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OMGPOP has had a rough life under Zynga's wing -- the startup fell from grace as it became clear that Draw Something was more a one-hit wonder than a sustainable profit engine. It makes sense, then, that Zynga is continuing its cost-cutting spree with plans to close OMGPOP's less successful web po...

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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 surprisi...

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Zynga has announced its second-quarter financial results for the three-month period ending on June 30, revealing a 31 percent drop in year-over-year earnings. The company reports a $16 million net loss for the second quarter of 2013, with quarterly revenue totaling $231 million. "The next few ye...

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Former Microsoft executive Don Mattrick was reportedly interested in Zynga many moons ago, not as a company to join but as one to buy. That's according to Bloomberg sources "with knowledge of the matter," who said Mattrick negotiated in 2010 to purchase the then-booming Zynga with the aim of adding...

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You might say the day is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workday, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Daily Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at the top headlines for the past 24 hours -- all handpicked by the editors here at the site. Click on ...

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Don Mattrick has been named the new CEO of Zynga, the social games company just announced in a blog post. He starts next week. "Going forward I'll continue in my role as Chairman and Chief Product Officer," said outgoing CEO Mark Pincus. "I'm excited to partner with Don and the rest of our team ...

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I wasn't sure what to expect from Solstice Arena when I walked into Zynga/A Bit Lucky's meeting room. I'd heard about the whole "speed MOBA" thing, but I love playing as Nasus in League of Legends, so having no mobs was a bit conflicting. The game's also only being released on the iPhone and iPad, ...

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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 layoff...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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 ...

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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...

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Zynga has released a new game in the 'With Friends' series (which started back when the company acquired Words with Friends, a very popular Scrabble-like iOS game). Running With Friends is, as you can see above, not a fitness app, though that does sound fun. Instead, it's an endless running game...

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