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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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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work