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CEO Mattrick tried to buy Zynga in 2010 -- report

In 2010, Don Mattrick held negotiations about buying Zynga with the man he has now replaced, Mark Pincus.

By July 8, 2013

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Is Don Mattrick Zynga's would-be savior?

The Xbox executive faces a Herculean task of tossing the social-gaming company a lifeline, and risks getting dragged down himself.

By July 2, 2013

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Zynga presses pause on game launches as sales outlook drops

The gaming company cuts outlook after its says revamps of hit games, including Words With Friends, will take longer. But, it says, new efforts should prove fruitful.

By August 7, 2014

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Zynga appoints Google exec, a former DARPA director, to its board

Regina Dugan, currently vice president of engineering and leader of Google's Advanced Technology and Projects, shows interest in video games.

By July 9, 2014

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At E3 2014, Microsoft's Xbox One focus is all about games

Microsoft dedicated its Xbox One press conference to assuring players that it's not the company that trotted out a controversial console last year. This time, games come first.

By June 9, 2014

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Why the death of Microsoft's Xbox One vision means we all lose

Commentary: By unbundling the Kinect sensor from Xbox One, Microsoft strips away the console's last differentiating element. The industry and gamers will suffer for it.

By May 14, 2014

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Mark Pincus steps down from daytime duties at Zynga

The founder and former CEO of the social games company has relinquished all responsibilities as chief product officer, signaling the end of Pincus' operational role at Zynga.

By April 23, 2014

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Microsoft taps Scott Guthrie to head cloud business

In advance of this week's big developer confab, Microsoft also appoints Nokia chief Stephen Elop, who figured as a possible CEO candidate, as head of its device group.

By March 31, 2014

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Zynga announces NaturalMotion acquisition alongside layoffs

In a push to cut costs, become more efficient, and tread into the mobile market, the beleaguered game maker reveals some big changes with its earnings report.

By January 30, 2014

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Zynga beats estimates, but user base continues to crumble

The Farmville creator's loss narrows as it names a new COO. But its rough ride isn't over.

By October 24, 2013