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May 20, 2020

DISH: RIGATONI, SPICY SAUSAGE, BROCCOLI RABE By Melissa King Recipe can be made vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free Yield: 6 people 1 box – Large Rigatoni (Barilla Collezione works nice or any high-quality brand) 3 links – Hot or Regular Italian Sausage, remove casing, break up meat (Can omit and be vegetarian) 1 bunch – Broccoli Rabe…

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May 18, 2020

SAN FRANCISCO – May 18, 2020 – Zynga Inc.  (Nasdaq: ZNGA), a global leader in interactive entertainment, today announced the launch of Hypercar Festival, a three-part event series in CSR Racing 2 (CSR2). The Hypercar Festival is a celebration of Hypercars taking place in the game’s Storm Drain Track. The event series, which begins later…

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April 27, 2020

Amazon and Zynga Team up To Bring Free Mobile Content to Words With Friends Players with Amazon Prime Memberships Can Claim Free Rewards Zynga Inc. (Nasdaq: ZNGA), a global leader in interactive entertainment, today announced a collaboration with Amazon (Nasdaq: AMZN) to bring free content to Amazon Prime members in one of Zynga’s most popular…

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March 28, 2020

Global Games Industry Encourages Players to Follow Health and Safety Guidelines for COVID-19; Provides Information and Social Connection WHAT Today, the global and far-reaching games industry agreed to disseminate key messages from the World Health Organization to help slow the spread of COVID-19. To promote these messages, 18 game industry leaders in the interactive entertainment…

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March 20, 2020

Heather Decker continues our celebration of Women’s History Month! Based in Zynga’s Chicago office, Heather joined the studio in 2013 from the small start up Spooky Cool Labs and is now a Production Lead on Game of Thrones™ Slots Casino overseeing a large team across more than six locations. In 2016 Heather founded Chicago’s Women…

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March 18, 2020

Since joining Zynga in 2009, Deepthi Menon has seen the radical growth in mobile gaming and been along for the ride inside Zynga’s ever evolving business. Beginning with Zynga in product development for titles like CityVille, YoVille and FishVille, then transforming Zynga India into a game studio powerhouse, Deepthi is now the Senior Vice President…

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March 13, 2020

Continuing Zynga’s honor of Women’s History Month, we would like to introduce Janice Lansing, the Senior Director of Business Operations for Zynga’s Casino Match division.  She joined Zynga after starting her career in finance at a pharmaceutical company, and was introduced to gaming through a position at Electronic Arts. Janice helps drive the operating performance…

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March 11, 2020

Sunday, March 8th marked International Women’s Day, and Zynga has been celebrating all week with events produced by Women At Zynga (WAZ) chapters across the globe. Women at Zynga (WAZ), is the longest standing employee resource group at Zynga. With a mission to empower women to succeed and become leaders in their careers and communities,…

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March 6, 2020

Zynga is happy to kick off celebrating #WomensHistoryMonth with an introduction to Whitney Mak, an engineering manager of the iconic game Words With Friends. Based in our Zynga Toronto office, Whitney joined the studio after working as an engineer at XMG Studio, Research In Motion, and ionGrid, Inc. She is deeply involved in Women At…

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March 1, 2020

Recently NaturalMotion General Manager James Nicholls participated in the Interactive Futures Conference, an annual event focussed on the West Midlands gaming hub, celebrating the huge development presence in the region and introducing people who are interested in entering the games industry to potential roles in the local area. Moderated by writer and broadcaster Jordan Erica…

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February 27, 2020

Yesterday Zynga was honored to host a panel about gender equality, gaming and the workplace, inspired by the book Alpha Girls: The Women Upstarts Who Took on Silicon Valley’s Male Culture and Made the Deals of a Lifetime. Hosted by the company’s employee resource group, Women At Zynga (WAZ), Alpha Girls author Julian Guthrie was…

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February 25, 2020

Zynga concludes its celebration of Black History Month this week with a profile on Esther Sodeke, a Product Marketing Coordinator in Zynga UK. Esther recently graduated from De Montfort University and joined Zynga studios within the NaturalMotion team, focusing on work with the CSR2 team. She is a part of the employee resource group, Black…

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February 24, 2020

We sat down with Zynga Poker Ambassador Hugh Grant to learn more about the tricks of the trade and how poker has changed his life. Hugh is one of the top-ranking Zynga Poker players and currently on the poker circuit trying his hand at a tournament title. He recently played in the Zynga Poker WPT…

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February 20, 2020

Happy 10th Anniversary Zynga India! This week Zynga India celebrated their 10th anniversary with a host of celebrations across three days of activities. Commemorating their love of games, food and knowledge, the office has joined together for friendly game competitions like a Pool & Table Tennis tournament, Musical Chairs, Snakes and Ladders, Treasure Hunt and…

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February 19, 2020

Zynga continues its celebration of Black History Month this week with Robert Hamiter. He is based in our San Francisco office as a Quality Assurance Analyst. Born in Philadelphia and raised in Los Angeles, Rob is an avid gamer who has enjoyed the growth and creativity of the video game industry over the years. What…

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February 12, 2020

This month, Zynga is celebrating Black History Month by spotlighting employees who work in all divisions of the business to make our products as inclusive and diverse as the people who play and engage with our games every day. This week we spoke with Tracey Thomas! Based in Zynga’s Austin office, Tracey oversees Zynga’s Learning…

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February 7, 2020

This month, Zynga is celebrating Black History Month by spotlighting employees who work in all divisions of the business to make our products as inclusive and diverse as the people who play and engage with our games every day. Kicking off our employee spotlight is Ian Osawaye! Ian is based out of Zynga’s Toronto office…

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February 7, 2020

On January 20th, Zynga’s studio leaders Timo Soininen (Small Giant Games), Eren Yanik (Gram Games), and Julian Widdows (NaturalMotion), took to the stage at the 7th Annual Pocket Gamer Connects London conference to talk about the process of mergers and acquisitions for the “Integrating an Acquisition into Your Business” panel. Steel Media COO Dave Bradley…

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February 6, 2020

Since launching in 2009, Words With Friends has become the world’s most popular mobile game with over 279M players challenging their friends, family members and strangers to lay down their letter tiles. Over the years, the games team has partnered with mega stars like actor Alec Bladwin and musician Garth Brooks, as well as non-profits…

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September 16, 2018

Why & How Words With Friends Is Adopting React Native
By John Bacon, Brian Liang, and Peter Turner on September 18, 2018
App and game developers who work on frequently updated products are often tasked with keeping up…

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September 6, 2018

In 2018, we’ll be celebrating our 9 year anniversary since launching Words With Friends on mobile…

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February 20, 2018

Parikshit Agnihotry and Leo Nishio Migrating primary data stores with no downtime, without losing data can be tricky and a lot could go wrong. One of the games at Zynga, recently completed such a project to migrate our primary data store to Couchbase from Membase, an older version of Couchbase server which is Memcached with…

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July 27, 2017

Andrew Heidgerken Running a live social game can be a lot like playing a game of Jenga; the more moves you make the higher the chance the whole thing may crash down. Earlier this year, noting an increase in user complaints, we realized that the web game I work was threatening to collapse. Years ago,…

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July 5, 2017

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Zynga games have a wide global audience. Our main servers…

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