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Popcap reduces staff

Video game bellwether Electronic Arts Inc. ’s ( EA ) unit PopCap Games has downsized its workforce by roughly 12% in the North American region. EA had acquired the latter in July 2011.  According to Reuters, approximately 50 out of 380 employees from the

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Popcap bets on Facebook Casino Games with ‘Lucky Gem Casino’

Ever since the Justice Department opened the door to the legalization of online gambling, the leading creators of social games are feeling increasingly lucky. PopCap Games just launched Lucky Gem Casino with a collection of seven slot machines themed after

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Interview with Popcap on IPO

Usually, game development companies don’t go public. They tend to stay small, focus on making one or two games at a time, and work with much larger publicly traded game publishers. But PopCap hopes to change that, and it still

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PopCap seeks IPO in November

PopCap CEO David Roberts has told press that the company is in the process of preparing its initial public offering, and could be publicly listed as early as this November. Speaking at a press conference on Wednesday, Roberts said that

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Popcap buys Gaming Startup ZipZapPlay

PopCap Games, maker of popular casual games like Bejeweled, has acquired social game startup ZipZapPlay. “The team at ZipZapPlay is one of the best in the social games scene, and combined with our existing group in Seattle gives us the

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Popcap launches new Label for experimental Games

Seattle-based game developer had now created a new label called 4th & Battery to experiment with new kinds of games. (…) Ed Allard, head of studios at PopCap, said in a blog post that 4th & Battery is “a sandbox

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Popcap Games plans IPO in 2011

PopCap Games is planning to go public this year after spending more than a decade as an independent company. (…)For most of the company’s existence, it has made money primarily by charging users for a game that they either buy

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Popcap brings Zuma Blitz into Facebook %96 looks like success

The second fastest-growing title is also a recent release, PopCap Games’ Zuma Blitz. Since its launch two days ago, the puzzler has picked up nearly 1.4 million monthly users. PopCap’s only other Facebook release, Bejeweled Blitz, is the tenth most

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