Friday, August 12, 2011

Zynga Trying to Buy Angry Birds

By Sandy Fitzgerald | Fri Aug 12, 2011 1:22 pm

Zynga is rumored to be pursuing Rovio, maker of Angry Birds to create a powerhouse gaming company for both mobile and social networks.

Reports indicate Zynga, best known for its FarmVille game on Facebook, is in talks with Rovio. Zynga is in the market to add another gaming platform, after it last month lost a bidding war for PopCap games, which went to Electronic Arts.

There are benefits for both gaming giants if they form a partnership. Zynga's games attract about 148 million users on Facebook every day, but people mostly play the games online instead of downloading them more

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