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Zynga closes Timonium video game studio in broader consolidation
Zynga closes Timonium video game studio in broader consolidation

Zynga, the video game maker best known for FarmVille and Words With Friends, has closed its Timonium office as part of a broader corporate consolidation, company officials said Monday. The company also made changes at three other offices, closing and consolidating some in Texas and New York. The company did not say how many jobs were being cut, but said that the moves affected about 1 percent of its work force of more than 3,000. About half of those in the Timonium office were relocated. The decision is another blow to Baltimore County's community of video game developers, after Big Huge Games shuttered and auctioned its assets last May. Stiff competition and shifting video game...

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