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.
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.
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…
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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?
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.
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?
September sales data shows that social games are spending time and money on mobile devices, not PC, bad news for an embattled Zynga.
Zynga's disastrous financial 2012 continues as projected losses are raised about $100 million. Will the MAfia Wars company sell?
As executives abandon Zynga in droves, a new report on the future of social gambling bodes well for the company's new ventures.
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.
Marketing costs and fees are driving developers from Facebook. Is the market dead or is it just the FarmVille viral genre that's dying?
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.
Reeling from severe quarterly losses and a lawsuit from EA, Zynga loses its COO.