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Exclusive: Yahoo Loses Another Top Exec–Mike Gupta–to Zynga

Zynga has nabbed another top exec from Yahoo–this time, Mike Gupta, one of its key strategy and corporate finance execs, sources say.

He will have a similar role at Zynga, in charge of areas such as investor relations. As I reported earlier this week, the online gaming company is poised to file for an IPO, which is expected to value the company at upwards of $20 billion.

Gupta, who has held a number of jobs at Yahoo over many years, played an important part in Yahoo’s search and online partnership deal with Microsoft.

Previously, Zynga hired Yahoo’s M&A head, Taylor Barada.


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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik