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Zynga Links Up With BitPay For A Bitcoin Payment Test In FarmVille 2, CityVille And Other Web Games

Gaming giant Zynga has started to accept the cryptocurrency as a payment option for those buying tokens for virtual goods on the web versions of FarmVille 2, CastleVille, ChefVille, CoasterVille, Hidden Chronicles, Hidden Shadows and CityVille. It makes Zynga the

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Zynga founder asks President to pardon Snowden

Tech leaders tell President Obama that NSA spying is hurting business. President Barack Obama met with the United States’ biggest technology firms on Tuesday to talk about improving Healthcare.gov and issues related to the National Security Agency’s surveillance activities. The

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Zynga slashes net loss, but revenue drops

Zynga reported a smaller-than-expected net loss Thursday and named a new chief operating officer as the struggling social games maker continued to try to turn itself around. Zynga whittled its third-quarter net loss to $68,000, from $52.7 million in the

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More Zynga layoffs, predicts Pachter

Analyst Michael Pachter has predicted that Zynga will announce another round of layoffs, as it’s expected that new CEO Don Mattrick will next week outline his strategy to return the company to profitability. “Zynga has had a rocky 2013 so

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Zynga Cofounder Leaves the Company

Justin Waldron, one of Zynga’s cofounders, announced late Wednesday night that he would be departing the company after more than six years. In a post on Facebook, Waldron praised the company and its employees, but noted that “it’s time to

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Pincus: “I’m pretty bored with all games”

Zynga founder Mark Pincus has told a group of Israeli entrepreneurs that he is “bored” with games. Pincus was in Tel Aviv to attend an event hosted by the Garage Geeks, a non-profit organisation devoted to encouraging creativity and innovation

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Zynga, Kixeye settle corporate theft suit

Former GM Alan Patmore admits to stealing trade secrets from social game maker. The legal battle between Zynga and Kixeye over the alleged theft of trade secrets by Alan Patmore has ended in a settlement. Patmore, formerly general manager for

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The gaming company Google is betting on: It isn’t Zynga

Google Ventures has upped its bet on private gaming company Kabam, and mobile strategy is a big part of the wager. Being early into mobile is seen as big advantage for Kabam. Zynga has made a move to mobile of

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New Zynga CEO reshuffles ranks, 3 execs to leave

Three executives are departing Zynga as part of an executive reshuffling by the online game maker’s new CEO, Don Mattrick. Earlier this summer, Zynga Inc. hired Mattrick from Microsoft, where he led the Xbox business. Mark Pincus, Zynga’s founder, remains

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Zynga Closes Up OMGPOP

Struggling social gamer Zynga  (NASDAQ: ZNGA  ) recently shuttered its OMGPOP site along with most of its titles. The company is still hanging on to Draw Something, which was the driving force behind the acquisition. Oddly, former OMGPOP employees had

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