Don’t Regulate Me, Bro! Social Casino Companies Band Together to “Inform” Lawmakers.

The social casino gaming trade group ISGA wants to stop government regulation before it can start. Whether it’s going to start is another question.
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Zynga Names Clive Downie as New COO

A new exec with a past in social and mobile gaming.
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Zynga Layoffs and the NSA on Your Phone — 10 Things You Need to See on AllThingsD This Week

The week in AllThingsD, in one convenient post. You’re welcome!
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All Eyes Still on Mobile as Zynga Earnings Approach

Is Zynga’s long, slow transition to mobile going smoothly?
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Facebook Touts Gaming Numbers at GDC, Lays Out New Plans

Facebook’s focus on its gamers in 2012 appears to have paid off.
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Behind Mark Pincus’s Bid to Save Zynga

The 46-year-old CEO has remained outwardly positive while Zynga’s troubles have played out publicly over the past few months. But behind the scenes, Pincus was having a more difficult time.

QOTD: EA Unleashes a Zinger at Zynga

Just once, can Zynga publish a game that they didn’t clone from another developer?

Electronic Arts spokesman Jeff Brown’s reaction to the latest lineup from the social games powerhouse

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Zynga Posts Loss in First Earnings Report

Zynga Inc. issued its first earnings report as a public company on Tuesday, posting mixed results that included a 59 percent gain in sales but also a loss for the period that helped whipsaw the social gaming firm’s shares in late trading.

One Explanation for Why Zynga Is Holding Off on Its IPO

Zynga’s IPO has been rumored to slip to later in the year, but there’s probably a simple explanation: It still has to prove it’s worth the $15 to $20 billion valuation it’s asking for.
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Social Game-Maker Funzio Nabs Jamil Moledina from EA

Funzio, a San Francisco-based developer of hardcore social games, has hired Jamil Moledina as VP of Business Development, where he will work with outside partners. Most recently, Moledina helped to create EA Partners’ third party digital publishing business, by signing up indie game developers. Prior to EA, he was the executive director of the Game Developers Conference (GDC). Funzio raised $20 million in May.