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A small European game company that was launched nine years ago, recently overtook Electronic Arts in total number of players on Facebook. King.com is the maker of popular saga games on Facebook. Its most popular title, Bubble Witch Saga, has more players than Zynga’s Farmville. King.com has nearly 9 million people playing its games on
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Rovio, developer of Angry Birds, rejected an offer from Zynga for $2 billion, Bloomberg writes, and from 2010 to 2011 Zynga spent $147 million to acquire 22 companies, and $180 million on Draw Something‘s OMGPop alone. Zynga’s merger chief Barry Cottle is searching for companies with blockbuster social games on the same scale as Farmville
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Zynga seemed to indicate that it was going to make overtures to traditional video game business when it wooed its now-COO John Schappert from Electronic Arts. Today, they announced partnerships with some core gaming developers — including Konami, Rebellion, and Playdemic. The move was announced during Schappert’s speech at the Game Developer’s Conference, where he
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