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Zynga shutting down four games, OMGPOP site

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 over...

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Zynga loses more execs as it gets 'back to basics'

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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Former OMGPOP employees speak out following closure

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 layoffs impact OMGPOP, studio reportedly closed

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 closes LA, New York, Austin and Dallas studios

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 East shuttered, studios in Texas and New York consolidated

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...

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Rumor: Zynga shedding staff in Boston, Austin, Chicago [Update: Letter from CEO]

Twitter is on fire with messages that Zynga offices in Boston, Austin and Chicago are closing down. We have contacted Zynga and its employees for clarification. An employee at Zynga Austin tells Joystiq, "So what I know as of now that The Ville and Bingo teams were cut. I don't know anything about ...

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