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 >>
Mark PincusSocial-gaming company Zynga, along with a handful of other large tech businesses, was successful earlier this year in getting the city of San Francisco to forgo its share of tax revenue on the firm's stock options. Now it appears that wasn't enough: Zynga CEO Mark Pincus has reportedly ... More >>
Steal someone else's game. Change its name. Make millions. Repeat.
The latest SF Weekly cover story explores Zynga's culture of game-copyingZynga's cutthroat business practices have long been a subject of speculation in the social-gaming industry. The company behind such hit Facebook applications as FarmVille and Mafia Wars has, in the words of a recent tradem ... More >>
What is this YoCash of which you speak, Luca?A class action lawsuit filed this week claims that Zynga Game Network, a San Francisco-based company that develops games for Facebook, lured unsuspecting customers into handing over their cell phone and debit card numbers with "special offers" and othe ... More >>