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Booting Up: Three Executives Have Fled Zynga Within the Last Month

New, new Spotify? (Photo: Gizmodo)

Zynga has seen three of its top execs depart the struggling gaming company within the past month. [Bloomberg]

There’s nothing weird about Bob Mansfield’s name from being scrubbed on Apple’s exec page. Rumor has it that he was so successful that he can do whatever he wants at the company. [Daring Fireball]

Instagram is so nonplussed about Windows Phone users sharing pictures through a third-party knock-off app called Instance that they’re supposedly deleting them as soon as they appear. [TNW]

Spotify’s music discovery feature is going to suck less if this leaked video is to believed. Even better, the new releases section might return too. [Gizmodo]

Vimeo, Redbox Instant and even HBOGo might soon appear on your Google Chromecast making for one very useful dongle. [GigaOM]

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Booting Up: Apple SVP Mysteriously Disappears From the Company’s Executive Page

The new iPhoneC(heap)? (Photo: WeiPhone)

Bob Mansfield, Apple’s senior vice president of technologies, is suddenly no longer an executive. His bio was removed yesterday from the site without explanation, but a spokesman said he’s now working on “special projects reporting to [CEO] Tim [Cook].” [AllThingsD]

Amazon is hiring 5,000 people and opening five more fulfillment facilities over the next few years. [Bloomberg]

Michael Dell is making one final offer to take his computer company private: $13.75 a share. He said he’ll remain with the company even if his attempt fails. [Forbes]

Get excited: Here is possibly what the packaging of the new, budget version of the iPhone looks like. Or maybe not! [CNET]

Here’s a deep dive into the tax breaks Twitter receives from San Francisco. [BuzzFeed]