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What King Digital's 'Crushed' IPO Means for Private Mobile-Game Makers
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The maker of the wildly popular Candy Crush game has had a disastrous public debut. What might that mean for private companies in the gaming space?
March 27, 2014 in Money
Disney Interactive Lays Off 700 Employees

Disney Interactive Lays Off 700 Employees

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Disney's struggling video game and digital media subsidiary slashed its workforce by 26 percent on Thursday.
March 7, 2014 in Business News
In Going Public, Candy Crush Maker Hopes Investors Have a Sweet Tooth

In Going Public, Candy Crush Maker Hopes Investors Have a Sweet Tooth

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Dublin-based King Media Entertainment filed for an initial public offering early this morning, as investors questioned the company's long-term prospects.
February 18, 2014 in Financing
Zynga Makes Its Biggest Buy Yet, Announces Fresh Round of Layoffs

Zynga Makes Its Biggest Buy Yet, Announces Fresh Round of Layoffs

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The struggling gaming company is letting 15 percent of its employees go while making way for a new addition in the acquisition of U.K. competitor NaturalMotion.
January 31, 2014 in News and Trends
Photos: From Google to Warby Parker: The Origins Behind 10 of the Wackiest Company Names

From Google to Warby Parker: The Origins Behind 10 of the Wackiest Company Names

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Business owners are increasingly throwing out the rulebook when it comes to playing the name game. Here are the anecdotes behind 10 of our favorites.
January 24, 2014 in Branding
Sweet Victory: Candy Crush Developer Trademarks the Word 'Candy'

Sweet Victory: Candy Crush Developer Trademarks the Word 'Candy'

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The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has approved a trademark claim filed by the social game company, King. Now, Apple is notifying app developers in breach of the ruling.
January 21, 2014 in Apps & Software
Would You Enroll in an Accelerator Put On By Zynga?

Would You Enroll in an Accelerator Put On By Zynga?

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The much publicized gaming company is looking to get its hands dirty in ed-tech.
October 16, 2013 in News and Trends
No Games: Zynga's New CEO Shakes Up Management

No Games: Zynga's New CEO Shakes Up Management

Social gaming company Zynga announced the departure of three senior executives late Tuesday as the company undergoes a broader restructuring.
August 14, 2013 in Starting a Business
How Entrepreneurs Can Avoid Microsoft's SkyDrive Trademark Misstep

How Entrepreneurs Can Avoid Microsoft's SkyDrive Trademark Misstep

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Follow these expert tips for naming your startup and protecting your brand from trademark infringement.
August 5, 2013 in Legal Center
Zynga Stock Falls As Company Decides Not to Enter Real-Money Gambling Market

Zynga Stock Falls As Company Decides Not to Enter Real-Money Gambling Market

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The decision comes as the once-popular gaming company delivered a brutal second quarter earnings report.
July 26, 2013 in News and Trends
New Zynga Chief Leaves Hole at Microsoft Ahead of Xbox One Launch

New Zynga Chief Leaves Hole at Microsoft Ahead of Xbox One Launch

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Don Mattrick's abrupt departure and a possible impending reorganization are among the challenges facing Microsoft's entertainment division.
July 2, 2013 in Leadership
Zynga Hires Microsoft Exec as its New CEO

Zynga Hires Microsoft Exec as its New CEO

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Co-founder Mark Pincus will remain chairman of the gaming company and serve as chief product officer.
July 1, 2013 in News and Trends
Zynga Layoffs: What Happens When Startups Grow Too Fast

Zynga Layoffs: What Happens When Startups Grow Too Fast

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Here's a look at several businesses forced to cut back after a period of hyper-growth.
June 4, 2013 in Business Management
Zynga Continues to Cut Ties With Facebook

Zynga Continues to Cut Ties With Facebook

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Zynga and Facebook pull away from each other, Pinterest beefs up its engineering team, YouTube hits one billion monthly users and more social-media news.
March 22, 2013 in Social Media
The Investors Who Laughed at Zynga

The Investors Who Laughed at Zynga

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It's been a banner week for Zynga with its long-awaited IPO. But there was a time when its founder was criticized for proposing a free-gaming business model.
December 16, 2011 in Evaluating Your Idea
Five Keys to Building a Successful Gaming Company

Five Keys to Building a Successful Gaming Company

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Starting up a gaming company can be complex. Here are some tips that Row Sham Bow CEO learned to stay focused.
October 13, 2011 in Startup Basics
Will Crazy Market Moves Kill IPOs and Slash VC Investment?

Will Crazy Market Moves Kill IPOs and Slash VC Investment?

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The stock markets' sharp swings has perhaps derailed two major public offerings this summer. Here's what continued volatility could mean for other small companies seeking venture capital.
September 16, 2011 in IPOs and DPOs
Zynga IPO: Three Things to Keep in Mind When Scaling a Business Quickly

Zynga IPO: Three Things to Keep in Mind When Scaling a Business Quickly

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The online gaming company's filing can offer an opportunity for other owners to consider how best to grow a new business.
July 1, 2011 in Growth Strategies

The Top Marketing Flops of 2010

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Some companies are skilled in the art of advertising and branding. Then there are these guys.
January 25, 2011 in Marketing
Video: An Interview With Zynga.comPlay Video

An Interview With Zynga.com (Video)

Mark Pincus, founder of Zynga, the largest social gaming company and publisher of the popular Texas Hold'Em poker game on social networks, shares his advice to entrepreneurs.
April 21, 2009 in Social Media

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