Zynga rumoured To Be In Talks With The Angry Birds Guys

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Zynga is rumoured to be in talks with Angry Birds, possibly about an acquisition, possibly about a partnership, Tricia Duryee at All Things D reports.After Zynga missed out on buying mobile games maker PopCap, Duryee speculates that it would make sense to pay up for Rovio, the parent company of Angry Birds because:

  • Zynga has a pile of cash, and it’s about to get more cash from its IPO.
  • Zynga is much too dependent on Facebook, and this would be a good mobile business to own.
  • Angry Birds has built a successful franchise for itself with stuffed animals, and it’s talking about doing movies, something Zynga has not done very well.

The reason a deal wouldn’t happen? The Angry Birds people think they can build a massive independent company on their own and they don’t need or want Zynga.

Considering it’s a one hit wonder, we’re sceptical about that.

If there’s a nice fat offer on the table from Zynga, Angry Birds should take the money.

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