Zynga

Zynga to Face Lawsuit Alleging Fraud Tied to IPO

The 'FarmVille' maker is accused of defrauding shareholders about its prospects before and after going public in 2011.

Reuters

· 2 min read

Court Says Zynga Co-Founder to Face Lawsuit

Allegations say the creator of FarmVille breached his duty of loyalty to shareholders.

Reuters

· 2 min read

From FarmVille to Outsville, Zynga Co-Founder Mark Pincus to Launch App Accelerator

Called 'SuperLabs,' Pincus's new company is said to be a self-financed app development firm.

Jason Fell

· 2 min read

Big-Name Startups Land on Most-Doomed Brands List

Some of the companies that are expected to falter next year are headed by entrepreneurs you're very familiar with.

Jason Fell

· 2 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

What King Digital's 'Crushed' IPO Means for Private Mobile-Game Makers

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?

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

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

Dublin-based King Media Entertainment filed for an initial public offering early this morning, as investors questioned the company's long-term prospects.

Geoff Weiss

· 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

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

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.

Geoff Weiss

Former Staff Writer

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

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.

Geoff Weiss

· 3 min read