OMGPOP

Type: Company
Name: OMGPOP
First reported 20 hours ago - Updated 3 hours ago - 2 reports

Game Maker Zynga Losses Grow

By Online game developer, Zynga, has reported a loss of ($61m) £36m in the first quarter of 2014.It means that the company's losses are widening after posting a loss of $25m in the previous quarter and a profit of $4m in the same period last year.Zynga ... [Published Fresh Business Thinking - 9 hours ago]
First reported Apr 22 2014 - Updated Apr 22 2014 - 1 reports

Why You Should Ignore King Digital and Consider Zynga

One-hit wonder indeedKing relies heavily on its hit game Candy Crush Saga, as the highly addictive game is responsible for 80% of the company's total revenue. King's recent IPO was valued it at $7.6 billion, higher than Zynga's IPO valuation, and there ... [Published Motley Fool - Apr 22 2014]
First reported Apr 17 2014 - Updated Apr 17 2014 - 1 reports

M&A Marketing Deals Reach For The Sky

Don'tbe surprised if your favorite small or midsize company gets swallowed up by one of the big boys. The debt to positive equity ratio in the marketing industry continues to foster mergers andacquisitions in the space. Just ask Berkery Noyes. The independent ... [Published Media Post - Apr 17 2014]
First reported Apr 17 2014 - Updated Apr 17 2014 - 2 reports

FarmVille Is Back — and This Time, It’s Portable

In FarmVille 2: Country Escape, your farm is on the coast--and on your phone or tablet Zynga The one-time Facebook phenom arrives on iOS and Android in its first made-for-mobile editionRemember FarmVille? Of course you do. Once upon a time, circa 2010, ... [Published Time - Apr 17 2014]
First reported Apr 02 2014 - Updated Apr 02 2014 - 1 reports

Bubble Trouble in Silicon Valley

When companies like Facebook drop billions on companies with no revenue but plenty of world changing hype, you know things are getting out of hand.Be careful, investors. It’s getting bubbly out there.In a book published several years ago , a shrewd author ... [Published Daily Beast - Apr 02 2014]
First reported Mar 31 2014 - Updated Apr 01 2014 - 1 reports

Why King Digital's IPO Was a Dud

A different kind of IPOMore often than not, tech IPOs feature companies with rapid revenue growth and large losses. King is actually the exact opposite, though. King earned $567 million on $1.9 billion in revenue in 2013, and the market capitalization ... [Published Motley Fool - Mar 31 2014]
First reported Mar 28 2014 - Updated Mar 28 2014 - 1 reports

Why Were King Shares Candy Crushed?

Candy Crush Saga creator King (NYSE: KINGKing has lit up the social gaming sphere in recent years with the meteoric rise of Candy Crush Saga. According to the preliminary IPO paperwork, Candy Crush Saga averaged 93 million daily active users in the fourth ... [Published Motley Fool - Mar 28 2014]
First reported Mar 25 2014 - Updated Mar 26 2014 - 1 reports

Candy Crush game maker's IPO to face investor scrutiny

SAN FRANCISCO - King Digital Entertainment Plc's colorful "Candy Crush Saga" has gone viral on smartphones worldwide, but the company may struggle to replicate that enthusiasm with its upcoming US$7.6 billion (S$9.64 billion) initial public offering.The ... [Published Asiaone - Mar 25 2014]
First reported Mar 26 2014 - Updated Mar 26 2014 - 2 reports

Oculus Is the Latest Win for Venture Firm Spark Capital

The firm's win comes after successes with Tumblr, Twitter and Omgpop. ... [Published Digits - Mar 26 2014]
First reported Mar 21 2014 - Updated Mar 21 2014 - 1 reports

Video: Games is a 'hits' business: Expert

CNBC|   March 21, 2014Dan Porter, former OMGPop CEO, discusses mobile gaming and weighs in on the IPO of King Digital Entertainment, the maker of mobile game Candy Crush Saga.Share This ... [Published NBCNews.com - Mar 21 2014]
First reported Mar 13 2014 - Updated Mar 13 2014 - 1 reports

OMGPOP Cofounder Living 'the Life' 2 Years After Zynga Acquisition

Charles Forman didn't think Zynga would actually buy his company. OMGPOP had fielded "a lot" of acquisition offers and investment opportunities before talks with Zynga approached their final stages. "It was a stressful time because deals fall ... [Published Mashable! - Mar 13 2014]
First reported Jan 30 2014 - Updated Jan 31 2014 - 3 reports

The DeanBeat: Zynga’s new strategy reveals the agony and the ecstasy of mobile games

Caption: Don Mattrick (left) and Mark Pincus of Zynga. Source: Zynga Zynga’s new strategy from chief executive Don Mattrick shows that the future of games is mobile. Zynga paid $527 million for mobile game maker NaturalMotion. And Mattrick said that ... [Published Venturebeat - Jan 31 2014]

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"We have established a strong base for 2014 and believe we are pacing well for a year of growth" said Zynga chief executive Don Mattrick
...Players can also play FarmVille 2 while offline, another first for the game. "FarmVille pioneered social gaming on the web, and with FarmVille 2: Country Escape we've reimagined the franchise as a mobile experience to match how players want to connect with their farm and with their friends" says Jonathan Knight, vice president of games at Zynga, in a release. RECOMMENDED: Zynga is banking on this mobile-first philosophy...
"Even while downsizing in the period since the 2008-09 recession, most financial firms have ramped up the hiring of tech workers" it noted. The Partnership added that cloud and "big data" have helped build a local "fintech" industry that has witnessed the birth of more than 30 startups...
...To find out what it is, click here to access the "One Stock You Must Buy Before the iPhone-Android War Escalates Any Further..."

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Game Maker Zynga Losses Grow [Published Fresh Business Thinking - 9 hours ago]
Game-maker Zynga in widening loss [Published BBC - 20 hours ago]
Why You Should Ignore King Digital and Consider... [Published Motley Fool - Apr 22 2014]
Zynga goes mobile with new FarmVille 2 app [Published Christian Science Monitor - Apr 17 2014]
M&A Marketing Deals Reach For The Sky [Published Media Post - Apr 17 2014]
FarmVille Is Back — and This Time, It’s Portable [Published Time - Apr 17 2014]
FarmVille Is Back — and This Time, It’s Portable [Published TIME.com - Apr 17 2014]
Spark Capital leads Series A round for Storefront [Published PE Hub Blog - Apr 14 2014]
Here's Why Glu Mobile Is a Better Investment Th... [Published Motley Fool Discussion Boards - Apr 10 2014]
New York Touts Tech Prowess, Eyes Job Growth [Published Kewanee Star Courier - Apr 08 2014]
King Digital Entertainment Could Be a One-Hit W... [Published The Street Latest - Apr 07 2014]
The best puzzle and board games for the Apple iPad [Published ITProPortal.com - Apr 06 2014]
New York Touts Tech Prowess, Eyes Job Growth [Published The Street Latest - Apr 03 2014]
Bubble Trouble in Silicon Valley [Published Daily Beast - Apr 02 2014]
Why King Digital's IPO Was a Dud [Published Motley Fool - Mar 31 2014]
Why Were King Shares Candy Crushed? [Published Motley Fool - Mar 28 2014]
The Facebook, Oculus deal makes sense for everyone [Published KitGuru.net - Mar 26 2014]
'Candy Crush' maker King scores $7.1 billion va... [Published 4 Traders - Mar 26 2014]
Oculus Is the Latest Win for Venture Firm Spark... [Published Digits - Mar 26 2014]
Facebook Buys Oculus: Latest Win for Hot Ventur... [Published WSJ.com: Venture Capital Dispatch - Mar 26 2014]
Candy Crush game maker's IPO to face investor s... [Published Asiaone - Mar 25 2014]
Candy Crush game maker's IPO to face investor s... [Published CNBC - Mar 24 2014]
Video: Games is a 'hits' business: Expert [Published NBCNews.com - Mar 21 2014]
On The Eve Of GDC, A M&A Wave Hits the Gaming I... [Published TechCrunch - Mar 17 2014]
OMGPOP Cofounder Living 'the Life' 2 Years Afte... [Published Mashable! - Mar 13 2014]
SoftBank Ventures Korea invests in game develop... [Published Venturebeat - Mar 10 2014]
First Time's a Charm: How Founders Follow Up Su... [Published Mashable! - Mar 10 2014]
Forget trivia night at the local bar, QuizUp's ... [Published Engadget Mobile - Mar 07 2014]
Do accelerators help startups? Here’s what we f... [Published Venturebeat - Feb 25 2014]
Uber investor Chris Dixon talks about Oculus an... [Published Venturebeat - Feb 24 2014]
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FarmVille Is Back — and This Time, It’s Portable [Published TIME.com - Apr 17 2014]
Remember FarmVille? Of course you do. Once upon a time, circa 2010, chances are that you either played it on Facebook or were annoyed by addicted friends seeking your help tending to their crops. It was the Facebook game that made Facebook gaming famous. ...
Spark Capital leads Series A round for Storefront [Published PE Hub Blog - Apr 14 2014]
Storefront said Monday that it has closed $7.3 million in Series A funding. Spark Capital led the round with participation from investors that included Mohr Davidow Ventures, Great Oaks Venture Capital, 500 Startups, Box Group, SV Angel and Vikram ...
Oculus Is the Latest Win for Venture Firm Spark... [Published Digits - Mar 26 2014]
The firm's win comes after successes with Tumblr, Twitter and Omgpop. ...
Facebook Buys Oculus: Latest Win for Hot Ventur... [Published WSJ.com: Venture Capital Dispatch - Mar 26 2014]
A little more than nine months ago, Oculus VR Inc., a developer of virtual reality gaming technology, said it closed a $16 million Series A round led by Matrix Partners and Spark Capital. Facebook will acquire virtual realty tech company Oculus Rift ...
OMGPOP Cofounder Living 'the Life' 2 Years Afte... [Published Mashable! - Mar 13 2014]
Charles Forman didn't think Zynga would actually buy his company. OMGPOP had fielded "a lot" of acquisition offers and investment opportunities before talks with Zynga approached their final stages. "It was a stressful time because deals fall ...
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Bessemer Venture Partners Continues Global Expa... [Published PR Newswire - Jan 08 2014]
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