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Dawn of Titans has arrived on iOS and Android

by Charlie Grammeron December 12, 2016
Zynga was recently excited to launch a new mobile Action Strategy game called Dawn of Titans on iOS and Android devices. In this title, developed by Zynga’s UK-based studio, NaturalMotion, you will be immersed in a high-fantasy world in which you build your own kingdoms, wage war with the larger-than-life Titans, and compete with your friends […]

Former Xbox Boss Don Mattrick Steps Down as Zynga CEO

by Dragos Dobreon April 8, 2015
After leaving Microsoft two years ago, former Xbox boss Don Mattrick is now leaving Zynga as well, and steps down from his position as CEO of the company. Mark Pincus, Zynga’s founder, will now step again into the role of the company’s CEO. “I believe the timing is now right for me to leave as CEO […]

Zynga loses one of its co-founders

by Charlie Grammeron October 18, 2013
Zynga, a company that was formed in 2007, lost one of the eight co-founers today as Justin Waldron stated on Facebook that he will once again pursue personal projects. Waldron stated, “It’s incredibly humbling to have worked with such a talented team. I am grateful to have had the chance to help build a company that […]

Trio reportedly leave Zynga

by Adam Larckon August 14, 2013
Three more high-level executives have reportedly left Zynga. AllThingsD reports that chief operating officer David Ko, chief technology officer Cadir Lee and chief people officer Colleen McCreary “will step down from their positions and leave the company as a result” of changes made by CEO Don Mattrick. Mattrick’s changes were made to try and bring […]

Zynga sues adult game developer over copyright infringement

by Tyler Colpon July 31, 2013
Social games company Zynga is suing a sex app developer that used its “With Friends” brand with an adult game, reports GamesIndustry.biz. Zynga said the game Bang With Friends, developed by a company with the same name, used the copyright infringing name with it “fully in mind.” Zynga seeks to ban the company from releasing […]

Zynga drops real-money gambling plans, reports quarterly loss

by Adam Larckon July 25, 2013
Zynga has reported a drop in second quarter earnings for fiscal year 2014. The company noted a $16 million net loss, a 31 percent drop from last year, while overall revenue ended at $231 million. “The next few years will be a time of phenomenal growth in our space and Zynga has incredible assets to […]

Phil Spencer and Aaron Greenber staying with Microsoft after team reorganization

by Dragos Dobreon July 12, 2013
The departure of Don Mattrick to Zynga resulted in a big reorganization within Microsoft offices. Not only his job was take by Julie Larson-Green, but the company decided to reorganize the hole team. It seems that Phil Spencer and Aaron Greenberg, two resonant names in this business and also gaming executives of Microsoft are staying […]

Julie Larson-Green taking over from Don Mattrick

by Dragos Dobreon July 11, 2013
It took Microsoft only a week to find a replacement for the Entertainment and Devices position of the company after Don Mattrick left Microsoft for a CEO position at Zynga. Today, they announced that the Julie Larson-Green will take over the reins. Despite the fact that they said Mattrick is irreplaceable, they quickly managed to […]

Mattrick reportedly tried to buy Zynga

by Adam Larckon July 8, 2013
Before former Microsoft executive Don Mattrick went to Zynga, he tried to bring Zynga to Microsoft. Bloomberg reports that sources “with knowledge of the matter” said Mattrick tried to buy Zynga in 2010 to help Microsoft out. The talks “ultimately fell apart,” according to the sources.

Report: Don Mattrick left Microsoft before ‘massive’ reorganization

by Tyler Colpon July 2, 2013
The timing of former Microsoft Interactive Entertainment Business President Don Mattrick’s departure from the company is just before what several reports say will be a “massive” reorganization this month.  In a profile of Mattrick, Fast Company reports the new CEO at Zynga left because the upcoming restructuring would not give him a bigger role at […]

Ballmer to act as Xbox head

by Charlie Grammeron July 1, 2013
With Don Mattrick leaving Microsoft for Zynga, several people have wondered who will step up to take his place. Thanks to an email shared by Microsoft today, we now know the answer. This answer is a bit of a surprising one, perhaps. Nobody will be taking Mr. Mattrick’s place, at least for a bit. Instead, […]