| Sep 14, 2012
| 2:52 PM
Zynga Inc. has fired back at Electronic Arts Inc., calling EA's copyright infringement lawsuit against it "baseless" and filing a countersuit alleging that the video game giant for prevented its employees from leaving to work for Zynga.
| Sep 26, 2012
| 9:33 AM
On October 5th, the Chicago International Social Change Film Festival will be kicking off at the Showplace Icon Theater on Roosevelt Road. Showcasing films that "heighten public conciousness" of social issues, one of the festival's featured screenings...
| Aug 14, 2012
| 1:20 PM
The tiff between the world's largest social network and the company behind the "FarmVille" social game escalated this week.
Facebook on Tuesday shot back at Zynga, saying the number of people playing games on the social network on a monthly basis grew...
| Jul 26, 2012
| 1:31 PM
Facebook's first-ever earnings came in on target Thursday, with revenue of $1.18 billion on profit of 12 cents a share.
Facebook posted a second-quarter loss of $157 million, or 8 cents a share. But on an adjusted basis, after accounting for restricted...
| Aug 3, 2012
| 10:58 AM
Electronic Arts has filed a copyright infringement suit against Zynga, alleging that the social gaming company's "The Ville" misappropriated EA's "The Sims Social" game.
In a blog post explaining the lawsuit, Lucy Bradshaw, head of the studio that...
| Aug 7, 2012
| 4:20 AM
Amazon is getting into the game-making game. The Seattle-based company announced its first major social-game title, "Living Classics," on Monday.
The free Facebook game is the first from its Amazon Game Studios, a new department at the e-commerce giant...
| Aug 20, 2012
| 9:29 AM
As Apple's stock rose to new high on Monday, the technology giant set another record: It became the most valuable public company in history.
Apple's market value -- the price of its stock multiplied by the number of outstanding shares -- hit $623 billion...
| Jul 1, 2013
| 3:00 PM
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...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 6:00 AM
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...
| Jun 3, 2013
| 1:20 PM
Social video game company Zynga Inc. on Monday said it will cut 18% of its staff, or about 520 employees.
The struggling maker of games such as "FarmVille" and "Words With Friends" is making the cuts as part of an effort to reduce costs by $70 million...
| Jun 3, 2013
| 5:14 PM
The California Film Commission saw a nearly 20% jump in the number applications for its annual film tax credit lottery.
The Film Commission said 380 projects had applied for a piece of the $100 million the state allocates annually for film and...