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After a slow start, Zynga's (ZNGA -3.2%) FarmVille 2 now claims 18M monthly active users (MAUs),...

After a slow start, Zynga's (ZNGA -3.2%) FarmVille 2 now claims 18M monthly active users (MAUs), according to AppData. Zynga's efforts to aggressively cross-promote the game, which features better graphics than its predecessor and a stronger emphasis on social interaction, seem to be paying off. But FarmVille 2 still has a ways to go before it can match the 83M MAUs claimed by the original FarmVille at its peak.
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  • jameskm03
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    83M MAUs will never happen for FarmVille 2.
    1 Oct 2012, 06:24 PM Reply Like
  • winningtrader
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    I don't know what MAU means but in any event ZNGA is a total bubble that has burst and is likely to burst more.
    1 Oct 2012, 06:29 PM Reply Like
  • alphaseekertoo
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    yeah because 18Million people playing is totally a bubble. Most video companies would love to have an 1/8th of that playing their games.
    1 Oct 2012, 06:34 PM Reply Like
  • butterflypeter
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    mau means monthly active users
    this stock is a steal at this price
    im putting 10000 pound in tommorow
    this company is cash rich with no debt
    1 Oct 2012, 07:43 PM Reply Like
  • jsIRA
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    please tell me why it is a total bubble. I don't want SA become second yahoo board. I like a discussion. give a reason. Please no meaningless bashes!!
    1 Oct 2012, 10:44 PM Reply Like
  • Scrying Biotech
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    I'm gonna say this again because it's worth repeating. Mark Pincus is the one true genius of the online social gaming industry. Everyone else is a pretender. Steve Jobs had the exact same likability rating - which was next to nill. Because of this, the folks at Apple drove him out and then begged him to return. I sincerely hope the Bugs Bunny maroons who don't understand that with greatness and genius comes a certain aloofness, an unawareness of one's impact on others and the unbridled jealousy of the mob do realize his importance to Zynga. Further, right now he cloisters himself away finalizing the plans that will lift Zynga to loftier heights than they first attained.


    Now, you envious rats - go eat some cheese.
    2 Oct 2012, 02:04 AM Reply Like
  • butterflypeter
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    micheal im investing 10 grand in zynga in twent minutes
    i have taken it from my credit plus two thousand to cover the repayments for 8 mths
    i do feel there is a double
    my concern are the insider trading lawsuits plus ea lawsuit for copyright
    i also just noticed that ea are trading at only 12 dollars even though they are much bigger company
    whats your thoughts
    am i mad
    2 Oct 2012, 09:08 AM Reply Like
  • Scrying Biotech
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    I'll have to defer on this a bit BFP. I've chosen to focus my attention and efforts on the biotechnology sector advancing out when I see an opportunity. Zynga is such an opportunity. However, with so many investors and institutions relying on Chart Recognition software that initiates buy recommendations only after downward trajectories have been exhausted, I would be reluctant to commit more than 2-5% of my available funds to a Zynga at this time.


    It is my understanding that insider trading lawsuits rarely result in damages equal to the loss incurred. That is a shame in my opinion. But it is also my opinion that one should steer clear of IPO and penny stock investments.


    As for EA, no one can tell you with any degree of certainty what the outcome will be. What I can tell you is that the case will be drawn out for some time as principal witnesses to the alleged fraud have be hired, fired and rehired by their respective companies. This in and of itself complicated the picture for the filing party as questions have to be asked regarding their motives. Additionally, a suit which claims that creative property has been copied has to pass rigorous demand of proof. I sincerely doubt EA's claims will be taken seriously by any court. The suit is more sensation and damage infliction than anything else.


    3 Oct 2012, 03:17 AM Reply Like
  • butterflypeter
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    i share your thoughts about the ea lawsuit
    from all the research ive done ive come to the conclusion that this ea s attempt to disredit a competitor and i think its also because of how big zynga has grown in such a short space of time
    as to the copyright issue itself this is apparently the first case of copyright with in the online games industry so there are no precedents
    also ea case is quite flimsy in the area s they are saying they have been copied
    ie toilet bubble etc
    thanks for your response
    3 Oct 2012, 11:18 AM Reply Like
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