| Sep 3, 2013
| 11:36 AM
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....
| Sep 3, 2013
| 12:30 PM
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...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 9:00 AM
SGN, the social video game company led by Myspace co-founder Chris DeWolfe, says it plans to increase its staff by 30% over the next six months by adding 30 employees as Zynga Inc. sheds workers.
The company, which produces casual games such as...
| 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...
| Jun 4, 2013
| 7:27 AM
After the coffee. Before getting John Mellencamp's new CD. (Yes, I still buy CDs.)
The Skinny: I was all set to watch some pilots last night when I finally got home around 9, but instead I got caught up in "American Reunion" on HBO. It wasn't that bad a...
| May 21, 2013
| 11:45 AM
Check back on this slug frequently for updated details about the Xbox release.
Microsoft today showcased details of its next-generation gaming platform, Xbox One, which will succeed the Xbox 360. The announcement at Microsoft's Redmond campus followed...
| Dec 17, 2012
| 4:24 PM
The young guy in the trucker cap, skinny jeans and Air Jordans squeezed the trigger on the toy shotgun and his umpteenth round of “Big Buck Hunter” blasted to life. The guy was maybe 25 and so focused on bagging digital deer, the butt of the...
| May 1, 2013
| 3:14 PM
Ed Boon was pulling punches.
I could tell immediately: Why else would Aquaman be wiping the floor with Batman? Not to mention, I was playing Ed Boon in a video game, a fighting game, that Ed Boon, the king of the fighting-game genre, created. The game...