? "OMG! A big Zynga group hug to OMGPOP, talented creators of Draw Something," tweeted social games titan Zynga Wednesday. Apparently, in this universe, a "big Zynga group hug" translates to $180 million, the price that All Things D claims Zynga paid to acquire the makers of the most popular mobile Facebook app.

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  • Candy Crushing the Competition: Where King Triumphs, Zynga Pivots
    The most infamous closure was the New York office that housed most of the former staff of OMGPOP, creator of Draw Something and a company that ... rotation of new heroes to use or the in-game item purchases to make those heroes more effective.
    06/28/2013 - 3:38 am | View Link
  • Zynga Inc (ZNGA) Doubles Down With Draw Something
    Zynga Inc (NASDAQ:ZNGA) fell victim to a torrent of criticism when they ponied up $200 million for OMGPOP, the makers of DrawSomething ... the game but they were also spending money on in-app purchases. Zynga wasn’t wrong in this understanding but ...
    04/15/2013 - 10:19 am | View Link
  • The Complete Timeline Of Zynga's Disastrous 2012
    Acquisitions like OMGPOP soured. Zynga closed some of its offices and laid off employees. And Facebook and Zynga ripped up their special relationship, leaving Zynga as just one of many games makers on the ... revenue from in-game purchases, accounting ...
    12/31/2012 - 8:18 pm | View Link
  • Zynga fires five percent of workforce ahead of poor financial results
    December 2011: Zynga floats on the NASDAQ, with an initial share price of $10 (£6.26). March 2012: OMGPOP's Draw Something becomes a craze only seven weeks after its release. Zynga buys OMGPOP, and its star game, for £113m. Zynga's share price peaks on 2 ...
    10/24/2012 - 5:03 am | View Link
  • Zynga to report 3Q net loss, take charge
    Zynga said will take a charge of $85 million to $95 million on its acquisition of OMGPop, the company behind "Draw Something ... Bookings reflect in-game purchases of virtual goods in the quarter they occur. "The third quarter of 2012 continued to ...
    10/4/2012 - 8:32 pm | View Link
  • No Respite in Zynga's Decline
    "Delays in launching new games, a faster decline in existing web games due in part to a more challenging environment on the Facebook web platform, and reduced expectations for Draw Something ... game makers - then that's disastrous, because Zynga has ...
    07/27/2012 - 7:53 am | View Link
  • Zynga Flashes $1.8 Billion Searching for the New FarmVille: Tech
    outbid rivals on price and do a better job of keeping the talent it purchases. Their objective: injecting more high-growth hits like OMGPop’s “Draw Something” into Zynga’s portfolio of games. “We’re sitting in a very advantageous position ...
    04/17/2012 - 7:36 am | View Link
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  • Zynga Purchases ‘Draw Something’ Maker Omgpop For $180 Million
    Draw Something, a smartphone game by Omgpop which quickly became the most popular game on Facebook since its release, has proven once again that in the
    03/25/2012 - 8:04 pm | View Website
  • Zynga buys Draw Something maker OMGPop
    Zynga buys Draw Something maker OMGPop By Laurie Segall @CNNMoneyTech March ... Zynga is based in San Francisco. OMGPop will remain at its headquarters in ...
    03/21/2012 - 6:43 pm | View Website
  • Zynga buys Draw Something maker OMGPOP, will soon own ...
    Zynga buys Draw Something maker OMGPOP, ... no plans" to change the game's name to something like Draw With Friends, to match fellow Zynga mobile hit Words ...
    03/21/2012 - 3:51 pm | View Website
  • Zynga Purchases "Draw Something" Makers OMGPOP for $180 ...
    Image via CrunchBase “OMG! A big Zynga group hug to OMGPOP, talented creators of Draw Something,” tweeted social games titan Zynga Wednesday.
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  • Zynga rumored to acquire Draw Something maker OMGPOP
    Rumor has it that game maker Zynga is in the running to buy the company OMGPOP, which makes the newest chart-topping game Draw Something. If the acquisition goes ...
    03/19/2012 - 9:30 pm | View Website
  • Zynga Acquires OMGPOP, Maker Of 'Draw Something'
    Social gaming company Zynga announced today that it has acquired New York-based OMGPOP, ...
    02/4/2016 - 3:49 am | View Website
  • Zynga Acquires OMGPOP, Maker of 'Draw Something' | PCWorld
    Zynga has purchased the maker of wildly-popular online ... Zynga Acquires OMGPOP, Maker of 'Draw ..., in 2009. Draw Something is by far ...
    03/20/2012 - 7:56 pm | View Website
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