| Mar 31, 2013
| 10:09 AM
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...
| Feb 25, 2013
| 4:00 PM
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...
| Oct 8, 2013
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-...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 9:00 AM
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...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 7:38 PM
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...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 9:37 AM
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...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 4:36 PM
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...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 3:25 PM
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...
| Jul 4, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Online game developer Zynga extended newly hired CEO Don Mattrick, previously head of Microsoft's Xbox biz, a compensation package potentially worth more than $50 million in cash and stock over the next three years.
Zynga, best known for the FarmVille...
| Jul 7, 2013
| 8:30 AM
Microsoft will pull the plug on MSN TV, the service based on the early Internet-device startup WebTV it bought 16 years ago, effective Sept. 30.
It will surely surprise some that the Son of WebTV was still extant. In recent years, the company has focused...
| Jul 8, 2013
| 4:30 PM
Freaked out by the idea of a TV provider watching your movements through a camera in the set-top box? You're in the minority.
Most consumers don't have serious concerns about so-called "spy" set-tops, which could be used to serve targeted ads or...
| May 25, 2013
| 9:02 AM
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