David Bettner (USA)
Creator of Words With Friends
David co-founded Texas-based mobile game company Newtoy in 2008 with his brother Paul and chief operating officer Michael Chow. The company focused on building high-quality entertainment experiences for mobile platforms. Newtoy developed some of the most popular mobile social games in the world, and its Games With Friends franchise, including Chess and Words With Friends, is the most popular gaming platform on the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad, with millions of people playing daily.
In December 2010, Zynga acquired Newtoy, which became the Zynga With Friends studio. Since the acquisition, Zynga With Friends has launched Hanging With Friends, Words With Friends on Facebook and has been working on new With Friends titles. Starting in late 2011, the studio began transitioning ownership of existing With Friends games to other studios within Zynga in order to focus solely on making new games.