Zynga CEO Mark Pincus will be replaced as head of the online video game company on July 8 by Don Mattrick, who was most recently head of Microsoft’s Xbox division.
Games can be both a welcome and an annoying diversion on Facebook, the world’s most popular online social network.
Edward Norton, Jonah Hill, Snoop Dogg and several other stars are slated to play in a celebrity tournament of the popular online game “Words With Friends” for charity.
Zynga, the maker of popular online games such as “FarmVille” and “CityVille,” is being sued for patent infringement by a Texas gaming startup.
The Securities and Exchange Commission is considering whether to ease rules on private companies that issue shares.