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CEO Hires Back Laid-Off Employees & Made Sure They Cashed In On Company Sale

CEO Hires Back Laid-Off Employees & Made Sure They Cashed In On Company Sale

(Photo courtesy of Daniel Goodman / Business Insider)  

A few months ago, OMGPOP was about to go bust.

Its Facebook games weren't performing and prospects were so bleak, CEO Dan Porter was forced to lay off several of the startup's flash developers.

Then OMGPOP launched a mobile game called Draw Something, and everything changed.

Days after its launch, Draw Something was an obvious hit. Within weeks, it became the most popular iPhone/Facebook game out there. 35 million people downloaded it in six weeks.

Social games biggie Zynga came calling with a ton of cash, and bought OMGPOP for $210 million.

So what happened to those people Porter laid off?

The answer to that question is a pretty dramatic story with a happy ending. (more)

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Article by Nicholas Carlson, businessinsider.com | Read full article here

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