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Zynga's head of social slots leaves for stealth start-up

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Zynga's head of social slots leaves for stealth start-up

Zynga's ongoing reshuffling - which is resulting in a number of personnel changes, including the appointment of a new GM -  has claimed another victim, with the firm's head of social slots, Maytal Oisha, leaving her role to join an unnamed stealth start-up.

Oisha, who joined Zynga in August 2012, was initially appointed as the COO New Markets before switching roles to help the firm's social slot machine business flourish.

However, following the appointment of Don Mattrick as CEO,  the company's real money-gaming plans have taken a back seat.

Fear factor

Zynga was reportedly worried about the profitability of real-money gaming: a fear that ultimately raised serious questions about Oisha's role at the firm.

When the social-gaming outfit eventally decided that real-money gaming was an avenue too risky to pursue, Oisha became expendable.

Beyond revealing that she'll be involved in a new start-up, Oisha is keeping her future plans well under wraps. 

[source: VentureBeat]

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