Social Gaming

'Angry Birds' Founder Out as CEO Amid Profit Decline

After leading Rovio Entertainment for five years, Mikael Hed is stepping down as chief executive.

Jason Fell

· 2 min read

As Buried Cartridges Are Unearthed, Atari Plots a Comeback

With a new CEO leading the way, Atari is focusing on the future. At the same time, a documentary in the works seeks to uncover why, years ago, Atari dumped thousands of cartridges in a landfill.

Geoff Weiss

· 3 min read

'Angry Birds' Maker Suffers a Harsh Reality

In the mercurial world of casual gaming, once prominent players have struggled to adapt to industry trends.

Laura Entis

· 3 min read

When Founders Leave the Companies They Started

Mark Pincus's departure from Zynga is a reminder that the skills needed to start a company are very different from those required to successfully manage its growth.

Laura Entis

· 3 min read

Disney Interactive Lays Off 700 Employees

Disney's struggling video game and digital media subsidiary slashed its workforce by 26 percent on Thursday.

Laura Entis

· 2 min read

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

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.

Nina Zipkin

· 2 min read

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.

· 2 min read

Zynga Layoffs: What Happens When Startups Grow Too Fast

Here's a look at several businesses forced to cut back after a period of hyper-growth.

Brian Patrick Eha

· 3 min read

Zynga Continues to Cut Ties With Facebook

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.

Brian Patrick Eha

· 3 min read

Emerging Social Media Sites to Attract Users

As email and instant messaging loses prowess among users, smaller social-networking sites are stepping up.

Taking Stock of Empire Avenue for Business

Empire Avenue's social media exchange offers a new way of cultivating brand evangelists.

Three Tips to Boost Business on Foursquare

Between landing sales and tracking customers, entrepreneurs are finding ways to leverage mobile networking to boost business.

Diana Ransom

· 5 min read