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Zynga trials Bitcoin payments for in-game purchases

Players using Zynga's main portal can use bitcoins for seven games.

Zynga settles with employee over alleged theft of game secrets

Zynga said it had settled a lawsuit alleging theft of trade secrets by a former employee, with the employee also issuing an apology.

Zynga loses nearly half its daily users, says it's time for a 'reset'

Times are hard in Farmville as its owner, social games company Zynga reports that its user base has declined by almost a half in the past year.

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Pincus pursued Xbox chief for several months for Zynga CEO job, source says

Zynga CEO Mark Pincus pursued Microsoft's Xbox chief for several months and had no other candidates in mind for the top job at the social games company, a source at Zynga said Monday.

Pincus interruptus: Microsoft's Xbox chief to run Zynga

Zynga chief executive Mark Pincus is giving up his CEO post for Don Mattrick, who most recently led Microsoft's Xbox division. Look for a redefinition of "social" gaming.

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Zynga lays off 18 percent of workforce, shifts focus to mobile

As a cost-cutting move, Zynga will 18 percent of its workforce, as it puts a greater emphasis on mobile gaming.

Zynga moves beyond Facebook in online game repertoire

Zynga's network of users has historically been tightly linked to Facebook's social graph, but now the gaming giant is looking to branch out by offering online games accessible without a Facebook login.

Zynga applies for Nevada gambling license

It seems the company hopes to revive its sagging fortunes with real-stakes poker.

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5 Silicon Valley tech companies we all want to work for

Silicon Valley firms dominate a list of the companies with the best perks. Here are five top tech firms with great benefits.

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