| Aug 13, 2013
| 7:38 PM
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...
| 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 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 3, 2013
| 3:25 PM
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...
| 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...
| Mar 15, 2012
| 9:33 PM
Producer Mark Burnett has made an investment in Youtoo, a technology company that licenses interactive elements to the TV industry....
| Mar 14, 2012
| 4:33 PM
Zynga, the maker of online games FarmVille and Words With Friends, said it will seek to raise $400 million in a secondary public stock offering and rejigger when employees can sell their shares, moves designed to help prevent a sudden drop in the price of...