Facebook's profit from games isn't huge -- but games are critical to all parts of the still-expanding social network.
In 2010, Don Mattrick held negotiations about buying Zynga with the man he has now replaced, Mark Pincus.
The Xbox executive faces a Herculean task of tossing the social-gaming company a lifeline, and risks getting dragged down himself.
From Stephen Elop to Vic Gundotra and now Don Mattrick, a steady stream of top executives have moved on from Redmond.
Leo "The Lip" Durocher would have understood what drove Mark Pincus, Zynga's former CEO who finally paid a price for his sharp-tongued, sharp-elbowed approach.
Zynga CEO Mark Pincus confirms that Interactive Entertainment Business head Don Mattrick will take over his position next week.
Microsoft's head of Interactive Entertainment Business, the unit responsible for Xbox, may be Zynga's next CEO, according to AllThingsD.
Zynga's layoff effectively means the closure of OMGPOP, leaving Zynga's remaining U.S. offices to pick up the slack for the popular Draw Something franchise.
The embattled social-games maker aims to cut up to $80 million in costs by culling employees across the company and closing offices in New York, Los Angeles, and Dallas.
The social-gaming company releases "Running With Friends," a combination of its mobile franchise and the popular genre of running games. The title's set at the annual running of the bulls in Pamplona, Spain.
Founder and chief Mark Pincus says his company is planning to make a mobile push with FarmVille 2.
The social gaming company shuts down The Ville, Empires and Allies, Dream Zoo, and Zynga City on Tencent, but Draw Something 2 goes live Wednesday night.
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