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Zynga COO John Schappert leaves

NEW YORK (AP) -- John Schappert, the chief operating officer of online game maker Zynga, has left the company.

Zynga Inc. says in a regulatory filing that Schappert's departure is effective immediately.

Zynga lured Schappert away from video game publisher Electronic Arts Inc. last year. He was COO there, too.

Zynga declined to say whether it's replacing Schappert. The company says Schappert's resignation is not related to any disagreement with the Zynga on any matter relating to the company's operations, policies or practices.

Zynga's games are played mostly on Facebook. They include "FarmVille," ''CityVille" and "Mafia Wars."