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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...

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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...

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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 inks distribution deal with Game of Thrones Ascent developer Disruptor Beam

Zynga announced that it has established a partnership with Boston-based social game developer Disruptor Beam to bring the studio's popular Facebook game Game of Thrones Ascent to its player base at Zynga.com. Since its open beta launch in February, Game of Thrones Ascent has attracted more than...

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Zynga sees revenues and users decline in Q1, Draw Something 2 out today

Social game publisher Zynga has revealed financial results for the first quarter of 2013. The company posted revenue of $263.5 million, a significant decline from the $320.9 million posted during the first quarter last year. Zynga saw its user numbers decline as well. Daily active, monthly active...

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Draw Something becomes a game show in UK

The plans to adapt Draw Something, the app you probably still have on your phone from last year, into a primetime game show don't seem to have amounted to anything in the US, but a UK version is on the way. Channel 4's "Draw It!" pits two teams of one contestant and one celebrity together to ......

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Zynga aims to keep execs with bigger salaries, bonuses

Zynga will implement new executive pay schemes in 2013, effectively doubling the salaries of many key executives. Bonuses will now be tied to performance, increasing maximum payout potential for the top brass. In addition to this, Zynga co-founder and head honcho Mark Pincus has lowered his annual...

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Zynga's real money casino games double down in UK

UK residents over the age of 18 can now gamble at Zynga's real-money destinations ZyngaPlusPoker and ZyngaPlusCasino. The games are powered by bwin.party, which Zynga calls "one of the largest and most reputable real money gaming operators worldwide." The company plans to bring its virtual casino...

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Draw Something studio CEO leaves Zynga

It's been so long since we've mentioned a big-name Zynga departure, so here we go: Dan Porter, former CEO of Draw Something developer OMGPOP, which Zynga acquired a year ago for $200 million, has exited the company. USA Today reports Porter, who served as VP of Zynga's New York office, leaves as...

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Zynga's website removes Facebook login requirement

Zynga has redesigned its website, no longer requiring gamers to log into the site using the Facebook credentials. Once upon a time, Facebook and Zynga were the best of pals, with Zynga's titles driving engagement on the big blue social network and Facebook providing a steady stream of new users to...

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