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Zynga’s Not Done With Facebook Yet: Check Out ‘The Friend Game’

[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 […]
Zynga’s Not Done With Facebook Yet: Check Out ‘The Friend Game’
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Zynga Just Can’t Win

[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.
Zynga Just Can’t Win
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No, We Don’t Think Facebook Is Going To Start Making Games …

[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 […]
No, We Don’t Think Facebook Is Going To Start Making Games …
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Zynga And Facebook Just Ripped Up Their Long-Term Partnership

[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.
Zynga And Facebook Just Ripped Up Their Long-Term Partnership
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Bad News For Zynga: Facebook Says Game Play Is Up This Year

[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.
Bad News For Zynga: Facebook Says Game Play Is Up This Year
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Facebook Employees Are Pulling One Final All-Night Hackathon Tonight Before IPO

[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 […]
Facebook Employees Are Pulling One Final All-Night Hackathon Tonight Before IPO
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A Gambling Company Is About To Snatch Zynga’s Billion-Dollar Opportunity

[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 […]
A Gambling Company Is About To Snatch Zynga’s Billion-Dollar Opportunity
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Zynga’s Stealthy Social Network Could Help Solve One Of Its Biggest Problems

[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 […]
Zynga’s Stealthy Social Network Could Help Solve One Of Its Biggest Problems
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Zynga’s Next Blockbuster Is A 180 Degree Turn From Their Tried-And-True Strategy

[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 […]
Zynga’s Next Blockbuster Is A 180 Degree Turn From Their Tried-And-True Strategy