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  • Not all fun and (video) games

    Not all fun and (video) games
    Big Huge Games in Timonium closed last May, taking nearly 100 jobs with it. Nine months later, a local studio that was launched from the ashes of the video game-maker shut down, too. And Zynga, which created FarmVille and Words with Friends, closed its...
  • Zynga closes Timonium video game studio in broader consolidation

    Zynga closes Timonium video game studio in broader consolidation
    Zynga, the video game maker best known for FarmVille and Words With Friends, has closed its Timonium office as part of a broader corporate consolidation, company officials said Monday. The company also made changes at three other offices, closing and...
  • After Zynga announcement, bitcoin price tops $1,000

    After Zynga announcement, bitcoin price tops $1,000
    The price of bitcoin shot up past $1,000 Monday after Zynga, an online gaming company, announced it would test using the digital currency as payment. Bitcoin, the volatile unregulated currency, has hit highs and lows in recent weeks and has gained...
  • Video gambling companies betting on women

    Video gambling companies betting on women
    A wave of video gambling establishments catering to women is starting to sweep across Illinois — cozy, well-lit spots with names like Stella's Place, Emma's Eatery, Dotty's and Betty's Bistro. They're a far cry from the stereotypical male-...
  • Will Wall Street have a crush on Candy Crush IPO?

    Will Wall Street have a crush on Candy Crush IPO?
    SAN FRANCISCO -- Will Wall Street have a crush on King Digital Entertainment? The London-based maker of the highly addictive smartphone game Candy Crush has filed paperwork with the Securities and Exchange Commission for an initial public offering of up...
  • Zynga swearing off real-money gambling a good move, analysts say

    Zynga swearing off real-money gambling a good move, analysts say
    Zynga Inc. is kicking the gambling habit.  The social gaming company had been trying to get into the online betting business as revenue from Facebook games weakens, but on Thursday Zynga said during its second-quarter earnings report that it would not...
  • New Zynga chief Mattrick's compensation could top $50 million

    New Zynga chief Mattrick's compensation could top $50 million
    Don Mattrick, who earlier this week was appointed to replace Zynga's founder Mark Pincus as CEO, has a tough task in front of him: turning around the struggling social video game maker.  But he will certainly be well-paid for his efforts. According to...
  • ‘Candy Crush Saga’ gives addicted mobile-game players a sugar rush

     
    I slide three shiny red jelly beans together. Trumpet blast. I put three lemon drops in a line. A xylophone […]...
  • Zynga shares fall on outlook as Don Mattrick takes over as CEO

    Zynga shares fall on outlook as Don Mattrick takes over as CEO
    Shares of social video game company Zynga Inc. fell more than 14% in after-hours trading after the company on Thursday gave revenue and earnings guidance that fell short of analysts' expectations.  The San Francisco company said revenue for the third...
  • Zynga's David Ko and Colleen McCreary leaving in shuffle

    Zynga's David Ko and Colleen McCreary leaving in shuffle
    At struggling casual video games company Zynga Inc., the name of the game appears to be "Restructuring With Friends."  Chief Operations Officer David Ko, Chief People Officer Colleen McCreary and Chief Technology Officer Cadir Lee are leaving the...
  • Chris DeWolfe's SGN gaming company to go on hiring spree

    Chris DeWolfe's SGN gaming company to go on hiring spree
    SGN, the social video game company led by Myspace co-founder Chris DeWolfe, says it plans to increase its staff by 30% over the next six months by adding 30 employees as Zynga Inc. sheds workers.  The company, which produces casual games such as...
  • Zynga to cut 18% of workforce

    Zynga to cut 18% of workforce
    Social video game company Zynga Inc. on Monday said it will cut 18% of its staff, or about 520 employees. The struggling maker of games such as "FarmVille" and "Words With Friends" is making the cuts as part of an effort to reduce costs by $70 million...