It's been a long fall from glory for social-gaming dynamo Zynga (NASDAQ: ZNGA ) . The list of strikes against the company is long, including the its wildly overvalued purchase of competitor OMGPOP last March for the tidy sum of $180 million. Fast-forward to today, and news has now broken that Zynga is planning to shut down its pricey subsidiary, aside from its still-popular Draw Something game. To be fair, the tide has changed completely against the company since the deal closed. We've seen growth slow and a steady stream of executive departures. However, as Fool contributor Andrew Tonner argues in the following video, there are plenty of lessons to be learned from this tech cautionary tale in the making.
Tired of watching your stocks creep up year after year at a glacial pace or flounder like Znyga? Motley Fool co-founder David Gardner, founder of the world's No. 1 growth-stock newsletter, has developed a unique strategy for uncovering truly wealth-changing stock picks. And he wants to share it, along with a few of his favorite growth stock superstars, with you! It's a special 100% free report called "6 Picks for Ultimate Growth." So stop settling for index-hugging gains, and click here for instant access to a whole new game plan of stock picks to help power your portfolio.