It’s too late for gambling to save Zynga

Game-maker Zynga is on the ropes and some think online gambling will give it a means to survive. But given that it’s late to the game and the messy laws governing American gambling, Zynga may have to fold its cards instead.

Zynga on its Mobile plans: We are working on it

Zynga like many of its big web counterparts is grappling with the shift of consumers to the mobile platforms. Lack of mobile monetization opportunities are only part of the problem for the company that is beholden to Facebook and desktop-web for its growth and revenues.

Draw Something nosedives: Is Zynga losing its touch?

Statistics suggest that a third of Draw Something‘s active users have deserted the game in just a month — bringing into question Zynga’s actions and judgment since deciding to purchase maker OMGPOP for $200 million.

Zynga Q1 2012 earnings by the numbers

Facebook shared some financials earlier this week as it heads to an IPO. Joined-at-the-hip Zynga reported, too — but its execs had to talk to investors since it’s already public. What do the numbers have to say?

Zynga’s CEO on leadership, startups & mobile gaming

About two weeks ago, I sat down with Zygna founder and CEO Mark Pincus to discuss the importance of mobile gaming to his company and evolution from Mark the entrepreneur to Pincus the CEO of a company that is valued at billions by Wall Street.