Cory Johnson reported for Bloomberg West last night, pointing out that Zynga doesn't expect people to play its games as long as they used to. He also calls the company on unusual accounting practices, saying, "The revenue recognition of Zynga has made Zynga look like a very different company than it is."
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Here's what the internal Words With Friends dictionary looks like:It's been a crazy year for game-maker Zynga — it fired 15% of its workforce, and bought U.K.-based game company NaturalMotion in January — but it looks like the company is trying to turn things around.
When you travel the world, having a few drinks with your hosts is a great way to get a sense of the local culture. But excessive alcohol consumption can cause physiological consequences . Don't worry—a hangover is universal, and your new friends probably already know a way to cope with it.Read more...
Last Black Friday, we learned that iOS shoppers blew away Android shoppers in terms of money spent through mobile devices. But while we saw a nice bump that weekend, it's still clear that conversion rates on smartphones and tablets are much lower than they are on PCs. This chart from Statista breaks it down from the final quarter of last year.
Barely a week since successfully completing sea trials after a three year hiatus, the venerable research sub Alvin is already earning back the $42 million in hardware upgrades and engineering retrofits it's received—showing off its spaciou
The HAV304 took the crown of “world's longest aircraft” with its inaugural flight today. The gargantuan spans a football field and towers just over two stories in height, owing its construction to pure metal. It sacrifices little in being the world's longest, as it still reaches 100 mph, which is triple that of the dwarfish Goodyear blimp.
Mark Pincus, the founder of Zynga, is stepping back from the once-hot social gaming company as its new leader seeks a turnaround.Zynga said that Mr. Pincus decided to give up all operational responsibilities at the company, though he will remain its chairman and largest shareholder. Nearly a year ago, Mr.
Today Facebook announced that it had acquired Oculus VR , the company behind the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset, for $2 billion. The move marks a giant leap for the company — what started as an accessory for gaming enthusiasts is now owned by one of the largest tech companies in the world. And it all happened rather quickly.
Your childhood likely involved at least one cartridge-based gaming console, and with those games came a habit that feels as natural as taking up the controller: blowing in the cartridge. It is widely known at this point that such an activity was useless, but that doesn't answer the question of why we did it.
Thin and lightgaming notebooks may be a new trend, but they're by and large the exception. Traditional gaming rigs look more like MSI's GT70 Dominator: large, heavy and questionably portable. It's an old-school gaming laptop, one that truly fits the term "desktop replacement." It's also the complete antithesis to thesleek gaming notebooksthat have swept the market in recent years.
By now you probably know if you needHTC's shiny new Onein your life -- now it all comes down to where and when you can nab it. Thanks to some wheeling and dealing, Verizon Wireless has a head start in the US: Online and in-store sales start today at 1 PM Eastern.
Getting a parking ticket sucks, but paying for it shouldn't have to be. That's what the folks at Boston's Terrible Labs think anyway -- they built an app calledTicketZento take the trouble out of giving the state your money, and we took at peek at TechCrunch Disrupt NY today.
We now know how Neil Young plans to make his dreams ofhigh-quality digital musiccome true: crowdfunding. The artist's company PonoMusic islaunchinga Kickstarter campaign on March 15th that will let you reserve the PonoPlayer, Young'slong-teased, audiophile-grade portable jukebox.
Want to know what you'll be playing on your PlayStation 5 or Xbox Two in the next decade? Take a look at K-putt'sCrysis 3resolution hack. His tweak to the first-person shooter's main Windows program file lets the game's visuals run at up to a very wide 8K (specifically, 8,000 x 3,333). That's about 13 times more pixels than you'd see in a 1080p image, folks.
Google loves smartphones, but with Project Tango it’s hoping to make them even smarter and more aware. The handiwork of Google’s skunkworks Advanced Technology and Projects Group, it explores what happens when you add high-resolution 3D mapping sensors to an Android device, and what the potential is for gaming and more.