Zynga lays off 580 employees

Social gaming company behind FarmVille is also closing offices in New York, Dallas and Los Angeles to save $80m a year Zynga, the social gaming company behind CityVille, Words With Friends and Draw Something, is laying off 580 people and closing offices in New York, Dallas and Los Angeles. The gaming firm shares have fallen […]
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Pit bulls kill jogger – police

Woman, 63, was running in rural Los Angeles when dogs attacked and mauled her to death, witness and police sayA pack of up to four pit bull terriers has been blamed for the death of a jogger in rural Los Angeles, with officials warning on Thursday that the dogs remained on the loose.Sheriff’s Lieutenant John […]
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Britain’s Got Talent – and Pudsey has an entourage

The prizewinning pooch travels in a ‘dog buggy’, with six bodyguardsAnd so to Los Angeles, the better to answer the question that has doubtless been plaguing your every waking hour. What’s been happening in the career of Pudsey, the dog that triumphed over a scarcely believable array of gifted individuals – including a man who […]
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Virgin employee quits after claims she sent celebrity flight details to paparazzi

Emails indicate Virgin Atlantic supervisor passed information about eight celebrities to Big Pictures agencyInteractive: the celebrity flight details listed in the emailA senior employee at Virgin Atlantic has resigned after allegations that she passed private flight details of celebrities, including Ashley Cole and Sienna Miller, to a global paparazzi agency.Emails seen by the Guardian indicate […]
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Tesco still searching for magic formula to make America pay

Twelve more Fresh & Easy stores to close as British parent company is accused of failing to understand the US marketWhen Tesco was planning its foray into the US grocery market five years ago, the unlovely box of a building it took over in Hemet, in the far eastern suburbs of Los Angeles near the […]
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