Tech has changed quite a bit since this reporter’s awkward stage. When we were in middle school, you were only cool if you had more than 75 people on your AIM Buddy List and you could wield a tilde with *~sTyLe~*.
And, you probably spent a solid five hours a day after school playing The Sims.
Social gaming company Zynga has endured a rough couple of months. After its acquisition of the NYC-based company OMGPOP–producers of the fad-friendly game Draw Something–Zynga has experienced a downward spiral. Earlier this month, it reported an estimated net loss of $90 million to $105 million for its third quarter, sending its already-low stock price into a tailspin. Now, The Next Web reports that the company has laid off 100 staffers from its Austin headquarters, and may even be shuttering its Boston office altogether.