Zynga

Jetsetter: Sony sells 30 million PlayStation 3 consoles across Europe

This week in Jetsetter we sweep across the European continent to look at PlayStation 3 sales, look at a little Belarusian company's success in Russia with World of Tanks, and stop off in Japan to lament Zynga's fall in the country.

Gaming

Facebook sells the farm and renegotiates its partnership with Zynga

In 2011, Facebook relied on FarmVille studio Zynga for 12 percent of its total revenue. At the end of 2012, Zynga is a fast shrinking business with a equally shrinking audience. The social network and the game company have renegotiated their partnership.

Gaming

Facebook and Zynga decide to see other people

Facebook and Zynga, long established as one of social networking's strongest power couples, have loosened their contractual relationship. The changes mean that Zynga is no longer tied exclusively to Facebook, while Facebook is free to court new social game…

Social Media

All the Facebook news you may have missed this week

We've rounded up the Facebook stories from this week that we've missed and you should know about.

Social Media

How badly is the drowning Zynga holding back Facebook?

Zynga's catastrophic 2012 continues as the company lays off scores of staff and cancels games ahead of its earnings. As the company sinks, though, how is it affecting its symbiotic partner Facebook?

Gaming

Zynga lays off ‘more than 100’ employees during Apple event

As Apple was unveiling its latest slate of gadgets this morning, casual gaming giant Zynga dumped over 100 employees. Suspicious timing? Maybe that's the point.

Gaming

Words With Friends, Draw Something as real board games can’t end well

Zynga and Hasbro recently linked up to offer gaming apps Words With Friends, FarmVille, CityVille, and Draw Something a board game translation. The only question is, why? Or rather, who wanted this?

Gaming

So Long Zynga: Mobile continues to eat up PC social gaming’s audience

September sales data shows that social games are spending time and money on mobile devices, not PC, bad news for an embattled Zynga.

Gaming

Zynga On Fire: FarmVille studio burning as financial losses mount

Zynga's disastrous financial 2012 continues as projected losses are raised about $100 million. Will the MAfia Wars company sell?

Gaming

Social casino games will generate $2.4 billion in revenue by 2015. Will gambling save Zynga?

As executives abandon Zynga in droves, a new report on the future of social gambling bodes well for the company's new ventures.

Gaming

RocketPlay launches ‘Sports Casino,’ the first social sports betting game on Zynga and Facebook

Amateur and professional sports betters can now practice their skills on RocketPlay's newly launched social sports betting game, "Sports Casino," on Facebook and Zynga.

Gaming

Zynga hires real-money gambling executive

Zynga has reportedly hired online gambling veteran Maytal Ginzburg to run its real-money gambling ventures.

Gaming

Is the Facebook video game market dying or just evolving?

Marketing costs and fees are driving developers from Facebook. Is the market dead or is it just the FarmVille viral genre that's dying?

Gaming

Big Fish takes first crack at a real-money casino iOS app, debuting in U.K.

Lose the dice and cards, all you need is an iPhone. Big Fish Casinos will be the first real-money casino app on iOS when it debuts in the United Kingdom.

Gaming

As Zynga’s woes mount COO John Schappert quits company

Reeling from severe quarterly losses and a lawsuit from EA, Zynga loses its COO.

Gaming