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Zynga senior vice president Mark Skaggs leaves company

FarmVille creative director Mark Skaggs has departed from his position as senior vice president of Zynga. Gamasutrareports on a Zynga staff email the site obtained, written by company founder and CEO Mark Pincus. In it, Pincus confirms Skaggs departure without providing any additional details on the matter. Skaggs lead the …

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Casino games studio Rising Tide acquired by Zynga

Zynga has acquired US-based casino games developer Rising Tide Games. The developer was founded in 2014 by ex-Zynga and Playtika execs Maytal Olsha, Stuart Zoble, Andrew Sega and Peter Franco. The move is part of Zynga’s plans to expand its offerings in the social casino gaming space. In 2013, the …

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Former EA exec Frank Gibeau joins Zynga

Frank Gibeau, an EA veteran of nearly 25 years, has joined mobile gaming company Zynga. The former EA executive VP has been appointed to the publisher’s board of directors.Gibeau left EA in May this yearafter more than two decades with the company. Zynga has the products, the people and the …

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Zynga to shed 18% of workforce

Zynga is set to lay off 364 staff as part of its plans to stem its losses and move back into profit. The job losses represent 18 per cent of its entire workforce. Layoffs are expected to be completed by the end of the year with anticipated savings of $45m. …

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COO Downie quits Zynga for Unity

Zynga’s second-in-command Clive Downie has resigned from the social gaming company and taken on a new role at Unity Technologies. The chief operating officer joined Zynga over a year ago from DeNA West, but now takes up the position of chief marketing officer at Unity, according toGamesBeat. His departure comes …

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