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  • Mark Pincus's Vanishing Act

    Mark Pincus is no magician, but over the last year Zynga’s notoriously micro-managing founder has pulled off a trick no one thought he was capable of: disappearing. Today, the company said he would be stepping down from all day-to-day operations — though he would remain chairman of the company.…

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    • Zynga Founder Mark Pincus Abandons Role At Company Before It’s ‘Game Over’

      Posted in: Social Media It is amazing how fast the mighty Zynga has fallen. Zynga is known for Farmville, Coasterville, Cityville, Mafia Wars, and other famous social media games. Now, Zynga is hanging by a thread proven by the fact its founder, Mark Pincus, has “abandoned” his role.

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        • Zynga beats expectations as its mobile business starts to pick up social's slack

          Zynga might figure out this whole mobile thing after all. That’s down 30 percent compared to the same period in 2013, but it’s actually up from the fourth quarter.  Mobile games like Zynga Poker and Words With Friends were a big part of the publisher’s good performance during Q1, and the company…

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          • It's 'Game Over' as Zynga founder Mark Pincus leaves company

            The announcement came Wednesday morning along with the company's results for the first quarter. Pincus led Zynga to fame and Facebook success years ago with the release of numerous social games that gained wide followings, including "FarmVille," "Words With Friends," "CityVille" and several…

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            • Zynga founder Mark Pincus steps down as Chief Product Officer

              Social gaming company Zynga on Wednesday revealed that founder Mark Pincus is stepping down from his role as chief product officer effective today. The executive will instead focus on his role as Chairman of the Board of Directors according to a press release on the matter that accompanied Zynga’s…

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              • Big Zynga shakeup leaves founder Mark Pincus out of day-to-day operations

                Find out at DataBeat, May 19-20 in San Francisco, from top data scientists, analysts, investors, and entrepreneurs. Zynga founder Mark Pincus is stepping down from an operational role at the huge social game publisher as his successor, CEO Don Mattrick, puts his own stamp on the company. Pincus…

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                • Zynga player decline continues, original founder no longer chief product officer

                  Millions of dollars, millions of players, and a good old executive reshuffle: it's the latest Zynga financial report!

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