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Zynga

Zynga develops social games that work stand-alone on mobile phone platforms such as Apple iOS and Google’s Android and online through its website, Zynga.com, and social networking websites such as Facebook. Its best known game is FarmVille, which it launched in 2009.

Zynga’s chief operating officer exits company

Zynga’s best known game is FarmVille, which it launched in 2009. Photo: SCMP

Game publisher Zynga has announced the departure of several senior executives, including chief operating officer David Ko, as part of a management shake-up under new chief executive Don Mattrick.

Wednesday, 14 August, 2013, 12:09pm

Zynga CEO Pincus quits as FarmVille loses favour, stock price sinks

Don Mattrick

Mark Pincus will be replaced on Monday by Don Mattrick, who was most recently head of Microsoft's Xbox division. Zynga said on Monday that Pincus, who founded Zynga and named it after his American bulldog in 2007, will stay on as chairman and chief product officer.

6 Jul 2013 - 3:30am

Zynga’s new boss to get pay package worth some US$50 million

Don Mattrick helped turn the Xbox business into a profitable venture after years of losses, eventually propelling it into the No.1 selling console in the United States. Photo: Reuters

Don Mattrick, the head of Microsoft’s Xbox business who will replace Zynga Inc founder Mark Pincus as chief executive next week, will get a hefty, largely stock-based compensation package of about USUS$50 million in coming years, the company said in a regulatory filing.

4 Jul 2013 - 10:21am

Microsoft Xbox head named Zynga boss

Don Mattrick helped turn the Xbox business into a profitable venture after years of losses, eventually propelling it into the No.1 selling console in the United States. Photo: Reuters

Games publisher Zynga has replaced chief executive Mark Pincus with Don Mattrick, the Microsoft executive who headed the critical Xbox business, Zynga announced.

The news, reported first by AllThingsD, sent Zynga shares up more than 11 per cent earlier in the day. The shares rose a further 3 per cent to US$3.17 when Zynga confirmed the appointment after the bell.

2 Jul 2013 - 11:24am