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  • Zynga swearing off real-money gambling a good move, analysts say

    Zynga swearing off real-money gambling a good move, analysts say
    Zynga Inc. is kicking the gambling habit.  The social gaming company had been trying to get into the online betting business as revenue from Facebook games weakens, but on Thursday Zynga said during its second-quarter earnings report that it would not...
  • RealNetworks tries to grow casino games as Zynga drops gambling

    RealNetworks tries to grow casino games as Zynga drops gambling
    RealNetworks Inc., the company that makes the RealPlayer streaming software, is betting it can revive its casual games business with the help of its casino games on Facebook. The casino arm, which features games including video poker and blackjack, is...
  • Zynga files suit against casual-sex app maker

    Zynga files suit against casual-sex app maker
    In this legal battle, it's casual gaming vs. casual sex.  Zynga Inc., the social video games maker known for "Words With Friends" and "Scramble With Friends," has sued Bang With Friends Inc., a service that facilitates casual sex encounters, claiming...
  • TV ratings: 'Big Brother' and 'America's Got Talent' slip

    Aaryn Gries' novelty may be wearing off for viewers of CBS' "Big Brother." The reality show's ratings dropped 13% from last week. Wednesday night's telecast scored a 2.0 rating in the key 18-49 demographic, according to preliminary numbers from Nielsen....
  • Daniel Porter named head of WME's digital department

    Daniel Porter named head of WME's digital department
    Daniel Porter, the former chief executive of the mobile game studio OMGPOP, has been named head of talent agency WME's digital department, the company said Tuesday. Porter began working out of the Beverly Hills-based agency's New York office on Tuesday....
  • WME Names Daniel Porter as Head of Digital Group

    Former OMGPOP CEO and Zynga GM Daniel Porter has been tapped as the head of WME's Digital Group. He will oversee all of the company's online and mobile initiatives and help identify digital opportunities for clients. While with OMGPOP, Porter oversaw the...
  • New Zynga chief Mattrick's compensation could top $50 million

    New Zynga chief Mattrick's compensation could top $50 million
    Don Mattrick, who earlier this week was appointed to replace Zynga's founder Mark Pincus as CEO, has a tough task in front of him: turning around the struggling social video game maker.  But he will certainly be well-paid for his efforts. According to...
  • Entertainment and cable stocks rise on strong earnings

    Entertainment and cable stocks rise on strong earnings
    It's been a good couple of days for entertainment and cable companies. Shares of DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc., CBS Corp. and Time Warner Cable Inc. rose Thursday after those companies reported strong quarterly earnings.  Glendale-based DreamWorks...
  • Zynga's David Ko and Colleen McCreary leaving in shuffle

    Zynga's David Ko and Colleen McCreary leaving in shuffle
    At struggling casual video games company Zynga Inc., the name of the game appears to be "Restructuring With Friends."  Chief Operations Officer David Ko, Chief People Officer Colleen McCreary and Chief Technology Officer Cadir Lee are leaving the...
  • Zynga's Pincus steps down as CEO, succeeded by Microsoft Xbox exec

    Zynga's Pincus steps down as CEO, succeeded by Microsoft Xbox exec
    Mark Pincus is stepping down as chief executive of Zynga Inc., the social video game company he founded, and will be replaced by Don Mattrick, the head of Microsoft Corp.'s Xbox business, the company said Monday. Zynga's stock surged on word of the...
  • Chris DeWolfe's SGN gaming company acquires Mob Science

    Chris DeWolfe's SGN gaming company acquires Mob Science
    SGN, the social gaming company led by Myspace co-founder Chris DeWolfe, has acquired Carlsbad-based game developer Mob Science, the shop behind “Legends: Rise of a Hero,”  the company said Thursday. The deal will add Mob Science’s 11...