Move over Snapchat or Secret, there’s a new social app that wants to combine ephemeral chat with anonymity. Banter is a new app from the creator of iChat.
Zynga is pleasing investors with its latest numbers, but social gaming alone won’t keep it from doing better than breaking even.
The sexting app Bang With Friends is expected to change its name soon in response to a trademark lawsuit with Zynga.
After spending the summer at the top of both the iTunes (s aapl) and Android (s goog) app stores, UK games company King may be riding that success to cash in on a timely IPO. Telegraph reports that the company has secretly filed its pre-IPO S-1 with the SEC, although very few details about the paperwork (as well as King’s current financial standing) are known. It could be the right time for the decade-old company to go public, but it’s hard to not consider the cautionary tale of Zynga’s own IPO efforts. Will history repeat itself?
There seems to be no end to the C-suite jettisoning at Zynga, as three more hit the chopping block.
Zynga has open sourced a tool called zPerfmon that collects and serves all the performance data its engineers could ever need, and all from a single server.
Struggling game maker Zynga has filed a lawsuit against Bang With Friends over its use of “with friends.” Under the rules of trademark law, the case looks like a longshot.
Social game maker Zynga surprised investors with news that it will give up plans to seek a license to offer gambling in the U.S.. According to one source, the plan may have been a longshot all along.
Zynga tends to hire executives — and then say goodbye to them after about 16 months. That’s about how long it takes for Mark Pincus to fall out of love with new hires.
Zynga’s real gambling games may be a reality soon in the UK, and they’re making an appearance on Facebook.