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Zynga CEO Mattrick leaves abruptly, replaced by founder Pincus

Don Mattrick, Zynga's current CEO, will depart the company immediately after less than two years on the job. He had previously run Microsoft's Xbox business.

By April 8, 2015


Where the tech elite go to eat

For Road Trip 2015, CNET uncovers where tech workers -- everyone from programmers to CEOs to venture capitalists -- line up for lunch in downtown San Francisco.

By August 27, 2015


The hidden cost of those 'free' gambling apps

Some of the most downloaded and highest-grossing video games in leading app stores use casino motifs for their designs, raising questions about the potential dangers of gambling apps.

By August 27, 2015


EA's new empire: An interview wth Peter Moore

The publisher's second-in-command discusses DLC conspiracies, Battlefront's multiplayer focus, and backing indies.

By August 12, 2015


Tech titans warn MovieTube suit could revive Stop Online Piracy Act

Google, Facebook among those that say the film studios' suit against the MovieTube site aims to resurrect the wide powers that copyright holders would have had if SOPA had become law.

By August 11, 2015


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


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


First game for Facebook Messenger draws a familiar picture

The first game has launched for the Facebook Messenger app -- a game similar to Draw Something, where players take turns guessing what the other has drawn.

By June 10, 2015


How Electronic Arts stopped being the worst company in America

Being named the worst company in America two years in a row was a wake-up call for the video game maker. Interviews with current and former executives, employees and partners show how EA changed the way it worked as it tries to redeem itself.

By June 2, 2015


Apple's Tim Cook says the 'best products' are born from diversity

Commentary: Apple's chief explains why having more women and minorities in tech matters to Apple and the rest of the industry. In short, diversity is the key to future success.

By June 9, 2015