A Short History of Zynga's Rapid Decline

Zynga employees work inside the FarmVille studio at the company's headquarters in San Francisco Photograph by David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

Zynga is cutting nearly one-fifth of its staff and closing some offices as the game maker continues to be whacked by the changing whims of its users. Having built itself on the back of Facebook, Zynga has struggled over the migration to mobile. “While our FarmVille Franchise continues to perform well, other games are underperforming,” the San Francisco company said in a June 3 release. Company shares fell 11.5 percent, and are down 50 percent over the past year.

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