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,, and social networking websites such as Facebook. Its best known game is FarmVille, which it launched in 2009.

  • The Giving Pledge was founded by Bill and Melinda Gates and Warren Buffett in 2010, and initially scores of billionaires signed, including Elon Musk and Airbnb’s Brian Chesky
  • But the number of pledgers has fallen to a record low, with some notable names still absent from the list, including Jeff Bezos, even though his ex-wife Mackenzie Scott joined

Apple and Google said new legislation would make it harder to protect users by undermining security features, but small tech firms support bills could increase competition in Big Tech ecosystems.


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.