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Dan Porter, the former CEO of gaming company OMGPOP, is now running digital for heavyweight talent agency WME, working out of its New York City outpost. Porter, who had been advising the company for several months, will now “oversee all of the company’s online and mobile initiatives and help identify digital opportunities for clients.” Porter sold OMGPOP to Zynga in March 2012, and stayed at the social games company for a year after that.
Zynga recently announced it plans to discontinue four games created by OMGPOP, the studio that Zynga acquired for $200 million last year. The four games — Cupcake Corner, Gem Rush, Pool World Champ and Snoops — will cease to operate on August 29. Zynga also announced it will shut down OMGPOP.com, the site which hosts the four shuttered games.
News Bytethis tweet from OMGPOP CEO Dan Porter. Porter was responding to a tweet by Ryan Seacrest with a Draw Something 2 screenshot depicting “American Idol’s” Randy Jackson and Mariah Carey. Zynga acquired OMGPOP last year, but the popularity of Draw Something plummeted shortly thereafter. Zynga had to write down the acquisition by as much as $95 million.
News BytePaltalk, a provider of group video calls. Prior to joining the New York company, Kriegel was at Zynga, having joined the social games maker through the acquisition of OMGPOP, where he was chief revenue officer. Kriegel will be responsible for Paltalk’s growth and research and business development.