Only nine months ago, Zynga was worth $11.5 billion, pumping out new games every month at breakneck speed.
[credit provider=”Zynga, LinkedIn”] Facebook and Zynga just tore up their multiyear partnership agreement, making it easier for Zynga to pull away from Facebook. But it turns out that Zynga is still pushing traditional Web-based social games.In fact, Zynga’s newest title, The Friend Game, is a Facebook game that’s more or […]
[credit provider=”Joi” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/joi/3573105820/”] Mark Pincus just can’t figure out how to play Wall Street’s game.Zynga’s stock is down 7 per cent Friday morning after the online-games maker announced major changes Thursday afternoon to its agreement with Facebook, the platform that fuelled its initial runaway success.
[credit provider=”By Justin Sullivan/Getty Images”] Zynga and Facebook just renegotiated a long-term deal the games maker and the social network signed in 2010.Essentially, the deal erases some special privileges Zynga had, putting it on more equal footing with other app developers, while freeing Zynga up to develop games for other […]
[credit provider=”Fortune Live Media / flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/fortunelivemedia/7598558634/sizes/l/in/photostream/”] Zynga and Facebook have agreed to substantially change an agreement the two companies struck two years ago, a new SEC filing reveals.That agreement gave Zynga a privileged position on Facebook’s platform.
In Facebook’s S-I filing, it cited mobile usage as a potential risk to the business as it “does not currently directly generate any meaningful revenue.”
[credit provider=”Flickr / Fortune Live Media” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/fortunelivemedia/7598556914/sizes/o/in/photostream/”] Remember how Zynga basically blamed Facebook for its lousy quarter?Mark Pincus and company had better find another excuse.
[credit provider=”Apple”] Facebook’s app on the iPhone is notoriously slow to load, but not for much longer.Facebook has completely rebuilt its iPhone app to make it run much faster, according to New York Times reporter Nick Bilton.
Here are 10 ways to make sure Farmville, annoying event invitations, and other crap stops getting in your way on Facebook.
[credit provider=”abraham.williams” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/4braham/4928291645/”] Facebook employees are celebrating the company’s IPO the only way they know how: staying up all night to code.TechCrunch reports that about a thousand Facebook employees will hold an all-night hackathon tonight that will end when the company’s co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg rings the bell for […]
[credit provider=”Seismic games”] Most games on Facebook fit into one of two categories: they’re structured around building a farm, or a city, or a living room, or they’re puzzle games.Seismic Games, a new company that is launching its first game ever, wants to change that.
[credit provider=”Plink”] Plink has only been around for about a year and a half, but it has already convinced a whole bunch of major restaurant chains to give away Facebook Credits.Tomorrow, Arby’s joins Dunkin’ doughnuts, Quiznos, Red Robin and Taco Bell as Plink customers. It’s giving away Facebook Credits at […]
Zynga’s shares shot up 5 per cent today after a slot machine company bought a Facebook poker game developer for $500 million.
[credit provider=”Zynga”] Slot machine company International Game Technology is buying Double Down Interactive, a Facebook app developer that makes a virtual casino game, for $500 million paid over three years, The Wall Street Journal Reports.That’s one heck of a price tag for an app company that only has around 4.7 million monthly active […]
[credit provider=”Matt Rosoff Business Insider”] Zynga’s stealthy social network, Zynga Direct, could have games from third party game developers alongside Zynga’s own games, according to a few analysts we spoke with.If this happens, it will give Zynga access to a large number of new games, removing some pressure to constantly […]
Game developer Zynga, which is filing for a $1 Billion IPO, is very much dependent on Facebook users addicted to its Farmville and PokerMafia games among others.
[credit provider=”Esthr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/edyson/180720699/sizes/l/in/photostream/”] Zynga’s next big hit is called Pioneer Trail, a sequel to a previous hit FrontierVille. The interesting part about the game, as Kotaku points out, is that it takes a radically different tack from Zynga’s previous game: it limits the number of friends you can have in the […]