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Zynga's slash and burn to a more manageable and potentially profitable size continues with the closure of four games and the OMGPOP.com site. OMGPOP created former phenomenon Draw Something, earning it the notice of Zynga, which swiftly purchased the company for approximately $200 million just ove...

August 6th 2013 at 8:00pm 0 Comments
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Zynga said goodbye to three more top executives in July as part of the company's transition under new CEO Don Mattrick. Bloomberg and Tech Crunch report a senior VP of games, VP of games and VP of Zynga's casino division all left (or were escorted out) this month. The latter was the least surprisin...

July 30th 2013 at 7:00pm 0 Comments
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Immediately following its closure by Zynga, the scene in the OMGPOP office was not what you might expect. As anonymous ex-employees told Business Insider, the Draw Something studio was determined to enjoy its final day. That meant booze, loud music, and defacing Zynga paraphernalia. "Most layoffs...

June 5th 2013 at 9:15am 0 Comments
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Zynga announced yesterday that it was laying off about 18 percent of its work staff, or about 520 employees, which is bad news for any company. But it turns out that this set of folks includes most of the crew of OMGPOP, the company Zynga acquired for its uber-popular app Draw Something last yea...

June 4th 2013 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
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Following Zynga's massive layoffs, it's emerged the company may have shuttered Draw Something studio OMGPOP. As SiliconBeat spotted, the studio noted via Twitter yesterday "was the last day at Zynga for many OMGPOP staff," and former VP of Outreach Ali Nicolas tweeted she'd been laid off and that t...

June 4th 2013 at 3:30am 0 Comments
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Zynga has announced it will be laying off 18 percent of their mobile and social staff, around 520 people. The company cites stabilizing finances for the mass firing. According to Zynga's official announcement laid off employees will be receiving severance packages. In their official statement, CE...

June 3rd 2013 at 9:30pm 0 Comments
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Social game monolith Zynga plans to shutter its New York City, Dallas and Los Angeles game development studios. Sources at Zynga confirmed the closures to Engadget, and also confirmed reports of layoffs affecting 520 employees (around 18 percent of the company's total workforce), and now CEO Mark...

June 3rd 2013 at 3:18pm 0 Comments
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Zynga CEO Mark Pincus has just confirmed the company will let go of 18 percent of its work force. "None of us ever expected to face a day like today, especially when so much of our culture has been about growth," wrote Pincus on the company blog. "But I think we all know this is necessary to mov...

June 3rd 2013 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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Zynga shut down its Baltimore studio, Zynga East, and planned to combine studios in Texas and New York, putting roughly 30 people out of work today. Zynga will consolidate its two studios in Austin, Texas, and relocate the studio in McKinney, Texas, to Dallas. Zynga's New York City offices will mer...

February 25th 2013 at 2:15pm 0 Comments