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Enter the characters you see below Sorry, we just need to make sure you’re not a robot. Jump to navigation Jump to search Zynga Inc. American social game developer running social video game services founded in April 2007 and headquartered in San Francisco, California, United States. Zynga began trading on NASDAQ December 16, 2011 under the ticker ZNGA.
Zynga was founded in April 2007 by Mark Pincus, Eric Schiermeyer, Justin Waldron, Michael Luxton, Steve Schoettler, and Andrew Trader under the name Presidio Media. Zynga became the Facebook app developer with the most monthly active users in April 2009, with 40 million people playing their games that month. Soon after, the company opened its first external game studio in Baltimore, Zynga East, led by Brian Reynolds. 1 billion in an initial public offering on July 1, 2011. At the time, the company had 2,000 employees. Zynga began trading on NASDAQ on December 16, 2011.
On June 26, 2012, during the Zynga Unleashed conference, Zynga announced the “Zynga With Friends” network, aiming to connect players of Zynga game titles across multiple platforms. Zynga also announced the Zynga API, intended to help developers build social games. In October 2012, Zynga announced a partnership with bwin. 1 billion in total player bookings. On June 3, 2013, Zynga announced layoffs of 520 employees — roughly 18 percent of its workforce — and close offices in New York, Los Angeles, and Dallas. In July 2013 Zynga hired Microsoft’s Interactive Entertainment President Don Mattrick as its new CEO. Pincus remained as Zynga’s chairman and chief product officer.
CEO Pincus stepped down from his role as chief product officer. He remained as Chairman of the Board. First quarter results for 2014 showed daily active user numbers fell from 53 million to 28 million year-over-year. In July 2014, Zynga signed a lease for office space in Maitland, Florida, near Orlando. Less than one year later the office in Orlando closed. Don Mattrick left Zynga in April 2015, replaced by predecessor Mark Pincus.