Words With Friends quickly became a huge hit when it launched in 2009 - and it remains surprisingly popular today. Now, Zynga is preparing to launch a new TV show based on the mobile game.
Zynga has announced some changes in its leadership today, including word that it has hired Alex Garden, the current leader of Microsoft's Xbox Music division, to lead its game studios.
Zynga has announced it has started a program that will test the use of Bitcoin in several of its web-based micro-transaction games, including FarmVille 2 and CityVille.
A new report claims that while he was head of the Xbox division at Microsoft, Don Mattrick tried to negotiate with Zynga founder Mark Pincus for a deal that would had Microsoft buying Zynga.
Zynga has revealed in a regulatory filing that Don Mattrick could get a total of $50 million in cash and stock to become Zynga's new CEO after leaving Microsoft as head of its Xbox division.
Reports are suggesting a wide variety of reasons for why Don Mattrick left Microsoft to become chief executive of Zynga, with some saying the move is because of Microsoft's upcoming restructuring.
Zynga has confirmed that Don Mattrick, the leader of Microsoft's Xbox business, will depart the company and become Zynga's new CEO starting on Monday, July 8th.
Game developer and publisher Zynga announced a huge 18 percent reduction of its workforce this week, which will affect over 500 employees and cause several studios to shut down.
The phenomenally popular mobile app Draw Something is set to become a TV game show called 'Draw It!', with a cash prize up for grabs as contestants team up with celebrities against the clock.
Electronic Arts has filed a lawsuit against Zynga, claiming that Zynga's Facebook game The Ville violates copyrights owned by EA when it made its own Facebook game The Sims Social.
The first lawsuit alleging insider trading has been filed against Zynga. The suit alleges that insiders at the company had prior knowledge of poor results and sold shares at higher prices.
Microsoft has joined with a number of other companies in formally opposing the United States' Defense of Marriage Act, which defines marriage as being between a man and a woman.
Zynga, the developer of titles like FarmVille, which has been accused of 'borrowing' elements from other developers in the past, is suing Kobojo, a French studio, over their 'PyramidVille' game.
Zynga is listed for the first time as an exhibitor for June's E3 video game trade show. However, Atari and other major game publishers won't be attending this year.
Two Zynga employees have been observed reviewing their own game in a positive manner, since they are undoubtedly unbiased in their opinions.
The stock price of Facebook-based game publisher Zynga soared up near 18 percent today after it was revealed that Facebook gets 12 percent of its total revenue from Zynga.
Facebook game publisher Zynga's stock didn't do as well as expected on the first day of trading as its stock price fell 5 percent to $9.50 on the NASDAQ stock market.
Zynga announced that it will being trading its stock publicly on December 16. It plans to issue 100 million shares with a price of between $8.50 to $10 a share, which gives Zynga a $10 billion value.
Today's gaming news include word that one of Zynga's Facebook games is now going to be an official Indiana Jones game, Angry Birds' developers reportedly turn down a big buyout offer and more.
Zynga CEO Mark Pincus reportedly sent out an email to the employees of his Facebook-based game publisher calling allegations made in the Wall Street Journal today "hearsay and innuendo"
Even as social networking game publisher Zynga preps to launch its IPO, a new rumor claims that the company asked employees to give back some of their stock options.
Game publisher Zynga announced a bunch of new games today, including CastleVille, along with Zynga Direct, its own social gaming online service that's built on Facebook Connect.
More details have been revealed about Mafia Wars 2, the upcoming sequel to one of Zynga's first successful Facebook games. Mafia Wars 2 should officially launch in a few weeks.
The hugely popular and addictive social game on Facebook, CityVille, is now available through Google+'s gaming section thanks to Zynga
Facebook game publisher Zynga reports that profits from its last fiscal quarter dropped down 95 percent from the same period a year ago as its player base shrank by 3 million players.
Zynga has announced plans to release Mafia Wars 2 in October, a sequel to one of the companies first Facebook games that still has a small but loyal following.
Electronic Arts has a massively popular Facebook game in The Sims Social. The newest version of EA's people sim series now has over 50 million users, making it second only to Zynga's Cityville.
A new report claims that privately owned Facebook brought in $1.6 billion in revenue in the first six months of 2011, which is double what it bought in 2010 in the same time period.
Successful Facebook game publisher Zynga could delay its plans to launch a public stock offering thanks to the current state of the stock market.
Zynga, the company responsible for the creation of FarmVille, Mafia Wars and multiple other Flash-based games, has received a lawsuit from Segan LLC.
Microsoft, Google, Facebook, Twitter and other tech companies have fielded teams to compete in a StarCraft II online tournament.
Zynga has joined a partnership with the Chinese company Tencent, who operate some of the largest online networks in China, including an instant messaging client called Tencent QQ. As The Telegraph outlines, the partnership allows...
Zynga may be riding high due to its highly successful Facebook-based social games like Farmville, Cityville and Empires and Allies. However, another company has decided to take Zynga to court over alleged copyright infringement. Patent...
While Electronic Arts announced a deal earlier this week to acquire the casual game publisher PopCap with $750 million in cash and stock, a new story claims via unnamed source that PopCap actually got another...
Zynga has filed its IPO with the Securities and Exchange Commission, as Neowin has previously reported. The company is known for making games for Facebook, such as Farmville, Cityville, Frontierville, and other games; one of...
After months of speculation, the popular Facebook game publisher Zynga has finally and officially filed for its public stock offering. AllThingsDigital reports that the company, in its filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission,...
It's been rumored for months but the Facebook-based game publisher Zynga could be close to finally filing for that long awaited public stock offering. CBNC.com reports via unnamed sources that the company could file papers...
It's hard to believe but the massive Internet company Google has never really made much of a push into the games industry. But that may finally be changing. A recent job listing at the official...
Facebook-based game developer and publisher Zynga has yet another massive hit game on its hands just a few weeks after its official launch. Venture Beat reports that Empires and Allies, the first game from the...
Facebook likely has a lot of secret projects in the works but the social networking service is now rumored to be working on a project that, if the reports are true, could present a challenge...