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Playfish co-founder leaves EA to go back to startups

Kristian Segerstrale, who was executive vice president of Digital at Electronic Arts, remains tight-lipped on his plans for the future.

By February 27, 2013

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FunPlus strikes nearly $1B deal to sell a game subsidiary to a Chinese company

The video game company, whose titles resemble Zynga's FarmVille, is selling four of its games, using the profits to help fund its ambitions to make more.

By August 19, 2014

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Struggling Zynga serves up ChefVille virtual restaurant game

You can't rain on Zynga's parade. Amid lawsuits and disappointing earnings, the game-creator continues to expand its "Ville" series with a new restaurant-themed social game.

By August 6, 2012

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Facebook F8 lineup includes Spotify, Zynga, Turntable.fm

The speakers at Facebook's developers conference offer another hint of what to expect. Major announcements could possibly include a complete rewrite of the Facebook platform that developers can use to build new social apps.

By September 20, 2011

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At F8, Facebook talks Timeline, media, more (live blog)

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg kicks off his F8 keynote by introducing a revamped profile page the company calls Timeline, "the story of your life on a single page." He also talks Ticker, media sharing, and more using Open Graph apps. Join CNET for live coverage.

By September 22, 2011

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EA picks up Playfish for social gaming push

Electronic Arts makes some serious waves in the social gaming by acquiring Playfish for $275 million in cash and $25 million in equity.

By November 9, 2009

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EA acquires PopCap Games for digital push

Electronic Arts will pay $650 million for the maker of popular games like Plants vs. Zombies and Bejeweled. PopCap will also get $100 million in stock, as well as multi-year earnouts.

By July 12, 2011

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PopCap Games snares a mystery buyer?

The company behind Bejeweled and Plants vs. Zombies is being sold for $1 billion, but the buyer is unknown, according to a TechCrunch report.

By June 22, 2011

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Games on wheels: Eclectic cars roll into E3

Amid the countless games and rows of hardware at E3, new and custom cars studded the halls and lobbies of the Los Angeles Convention Center. Some were for sale, some were for giving away, and some could be downloaded into your games.

By June 11, 2011

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E3 2011: Where are the social games?

There's no denying that social games, primarily those played on Facebook, are in their ascendancy right now. Why are they still persona non grata at the biggest video game event of the year?

By June 9, 2011