[DS Notes] Zynga’s New Game: Laid Off With Friends

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June 4, 2013

Reuters, Bloomberg, (and just about everyone else) reported that Zynga has laid off 520 of its nearly 2900 employees and shut down offices in New York, Los Angeles, and Dallas in an attempt to reduce costs. Last year the game company shut down offices in Boston and Austin after its games failed to met expectations. Its acquisition of OMGPop over a year ago which followed the short-lived success of Draw Something didn’t turn out to be the kick the company needed. CEO Mark Pincus says Zynga is refocusing on mobile but from the looks of it, the prospect isn’t good unless they can come up with more successful games.

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