New Zynga (ZNGA -1.2%) CEO Don Mattrick tried to buy the company for Microsoft back in 2010,...

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New Zynga (ZNGA -1.2%) CEO Don Mattrick tried to buy the company for Microsoft back in 2010, Bloomberg reports. The goal of such an acquisition, which (given Zynga's current valuation) might have yielded another huge write-down for Microsoft, would have been to provide social games for Xbox Live. Quartz observes Mattrick is due to make $95M-$105M over the next 5 years in cash and equity, and (like other Zynga execs) would be immediately entitled to 25%-50% of outstanding equity awards in the event of a sale.