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Zynga Taps Xbox Chief as CEO Stock up 10 percent by end of Monday

Zynga wowed the gaming and greater media worlds by nabbing top Xbox executive Don Mattrick to become the beleaguered company's new CEO on Monday. With Mattrick's hire, Zynga founder Mark Pincus will relinquish…

July 1, 2013, 6:36 PM EDT

Zynga Needs More Words With Brands Despite missteps, is social gaming company an untapped ad market?

Zynga put its investors on edge earlier this month after lowering full-year 2012 revenue projections. That clinched a new low for the social gaming darling’s stock, which dropped more than…

October 23, 2012, 4:51 AM EDT

Zynga COO Resigns After Duties Are Stripped John Schappert exits struggling gaming giant

Zynga COO John Schappert has left Zynga six days after getting his game development oversight duties stripped. Schappert joined the San Francisco-based tech company 16 months ago after spending nine years…

August 8, 2012, 5:52 PM EDT

Players Lend a Helping Hand—or, Thumb Social games like FarmVille boost charitable causes—and burnish the reputations of blemished brands

When Japan was hit last year with one of the biggest earthquakes ever measured, Laura Hartman received a text from her brother. Hartman’s brother just happens to be Mark Pincus,…

April 10, 2012, 6:08 AM EDT

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