New Acer PCs Will Launch Preloaded With Pokki-Powered Games, Including Zynga’s

The partnership makes a slew of Web-based games available to download and install in one click.
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Zynga Files Suit Against Former Staffer, Claiming Theft of Trade Secrets

The complaint was filed in court on Friday against Alan Patmore, the former general manager of CityVille, who left the company to join crosstown rival Kixeye.
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Facebook Fatigue? Kleiner’s Gordon Sees Console-Like Cycles in Social Gaming. (Video)

As an investor and board member of Zynga, Bing Gordon says Facebook feels a lot like a hardware game platform, but without the hardware advances to renew interest.
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Zynga’s CityVille Loses Mayor to Kixeye

The latest exit from Zynga is Alan Patmore, the general manager of CityVille, who is joining Kixeye as their VP of Product.
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Zynga’s Stock Pops Based on a High Chance of Meeting Low Expectations

Companies normally get a lift when they exceed estimates, but in this case, investor confidence has been so low that some think just meeting expectations will be enough for Zynga.
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Mark Pincus on Zynga’s Strategy: Open Platform, Collect Non-Gamers, Score One Billion Players

In the run-up to its IPO, Zynga spent most of last year in a quiet period. Now Pincus is eager to talk about how the social games company will reach its goal of a billion players on its network.
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The New New Web: Ask Not Who Needs It, Ask Who Wants It

The Internet has evolved from being a need-driven utility medium with only a handful of winners to a discovery-driven entertainment medium with room for multiple winners.

Zynga Taking On EA’s Sims Social With Its Next Game, The Ville

The game is the fifth edition in its most popular franchise, and it looks a lot like EA’s Sims Social.
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Zynga Unleashing Several New Games and an Update for Its Playground

Zynga’s press event, dubbed “Unleashed,” kicks off Tuesday morning at its swanky San Francisco headquarters. Here are some things to expect.
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EA Building Up Its Facebook Empire — This Time With SimCity Social

If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.
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