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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's online gambling initiative to launch in the UK next year

Zynga CEO Mark Pincus is making good on his promise to expand the social/mobile developer's grasp into the world of online gambling in the first half of 2013, according to Gamasutra. As expected, the roll-out will take place in Not America -- the United Kingdom, specifically. Facilitating this...

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Zynga CEO Mark Pincus: Boston closing, Austin reducing, 5% of full-time staff laid off

Zynga is laying off 5 percent of its full-time workforce, closing its Boston studio and significantly reducing staff at its Austin studio, CEO and founder Mark Pincus writes in a letter to employees. Zynga is proposing closures of its Japan and UK studios, retiring 13 older games and...

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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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Sony Online Entertainment senior producer becomes Zynga Austin GM

At Sony Online Entertainment in Austin, Texas, John Blakely headed up projects ranging from Star Wars Galaxies to DC Universe Online. Now, Blakely is leading Zynga's Austin-based offices, acting as general manager for the studio in a move spotted this past week. Blakely's LinkedIn profile indicates...

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