There will likely never again be anything quite like the dotcom boom-and-bust of the late '90s. But that doesn't mean that everybody learned their lesson about investing in companies with questionable business models -- or at least in those with outsized expectations for growth. It only means that t ... More >>
Today, San Francisco game titan Zynga announces the release of a new game called ChefVille, the latest in the internationally successful and addictive Ville series that also includes FarmVille, CityVille, and FrontierVille.
Rather than just being a game with a single-minded objective, ChefVille has ... More >>
Doing evil?In a business sector known for cutthroat, amoral maneuvering, social-game developer Zynga stands out as, well, particularly cutthroat and amoral. At least that's the view of many of its competitors and former employees, some of whom we interviewed for a September 2010 SF Weekly cover s ... More >>
Empires and Allies allows users to build cities and go to warZynga's latest Facebook game, Empires and Allies, is being closely watched. Tech-industry observers see the combat and city-building game as a gambit by the successful social-game developer to expand its offerings beyond the breathtakin ... More >>
Helllllooo, ScarlettZynga is launching its new online game today on Facebook, and it promises to have, well, a little more game. What that means is you can expect Empires and Allies to involve combat, which is straying from Zynga's typical nonviolent style which you will find in games like FarmVi ... More >>