Zynga

Zynga

Zynga is the world’s largest social game developer. More than 215 million monthly active users play its games. Zynga’s games include FarmVille, Treasure Isle, Zynga Poker, Mafia Wars, YoVille, Café World, FishVille, PetVille and FrontierVille. Zynga games are available on Facebook, MySpace and the iPhone. Through Zynga.org, Zynga players have raised more than $3 million for world social causes. Zynga is headquartered in San Francisco.


Website:
http://www.zynga.com

News on Zynga

Big Viking Games Saves YoVille Game by Buying it Back from Zynga, Renames it YoWorld
London's Big Viking Games has saved the players of YoVille. Viking sold the virtual world game, launched in 2008, to Zynga a few years ago—but this year Zynga announced it would shutter... more
Canadian Talent Crucial to US Tech Giants, Says Venture Capitalist Lars Leckie
Lars Leckie has a lot of praise for Canadian talent in the technology sector. A managing director at Hummer Winblad in San Francisco, the prominent venture capitalist says that Canadian influence... more
Canadian Executive Don Mattrick Leaves Microsoft to Lead Zynga
Founder Mark Pincus has stepped down from his role of CEO of the immensely struggling Zynga. He will be replaced by Canadian Don Mattrick, a former executive of Microsoft who brings more than 30... more
Zynga Shares Plummet 15%, Mark Pincus 'Remains Optimistic'
Just when you thought Zynga shares couldn't drop any lower, they did. A lot lower. A 15% plummet in after hours trading is what has followed Mark Pincus revealing that his Farmville-making company... more
The Tech Billionaires That Gained and Lost the Most Money in 2012
The arena of billionaires can be a harsh one. Sure, on hand you have multiple billions of dollars, which is thousands of times more than the average human will earn over an entire lifetime of... more
Is Finding a Startup Cofounder Difficult? Yes, but it Doesn't Have to Be
Is finding a cofounder difficult? It’s an easy question to answer: yes! Well, maybe not finding any old cofounder—but the real challenge is finding a good one, one who’s truly... more
Apple Stock Rises to New High as Zynga Stock Sinks to New Low
The global stock market has been considerably volatile for several months now following a short-lived recovery after the Great Recession. Tech stocks have been no exception to the rule: even... more
Trouble in Farmville: Zynga's Shares Sink on Opening Day [UPDATED]
When LinkedIn went public, the markets went mad. The stock surged an incredible 150%. More recently, Groupon went public—and, despite a soured reputation, the company's share price managed to... more
Give Our Stock Back or Be Fired: Inside Zynga's Highly Controversial Gambit
Mark Pincus is already reputably infamous for doing anything possible to achieve "success." And yet, somehow, this latest-to-surface gambit of his still surprises me. A new report released by the... more
Zynga looks to distance itself from Facebook - Or why I hate Farmville!
I need to start this post with a disclaimer: I hate Farmville. OK, I know hate is a not-nice word, so I will reconsider... nope, hate describes it. If you have managed to remain blissfully... more
Zynga Acquires Toronto's Five Mobile, creates Toronto Mobile Studio
Zynga is crossing the border again. Today they announced that they have acquired the Five Mobile team. In addition to the team, Zynga is also acquiring certain assets and Intellectual Property... more
The 10 most popular Canadian brands on Facebook - combined - have less than half the fans of Justin Bieber
Canadian brands are flopping on Facebook. No matter which way you slice it, Canadian brands—and even foreign brands with separate Canadian pages—are underwhelming when it comes to... more
Flock North is no more
Five months after being acquired by Zynga, social web browser Flock has been shelved entirely and support for Flock browsers has been discontinued. Flock was founded in 2005 and is based in... more
Zynga shutters Flock - what does this mean for Flock North in Canada?
In January we reported that social web browser Flock had been acquired by social gaming giant Zynga. Flock was founded in 2005 and is based in Redwood City, CA, but had an office in Victoria, BC... more
Zynga acquires Flock - what does this mean for Flock North?
Social Web browser Flock announced this evening that they have been acquired by social gaming giant Zynga. Flock was founded in 2005 and is based in Redwood City, CA, but has an office in... more
Mother kills her baby because its crying disrupted her Farmville session
A 22-year-old mother, Alexandra Tobias, shook her baby to death in Jacksonville, Florida, after growing irritated that the baby's constant crying was interrupting her Facebook gaming. According to... more
News in Short: Digg loses and slashes staff (big time); Facebook/Groupon/Zynga investor readies for IPO
Mail.ru readies for big IPO Mail.ru Group is a Russia-based company that has a 2.4 percent stake in Facebook ($30B+ valuation), 1.5 percent in Zynga ($100M+ annual revenue), and 5 percent in... more
Privacy breach though apps: This is why I never download apps on Facebook
I don't play FarmVille. Or FrontierVille. I don't play any games on Facebook. In fact, I don't use any apps on Facebook at all. I'm glad I don't, because the WSJ reported recently that even with... more
Zynga's Life: inside the social gaming monster's attack on its industry, its users, and the Internet
Silicon Valley knows how to breed monsters. Recent emergents out of the valley, located in the southern San Francisco Bay Area in Northern California, have included Facebook and Twitter, the... more

Address:
Main St
San Francisco, California, United States