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Outside Facebook, Zynga Grows

Reuters | Posted 05.08.2012 | Technology

(Reuters) - Japan's Konami Corp <9766.T> and two other game makers have joined Zynga's new gaming network, potentially drawing players to the fl...

One Of Facebook's Major Partners Makes A Bold Move

Reuters | Liana B. Baker | Posted 05.01.2012 | Technology

By Liana B. Baker March 1 (Reuters) - Zynga Inc is launching a new games service that allows users to play on the comp...

Facebook: 2X Google's Page Views, 1/10th the Revenue

Natalie Pace | Posted 04.23.2012 | Technology
Natalie Pace

Facebook filed its initial paperwork for its IPO on Feb. 1, 2012, in what is assured to be the most talked about IPO in 2012. However, before you "friend" the Facebook share, it will pay to do some digging into their StockVille.

Finding L-O-V-E On 'Words With Friends'

Posted 02.14.2012 | Technology

For those who love spelling and all things grammar, "Words With Friends" might prove to be the perfect match-making option. A poll conducted by Zy...

How Facebook Makes Its Money

SplatF | Posted 02.03.2012 | Technology

Facebook's IPO filing this week confirmed what we already knew: Facebook makes the vast majority of its money by selling ads on its site....

Good Games -- Is It possible?

Mateo Gutierrez | Posted 03.28.2012 | Technology
Mateo Gutierrez

I don't think people who play Zynga games are bad. Just like I don't think the grandma in Vegas is bad. They're just sad.

Zynga Prepares For Bold New Initiative

AP | Posted 01.20.2012 | Technology

SAN FRANCISCO -- Zynga, the social game company known for "FarmVille" and "Zynga Poker," is mulling a new market – online gambling. Zynga Inc. ...

SOPA and PIPA Bills Threaten Job Creation and Innovation

Brett Greene | Posted 03.14.2012 | Denver
Brett Greene

The Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) in the House of Representatives and the Protect IP Act (PIPA) in the Senate are well meaning, but if passed, will be destructive to internet freedoms we've all come to expect.

Nate C. Hindman

Why Wall Street Bankers Are Fleeing To Main Street | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 01.13.2012 | Small Business

Shane Robinson celebrated his Merrill Lynch job offer over lunch and cocktails at a trendy Manhattan restaurant. His bosses toasted him and asked what...

The Top 9 Facebook Games Of 2011

The Huffington Post | Ramona Emerson | Posted 12.22.2011 | Technology

Facebook recently released a list of its most popular games this year. But some cried foul over the results and questioned how the social network coll...

Aaron Sankin

Will This Real Estate Bubble Burst? | Aaron Sankin | Posted 12.23.2011 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO -- Walk through San Francisco's bustling SoMa neighborhood and you'd be forgiven for thinking that the economic roller coaster of the la...

FailVille: Zynga IPO Disappoints

Posted 12.16.2011 | Technology

By Liana B. Baker and Alistair Barr NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Online games developer Zynga Inc scored badly as it went public on Friday, d...

Mark Pincus, Zynga Chief, 'Beat IPO To The Punch'

The Huffington Post | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 12.18.2011 | Small Business

Zynga chief Mark Pincus beat today's IPO to the punch, reported The Wall Street Journal. As Zynga, the four year-old social gaming company, saw its...

9 Huge Tech IPOs Of 2011

The Huffington Post | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 12.17.2011 | Technology

Zynga, the social gaming company whose "Mafia Wars," "FarmVille," and other games have amassed millions of devoted fans, is now worth billions of doll...

Bianca Bosker

Who's The Real Winner In Zynga's IPO? | Bianca Bosker | Posted 12.16.2011 | Technology

The big winner in Zynga's IPO, the largest by an Internet company since Google went public, isn't the shareholders or the employees or even the execut...

Everything You Need To Know About Zynga's IPO

The Huffington Post | Catharine Smith | Posted 12.16.2011 | Technology

Social game developer Zynga priced its shares on Thursday evening ahead of a Friday IPO, the largest since Google went public in 2004. The maker of hi...

Zynga Prices Shares

Posted 12.15.2011 | Technology

(Reuters) - Zynga Inc priced its shares at the top end of its expected range at $10 per share on Thursday, a source close to the process told the In...

Meet Zynga's Competitive 'Control Freak' CEO

Reuters | Liana B. Baker and Alistair Barr | Posted 02.10.2012 | Technology

By Liana B. Baker and Alistair Barr (Reuters) - For years, a group of about 20 guys would gather in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park or...


Posted 12.02.2011 | Technology

(Reuters)- Zynga Inc could raise $925 million, less than previously planned, in what is still one of the largest and most hotly anticipated Internet...

Huge Announcement Coming From FarmVille Maker

Posted 11.30.2011 | Technology

By Anthony Hughes and Robert Sherwood NEW YORK, Nov 30 (IFR) - Zynga is expected to price its shares on December 15 in one of the most highly antic...

Is Facebook Going to Be Challenged as a Social Gaming Platform?

Natasha Starkell | Posted 01.21.2012 | Technology
Natasha Starkell

Last month an announcement came about Zynga launching its own gaming platform. Is this a beginning of the end of Zynga's marriage to Facebook or a PR move to demonstrate to its shareholders it aims to reduce its business model dependence on Facebook?

PHOTOS: FarmVille Founder Selling Presidio Heights Home

Robin Wilkey | Posted 11.16.2011 | San Francisco

The perfect mansion for the perfect SF family? Zynga founder Mark Pincus -- the man behind FarmVille and Mafia Wars -- has listed his four-story Presi...

Zynga's Net Income Collapses Under Investments

Posted 01.04.2012 | Technology

(Reuters) - Zynga reported an 80 percent rise in quarterly revenue, while net income fell as the online game company invested in staff, technology a...

A Tech Bubble, Boom or Bust?

John Backus | Posted 12.31.2011 | Small Business
John Backus

We're not in a bubble. We're not in a boom and we're definitely not going to bust. We're watching a new ecosystem emerge, albeit prudently, which presents fairly fertile ground for entrepreneurs with sound business models and opportunity aplenty for those with the patience and persistence to ride the next wave.

PHOTO: Mayor Ed Lee, Marissa Mayer And Beer Pong At Fortune's 40 Under 40 Party

Robin Wilkey | Posted 12.28.2011 | San Francisco

On Thursday night, the Bay Area's youngest shining stars gathered at Zynga's slick new SOMA headquarters, "the doghouse," for Fortune magazine's 40 Un...