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'Slingo' game comes to Facebookupdated: Wed Feb 15 2012 14:02:00

"Slingo," a leader in online games for 17 years, is making its way to Facebook with a redesigned version of the popular bingo/slot-machine game.

'Angry Birds' slings onto Facebookupdated: Tue Feb 14 2012 11:56:00

We're going to feel a little guilty if this news gets you fired. But you can now play "Angry Birds" on Facebook.

CNNMoney: FarmVille-opoly? Hasbro inks deal to make Zynga gamesupdated: Thu Feb 09 2012 16:33:00

Can't get enough of those virtual cows and crops from FarmVille? Good news, agrarians: Zynga toys and games are coming this fall.

CNNMoney: Facebook files for $5 billion IPOupdated: Thu Feb 02 2012 11:52:00

At long last, the Holy Grail of Internet IPOs is here. Facebook filed Wednesday to raise $5 billion in an initial public offering.

CNNMoney: Your virtual cow could be worth $0updated: Tue Sep 06 2011 06:08:00

Dedicated social gamers devote many hours to tending their online farms and digital pets -- and lots of money, too. This year they'll spend an estimated $650 million in real cash on virtual goods.

Google+: 10 things it does betterupdated: Tue Aug 23 2011 07:12:00

Google+, Google's new social networking service, might cautiously be called a hit. With 25 million visitors at last count, Google+ may well be the fastest-growing social network to launch thus far.

'Civilization' gets social in moving from PC to Facebookupdated: Wed Jul 06 2011 16:13:00

What happens when Sid Meier's classic PC game "Civilization" meets the home of "FarmVille?"

What we learned from the E3 Expoupdated: Fri Jun 10 2011 16:21:00

It's been a big week for video gamers.

Inside what's new at E3updated: Fri Jun 10 2011 16:21:00

Join Doug Gross to see the latest games on the floor of the world's biggest gaming expo, E3.

Phone favorite 'Fruit Ninja' slashing its way onto Kinect, Facebookupdated: Wed Jun 08 2011 18:33:00

Conquering the Apple Store apparently wasn't enough for these ninjas.

'Fruit Ninja' slices its way to Kinectupdated: Wed Jun 08 2011 18:33:00

"Fruit Ninja," a top 10 iPhone app is coming to Kinect, Microsoft's motion-control system for the Xbox.

Tech Check: Microsoft-Skype, Google music, gamers vs. Gagaupdated: Fri May 13 2011 10:24:00

In this week's Tech Check podcast, Doug Gross, Brandon Griggs and Mark Milian break down this week's $8.5 billion purchase of Skype by Microsoft.

Five more video games Lady Gaga should be inupdated: Thu May 12 2011 11:58:00

The news that Lady Gaga has inspired an online game, "GagaVille," has got us thinking: Let's face it -- Gaga already sort of is a video game character.

Lady Gaga & Zynga found 'GagaVille'updated: Wed May 11 2011 13:51:00

Two social media heavyweights -- Lady Gaga and Zynga -- will partner for GagaVille, an offshoot of social game FarmVille.

CNNMoney: Friendster plans to nuke its user dataupdated: Tue Apr 26 2011 14:48:00

This is the way social networks end: Not with a bang, but a "pivot."

How I became FarmVille's barn-raiser-in-chiefupdated: Fri Mar 18 2011 08:45:00

For my senior year at Stanford, my very last quarter, I took a computer science class just to fulfill a requirement. I thought I was going to go on to medical school, I had taken the MCAT. But in that class I actually fell in love. So I spent a year doing biotech work and programming at night and studying and reading. Then I got a job programming -- I went in and convinced them that I was pretty decent at writing code and I was pretty passionate about what I wanted to do.

CNNMoney: Video game makers slam sales dataupdated: Mon Mar 14 2011 13:46:00

The video game industry has decided to shoot the messenger.

Why makers of Facebook games get no respectupdated: Mon Mar 07 2011 19:27:00

In the world of gaming, money doesn't necessarily buy respect.

As mobile games rise, studios fear for blockbusters' futureupdated: Wed Feb 16 2011 08:07:00

Blockbuster videogame heroes have tamed the Wild West, repelled alien invasions and driven the Nazis from Normandy. But can they fight off "Angry Birds"?

How Facebook killed (most) spamupdated: Thu Jan 27 2011 13:20:00

Do you "like" receiving Facebook messages about, say, your buddy Rich's new row of corn in FarmVille?

Why Facebook wants your phone numberupdated: Tue Jan 18 2011 16:43:00

Facebook wants your address and mobile phone number.

Farmville reeling in playersupdated: Tue Dec 28 2010 09:22:00

In March, CNN's Pauline Chiou talked with Zynga Games CEO Mark Pincus about his company's addictive online games.

'CityVille' now bigger on Facebook than 'FarmVille'updated: Tue Dec 28 2010 09:22:00

Facebook game developer Zynga has proved once again that it knows exactly what it needs to do to keep millions of Facebook users happy and occupied.

Money Magazine: Protect your kids on Facebookupdated: Fri Nov 26 2010 05:42:00

As the movie title suggests, Facebook has become the social network.

CNNMoney: Phrases passes FarmVille as Facebook's top appupdated: Wed Nov 24 2010 13:41:00

Tending to virtual farms was so last week.

CNNMoney: Zynga expands social gaming empire with CityVilleupdated: Wed Nov 17 2010 21:10:00

Social gaming giant Zynga, the developer of FarmVille, is readying a fresh hit for its addicts: CityVille.

CNNMoney: Hulu revenue doubles to $240 millionupdated: Thu Nov 11 2010 11:38:00

Hulu now reaches 30 million viewers a month, and Zynga's games draw a bigger daily audience than the New York Times.

At Facebook, customer help from a real person can be hard to findupdated: Tue Oct 26 2010 12:08:00

When customers are called users, customer service takes on a different meaning.

'FarmVille' coming to the iPadupdated: Thu Oct 21 2010 15:38:00

Sharpen up your hoes, Apple fans. "FarmVille" has cropped up on the iPad.

Farmville a personal info security risk?updated: Mon Oct 18 2010 12:09:00

HLN's Jennifer Westhoven explains how some Facebook games collect and distribute your info even when you aren't playing.

Facebook warns developers after privacy leakupdated: Mon Oct 18 2010 12:09:00

Facebook issued a stern warning to independent developers Monday in response to reports that some applications on the site were sharing identifying information about users.

Report: Facebook apps sharing user infoupdated: Mon Oct 18 2010 07:36:00

Many of Facebook's most popular apps are sharing personally identifiable information of their users with dozens of advertising and Internet-tracking companies, in violation of the social-networking giant's own rules, according to a Wall Street Journal report.

Are simpler video games better?updated: Tue Oct 12 2010 13:00:00

The holiday season is always a win for video gamers, as software makers jockey to one-up each other with slicker graphics, deeper play and more expansive 3-D worlds.

Why the no-fun 'FarmVille' is so popularupdated: Tue Sep 28 2010 09:04:00

Zynga's hit Facebook game "FarmVille" is arguably the most widely played video game in existence. What is especially impressive about that is that "FarmVille" isn't any fun.

CNNMoney: Social gaming's surprising cash cowsupdated: Fri Sep 24 2010 04:14:00

The stereotypical "gamer" is a teenage boy locked in his basement, playing World of Warcraft with a cube of Mountain Dew at his side. But games on social networks like Facebook have redefined the genre, and they're reaching previously untapped customers: Older women have become a key fan base.

Facebook up after second outage in two daysupdated: Thu Sep 23 2010 18:37:00

Facebook was down for many users for several hours Thursday, the second day in a row access to the site was hampered.

Facebook trying to make games less annoyingupdated: Wed Sep 22 2010 15:51:00

John wants to share some level seven Energizing Lotion in FarmVille! How many times have you seen a similar sentence in your Facebook News Feed and either wondered what it means, or (if you're familiar with Farmville and other popular Facebook games) removed the message in disgust?

Video game piracy: Is it good for business?updated: Thu Sep 09 2010 09:01:00

Although as old as gaming itself, software piracy has been making headlines lately, seen by many as a growing danger to a business just coming to grips with the transition to digital.

Do 'FarmVille' spoofs mean we're sick of social games?updated: Tue Aug 17 2010 10:52:00

Even as Facebook titles like "FrontierVille" and "Restaurant City" continue to attract millions of players, interest in social games may be waning.

Imitation breeds success for 'FrontierVille'updated: Tue Jul 20 2010 12:06:00

These days, it's impossible to overstate the popularity of games for social networks, with Facebook titles like "Pet Society," "Happy Aquarium" and "Zoo World" all boasting massive followings.

How to make peace with your workloadupdated: Wed Jul 14 2010 13:12:00

Swamped. Under the gun. Just trying to stay above water. Whatever office cliché you use to describe it, we've all been in that situation where we feel like we might be swallowed up by our workload.

Answers to your netiquette questions revealed!updated: Wed Jul 14 2010 08:46:00

The ground rules for online courtesy gelled sometime in the late '90s: Don't swear on public forums. Zip large files before sending. AVOID WRITING IN CAPS, AS IT IS RUDE TO CYBERSHOUT.

'Google Me' site may be in the worksupdated: Mon Jul 12 2010 15:28:00

If online reports are to be believed, Google could be cooking up a rival for Facebook -- and bringing the maker of popular social games like "FarmVille" with them.

Facebook Gifts shop shutting downupdated: Fri Jul 09 2010 12:29:00

The days of digital birthday cakes, virtual bottles of champagne and other cutesy icons from Facebook are numbered.

FarmVille and Mafia Wars coming to Yahooupdated: Thu Jun 03 2010 18:35:00

Fresh off a deal that will keep 'FarmVille," "Mafia Wars" and other popular Zynga titles on Facebook for at least the next five years, the company has inked a partnership with Yahoo to bring its social games to the Internet giant's massive userbase.

Got questions? Facebook wants to give answersupdated: Thu Jun 03 2010 17:50:00

If Facebook already tells you who's got big plans for this weekend (or what they planted on their FarmVille farm), why not ask it where to grab dinner or whom you should vote for in the next election?

10 new iPhone games for everyoneupdated: Thu Mar 11 2010 11:54:00

Reports from this week's Game Developers Conference make one thing clear: Games on mobile phones are not just a niche category anymore.

Cashmore: Why I'm banking on Facebookupdated: Thu Mar 04 2010 17:25:00

We already connect with friends on Facebook to share photos, videos, text updates and Web links, but might we also use the service to exchange money?

'Horrorcore' singer suspected in slayingsupdated: Sat Oct 24 2009 11:19:00

Elizabeth McCutchen and a friend were walking to book club two weeks ago in quaint Farmville, Virginia, when they strolled by a home on First Avenue.

'Horrorcore' singer suspected in Virginia killingsupdated: Tue Oct 06 2009 14:32:00

Elizabeth McCutchen and a friend were walking to book club two weeks ago in quaint Farmville, Virginia, when they strolled by a home on First Avenue. "Something smells dead," her friend said.

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