With $1.6 Billion in Cash, Zynga Is Now Worth Less Than $750 Million to Investors

Is it a bargain or a fire sale?
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After Zynga Confirms 18 Percent Layoffs, It Lowers Guidance in All-In Mobile Move

More tough choices for the troubled gaming company.
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Zynga to Lay Off 520 Employees — 18 Percent of Staff — and Shutter New York and LA Offices in Refocus on Mobile

Right-sizing the gaming giant for the mobile market.
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Study: Online Media Pays Off for Consumers More Than Offline

Apparently, you can get digital media satisfaction.
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Mayer’s 10X Challenge: Yahoo’s Homepage, Mail and Search Traffic Show Significant Year-Over-Year Declines

The reality of traffic falloffs on key properties is a vexing issue.
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Yahoo Prominent Brainiac Drain Continues: Goodbye to Broder, Mao

The departures from Yahoo’s research units — which is the once-vaunted computer science arm of the Silicon Valley Internet giant that is facing big cost cuts — continues. This time, said sources, it’s Andrei Broder, VP of computational advertising and chief scientist of the Advertising Product Group, as well as Jianchang (JC) Mao, who heads advertising sciences. It is not clear where either is going. But this research talent drain comes as no surprise after Yahoo Labs head Prabhakar Raghavan left for Google. He was followed by others, such as Raghu Ramakrishnan, who went to Microsoft.

CEO Thompson Tells Yahoos “Real Change Is Coming” (It’s Exclusive Internal Memo Time!)

The new leader addresses the nervous troops: Once more unto the breach, dear possibly laid-off Yahoos, once more …
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Searching for Market Share: Google Up, Microsoft’s Bing Up, Yahoo … Not Up

What goes up must come down.
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Verizon’s iPhone Picture Comes Into Focus