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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 Inte...

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 I...

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 anticip...

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 and...

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...

Anonymous Sources Say Zynga IPO Is Coming Soon

Posted 12.24.2011 | Technology

Oct 24 (Reuters) - Zynga Inc is currently planning to price its initial public offering and have its shares begin trading the week before the U.S. Tha...

Facebook's Gaming Giant Makes Big Announcement

The Huffington Post | Catharine Smith | Posted 12.11.2011 | Technology

This post has been updated. At Zynga's "Unleashed" event in San Francisco on Tuesday, the social gaming company's founder and Mark Pincus announced...

How FarmVille Players Can Help The Hungry

Huffington Post | Anna Bahr | Posted 11.27.2011 | Impact

A new campaign is poised to ease the guilt that comes from spending hours on FarmVille. Now, as users of the Facebook game harvest virtual crops and t...

We Built This CityVille On Google+

Posted 11.26.2011 | Technology

When Google+ first added games in August, there were rumors that Zynga's CityVille would not be available because it was exclusive to Facebook. Howev...

Winning Moves For The Gaming Industry: Why 'Angry Birds' Soars And Others Crash

Dan Schechter | Posted 10.09.2011 | Technology
Dan Schechter

Both social and casual games have generated a broad appeal by capitalizing on the growing amount of time that consumers are spending on social networks, smartphones and tablets.

Farmville Maker Sues Google

TechCrunch | Posted 10.04.2011 | Technology

Two big pieces of news today in the Zynga/Vostu lawsuit (details on lawsuit here and here). In addition to that first lawsuit filed in California, Zyn...

One Kings Lane: Remaking The Home Online

Jacob Slevin | Posted 09.26.2011 | Arts
Jacob Slevin

Who wouldn't want luxury furnishings at clearance prices? Right! In the past five years, we've witnessed the Internet turn retail upside down in marke...

Zynga and Facebook Exclusivity Goes Far Beyond Credits

All Things D | Posted 09.18.2011 | Technology

An extensive addendum to Zynga’s S-1 filing with the SEC today paints an intricate picture of Zynga’s dependence on the Facebook platform. Here’...

Zynga Pursues Mobile Growth Strategy with Acquisition of Five Mobile

Arnal Dayaratna | Posted 09.10.2011 | Technology
Arnal Dayaratna

The acquisition of Toronto based Five Mobile gives Zynga access to customers, products, talent and a base for its expansion in Canada.

Zynga's New Game

The Huffington Post | Amy Lee | Posted 09.06.2011 | Technology

Zynga's newest game won't let you grow corn. But it will teach you about online privacy. The game, called PrivacyVille, is intended to help users l...

Ten Things You Should Know About Zynga and Its IPO

Arnal Dayaratna | Posted 09.05.2011 | Technology
Arnal Dayaratna

Zynga is the biggest developer of Facebook applications. The company has 60 million daily active users on Facebook and more daily active users than the next 30 Facebook social game developers combined.

Zynga's Largest Shareholders: Meet The Soon-To-Be Billionaires

The Huffington Post | Cooper Smith | Posted 09.04.2011 | Technology

Popular online social-gaming company Zynga filed for its initial public offering on Friday. As usual with standard S-1 filings, the organization’s l...

Zynga IPO By The Numbers

The Huffington Post | Amy Lee | Posted 08.31.2011 | Technology

Social gaming company Zynga, maker of popular games like Farmville and Words With Friends, has just filed for its initial public offering. The company...