Zynga adding more ways to play games as IPO looms

Oct 11, 2011
Zynga CEO Mark Pincus speaks at a Zynga event Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2011, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

(AP) -- Zynga is adding more ways for people to play its Web games as it grooms its business for an initial public offering of stock.

The expansion announced Tuesday will enable Zynga's 232 million users worldwide to play games such as and Mafia Wars on the company's own website instead of only on Facebook and other services.

Zynga also announced several new games, including CastleVille and Bingo.

The moves come as Zynga prepares to raise up to $1 billion in an IPO expected to be completed by year's end. The appetite for Zynga's IPO has been fed by its connections to Facebook and the online hangout's audience of 800 million users.

Zynga earned $18 million on revenue of $522 million during the first half of this year.

Explore further: Fitbit to Schumer: We don't sell personal data

not rated yet
add to favorites email to friend print save as pdf

Related Stories

Zynga sued over patent infringement

Aug 17, 2011

(AP) -- Zynga Inc., the maker of popular online games such as "FarmVille" and "CityVille," is being sued for patent infringement by a Texas gaming startup.

Zynga's CityVille spreads to Google+

Sep 26, 2011

Zynga on Monday added its most popular title -- CityVille -- to games that can be played at the Google+ social network recently launched in a challenge to Facebook.

Recommended for you

Fitbit to Schumer: We don't sell personal data

6 hours ago

The maker of a popular line of wearable fitness-tracking devices says it has never sold personal data to advertisers, contrary to concerns raised by U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer.

Should you be worried about paid editors on Wikipedia?

10 hours ago

Whether you trust it or ignore it, Wikipedia is one of the most popular websites in the world and accessed by millions of people every day. So would you trust it any more (or even less) if you knew people ...

How much do we really know about privacy on Facebook?

11 hours ago

The recent furore about the Facebook Messenger app has unearthed an interesting question: how far are we willing to allow our privacy to be pushed for our social connections? In the case of the Facebook ...

Philippines makes arrests in online extortion ring

11 hours ago

Philippine police have arrested eight suspected members of an online syndicate accused of blackmailing more than 1,000 Hong Kong and Singapore residents after luring them into exposing themselves in front of webcam, an official ...

Google to help boost Greece's tourism industry

Aug 21, 2014

Internet giant Google will offer management courses to 3,000 tourism businesses on the island of Crete as part of an initiative to promote the sector in Greece, industry union Sete said on Thursday.

Music site SoundCloud to start paying artists

Aug 21, 2014

SoundCloud said Thursday that it will start paying artists and record companies whose music is played on the popular streaming site, a move that will bring it in line with competitors such as YouTube and Spotify.

User comments : 0