October 8, 2012

Don't Count Out Zynga Just Yet

Janet Morrissey, Fortune

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It's been a turbulent ride for the social game maker -- and things could very well get worse. But that doesn't mean the company doesn't have promising prospects, including a possible sale.

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Why Zynga Failed
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Silicon Valley's Stock Funk
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Video Games: Next Great Spectator Sport?
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October 2, 2012
New York's Real-world Sim City
Nastaran Tavakoli-Far, BBC News
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September 27, 2012
Cable TV's Plot to Kill Game Consoles
Ari Levy, Bloomberg
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