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Zynga Founder Mark Pincus Steps Away From Active Role In Company
2014-04-24 10:49:42

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Reports circulated late Wednesday that Zynga founder Mark Pincus would step down from an operational role at the social game publisher as his successor, CEO Don Mattrick, called for a need for change at the company. Pincus, who founded Zynga in 2007, stepped down from the top spot last year as former Microsoft Games Studio head Mattrick took over in an attempt to turn the once hot social game maker around. In a memo to employees on...

2014-01-22 12:28:31

CHICAGO, Jan. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Recent research published in the Journal of Marketing suggests differences in Facebook marketing for useful vs. fun-oriented products. As the number of active Facebook users continues to climb, more and more firms look beyond simply establishing a Facebook presence--they seek to "get Facebook marketing right." Certainly, most firms would not mind following in the footsteps of FarmVille or CityVille--products whose hugely successful...

2013-09-26 23:29:42

Caryn's Bridals, Formals, and Tuxedos, a prominent Virginia bridal store, is sponsoring a masquerade ball to raise funds for breast cancer screening programs at the Heart of Virginia Free Clinic in Farmville. The ball, which will be held on November 9th, 2013 at the Longwood Center for the Visual Arts, will include also include a dinner and silent auction. Farmville, VA (PRWEB) September 26, 2013 Caryn's Bridals, Formals, and Tuxedos, a prominent Virginia bridal store, is...

Zynga Sees Stock Plummet After Cancelling Online Gambling Plans
2013-07-28 10:03:59

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Zynga's announcement it would be abandoning plans to enter the online gambling business in the US had investors cashing in their chips, as shares of the Farmville developer fell 14 percent in Nasdaq trading on Friday. The San Francisco-based social network game developer saw shares close at $3.01 after early trading saw the company's stock plummet as much as 20 percent (to $2.81 per share), according to CNBC.com and Bloomberg...

Social Game Maker Zynga Slashes More Than 500 Jobs To Save Money
2013-06-04 09:57:20

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Online social game maker Zynga Inc. announced on Monday that it is slashing 520 jobs, or about 18 percent of its workforce, and closing certain office locations as the beleaguered company seeks to cut costs. The San Francisco-based maker of games such as “FarmVille” and “Words With Friends” said it expects most of the restructuring to occur by August, and that the move will save about $70 million to $80...

2013-05-02 23:02:24

Move Comes On The Heels Of Up-And-Down First Quarter Results And New Mobile Transition Montreal, Quebec (PRWEB) May 02, 2013 DebitWay's Corporate Blog has reported that gaming company Zynga is losing users by the millions. The social gaming company has lost almost 80 million users since autumn 2012, dropping from its peak of 331 million users to just 253 million this quarter. This news arrived with the company´s quarter one result, which saw the company's value grow by one cent per...

2013-01-17 23:00:15

Dali Kilani, formerly Zynga´s Director of Engineering in the “Shared Technology” division, was responsible for the infrastructure behind applications like Farmville, which supported over 34 million daily active users. Redwood City, CA (PRWEB) January 17, 2013 Ifeelgoods, the leading digital promotions platform, announced that Dali Kilani has joined the company as VP, Engineering. In this role, Kilani will be responsible for scaling Ifeelgoods' platform to support millions...

Zynga Pulls Plug on 11 Games
2013-01-01 10:27:01

Enid Burns for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online As 2013 begins, life in the 'Ville isn't so good. Social game publisher Zynga is implementing its cost-reduction plan, announced back in late October, and in the process shutting down 11 of its underperforming games. Three 'Ville games are part of the 11 games that were shut down in December. The full list includes PetVille, Mafia Wars 2, FishVille, Vampire Wars, Treasre Isle, Indiana Jones Adventure World, Mafia Wars Shakedown,...

Zynga-Facebook
2012-12-02 10:02:34

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports — Your Universe Online A partnership that was arguably the most fruitful in social media history is coming to an end, as Facebook and Zynga have amended the agreement that led to the success of Farmville and other similar social games. According to BBC News reports, the deal that gave Zynga special access to subscribers of the Mark Zuckerberg-founded social network will officially come to a close on March 31, 2013. After that time, the games...

Anonymous Plans To Take Down Facebook Today
2012-11-05 12:50:29

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online (Update: Nov. 5, 2012 — 1:15) Anonymous has been posting some of their exploits via their Twitter account in recent hours, including hacking into the databases of both PayPal and Symantec. It also appears as if the hacking group has taken over the home page at Sharp copier´s Australian site as well as an Argentinian Government bank. Anonymous has also taken to their Twitter account to claim that, once again, their plot...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.