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Zynga's new chief exec Don Mattrick is shaking things up in management at the social gaming firm, which apparently includes getting rid of a number of top senior execs. Chief technology officer Cadir Lee, chief operating officer David Ko and chief people officer Colleen McCreary are all leaving the firm that makes Farmville, …

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Chief People Officer

Huh?

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Re: Chief People Officer

My sentiments precisely.

Please tell me that this is a Reg-ism for chief HR drone and not a real job title ... although having worked for a Merkin company in the past I wouldn't be in the least bit surprised if it is.

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Yeah, it is a standard Merkin title for Head of Human Remains.

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No dude, it's Chief Pokémon Officer

This is a gaming firm.

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Nononononono ... not Pokemon. Trademarks and all that ...

Surely you mean 'Monsterville'

<--- FAIL .. because Zynga deserve to do just that.

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Nope, this is a new one. Hope it doesn't catch on...

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CPO and the other two C functions to be combined. New job title C3PO

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This is the type of company that would suit Icahn down to the ground. (And he could do what he wanted without annoying anybody).

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What were they doing before now if they could be dismissed with such impunity?

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Not much I expect

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Probably filming a meeting.

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Divert cash to bonuses. Hold meetings. Send each other Powerpoint slide sets.

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Isn't this the company that makes its fortunes on free games? Never mind, I have a family member who paid for Farmville.

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Costs

Actually if you pay for Fartville it could cost substantially more than what you pay to play a proper game, even a new AAA console game.

I used the AAA console for the price - easy £40.

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Even more than Facebook I never understood the value. People are fickle and quick to move onto the next thing.

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good call

Generally the majority of senior executives in a software company do nothing but eat up the bonus pool (see EA). What Zynga really needs is some decent new games people will pay for.

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New games? We know this already, but they've lost their mojo.

In fact, they were just caught plagiarizing recently, weren't they?

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ALL of Zynga's output has been plagarism.

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Not quite!

Generally the majority of senior executives in a software company do nothing but eat up the bonus pool increase the salary and wages expense, at the expense of the rank and file employees (see EA).

FTFY

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