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Zynga reveals plans for NaturalMotion buy: Can games maker win back growth?

Zynga, the company behind Farmville, bought UK games maker Natural Motion last month for £317m. Now, the companies boss has explained how the embattled maker of Farmville looks to turn around its fortunes with a mobile drive.

25/03/2014  |  Full story...

New boss at Zynga: Xbox chief to lead embattled social gaming giant

Zynga has appointed ex-Microsoft executive Don Mattrick as its new chief executive, as the social gaming company looks to turn around its fortunes.

02/07/2013  |  Full story...

Zynga cuts 520 jobs as losses widen

Zynga plans to axe a further 520 jobs, amid warnings that the Farmville games developer expects wider losses than it previously estimated.

04/06/2013  |  Full story...

From social to mobile: Zynga snaps up mobile game maker Omgpop

Farmville creator Zynga has bought Omgpop, as the Farmville creator looks to expand beyond its Facebook platform and into mobile games. New York-based Omgpop rose into prominence six weeks ago when it released Draw Something, currently the top title on Apple’s App Store. Omgpop was formed in 2006 and already has 35 mobile games on the market. View the trailer for the Draw Something app here:


26/03/2012  |  Full story...

Social games on the rise: Zynga players ‘spend $3m a day’

Social games maker Zynga has announced that its users are now spending more than $3m per day on its games, such FarmVille and Words with Friends. The company, which floated on the stock market in the US last year, posted maiden results that surpassed Wall Street estimates, as millions of users spent wildly on "virtual goods" such as cows and sheep for FarmVille and skyscrapers for CityVille.

16/02/2012  |  Full story...

Zynga shares slide 13% in second trading session

Zynga shares fell 13% below their IPO price this week, as the online games maker went into its second trading session since its IPO. The slide comes as investors worried about the online game publisher's growth prospects. The fall following the initial public offering at $10 per share on Thursday, mirrors the double-digit stock decline of Japanese game maker Nexon since it went public last Wednesday in Tokyo.

21/12/2011  |  Full story...

Farmville maker Zynga plans $925m float

Game designer Zynga, which makes the highly successful Farmville game for Facebook, has announced plans for a stock market flotation. Reports suggest the firm could raise as much as $925m (£589m) from the listing. Zynga had originally planned a larger IPO, scaling back after Internet companies including Groupon Inc. and Pandora Media Inc. sank following their debuts this year.

05/12/2011  |  Full story...

Rise of the Facebook Mums: Two-thirds of US online mothers use Facebook

By 2013, nearly a fifth (16.1%) of all US Facebook users will be mothers with children in the home, according to a new report. The study, from eMarketer, found that privacy concerns and increasing competition that the social networking site Facebook is facing do not seem to impact mothers from signing up. According to eMarketer estimates, 23 million US mums are on Facebook this year.

24/10/2011

24/10/2011  |  Full story...

Zynga expands to China without Facebook

Zynga is to create a Chinese version of its CityVille game, despite its platform of choice, Facebook, being blocked in the territory. The game will be played via internet portal Tencent instead of Facebook, where most of its games are played, but which is blocked in China.

Zynga recently filed for a much anticipated IPO but has been criticized for being too dependent on Facebook, its primary distribution platform, which accounts for the overwhelming majority of the company’s users and revenues.

05/08/2011

05/08/2011  |  Full story...

Facebook revenue bonus from Farmville; online gaming giant Zynga disclosure

Regulatory filings may not be the most exciting read, but buried in the papers of social gaming giant Zynga (Farmville’s creators) there’s a giant 30% commission to Facebook for the virtual goods sold. That’s $83m in the first quarter of 2011. Here’s why it matters to investors and social media stakeholders…

22/07/2011

22/07/2011  |  Full story...

Farmville creator Zynga plans $2bn float this week

Social gaming firm Zynga is preparing to file for an initial public offering as early as today and hopes to raise up to $2bn, according to a news report. CNBC cites ‘people familiar with the matter’ saying Zynga has picked Morgan Stanley to lead the offering.

Zynga is the firm behind popular social games FarmVille and CityVille. Goldman Sachs is also a lead underwriter and JP Morgan, Barclays Capital and Bank of America Merrill Lynch will play a role in the IPO, the people said.

30/06/2011

30/06/2011  |  Full story...

Top 10 Facebook games

Ranked by daily active users (millions). Top 10 Facebook games. Ranked by daily active users (millions).

09/10/2010

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