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Zynga tried to buy Rovio for $2 billion

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 17 Apr 2012 20:33 User comments (2)

Zynga tried to buy Rovio for $2 billion According to a new report, Zynga tried to purchase 'Angry Birds' maker Rovio for $2 billion but was obviously rebuffed.
The offer came late last year, but Rovio has much bigger plans for its future.

In a recent interview, Zynga CEO Mark Pincus said his company is looking for more big-money acquisitions into the future, following the company's $180 million purchase of 'Draw Something' creator omgpop.

Notes Pincus: "We love finding great, accomplished teams that share our mission and vision. If we ever see breakout opportunities that massively accelerate social gaming at Zynga, we'll aggressively pursue those, too."

In 2010 and 2011, Zynga spent $147.2 million on buying 22 companies.

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2 user comments

120.4.2012 11:41

Wow,Rovio is just a little arrogant,turning down 2 BILLION with a capital B.

I think they should cash in,angry birds has just about ran its corse for a mini game.

I'm positive that this move by Rovio,will eventually bite them in the butt and they will kick themselves for not taking 2 billion and run.


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220.4.2012 21:36
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Originally posted by morphx:
Wow,Rovio is just a little arrogant,turning down 2 BILLION with a capital B.

I think they should cash in,angry birds has just about ran its corse for a mini game.

I'm positive that this move by Rovio,will eventually bite them in the butt and they will kick themselves for not taking 2 billion and run.
I wouldn't necessarily say that. They're still pumping out games that people keeping buying/getting-free-version-of so they'll keep pulling in revenue from sales of the paid version or ads.

...Not to mention sales of gathered data from all the grabby permissions. Seriously, why else would they need Android permissions for locational, phone state, etc.

Doesnt expecting the unexpected make the unexpected expected and therefore mean youre expecting the expected which was the unexpected until you expected it?
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