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Zynga continues to fall as new mobile gaming kings rise

Zynga continues to fall as new mobile gaming kings rise

Zynga, for a brief while, was chief among game creators in the mobile gaming world, laying claim to some of Facebook's then-famous games. Its reign started slipping a couple of years ago, however, as mobile gaming trends shifted, and though it has tried different things to reverse that trend, the company has largely continued in its downwards spiral. All the while, competitors have risen to fill its void, most notable among them being King Digital, the company behind Candy Crush.

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Apple apps, stores go (RED) for World AIDS Day 2014

Apple apps, stores go (RED) for World AIDS Day 2014

Continuing a tradition that is eight years in the running, Apple will be embarking on a campaign not just to promote awareness about the AIDS situation, especially in Africa, but also to help fund efforts in fighting the disease and helping victims survive. Starting Monday, 24th November until December 7 , a whopping 25 apps on iTunes App Store, its biggest collection ever, will have their proceeds go to the efforts of (RED) and the Global Fund. And buyers will also have something to show for their pledge, with exclusive in-app content and perks to mark the occasion.

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Facebook investigates tracking users’ cursors and screen behavior

Facebook investigates tracking users’ cursors and screen behavior

Facebook has been actively researching the feasibility, effectiveness, and profitability of tracking users' cursors and screen positions, reports the Wall Street Journal. The data would give the social media giant the ability to analyze the ways in which users interact with Facebook content and advertising. This would in turn let it change the site and its advertising methods according to where users hover their mice and scroll their device displays.

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Zynga puts the kibosh on OMGPOP as woes increase

Zynga puts the kibosh on OMGPOP as woes increase

Modern times have not been kind to Zynga, the maker of online video games that once enjoyed wealth and prosperity as the top dog in the world of Facebook-centric games. Now others have arisen to fill the company's shoes (King of Candy Crush fame being one of them), and Zynga has been steadily suffering since. Gamers are losing interest in once-staples like Mafia Wars, FarmVille, and more, and once again the company has announced a closure.

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Zynga reportedly had three top executives resign in July

Zynga reportedly had three top executives resign in July

It is no secret that Zynga, maker of several popular Facebook games, has been having considerable financial trouble over the past months. Earlier this month, Microsoft's Don Mattrick went on to become the company's CEO, and following this three top executives have resigned from their position. The information comes from sources said to be familiar with the matter who spoke to Bloomberg.

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Microsoft’s Mattrick led 2010 Zynga acquisition talks insiders claim

Microsoft’s Mattrick led 2010 Zynga acquisition talks insiders claim

Microsoft explored acquiring Zynga as early as 2010, sources claim, with former entertainment division chief Don Mattrick driving discussions around the company he would, most recently, go on to lead as new CEO. Mattrick, who was named Zynga's chief executive in a multi-million job jump earlier this month, opened negotiations in 2010 with the social gaming company's founder Mark Pincus, sources tell Bloomberg, in what was believed to be an attempt to boost the range of titles on Xbox Live.

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Microsoft Entertainment head tipped to move to Zynga as possible CEO [UPDATE]

Microsoft Entertainment head tipped to move to Zynga as possible CEO [UPDATE]

The man known as Don Mattrick has been tipped to be moving to the mobile gaming giant Zynga, switching from Entertainment Head of one company to CEO of the other. Such a move would likely have adverse effects on how Windows Phone 8 (and forward) work with games from the game maker - possibly aiming it toward a more diverse ecosystem rather than its still-limited web-browser-based setup today. Bring on the bulldogg!

UPDATE: Confirmed.

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Facebook game developers made $2.8B in 2012

Facebook game developers made $2.8B in 2012

Executives from Facebook have revealed that game developers generated around $2.8 billion in revenue last year. Sean Ryan, Facebook's Director of Game Partnerships, spoke at the Game Developers Conference trying to entice more developers to join Facebook's gaming platform. Ryan stated, "Anywhere in the games business we are investing heavily." Ryan rolled out a bunch of impressive statistics to get more developers on board.

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Zynga distances itself from Facebook

Zynga distances itself from Facebook

Zynga has announced that it will no longer be requiring people to log into their Facebook accounts when entering its site. Zynga wants to distance itself from Facebook in order to become a more independent game developer. You are now able to access your favorite games, like Farmville, Chefville, Draw Sometihng, and more via a stand-alone Zynga account.

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King.com overtakes Zynga for top spot on Facebook

King.com overtakes Zynga for top spot on Facebook

You might not have heard of casual social game developing studio King.com, but they just bumped Zynga from the top spot on Facebook with their new game Candy Crush Saga. It has attracted 9.7 million daily players on Facebook so far, and King.com is now the second largest game publisher on Facebook, with over 70 million monthly active users across all of their games.

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Zynga shutters 11 of its social video games

Zynga shutters 11 of its social video games

Zynga has instituted its cost-reduction plan that the company talked about back in November. The cost-reduction plan involved shutting down some of the company's video games, or at least accepting no new players in others ahead of shutdown in the coming weeks. The game developer plans to allocate its resources to its more popular games.

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