As Zynga Closes Funding, It Answers Its Critics

Just before news broke that Zynga had closed a whopping $180 million funding round, CEO Mark Pincus went on NBC Bay Area’s Press:Here to talk up the company. The format of the show is for tech reporters to grill CEOs, so he no doubt knew he’d face some hard Scamville questions and he did.

Among the hardest: Playing that YouTube video for him at the very top of the show and asking him exactly what he was thinking. He answers in the clip below. The whole show can be found here.

Update: We’ve apparently crashed their servers, but NBC Bay Area is working on fixing them. If the video below doesn’t work, try again a bit later — the video is well worth watching.