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Zynga China studio head departing by month's end

Head of Zynga China, Andy Tian, will leave the company at the end of the month to "return to his entrepreneurial roots," The Wall Street Journal reports.

Following Zynga's acquisition of Tian's co-founded company XPD Media, he worked as the company's general manager for three years. One of Zynga China's studio directors, John Yin, will replace Tian. Yin previously served as an executive producer for Electronic Arts Mobile in Asia. Currently, he leads product development and operations for the company's mobile games.

Earlier this month, Zynga laid off more than 500 employees worldwide and closed its Los Angeles, Dallas and New York-based studios in an effort to save $70 to $80 million. The closing came months after Zynga shuttered its Baltimore-based offices and merged several other locations.