| Mar 2, 2012
| 9:39 AM
•••• Zynga is branching off into its own social gaming platform, making the entrypoint for “Farmville” and “Words With Friends” players a self-contained site rather than Facebook. They also plan to...
| Mar 5, 2012
| 8:16 AM
•••• The 26th edition of the Game Developers Conference kicks off in San Francisco today. Follow the official #GDC tag on Twitter for a bunch of people reporting on how hung over they are. [GDC]
| 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 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...
| Aug 14, 2012
| 3:55 PM
Stocks in the beleaguered social-media sector keep heading down.
Shares of Angie’s List Inc. and Groupon Inc. plunged Tuesday as investors continued their retreat from the formerly red-hot sector.
Angie’s List, the consumer-review website,...
| Aug 3, 2012
| 10:10 AM
Kevin Systrom was working behind a hissing espresso machine at Palo Alto's Caffé del Doge in the spring of 2006 when Facebook Chief Mark Zuckerberg approached the counter with a puzzled look on his face. The previous summer Zuck had taken Systrom to...
| Aug 22, 2012
| 4:22 PM
Kixeye, a social game developer in San Francisco, doesn't attract much attention -- and that perhaps provides a clue to how the company has managed to flourish on Facebook while others have wiped out or stalled.
Kixeye has little more than 5.3 million...
| Jul 30, 2012
Laura Pincus Hartman stood before a congregation in a church just south of 75th Street, gazing at anticipatory faces.
The pastor had just finished preaching an hour-long sermon from the Gospel of Mark about Jesus healing a woman. Hartman was about...
| Sep 5, 2012
| 2:28 PM
As president of a company that just came out with a game on Facebook called "Sports Casino," Matthew Cullen is surprisingly OK with the prospect that the U.S. is not likely to see legalized online gambling anytime soon.
Cullen's company, RocketPlay does,...
| Sep 10, 2012
| 4:54 PM
Arriving aboard the Pride of Baltimore II and hailed by a cannon blast from the Constellation, Michael Phelps and Maryland's other Olympic athletes were celebrated in true local style Monday afternoon by elected officials and an Inner Harbor crowd.