Zynga Begins the Licensing Process for Real-Money Gaming in the U.S. – Tricia Duryee – Commerce – AllThingsD

It might take a while, but Zynga set the first step for the application of an online real money gambling license in Nevada. The second important strategic move after partnering with bwin.party in the U.K. to roll out a real money gaming platform there in 2013.

Full story: Zynga Begins the Licensing Process for Real-Money Gaming in the U.S. – Tricia Duryee – Commerce – AllThingsD.

Kixeye: “Zynga is burning to the ground”

Zynga is suing Alan Patmore, formerly GM of CityVille and now VP of product at Kixeye, for stealing confidential data when he left the company. Kixeye CEO Will Harbin (well-known for not being a decent guy) is now increasing tensions.

Full story: Kixeye: “Zynga is burning to the ground” | GamesIndustry International.

Zynga Takes Facebook Farming To The Next level

The next generation of the popular Facebook-game is Zynga´s first game built entirely in 3D. The main question is: Are FarmVille enthusiasts now building a whole new farm in FV2 and still continuing to maintain their farm in the original version?

Full story: Zynga Takes Facebook Farming To The Next level With Farmville 2.

Kixeye Poaches CityVille GM Patmore From Zynga to be VP of Product

Zynga seems to become somekind of target for poachers across the entire social gaming industry. Kixeye´s customer base is much more male than the average CityVille player, so the future will show how he performs there.

Full story: Kixeye Poaches CityVille GM Patmore From Zynga to be VP of Product | TechCrunch.