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Catwang and the Rise Of The Digital Sticker Economy

Catwang and the Rise Of The Digital Sticker Economy

Franky Aguilar was tired of drawing family-friendly cartoons. The young designer was pulling down $90,000 a year at gaming gian...

May 27 2014, 8:06am CDT

Flappy Bird Returns In August With Multiplayer

Flappy Bird Returns In August With Multiplayer

The formerly press shy Dong Nguyen spoke with CNBC today to confirm the return of his smash mobile hit, Flappy Bird. Nguyen mad...

May 15 2014, 1:56am CDT

Japanese Giant Mitsui Leads $60M Investment In A Startup That Turns Pollution Into Pure Money

King IPO: Will Candy Crash?

King Digital Entertainment priced its IPO and is preparing to list on the New York Stock Exchange tomorrow, under the ticker “K...

Mar 26 2014, 2:55am CDT

The Dirtiest (And Cleanest) Tech Cafeterias In Silicon Valley

The Dirtiest (And Cleanest) Tech Cafeterias In Silicon Valley

Resentment is at the heart of San Francisco’s roiling culture war — resentment, in particular, over the sleek corporate shuttle...

Mar 7 2014, 12:41am CST

Why It's Scary When 0.15% Mobile Gamers Bring In 50% Of The Revenue

Why It's Scary When 0.15% Mobile Gamers Bring In 50% Of The Revenue

There’s a new report out from Swrve which says 0.15% of mobile players account for 50% of mobile games revenue. The general ide...

Mar 1 2014, 3:31pm CST

Snapchat Poaches Google Engineer, Because.... Private Cloud

An interesting piece of news the other day that Peter Magnusson, one of the tzars of Google's Google App Engine (GAE) platform...

Feb 19 2014, 4:21pm CST

Language App Duolingo Raises $20M In Race To Teach English

Why waste your lunch break or commute playing Candy Crush or Flappy Bird when you could be well on your way to learning Italian...

Feb 18 2014, 5:06pm CST

'Candy' Crush Saga' maker King Digital plans IPO

NEW YORK (AP) — The maker of the blockbuster mobile game "Candy Crush Saga" will attempt to raise as much as $500 million in an...

Feb 18 2014, 7:46am CST

App Market Globalization The Big Theme of 2014

App Market Globalization The Big Theme of 2014

According to App Annie, Japan became the biggest app market in the world last October, surpassing the United States and continu...

Feb 5 2014, 10:52am CST

Week Ahead: Jobs, Earnings, Emerging Markets, Debt Ceiling & Twitter

Week Ahead: Jobs, Earnings, Emerging Markets, Debt Ceiling & Twitter

Stocks in the Dow Jones have lost about 5% so far this year already – and in the next week U.S. shares will have to navigate an...

Feb 3 2014, 1:03am CST

3 Ways Zynga Wins Big: Earnings, An Acquisition, A Headcount Cut

Zynga came out with 2013 full year and fourth quarter results a full week ahead of schedule, but the move seems to be paying of...

Jan 30 2014, 11:42pm CST

Zynga Needs A Cash Cow - Buys A Peacock

Zynga Needs A Cash Cow - Buys A Peacock

Don Mattrick, Zynga’s new CEO, clearly wants to show he is the opposite of his predecessor. The previous guy spent $200 M buyin...

Jan 30 2014, 11:08pm CST

Zynga buying 'Clumsy Ninja' maker, cutting staff

Zynga buying 'Clumsy Ninja' maker, laying off 15 percent of employees in turnaround plan SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Zynga Inc. said T...

Jan 30 2014, 10:46pm CST

Big Viking Rush in To Save 'YoVille' From Zynga's Axe

Big Viking Rush in To Save 'YoVille' From Zynga's Axe

I get a lot of social media messages from people who are all attempting to sell me on one video game-related cause or another....

Jan 29 2014, 12:47am CST

A Look Back At 2013 Predictions: What Worked, What Didn't

A Look Back At 2013 Predictions: What Worked, What Didn't

I thought it was a good point to review my pontificating in 2013. So I’ve pulled all my articles from the year to see if I’m a...

Jan 9 2014, 11:36am CST

Former Social Gaming Giant Zynga Loses $600M in 5 Years

Former Social Gaming Giant Zynga Loses $600M in 5 Years

Former social gaming giant Zynga was on top of the world just a few years ago. But now it faces tough times ahead after a loss...

Sep 14 2013, 10:00am CDT

Kabam Now Valued at $700 Million After Employees Sale Common Stock

Kabam Now Valued at $700 Million After Employees Sale Common Stock

The San Francisco-based online video game maker Kabam has been valued at a whopping $700 million. The online game company has r...

Jul 15 2013, 7:14am CDT

Microsoft Reportedly Tried to Buy Zynga Before Mattrick Became CEO

Microsoft Reportedly Tried to Buy Zynga Before Mattrick Became CEO

According to a new report out recently, Microsoft tried to buy Zynga some time in the past. And who should the buyer turn out t...

Jul 8 2013, 7:05am CDT

Zynga CEO Mark Pincus is Replaced by Microsoft Xbox Head Don Mattrick

Zynga CEO Mark Pincus is Replaced by Microsoft Xbox Head Don Mattrick

The new CEO of Zynga, Don Mattrick has taken over Mark Pincus position at a crucial time. Parvenu King has achieved the #1 spot...

Jul 2 2013, 4:29am CDT

Candy Crush Saga Maker Prepares for IPO

Candy Crush Saga Maker Prepares for IPO

King is preparing for an IPO, but that does not mean they actually will do it. Preparation is everything....

Jun 20 2013, 1:33pm CDT

Zynga Announces Layoffs for Cost Reduction

Zynga Announces Layoffs for Cost Reduction

Zynga, the game manufacturer is to downsize a whopping 18% of its staff at various locations spread throughout the United State...

Jun 4 2013, 7:01am CDT

Candy Crush Saga is world's most popular game

Candy Crush Saga is world's most popular game

If you're a fan of mobile and Facebook games, then you've probably heard about Candy Crush, the insanely-addicting game that hi...

May 16 2013, 5:31am CDT

First-Ever Friskies Hackathon for Cat Loving Developers Announced

First-Ever Friskies Hackathon for Cat Loving Developers Announced

You can program and love cats? Purina Friskies just called out the first Friskies Hackathon to develop games for cats....

Mar 14 2013, 9:17am CDT

EA sues Zynga for Copyright Infringement over The Ville

EA sues Zynga for Copyright Infringement over The Ville

EA says it's not the first firm Zynga has copied, but it is the first with the resource to pwn Zynga....

Aug 6 2012, 11:17am CDT

Zynga to Launch Zynga With Friends

Zynga to Launch Zynga With Friends

Cross-platform gaming coming soon...

Jun 27 2012, 2:00pm CDT

Zynga buys Draw Something Maker OMGPOP

Zynga buys Draw Something Maker OMGPOP

Zynga is acts quick and takes out uprising Facebook gaming competition by buying them....

Mar 21 2012, 2:56pm CDT

Facebook Announces Top Games Of 2011

Not by number of players, but by player-voted quality...

Dec 22 2011, 3:22pm CST

Best Buy Black Friday Online Sale has Zynga FarmVille Collectible Plush Toys for $5.99 Each

Best Buy Black Friday Online Sale has Zynga FarmVille Collectible Plush Toys for $5.99 Each

Best Buy and Zynga bring consumers first-ever limited-edition toys from the popular online game....

Nov 24 2011, 3:05am CST

Zynga FarmVille Collectible Plush Toys launch on Black Friday at Best Buy

Zynga FarmVille Collectible Plush Toys launch on Black Friday at Best Buy

Available for pre-order today, Best Buy and Zynga bring consumers first-ever limited-edition toys from the popular online game....

Nov 14 2011, 9:12am CST

Zynga Wants some Employees to Give Up Pre-IPO Stock

Zynga Wants some Employees to Give Up Pre-IPO Stock

Give that stock back or get fired...

Nov 10 2011, 1:21pm CST

Mobile Game Words With Friends Coming To Facebook

Mobile Game Words With Friends Coming To Facebook

Zynga's first mobile-exclusive title goes all social...

Aug 3 2011, 1:33pm CDT

Zynga Takes Farmville Urban With CityVille

Zynga Takes Farmville Urban With CityVille

Because you can only build so many virtual farms...

Nov 18 2010, 5:25pm CST

Zynga Starts To Love Android, But Farmville Not On The Way

Huge deal for Android...

Nov 4 2010, 6:41pm CDT

Google Talks With Game Makers To Begin Killing Facebook

Google is not happy that Facebook is rivaling it to become the top online property, so it's taking matters into its own hands b...

Jul 28 2010, 11:16am CDT