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  • Today in Tech: New Apple Maps attacked for alleged inaccuracies

    Also: Apple iOS6 reviewed, and Zynga loses yet another exec.

    New Apple maps app under fire from users [BBC]

    Among the user complains regarding Apple's maps sent to the BBC: ... Users also reported missing local places, such as schools, or strange locations. Another screenshot showed a furniture museum that was apparently located in a river.

    Review: Refined iOS6 highlighted by stunning Maps overhaul [MACWORLD]

    The new Maps app alone, while occasionally rough in spots, are MORE

    - Sep 20, 2012 12:52 PM ET
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  • Today in Tech: Is Microsoft's mobile moment finally here?

    The behind-the-scenes story of video game startup OnLive's demise; Zynga loses its Chief Creative Officer.

    Microsoft's mobile moment: Will consumers buy in? [THE WALL STREET JOURNAL]

    For wireless store manager Luke Connell, the problem with Windows phones is that he can't play the popular game "Words With Friends." For Swedish designer Jacob Ravn, the issue is that the Microsoft phone interface doesn't match the iPhone's ease of use. And for Ryan Matzner, a MORE

    - Aug 29, 2012 5:00 AM ET
  • Today in Tech: Why are Groupon sales reps fleeing?

    How Facebook and Zynga's businesses couldn't be more different; Motorola faces big-time staff cuts.

    Groupon feels the heat [THE WALL STREET JOURNAL]

    A Groupon attorney last month sent Mr. Silagadze a letter saying Top Hat was improperly recruiting Groupon employees. Top Hat's 25-person sales staff includes eight former Groupon employees. Groupon's turnover is "getting even worse when their best people are starting to leave," Mr. Silagadze said, adding that he plans to continue hiring MORE

    - Aug 13, 2012 5:00 AM ET
  • Today in Tech: The Facebook-HTC smartphone

    Meet the man engineering Facebook's revenues; a list of the Zynga insiders who cashed out before the stock crashed.

    Facebook is said to work with HTC on mobile phone for mid-2013 [BLOOMBERG]

    The companies had intended to release the device as early as the end of this year, and pushed back the timetable to give HTC more time to work on other products, said some of the people, who requested anonymity because the MORE

    - Jul 26, 2012 1:45 PM ET
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  • Transcript: Mark Pincus

    A conversation between Fortune's Adam Lashinsky and Zynga CEO Mark Pincus at Fortune's Brainstorm Tech Conference in Aspen. An unedited video and transcript are below.

    MODERATOR: Okay. Now is it my great pleasure to introduce to you a man who needs no introduction in this room, because he has been with us for many years. The founder and CEO Of Zynga, Mark Pincus, in conversation with our own Adam Lashinsky. Main MORE

    Jul 18, 2012 5:16 PM ET
  • Zynga's Pincus on mobile, gambling and over-paying

    Mobile is key to gaming company's future.

    FORTUNE -- Zynga CEO Mark Pincus understands that investors want his company to improve its mobile revenue generation, but he thinks the pieces are in place for success.

    Pincus, appearing at Fortune Brainstorm Tech in Aspen, says that Zynga (ZNGA) games initially thrived on social networks like Facebook (FB), because "that's where people were hanging out." Now that so many consumers are spending more time MORE

    - Jul 18, 2012 1:41 PM ET
  • What it's really like to work at Zynga

    Much has been made of the working conditions at the surging game maker. So we spent the day at headquarters, working on CityVille.

    FORTUNE -- For years, I've wanted to know what it's really like to work at one of the companies I write about. Silicon Valley, where the average software engineer pulls in $90,000 a year and where startup equity is doled out liberally, has been a bright spot in MORE

    - Apr 13, 2012 12:32 PM ET
  • The problem with Zynga's growth

    Zynga has a short but rich history of defying expectations -- including its stock price which is up. So why are people so bearish on the social gaming company?

    By Kevin Kelleher, contributor

    FORTUNE -- Zynga (ZNGA) has a short but rich history of defying expectations. Last summer, Zynga was expected to be worth as much as $20 billion as a public company. Turn out, it was worth $7 billion when it MORE

    Apr 2, 2012 10:43 AM ET
  • Today in Tech: As HP reorganizes, layoff numbers up in the air

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    * In light of news that HP (HPQ) is restructuring, CEO Meg Whitman says she's unsure at this point how many people will be laid off. (The Wall Street Journal)

    * Zynga (ZNGA) is acquiring OMGPOP, maker of the popular app Draw Something, for a reported $210 million by some accounts. (Zynga MORE

    - Mar 22, 2012 11:48 AM ET
  • Today in Tech: Zynga launches independent gaming network

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    "I'm no piracy king." -- Kim Dotcom, Megaupload's arrested founder. (3 News)

    * Zynga (ZNGA) is launching Zynga.com (codenamed "Project Z"), an independent game-focuseed social network that will allow users to play games like CityVille, CastleVille, and Hidden Chronicles outside of Facebook. Also included: player profiles and live chat. See more here. (Zynga MORE

    - Mar 2, 2012 8:38 AM ET
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