony, overlooking a sea of applauding stockbrokers, reporters and other NYSE staff. Their company has gone public and the only way to go from here is up, right? Wrong.

Zynga Announces Major Cuts To Game Lineup

Reuters | Malathi Nayak | Posted 03.02.2013 | Technology

By Malathi Nayak SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Social games publisher Zynga Inc confirmed on Monday that it has carried out 11 of the plann...

Creative Ways Companies Are Giving Back Through Social Media

Amy Neumann | Posted 02.16.2013 | Impact
Amy Neumann

The spirit of giving is universal, regardless of where we live or what we celebrate. To embrace this giving and make it even more fun, companies are turning to another favorite thing: social media.

Zynga's Bet On Becoming One Giant Online Casino

Reuters | Gerry Shih | Posted 02.04.2013 | Technology

By Gerry Shih SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Social games maker Zynga Inc said on Wednesday it filed a preliminary application to run real-m...

The Games Facebook Went Crazy Over This Year

AP | By The Associated Press | Posted 02.04.2013 | Technology

Games can be both a welcome and an annoying diversion on Facebook, the world's most popular online social network. This year, Facebook crossed a big m...