[credit provider=”Dan Porter (@tfadp)”] “American Idol” host Ryan Seacrest just revealed on Twitter that he’s testing Draw Something 2, a sequel to Zynga’s mobile hit Draw Something.Zynga New York general manager Dan Porter confirmed the news in a reply to Seacrest.
Dan Porter, the former CEO of OMGPOP, now general manager of Zynga New York, apologized to his colleagues on Friday for saying that the company copied ideas for games.
The just-ended year saw tightening competition between the two leading app marketplaces: Google Play and Apple’s App Store.
[credit provider=”Daniel Goodman / Business Insider” url=”http://www.businessinsider.com.au/author/daniel-goodman”] It’s been a crazy year for the New York tech scene.We saw the Draw Something craze take over the world, startups get acquired for hundreds of millions of dollars, and entire offices get shut down in Hurricane Sandy.
[credit provider=”Screenshot”] Zynga just preannounced its third-quarter results. They’re awful. There’s one glaring reason why.Zynga has admitted that it spent way too much to buy OMGPOP, the maker of Draw Something, a popular mobile app.
Song Pop is Mark Zuckerberg’s new favourite application.
Last week, CBS announced a Ryan Seacrest-produced game show based on the hit app “Draw Something” is in the works, which, surprisingly, might not be the worst idea in the world.Zynga’s guessing game asks users to draw images of a selection of their choice (think Pictionary) and send it to their friends […]
Draw Something might be jumping from your iPad screen to your TV screen soon.
[credit provider=”Shuttershock” url=”http://www.shutterstock.com/cat.mhtml?lang=en&search_source=search_form&version=llv1&anyorall=all&safesearch=1&searchterm=jennifer+lopez&search_group=&orient=&search_cat=&searchtermx=&photographer_name=&people_gender=&people_age=&people_ethnicity=&people_number=&commercial_ok=&colour=&show_color_wheel=1#id=63674929&src=6398ce7a9889734ff04b3dc5e28af88e-1-13″] How would you draw “bonjour”?Zynga has launched Draw Something in 12 new languages including French, Italian, Spanish, German, Chinese and Japanese.
This chart from AppData tells you a lot about the state of Zynga right now.
[credit provider=”Data from AppData”] Zynga’s decision to pay $210 million for Draw Something, and the game’s subsequent rise and fall, appear to expose a fundamental flaw in the social gaming company that should frighten investors, and be setting off alarm bells in the company’s headquarters.As you can see in the […]
In an attempt to move beyond ad banners, Ad Age reports that Zynga has come up with a new way to monetise its expensive new baby, Draw Something: Have users draw brand-related terms.The National Hockey League is the first advertiser to embrace the new platform. Users are usually given three […]
No app had ever reached 50 million downloads as quickly as Draw Something — until today.
[credit provider=”Jon Williams (puffpuffdub)” url=”https://twitter.com/#!/puffpuffdub”] Here’s an interesting tid bit from Doug Anmuth at JP Morgan.Based on Zynga’s raised guidance for 2012, Anmuth believes Draw Something, the social pictionary game Zynga just bought, is going to contribute $50-$75 million in revenue this year.
[credit provider=”AppData”] Draw Something, an app that Zynga essentially bought for about $200 million, is in trouble.It’s gone from having more than 14 million players daily to around 12 million, according to AppData.
We have some good news and some bad news for Zynga.
[credit provider=”Daniel Goodman / Business Insider” url=”http://www.businessinsider.com.au/author/daniel-goodman”] Earlier we wrote that Draw Something was hovering around 50 million downloads.Zynga would not confirm the news, but a source and some simple maths told us it was true.