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.

Zynga Takes Axe to Outlook, Spooks Facebook Investors

A net loss uf USD 22,8 million with revenues of USD 332,4 million. Number of monthly paying players rose to 4,1 million from 3,5 million – but mostly due to the acquistion of OMGPOP (“Draw Something” – a USD 183 million deal).

Shares of Zynga plummeted by 35 percent immediately, but also Facebook-shares slid almost 7 percent to USD 27,33 (as Zynga is still contributing 15 percent of Facebook´s revenues).

Since its IPO in December, Zynga has shed almost 70 percent of its value!

Full story: Zynga Takes Axe to Outlook, Spooks Facebook Investors – NYTimes.com.