I'm a little lost on this. What trade secrets could Zynga truly have? It's not like any of their games have anything that stand out as amazing that hasn't been done before or can't be replicated. If it simply business tactics then that is a obvious too, try to create addictive games and generate revenue through them. I sure hope when this reaches a jury they actually get a jury that can and will call bull**** on this one.
No wonder I have always hated Zynga games for being the same initially and attracting hordes of people just signing up to see what the fuss is all about and many of them not being educated enough to remove that from their apps and also some script kiddies running bots to get to the top.......
All in all Meh, all this to get some cheap publicity in the light of sinking stock of Zynga.
Hahaha, silly me, when i saw the headline of this article I thought Zynga was finally owning up to stealing trade secrets from another company, albeit in the form of blaming a former employee for doing so. Guess they'll never admit to that.
IF you are all saying there were no trade secrets, or such has no value; then why did the employee go through the trouble of copying over files...
If your former employee sucks, you dump their laptop back to them and say good riddance.
There's also a lesson here to separate your personal work onto your own equipment if you make the claim that the stuff he was copying over was personal stuff.
Yes Zynga sucks, but I think there is standing that the employee may have took some stuff of value that deserves the trial