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Roseman leaves VP post at Zynga

Whoa, this is pretty huge news. Neil Roseman, the former Amazon.com vice president who joined Zynga last year, has left the company after just 12 months on the job. The news was reported today by Tricia Duryee at AllThingsD, with Roseman telling the tech news site that he left due to the travel demands of… Read More

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Zynga is having another rough day on Wall Street

Zynga’s first day as a publicly-traded company was more of a flop, than a big pop. And now the second day isn’t faring much better. Shares of the social media gaming company are down more than seven percent today, trading around $8.85. That’s well below the $10 offering price. The San Francisco company, which maintains… Read More

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Newsmakers 2011: Neil Roseman helps bring Zynga to Seattle

One of the biggest stories in Seattle tech in 2011 was the arrival of the Silicon Valley tech titans. It seemed that nearly every other month a new company was establishing an engineering center in rain-soaked Seattle, picking off talented managers and engineers and altering the tech recruiting landscape in the process. Zynga, the fast-growing… Read More

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Is Zynga’s culture really rotten at the core? Hear how Mark Pincus described the mission in April

The New York Times published an unflattering story this past weekend about the hard-charging culture of game maker Zynga, noting how the maker of FarmVille and Mafia Wars operates like a metrics-driven New York investment bank. Interestingly, Seattle’s PopCap Games, which turned down a buyout offer from Zynga in favor of a deal from Electronic… Read More

Zynga CEO Mark Pincus, left, in Seattle with Zynga VP Neil Roseman

Zynga CEO Mark Pincus: ‘We are a confederation of entrepreneurs’

Zynga’s remarkable growth may be tied to hit games such as FarmVille, CityVille and Mafia Wars. But there’s another secret to the company’s crazy success: a decentralized structure which rewards entrepreneurial employees. Mark Pincus laid out that vision tonight as the Zynga founder and CEO spoke at the grand opening of the company’s new Seattle engineering… Read More