Zynga (ZNGA +0.6%) is laying off 520 employees, or 18% of its workforce, Kara Swisher reports....

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Zynga (ZNGA +0.6%) is laying off 520 employees, or 18% of its workforce, Kara Swisher reports. The layoffs, said to be aimed at more strongly focusing Zynga towards mobile, will reportedly lead to the shuttering of the company's NYC, L.A., and Dallas offices, and also "the slashing of other infrastructure costs." $80M in staff savings are expected. Zynga has already been aggressively paring its headcount and investments in the face of slumping usage and revenue for its Facebook PC games; the company's R&D spend fell 31% Y/Y in Q1, and its sales/marketing spend 52%.