Mark pincus

It’s too late for gambling to save Zynga

Game-maker Zynga is on the ropes and some think online gambling will give it a means to survive. But given that it’s late to the game and the messy laws governing American gambling, Zynga may have to fold its cards instead.

Zynga on its Mobile plans: We are working on it

Zynga like many of its big web counterparts is grappling with the shift of consumers to the mobile platforms. Lack of mobile monetization opportunities are only part of the problem for the company that is beholden to Facebook and desktop-web for its growth and revenues.

Pincus: The Web Will Become More Like Zynga

Zynga CEO Mark Pincus got lobbed some softballs this morning at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference by his investors at Kleiner Perkins. But he did give up some specific metrics about how his very metrics-driven company runs, and he talked about the larger themes at stake.

Will Zynga Use $180M Funding for Shopping?

The good times are back in Silicon Valley, thanks to late-stage investors willing to bet on fast-growing Internet startups. Zynga, a San Francisco-based social games company, has raised a whopping $180 million in funding from Digital Sky Technologies, a Russian investment firm.