Zynga is also advertising on ‘Germany’s LinkedIn’, Xing. We reached out and have confirmed the hiring spree with Zynga.
Aside from Dextrose, now re-named Zynga Germany, it also has an operational office in Dublin where low corporation tax typically attracts US firms on a European expansion drive. Zynga has lots of profit to play with and a war chest via Softbank Capital which recently increased by $150 million, so hiring is not going to be hard.
Given they’ve also bought XPD in Beijing, personally I’m wondering why they haven’t got Cmune in Beijing yet but I daresay that’s another story.