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Written by Nick Heer.

Zynga to Lay Off 520 Employees

Kara Swisher, AllThingsD:

But the action will also include the closing of its offices in New York, Los Angeles and Dallas, as well as the slashing of other major infrastructure costs, adding to a total expense reduction that is likely to be much larger.

Zynga continues to have big offices in San Francisco; Beijing, China; and Bangalore, India, as well as several small units across the U.S. (such as Seattle and San Diego). […]

Zynga currently has about 2,900 workers.

Truly terrible news for 520 people.

Update: OMGPOP, the makers of “Draw Something” which Zynga bought for $180 million, has been shuttered as part of these layoffs. What did Zynga gain out of buying the game after it hit its popularity peak? What did those employees gain?