Farmville Maker Has One More Lawsuit to Worry About Now

FarmVille and Mafia Wars maker Zynga, has been slapped with another lawsuit, this time for patent infringement. New York-based Segan wants to get paid for a 2006 patent it holds—"system for viewing content over a network"—claiming Zynga is violating it. Sound like patent trolling to you? [Bloomberg] » 8/01/11 6:20pm 8/01/11 6:20pm

FarmVille, Mafia Wars & CityVille Get Their Own Currency

Social games maker Zynga moves one step closer to world domination, minting its own currency, the zCoin. In short, play games like FarmVille, FrontierVille, Mafia Wars, Zynga Poker and more, earn zPoints, cash those in for zCoins and grab exclusive items from RewardVille. The move comes months ahead of Facebook's… » 3/14/11 7:40pm 3/14/11 7:40pm