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Zynga COO John Schappert steps down

Beset by charges of copyright infringement and insider trading, the bad news keeps rolling in for Zynga as the social game company confirms the departure of chief operating office John Schappert.

Zynga’s 15th acquisition in 13 months: Toronto’s Five Mobile

Zynga has acquired the assets of Five Mobile, a Toronto-based developer of mobile apps. The new team will be known as Zynga Toronto and will spearhead the company’s efforts to recruit developers in Canada. And it’s part of Zynga’s continuing expansion into mobile games in an effort to diversify beyond Facebook games.