? "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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  • Zynga Pulls Plug on YoVille
    Zynga bought YoVille from Tall Tree Games (now Big Viking Games) back in 2008, making it one of their most prominent early purchases ... to the example of "Draw Something", a game Zynga acquired when it bought New York-based studio OMGPOP in 2012 for ...
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  • A Short History of Zynga's Rapid Decline
    Jan. 5, 2012: Scramble With Friends is released. March 21, 2012: Zynga purchases Omgpop, the maker of Draw Something, for $200 million. The game, while wildly popular at the time of purchase, would end up being a flash in the pan. April 3, 2012 ...
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  • After Disappointing Reports, Zynga Bets on Draw Something 2
    Last March, Zynga paid $180 million to buy Draw Something, which was created by a New York start-up, Omgpop. Then it watched as players ... of its games and by allowing players to make in-app purchases. But eventually, Ms. Turosky said, the company could ...
    04/24/2013 - 1:00 pm | View Link
  • Zynga’s financial troubles worsen, company falling faster than before
    Most notably, the company took a write-down of $85 million to $95 million on the value of OMGPOP, makers of Draw Something—more than half of what the company paid for it earlier this year. That means Zynga drastically overpaid for the smaller gaming company.
    10/5/2012 - 1:00 am | 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 ... from rival game makers - then that's disastrous, because ...
    07/27/2012 - 7:24 am | View Link
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  • Zynga Purchases ‘Draw Something’ Maker Omgpop For $180 Million
    Zynga Purchases ‘Draw Something’ Maker Omgpop For $180 ... Zynga Purchases ‘Draw Something’ Maker Omgpop For ... As was the case with Draw Something’s ...
    03/25/2012 - 8:04 pm | View Website
  • Zynga buys OMGPOP maker of Draw Something
    ... Zynga, known for blatantly copying peoples ideas and marketing it as, Home for online gamers in SA, featuring gaming news, reviews for the latest games ...
    03/22/2012 - 7:53 pm | View Website
  • Zynga buys Draw Something maker OMGPop
    Zynga buys Draw Something maker OMGPop. ... Zynga is based in San Francisco. OMGPop will remain at its headquarters in New York. Porter said that he plans ...
    03/21/2012 - 6:43 pm | 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 ...
    03/21/2012 - 12:23 pm | View Website
  • Zynga buys Draw Something maker OMGPOP, will soon own ...
    Zynga buys Draw Something maker OMGPOP, will soon own everyone and everything With its just-announced acquisition of Draw Something maker OMGPOP in a deal ...
    03/21/2012 - 3:55 am | View Website
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