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Jason Citron lands $20m for Discord

16 days ago Hammer & Chisel founder seeing more than 1 million users a month joining the voice/text chat app for gamers

Zynga CFO resigns

3 months ago David Lee exits as social game publisher returns to profitability; CSR2 and Dawn of Titans delayed to 2016

Zynga launches gamified ads

4 months ago Sponsored Play program puts ad games within games, touted as "the next wave in mobile advertising"

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1 FarmVille creator Mark Skaggs leaves Zynga

4 months ago Internal memo from Mark Pincus outlines other personnel changes as well

46% of US social casino gamers spend money - Newzoo

5 months ago Market research firm report finds paying audience is 59 percent male, 55 percent aged 21-35

1 Zynga narrows net loss to $27m in Q2

6 months ago Mobile business continues to see gains, now representing 66% of total bookings

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2 Frank Gibeau joins Zynga

6 months ago Former EA exec added to social publisher's board of directors

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Happy fans equal happy returns

8 months ago Big Viking's Albert Lai shares lessons from taking Zynga's doomed YoVille and growing it back up as YoWorld

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1 Attack of the Indies: How devs can master social media in 5 simple steps

9 months ago Keith Andrew unlocks the secrets of social media marketing

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Mind Candy 2.0: Soldiers and social networks

9 months ago President and CFO Divinia Knowles reveals what the Moshi Monsters studio is building now

2 Internet Archive's MS-DOS Twitter games suspended

9 months ago Popular feature falls foul of Twitter rules

Facebook brings video ads to its desktop apps

9 months ago "To attract more people to install and play Facebook desktop games"

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22 Don Mattrick leaves Zynga, stock tanking

10 months ago Update: Head of Zynga Studios also left in March

Twitter tweaks harassment reporting

10 months ago Victims of abuse can now be sent email summaries to aid law enforcement efforts

RockYou raises $23 million in funding

11 months ago Columbia Capital invests in social firm

4 Analyst calls for Zynga to fire Mattrick

A year ago Industry-watcher criticizes exec for unfocused strategy, attempt to branch out into new genres

Second funding round for PlaySpace brings total to $3m

A year ago José Manuel Entrecanales Foundation backs social developer

YouTube's fastest growing gaming audience: Women over 25

A year ago Google shares insights on video service's audience, says Minecraft was second most-searched topic of 2014

2 Chinese game industry sales reach $18.5 billion

A year ago Total user base reaches 517 million as mobile gaming revenues more than double to $4.4 billion

6 Custom games being used to treat psychopaths

A year ago Activities designed to help patients multi-task can assuage symptoms

GungHo leads $15m funding round for Kamcord

A year ago Tencent, Wargaming also contribute to funding for social network for mobile gamers

21 Peter Moore calls out Twitter for permitting harassment

A year ago EA exec calls bans "nonsense" after receiving repeated abuse from same user

Hibernum Créations takes $5m in funding

A year ago Investissement Québec becomes new shareholder in social developer

1 Don't design games for YouTube - Bossa

A year ago Co-founder of Surgeon Simulator studio says virality is a side effect of novel design, not a goal in itself

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4 Community management isn't just a complaints department

A year ago Ludia's Philippe Ha talks about the passion of casual players and the need to bring player liaisons into the development process sooner

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