Zynga


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Zynga

A popular Web-based game publisher that was founded in 2007 by Mark Pincus. Named after his bulldog Zinga (hence the company bulldog logo), Zynga became famous for games such as CitiVille, CastleVille, FarmVille, Texas HoldEm Poker and Empires & Allies on Facebook and other social sites. By the end of 2011, Zynga claimed more than 200 million users were playing its games each month. In March 2012, Zynga announced it would offer games directly from the Web.
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According to Business Insider, Pincus argued that the suit should be waived because he and the Zynga board agreed only to sell 20 percent of their stock holdings, putting the remainder on a lockup agreement that lasted into the summer of 2012.
Candy Crush is out to tempt investors with the sweet taste of success while avoiding the sourness left in the mouths of those who bit into social game maker Zynga. King Digital Entertainment, the developer behind the wildly addictive puzzle game, said this week that Candy Crush is seeking a listing on the New York Stock Exchange.
31 ( ANI ): Social game developer Zynga has reportedly announced new round of layoffs in the company that would help it save millions this year, along with revealing a major acquisition.
In a new lawsuit against the app's makers, gaming company Zynga argues that the app's name is transparent in another way--transparently infringing on the company's trademarks.
SAN FRANCISCO -- Struggling social games star Zynga said Monday it is cutting nearly a fifth of its staff as it refocuses on games for mobile devices.
India, April 25 -- Zynga is going to shut down four major games as part of its efforts to cut down costs.
"John has been a supporter of Zynga since our early days, and truly understands our core values and mission," said Mark Pincus, CEO and Founder, Zynga.
It has been incredibly popular since its inception, and it sits atop App Center as the highest rated game beating out the likes of Zynga Poker and FarmVille 2.
30 -- Zynga loosened its ties with Facebook in an amended agreement that had governed a close partnership between the two companies for years.
Nokia will bring Zynga's global hit games, Draw Something and Zynga Poker, to Nokia Asha Touch devices in Q3 2012 as part of their partnership announced earlier this summer.
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Zynga has been sort of a sister company to Facebook, providing ridiculously addictive games like FarmVille for the site's users.