Positive Karma: OMGPOP CEO Makes Sure Everyone Wins in Zynga Deal
The CEO the social game designer OMGPOP’s last move before selling to Zynga Inc. (NASDAQ:ZNGA) was to hire back fired employees. Why? So they could cash in on the multi-million dollar sale. Now that’s positive karma!
OMGPOP, the creator of the popular Draw Something game available for both iPhone and Android, was sold to gaming titan Zynga last month for $210 million. Prior to the creation of Draw Something, OMGPOP was struggling and CEO Dan Porter was forced to lay off several Flash developers. As the Zynga deal developed, Porter made a point of re-hiring everyone he had fired so that they too could reap the benefits from the sale.
Within weeks of its launch it was the top paid, top free, and top grossing app in the App Store. In the two months since, Draw Something has reached over 50 million downloads.
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