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New Executive Joins Zynga in Transition Clive Downie takes on role as COO at struggling game maker

Zynga picked up a new chief operator. The company announced that Clive Downie would join as COO after serving as CEO at rival Japanese game maker DeNA. The word of the new…

October 24, 2013, 6:01 PM EDT

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

Yahoo in Talks to Acquire Tumblr Deal for social blogging site could reach $1 billion

Is Marissa Mayer about to make a game-changing acquisition? It appears so. Yahoo is in serious talks with Tumblr to acquire the social blogging site, according to multiple sources familiar with…

May 16, 2013, 8:25 PM EDT

So, Why Exactly Is Zynga Hosting a NewFront? Beleaguered company out to tout its potential clout in mobile video

You’ve had a rocky IPO. There’ve been major threats to your core business and lots of big executive departures. And you don’t actually have a video series. Time for a NewFront,…

May 3, 2013, 10:17 AM EDT

Ad Network Jun Group Promises Money-Back Guarantee Seeks to calm advertisers wary of ghost sites, bot traffic, bogus video impressions

Given the state of things in online advertising, where certain publishers and ad networks have done their part to erode some trust among advertisers, one ad seller is sticking its…

April 26, 2013, 12:00 AM EDT

Manny Anekal Jumps to MediaSpike Gaming vet departs Kiip after a year

Manny Anekal has been named the chief revenue officer for MediaSpike, a startup focused on mobile in-game advertising. Anekal is one of the most seasoned veterans in the still-nascent world of…

March 21, 2013, 11:00 AM EDT

Sources: Criteo Hires Bank for Imminent IPO French retargeter looking a $1 billion value; slim pickings for Rubicon

The ad tech money merry-go-round continues to whirl. Last week search advertising giant Marin Software filed to go public (a planned $75 million IPO), marking the first ad tech firm…

February 15, 2013, 12:02 PM EST

NewFronts Returning With Packed Lineup 18 events planned over five-day span; NBCU out, CBS, Zynga in

If you’re someone who works in the Web video business, the week of April 29 is not shaping up to be a good time for you to make any plans.…

February 1, 2013, 10:00 AM EST

10 Great Moments in Web Journalism Besides Deadspin's Te'o Scoop From Favre to Bubba to FarmVille, the big stories that put pubs on the map

Brett Favre’s penis was certainly a big deal, so to speak. But Manti Te'o’s imaginary/made up dead girlfriend has thrust Gawker Media's Deadspin into the spotlight like never before. As of…

January 18, 2013, 1:22 PM EST

Investors to Tongal, Convertro: Happy New Year! Startups grab funding early in a cash-tight 2013

The cash-happy investor days appear to have ended with the close of 2012, so tech startups of every stripe are currently pressing the flesh and locking down lunches with people…

January 14, 2013, 4:59 PM EST

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