CEO Dan Porter responds to critics who have called his remarks about his former employee petty. “It wasn’t about Shay. It was about the 41 other people that made it happen.” Porter also explains his “hoodie” tweet that seemed to capitalize on the Trayvon Martin tragedy.
In a pair of tweets, CEO Dan Porter of Draw Something developer OMGPOP called the one employee who turned down Zynga “selfish” and “the weakest one” on the team. Many fans of the sketching game for smartphones stated that they’re uninstalling Draw Something based on Porter’s behavior.
In the torrent of coverage about Zynga’s purchase of OMGPOP last week, most of the focus was on the price, eventually revealed to be $180 million. Most outlets also reported that all OMGPOP’s developers were headed to Zynga, but it turns out there was one, very vocal holdout from the bunch.